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Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services

Faculty-Driven, Peer-Delivered

Tutoring plays an important role in academic success. Students in every discipline at the University can benefit from tutoring support at four convenient campus locations. Faculty-recommended peer tutors provide assistance in over 100 courses, and Write Place tutors assist students in every major.

Tutors clarify concepts in gateway and high-risk courses; students participate in review sessions and in facilitated study groups that are guided by faculty. Students may also review specific course material or improve skills under the guidance of a peer tutor. This assistance is offered free of charge to UMass Lowell students.

REQUIREMENTS

CLASS peer tutors are faculty-recommend and have successfully completed the course(s) they tutor with a grade of B+ (3.3) or higher. Tutors must have recommendations from the professor that taught them in the course in which they would like to tutor. Tutors are not eligible to tutor in courses taken at other institutions or in courses they have received Advanced Placement Credit.

Visit The Write Place or Drop-In Tutoring for current tutoring schedules. Note: Students wishing to tutor at the Write Place must have taken a course entitled the “Seminar in the Teaching of Writing (ENGL.3880) and possess a recommendation from the faculty member.

Students interested in becoming a tutor should visit our “becoming a tutor” page that contains academic requirements for becoming a tutor, the tutor application, and faculty recommendation forms. All forms can be downloaded and are in a writeable PDF format.

College Reading and Learning Association Certification & NEPTA Conference

The tutoring program at UMass Lowell is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) to recognize peer tutors at three levels: regular, master and advanced.The Tutoring Services at UMASS Lowell have a strong connection to the New England Peer Tutoring Association (NEPTA). All tutors are encouraged to attend and present at the annual conference each year.

Four Convenient Locations

UMass Lowell students can receive tutoring at any of the four Centers for Learning locations: North Campus in Southwick 321, South Campus in O'Leary Learning Commons, 1st Floor. Evening tutoring is available in Fox Hall 1st floor and at the Inn & Conference Center (ICC) 8th floor for ICC residents only.

Winter/Emergency Policy

If the university is closed, all Centers for Learning services will be cancelled. Call 978-934-2121, check the UMass Lowell website or sign up at www.uml.edu/notify for UMass Lowell cancellations.