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Tutoring Services

Thanksgiving: From Wednesday Nov. 25 through Friday Nov. 27 our tutors will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be back on Monday, Nov. 30.

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Important Information Regarding Services Available at Centers For Learning, Advising & Student Success

Please note: The Centers for Learning will operate remotely and will continue advising/coaching and tutoring services during the university’s transition to remote, online learning. Effective March 17, 2020, we are not proctoring exams in the Testing Center until further notice.

Tutoring: Centers for Learning tutoring is STILL available, but will be online! As always, please view the searchable Tutoring Schedule webpage.

To join an online tutoring session, you will click “Join This Session” and once you enter your information, you will be good to go. The searchable Tutoring Schedule is live, and may reflect changes daily, so please be sure to check in throughout the semester. For any issues, please contact by email: David_Driscoll@uml.edu or Todd_Borchers@uml.edu.

Academic Advising: Advising and coaching appointments will continue during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) via either phone or Zoom, as directed by your advisor.

Any changes to Centers services or operations due to COVID-19 will be immediately communicated by the Centers staff. Any changes will be noted as an “UPDATE” on our website and any questions regarding updates should be directed by email to: advisement@uml.edu.

Visit the UMass Lowell Coronavirus Updates webapge for the most recent information.

We have added a page to help you transition to Online learning - Time Management Tips.

Check out the amazing Fall programming opportunities for undergraduate students and register online!

We are tutoring on-line only during the Fall 2020 semester, please check our searchable schedule on our main menu.

Tutoring plays an important role in academic success. Students in every discipline at the University can benefit from tutoring support virtually. Faculty-recommended peer tutors provide assistance in over 100 courses and the 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 Drop-In Tutoring for current tutoring schedules.

Students interested in becoming a tutor should visit our “Become 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.

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.