Intensive Educational Development (IED) and Student Support Services Programs (SSS)

AAP Students




Mission of AAP's Tutoring Component

The Tutoring Component of the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) at the University of Maryland provides academic support for a number of lower-level General Education classes. In the one-hour sessions, tutors will assist students to obtain a clearer picture of the course material and encourage the students to develop their own study techniques.

The tutor, in his/her role as a peer facilitator, structures each weekly session according to the syllabus of the General Education class, but he/she is always willing to address the issues with which students are experiencing difficulties. Overall, each tutoring session is designed to help the students build confidence in their abilities to handle complex issues raised in the classroom. Additionally, the tutoring sessions, with their strong focus on collaborative learning techniques, should encourage the participating students to form their own study groups in the future.

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Which Classes are Usually Offered?

AAP's Tutoring and Study Skills Components offer most of the following classes during the Fall and Spring semesters once a week. To obtain an accurate list of classes for the current semester, come to the Tutoring Coordinator's office at 2100 Marie Mount Hall or call 301-405-4745:

AASP 100      AMST 101      BMGT 110      BSCI 105      BSCI 124      CJSS 100

CCJS 105      CHEM 131      CHEM 135      CLAS 170      CMSC 131      COMM 107

COMM 250      ECON 200      EDPS 210      GEOG 130      GVPT 100      GVPT 170

HIST 200      HIST 201      HLTH 130      JOUR 175      KNES 287      KNES 293

MUSC 215      NFSC 100      PHIL 140      PSYC 100      SOCY 100      SOCY 105

SOCY 200      THET 110      WMST 250

During Summer Session II each year, the Tutoring Component hires tutors for selected classes in connection with the Study Skills Component. During the Summer Transitional Program, we enroll students for the coming academic year. The support classes are mostly restricted to the participants in the Summer Transitional Program.

Classes that are usually offered during that time period include the following:

AASP 100     AMST 101     CCJS 100     CCJS 105     CLAS 170     GEOG 130

HIST 200     HIST 201     SOCY 100      THET 110       

AAP also offers academic support for the major Math requirements as well as basic English classes. For more information, please check out the Math and English Components' webpages (link to Math and English).

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How to Get a Tutor

Academic support is required for all students in AAP, but is also provided for all University of Maryland students for at-risk courses (i.e., courses with the highest rates of DWF as final grades). Peer-to-peer tutoring is available free of charge to all currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University of Maryland.

To request tutoring, visit the Tutorial Coordinator's office in 2204B Marie Mount Hall, or call 301-405-4745.

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