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