1. Mission of AAP's Tutoring Component

2. Which Classes are Usually Offered?

3. Academic Support and Tutorial Services (ASTS)


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 is always willing to address the issues with which students are experiencing difficulties. Overall, each tutoring session is designed to help 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 participating students to form their own study groups in the future.

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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 2204B Marie Mount Hall or call 301-405-4745:

  • AASP 100

  • AMST 101

  • BMGT 110

  • BSCI 103

  • BSCI 160

  • BSCI 170

  • CJSS 100

  • CCJS 105

  • CHEM 131

  • CHEM 135

  • CLAS 170

  • CMSC 131

  • COMM 107

  • COMM 250

  • ECON 200

  • 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

  • TLPL 202

  • TLPL 250

  • 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

  • CCJS 105

  • CLAS 170

  • HIST 200

  • SOCY 100

  • AMST 101

  • CCJS 100

  • HIST 201

  • THET 110

AAP also offers academic support for the major Math requirements as well as basic English classes. For more information, please click here to check out the Math Component webpage and here for the English Component webpage.

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Academic Support and Tutorial Services (ASTS)

As an initiative of the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP), the Academic Success and Tutorial Services program provides free peer tutoring to all UM students for over twenty 100- and 200-level general education courses. Additionally, tutoring is offered for historically difficult courses in areas such as biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics/statistics, and physics.

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, create an account at umdtutoring.mywconline.com, visit the Tutorial Coordinator's office in 2204B Marie Mount Hall, or call 301-405-4745.