Tutoring in Mantor Library’s Student Learning Commons

Peer Tutoring

UMF tutors are students who help their peers help themselves. They share skills and study strategies that encourage independent learning.  Tutors support their peers in understanding difficult course content, planning and revising papers, or reviewing for exams and projects. All tutors are faculty recommended, have excelled in their courses, and are required to attend on-going training. Students should come prepared to peer tutoring by bringing assignments, textbooks, and notebooks. Tutors will ask students what they want to work on in their sessions. Tutoring is not a replacement for attending class and completing homework;  it is a supplement to study time.

Drop-By Peer Tutoring

Students who want tutoring in mathematics and writing can attend drop-by hours in the Student Learning Commons. Tutors are available from the second week  through the last week of the semester. No appointment is necessary; students can simply drop-by and sign in.

By day:  Monday – Thursday, noon to 2:00 p.m.
By evening:  Sunday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Individual Peer Tutoring

Tutors for all other courses can be requested at the Student Learning Commons Monday – Friday, noon to 3:00 pm.  Learning Assistance professional staff will meet with students who request tutors to assess their needs and make plans for support. Session times will be set at the convenience of both tutors and students.

Disability Services

The University of Maine at Farmington is committed to providing both access and accommodations to students with disabilities. UMF provides academic and support services necessary to ensure that students with disabilities have both the physical and programmatic access they need to enjoy a full campus life. Individuals have the right – and the responsibility – to decide whether they want to take advantage of the services available to them. Any UMF student with a physical, hearing, visual, medical, emotional, or learning disability is eligible for services. When a disability is not otherwise apparent, documentation may be required. Documentation should be current and include a description of the disability, disability-related needs, and specific recommendations for services. This information is confidential, is not part of the student’s permanent record, and will be released only upon express written request of the individual. Learn more about Types of Accommodations, Accommodation Procedures, Application for Services, and Documentation Guidelines.