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Tutoring

Information for Tutors


The Learning Resources Center offers one-on-one and small-group tutoring in most 100- and 200-level courses. All tutors are UMBC students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 28 credits, who have been recommended by an instructor and have gone through our certified training program.

Math and Writing tutoring are offered on a walk-in basis. Tutoring in all other courses is offered by appointment.

If you would like to be a tutor, please fill out a Tutor Application.

If you have questions about becoming a tutor, please contact the appropriate coordinator.

We typically hire students at the beginning and end of each semester. Once you submit an application, it will be forwarded to the appropriate coordinator and, depending on demand for tutoring in your subject area, the coordinator may call you in for an interview. If you do not hear from us after submitting an application, please feel free to email us, to check the status of your application.

Once you have been hired you will need to complete Level 1 of CRLA Training. Visit the Tutor Training Program page for general information.  If you have specific questions, contact Cassie Bichy

You will also need to submit appropriate payroll forms. In order to be placed onto LRC/UMBC payroll, please gather the materials below. If you work for another department on the UMBC Campus, please let us know that first. Otherwise, you will need the below documents: FOR U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens:
  1. Driver's License or ID card issued by the state, with photograph.
  2. UMBC School I.D. card, with photograph.
  3. Social Security Card. You cannot be employed without this card.
    • If you do not have a Social Security card, because you are an international student, please visit the office of “International Education Services ” ( www.umbc.edu/les) located in the Administration Building, 2nd floor, Room 224. Campus phone number for IES is 410.455.2624.
    • If you are a US citizen and do not have a social security card, you will have to obtain the necessary forms and report to the Social Security Administration in Columbia or Woodlawn.
  4. U.S. Visa Passport (for Permanent Residents, F1, J1, H1 and non-resident aliens.)
  5. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551 stamp).
  6. An unexpired foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp.
  7. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State and/or proof of birth country if other than the U.S.
  8. If under 18, please submit a WORK PERMIT signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Please consider how you would like to handle your taxes (W4 form.) If you did not owe any MD income tax last year and do not expect to owe any this year, you can claim EXEMPT. Please ask a close friend or family member how to handle your taxes.

Some students are from countries that have TAX-TREATIES with the United States. Ms. Lorine Dabeck can tell you whether this applies to you.

After you have gathered all necessary documents, please make an appointment with Ms. Lorine Dabeck , Sherman Hall, Room 347. Her email address is dabeck @umbc.edu and her phone number is 410.455.5506

LRC Tutors are expected to:

  • Attend mandatory tutor training sessions or tutor meetings as appropriate.
  • Give only accurate information to students, qualifying information that is uncertain and consulting with others when information is unknown.
  • Model and teach appropriate learning and study techniques to students to encourage independent learning.
  • Adjust tutoring techniques to allow for students’ diversity.
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester(s) of employment.
  • Tutor when scheduled, letting the coordinator know if time is going to be missed.
  • Give a one week advanced notice to an LRC Academic Coordinator or the Coordinator for Program Operations should it become necessary to resign during the semester or to adjust the original schedule.
  • Complete all record-keeping tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Encourage students to follow attendance and cancellation procedures and to complete evaluations as they become available.
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to an LRC Academic Coordinator or to the appropriate SSS Specialist.

Links: Office of Undergraduate Education | Honors College | Meyerhoff Scholars Program | Sherman Scholars | Women's Center

Learning Resources Center Sherman Hall, Room 345, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250 | Phone: 410-455-2444 | Fax: 410-455-1057 | Email: lrc