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Tutoring Center Information


Awards & Achievements


UMD's Credit-Based Peer Tutoring Program averages 12,000-15,000 tutorials each year and has delivered over 334,000 tutorials since its inception in 1987.


The UMD Tutoring Program has been accredited by the College Reading & Learning Association since 1994; most current re-certification December, 2014.


Become a Tutor

  • Qualifications: Invitation or referral from collegiate unit
  • Requirements: SSP 3003-Tutor Training (2cr A-F)
  • Time Commitment: 5 hours/week (2 hrs training & 3 hrs tutoring)
  • Contact Coordinator (218.726.6256) for more information

(Some) Benefits to Becoming a Tutor:
  • Help your fellow students
  • Gain confidence
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Pick up extra UD credits
  • Get smarter
  • Make a UMD connection
  • Make friends
  • International Tutor Certification
  • Great resume piece
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve communication skills
  • Improve problem-solving skills
  • Gain teaching-related experience
  • Work with a diverse population

Private Tutoring Information

Would you like more individual help? To submit a private tutoring request:

The UMD Tutoring Center makes private tutoring referrals for students aged 18 and older. A minimum fee of $20 per hour is suggested for each individual private tutoring session.

Staff & Contact Information

Students 726.6248   Staff    
Alexis Humphrey Lead Worker   Claudia Martin Coordinator 726.6256
Sullivan Graham     Jill Jenson Director 726.8242
Zach Johnson     Patrick Eidsmo Instructor 726.6074
Sirui Lu     Matthew Jackson Instructor 726.8724
Cassie Ritsche     Jill Strand Instructor 726.7099
Michael Shea          
Qianyu Zhang          


The Tutoring Center offers free academic assistance to UMD students enrolled in a wide range of high risk and high demand courses while providing an opportunity for high achieving undergraduate students to learn and develop tutoring and leadership skills.

Tutoring Center Fast Facts

WHO are the tutors: The Tutoring Center is staffed by trained, high-achieving undergraduate students who have been selected based on their grades in key courses and their overall GPA.

WHO uses UMD's tutoring services: open to ALL UMD students.

WHAT type of service: FREE, drop-in service - walk in and follow the signs to the subject area you would like to study.

WHAT subjects are supported:
Accounting Business UD Core Economics Mathematics
Biology Chemistry Engineering Physics
Business Courses Computer Science Languages Statistics
Stop in at the TC (or call 218.726.6248) for info on help in other areas
Check the online tutoring schedule for current tutor availability

WHEN - Tutoring Center hours:
Fall & Spring Semesters Summer Sessions
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sundays
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM MTWTh
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fridays
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MTWTh

WHERE: the Tutoring Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library in the Learning Commons.

WHY: Students, who participate in the Tutoring Program, report improved grades on tests and quizzes as well as improved overall academic success.

HOW to use tutoring services effectively - successful students should:
  • Attend class/labs regularly
  • Attempt assignments prior to a tutoring session
  • Bring textbook, notes, & syllabus to tutoring session
  • Plan ahead of deadlines
  • Be proactive: come to the TC as soon as you experience difficulty; don't wait until the end of the semester.

Notes: UMD Tutors are provided as a complement to primary course instruction. Their role is to assist students in learning and understanding the material; it is not their role to help students get their homework done, nor to serve as an answer checking service.

Special Usage Tips:
  • Early morning (8:00 AM), afternoon (4:00 PM), or evening (7:00-9:00 PM) hours are less crowded (more individual help).
  • Tutors have notation on their name tags indicating qualifications in specific courses.
  • Come in at the beginning of an hour for the most consistent help (tutors generally rotate on an hourly basis).

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Tutoring Center

Free Walk-In Service

No sign-in required

Sun: 5pm to 9pm
Mon - Thur: 8am to 9pm
Fri: 8am to 2pm
Room: 250 Kathryn A. Martin Library
Postal Address:
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-6248
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