Contact Veteran Student Life

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-0073
dmreese@umd.edu

Veterans STEM Assistance Program

Veterans STEM Program

 

STEM Veterans Tutoring Program Guidelines for Students

·  Students must arrive within 15 minutes of the scheduled session.

·  Students should come prepared for the tutoring session by bringing all relevant textbooks, notes, and other materials and complete assigned work between tutoring appointments.

·  Tutors will not routinely provide tutoring for content missed due to unexcused class absences.  Tutoring is not a substitute for attending class, doing homework, or reading the textbook. Tutoring is designed to provide additional support for your classes.

·  Tutors are available to guide you in learning the information and applying the skills necessary to complete your assignments, they will not provide answers for you but rather will work collaboratively with you to provide support and address concerns.

·  Tutors will not complete graded homework problems or test questions but will help students understand concepts and strategies and practice similar problems and questions.

·  While tutors are skilled in courses they tutor, they will not be knowledgeable about every concept taught in your class.

 

Non-STEM Tutoring Services

The VA will also reimburse student veterans a maximum of $100 per month or $1,200 per year for tutoring services. This is available to student with the Post 9/11 GI Bill, DEA, and the Montgomery GI Bill. For steps to apply for the VA's Tutorial Assistance please follow this link: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/tutorial_assistance.asp

 

Additionally, UMD's English Department offers writing assistance. For more details and to make an appointment with the Writing Center please follow this link: http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter


Meet the Tutors

Tutors for the STEM Veteran Assistance Program are currently enrolled students at UMD and they look forward to supporting you. Below you will find the names of our current tutors and the courses in which they could provide tutoring support. Please use the website link besides each of their names to sign up for a tutoring session with that tutor. Tutoring sessions are scheduled for one hour.

Have you recently come in for tutoring? If so please take a moment to tell us about your experience: go.umd.edu/TutorFeedback. We appreciate all feedback and are always working to improve the program. 

 

 

Coordinator - Aaron Anderson 

-If you would like to request tutoring services in general or get more information about the program, please contact Aaron directly at ajande3@terpmail.umd.edu and indicate that you are a student veteran.

 

Tutor - Daniel Trettel

If you would like to request tutoring from Daniel, come to his office hour in the Vet Center, or schedule an appointment by contacting him directly at dantrettel@gmail.com. Please indicate you are a part of Veteran Student Life.

Subjects available to tutor in:

- General Chemistry I

- Organic Chemistry I & II

- Biochemistry I, II, & III

- Physical Chemistry I

- Molecular & Cell Biology, Genetics, Virology

Office Hours:

Wednesday: 9:30am-10:30am

Available by Appointment:

As requested 


If you are in class when tutors are available but would like to receive one-on-one tutoring through the STEM Veteran Assistance Program for one of the courses listed above please complete the following form at: http://go.umd.edu/TutoringInterestRequest

Please note that this is not a guarantee that your request will be met, but we are happy to explore this request for you. You will receive an update within 24 business hours.

If we are unable to accommodate your request or if there is a course you need tutoring for that is not listed above – please check available tutoring resources at UMD at: www.tutoring.umd.edu – there are lots of great tutoring resources available on-campus!


Guided Study Sessions (GSS) are also available through the Learning Assistance Services Office and provide peer-led collaborative learning groups for a variety of courses such as: ANSC 211, ANSC 212, BCHM 463, BSCI 105, BSCI 106, BSCI 201, BSCI 202, BSCI 207, BSCI 222, CHEM 131, CHEM 134, CHEM 135, CHEM 231, CHEM 241, CHEM 271, ECON 200, MATH 115, PHYS 131, PHYS 161 and PSYC 100. More information on GSS is available at:

http://www.counseling.umd.edu/las/academic/gss/

 


Stem Tutoring Video

The following video is designed to assist students in preparing for the mandatory math placement exam. It's goal is to help Veteran Students who may have been away from an academic setting for some time brush up on math skills. This should help in placing into the appropriate level of math. It is not designed to teach new skills or to place into a higher level than appropriate.


Please complete the form to gain access to the video