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 students 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
David Reese - Coordinator, Veterans STEM Assistance Program
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 beside 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: email@example.com
We are currently searching for more tutors, as our previous tutors have moved on in their academic careers. If you or someone you know would like to apply to be a tutor in the STEM Veteran Assistance Program, click here!
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: stamp.umd.edu/STEMTutoring
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: