The Tutor Program, a part of the University’s College Success Programs, provides small group tutoring for UMaine students who need academic assistance in 100 and 200 level, non-web based courses. A staff of peer tutors is hired to work with small groups of students who meet two times a week throughout the semester. Tutoring sessions are held Monday through Friday during the day or evening and are conducted in a classroom setting. Tutor groups consist of students who are in the same course and have the same instructor. By working together, students learn how to process course material as well as sharpen their reasoning and questioning skills. Sessions are process-oriented, learner-centered, and require the active involvement of each student.
College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Program Certification has certified the University of Maine’s Tutor Program through 2016. This certification recognizes that the Tutor Program plays a vital role in enhancing student learning.