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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus
B Building, Room 111

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340

Prince Frederick Campus
PFA Building, Room 125

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

Tutoring Services

The Student Success Center provides tutoring at all of our campuses, including the Waldorf Center, free of charge. Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects including English, Math, and Biology. In addition to face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring services in the areas of Math, writing, ESL, accounting, economics, and chemistry are available in cooperation with Smarthinking. ThinkingStorm, an additional online tutoring service, offers math, chemistry, and an online writing center. The tutoring on campus is walk-in, no appointment necessary. Check the schedule often for most current tutor availability.


On-Campus Tutoring Schedules

Math Lab

Students enrolled in MTH-0900T and MTH 1000T may access the labs on any campus.  In order to have the maximum allotted time, students should plan to begin a quiz at least 30 minutes prior to closing time and should begin an exam at least 60 minutes prior to closing time. 

Online Tutoring

  • Smarthinking
    • Online, open 24 hours/7 days per week
    • All subjects
      • Paper reviews can expect a response within 24 hours
  • ThinkingStorm
    • Online, open 24 hours/7days per week
    • Math, chemistry, and the writing center
      • Paper reviews can expect a response in less than 18 hours, guaranteed returns within 48 hours
  • CSM Online Essay Center
    • Online
    • Writing submissions
    • Submit by email
      • Paper reviews can expect a response within 48 hours

Tutoring Services Evaluation Survey

The Student Success Center requests that you evaluate the tutoring assistance you have received. Your feedback is very important for achieving our goal of building a quality program. Your honest responses will be appreciated. Please click here to complete the survey. You may also download the pdf version, complete it and email it to the SSC at or hand deliver it to the LR 120.


Documents for Tutors

Tutor Handbook

The College of Southern Maryland Tutor Handbook is a resource for tutors that will aid in your growth as a tutor and direct you in the best methods to help the students reach their learning, personal, academic, and professional goals. The Student Success Center hopes this handbook will provide answers to questions you may have as a SSC tutor. Please review the material as soon as possible and keep it on hand as a resource to refer to when necessary.


Tutoring Log

Submit Tutoring Log Form to SSC Coordinator at or by hand with information on each student with whom you work for each day you work. These forms should be submitted by the end of each week in which you work.


Tutor Time Sheet

Timesheets are due bimonthly with an original signature according to the dates on the Pay Schedule located below.

Receipt of Tutoring for Students

The Tutoring Receipt Form can be used to document a studentís participation in tutoring for a course instructor. The receipt confirms that the student attended and offers information on what was achieved.

Tutor Expectations of Students


Tutor Code of Ethics


Interested in Becoming a Tutor?

Do you have strong skills in a particular subject and would like to earn some extra money? The Student Success Center is always interested in hearing from individuals who are willing to work with others to achieve success.


How to Apply

Students, staff, faculty, retirees, and community members interested in joining the tutoring team should:
  • Provide an unofficial transcript(s) showing evidence of
    • A cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher and
    • An A or B in the subject/course you desire to tutor
  • Mail, email to, or hand deliver to campus SSC two letters of recommendation by
  • Apply online at


Direct any questions or concerns to us at We value your support in the success of our students.