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Student Success Center

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Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center

La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Kelly B. Hart

For information regarding testing contact:
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:
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:
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.

 Spring 2014 semester on-campus and online tutoring began on January 27.

On-Campus Tutoring Schedules

Online Tutoring

  • Smarthinking
    • Online, open 24 hours/7days 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. Follow this link for 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

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 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.

Coming Soon

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 Expectations of Students

Tutor Code of Ethics

National Tutoring Association 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.

CSM Students

Students interested in joining the tutoring team should provide:
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Have an A or B in the subject/course you desire to tutor
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty
  • Apply online

Not a CSM Student?

Contact us at directly for more information on tutoring opportunities. Send your resume, transcript, and indicate at which campus(es) you would be willing to tutor. You will also need to submit an application at for the "Tutors/Supplemental Instructors."

We value the support of our community members in the success of our students.