Contact Us

La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For academic issues, contact:

Laurie Cangelosi

For testing, contact:

Lee Desmarias, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus
Building B, Room 111

For academic issues, contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell

For testing, contact:

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

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 125

For academic issues, contact:

Laura M. Robins

For testing, contact:

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

Student with tutor

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

Online Tutoring Options

Online tutoring services start the second week of the semester and end on the last day of the semester. 

  • 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.

Tutoring Evaluation Survey

The Student Success Center requests that you evaluate your experience with our Tutoring services.  Your feedback is very important for achieving our goal of building a quality program. Your honest responses will be appreciated. Including your name and email on the form is optional. Please click here to complete the survey. You may also download the pdf version, complete it and email it to the center at, hand deliver it to LR 120 or the Student Success Coordinator on your campus.