Tutoring at UMA Rockland Center

Tutoring is an effective strategy to help students increase their understanding of course material and study skills. Qualified peer tutors are typically available for developmental and introductory classes in the following content areas: Writing, Computer Applications, Math, Study Skills.

To request a tutor please contact Chip Curry at glenn.curry@maine.edu or call the Rockland Center at 207.596.6906.


Drop-In Study Lab

UMA Rockland Center has a new drop-in study lab for support in Writing, Study Skills & College Prep Math:  Wednesdays – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  (day/times are subject to change – call 207-596-6906 to confirm)


Computer Applications Support

UMA Rockland Center provides assistance for students to orient them and provide basic instruction in the following computer applications and systems:

  • MaineStreet (UMS’s Account Management System)
  • BlackBoard (UMS’s Learning Management Platform)
  • File management strategies —including use of flash drives and Google Drive
  • Word processing applications (Microsoft Word and Google Docs)
  • Presentation software
  • Basic spreadsheet applications (Excel and Google Sheets)
  • Use of communication applications such as Google Hangout
  • Accessing on-line student resources such as the distance reference librarian and online tutors

By Appointment:
UMA students are eligible for up to two hours of tutoring per week for one-on-one tutoring.


VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutors)

Distance tutoring via the computer:
With extended hours, VAWLTers support writers via phone, email, shared documents, live-chat, and/or video conference — whatever will work best for you. In addition, their website has loads of resources for college writers.

Click Here to contact VAWLTers.

Writing Support at URock (days/times are subject to change – call 207-596-6906 to confirm):
Mondays:   4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays:  2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Not seeing what you need?

Contact Chip Curry — Student Services Coordinator at 207.596.6906 or email him at glenn.curry@maine.edu.