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The Math & Science Center and The Writing Center

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Math & Science Center and Writing Center Tutoring Information

All tutoring is free.

Due to COVID-19, all Math/Science & Writing Center Tutoring is being conducted online until further notice

Online Math & Science Tutoring
using Zoom

One-On-One tutoring. 
Schedule your Zoom videoconferencing tutoring in Appointment Plus

In Appointment Plus, pick your class and the time that works for you. Schedule your appointment. You will receive a web link in your CMCC email which connects you to your Zoom
videoconference.  No special software is required for Zoom; just an internet connection.

‚ÄčOnline tutoring is available to any CMCC student. Online tutors may have other times that they are available feel free to contact them and ask. Questions or requests about tutoring and additional tutoring hours may be sent to Diane Hamel at

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides help with all phases of the writing process such as; organization, revision, grammar, and MLA/APA documentation styles. All CMCC students can receive free tutoring from the Writing Center. 

This term, the Writing Center will be all virtual and offer 2 options:

First:  ZOOM Virtual Writing Center

(Live video and audio conferencing) with Zoom tutoring; you have face-to-face help with your papers.  You must have a camera on your laptop or desktop to access zoom.  You can access the Zoom Writing Center two ways. First, you can schedule your ZOOM videoconference in Appointment Plus. https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/y73qhr9c/  Your writing center tutor will then email you a link to connect to your ZOOM videoconference. Or, you can just click on the links below during those particular times.  Most likely your tutor can help you right away or will set up an appointment with you right then. Your tutor will instruct you how to upload your paper (from a file) once you have logged into the videoconference.
Email Dennis Camire if you have any questions or would like assistance logging on: dcamire@cmcc.edu

Zoom conferencing times.
(May 17th - August 16th 2021)

If these Zoom times don’t work with your schedule, e-mail Dennis directly with your preferred times and he will schedule an appointment at your convenience. dcamire@cmcc.edu.

Second: Online Writing Center
(Brightspace / e-mail)

Submitting all, or part of your paper to the On-Line Writing Center and receiving feedback within 24-48 hours.
To access the On-Line Writing Center, you must first get the On-line Writing Center listed in your courses. It’s simple.

  • First, go to the Discover tab at the top of your Brightspace homepage.
  • Then in the Discover search bar, type On-Line Writing Center.
  • Once that pops up, hit “enroll” and the On-Line Writing Center will always be available in your list of courses.

Once you have enrolled in the On-Line Writing Center by following the instructions above, click on the On-Line Writing Center window and follow the instructions for submitting your paper. The tutors are notified that your paper has been uploaded and will generally respond within 24-48 hours with suggestions and comments.


Faculty contacts:

Rachel King: rking@cmcc.edu  

Ethel Bowden: ebowden@cmcc.edu

Questions? email rking@cmcc.edu  or ebowden@cmcc.edu

Our Tutors

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Cheri Bickford

Math & Science Center Tutor

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Halene Bickford

Math & Science Center Tutor

I am a current CMCC faculty, teaching mathematics. I enjoy tutoring because it is rewarding to help someone and observe as that person comprehends and gains understanding.

Each smile lights up my day.

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John Blois

Writing Center Director

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Ethel Bowden

Writing Center Tutor

Scott Bryant in the Learning Commons

Scott Bryant

Math & Science Center Tutor

I began my teaching part time while on active duty with the Army. I enjoyed it so much I have continued through my civilian career and into semi-retirement. I've recently begun tutoring as well, and find it particularly satisfying. The one-on-one relationship allows for a pace of instruction that can be tailored to an individual student rather than an entire class.

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Dennis Camire at home

Dennis Camire

Writing Center Tutor

A graduate of UMaine Farmington(BA, English) and Wichita State University(MFA, Creative Writing) Dennis has been teaching all forms of writing for over twenty years: college writing, remedial writing, technical writing, business and professional writing, and creative writing. He believes that "good writing is mastering the art of rewriting."

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Haji Daud

Math & Science Center Tutor

My name is Abdullahi Daud, but you can call me Haji. I was born and raised in Kenya, and graduated from Lewiston High School, where I played soccer. I am a current CMCC student in the General Studies program. I enjoy tutoring and helping students with their math and science courses. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and am currently on the CMCC Men's Soccer Team.

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Ben Doherty in the Learning Commons

Ben Doherty

Math & Science Center Tutor

I am in the General Studies program at CMCC and plan to transfer to the Life Sciences program. My goal is to become a pharmacist. Teaching others new ideas and/or helping them understand difficult concepts are fulfilling experiences and tutoring with the Math Science Center allows me to do both.

In my spare time, I like to read, listen to music, and play video games.

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Diane Hamel in the Learning Commons

Diane Hamel

Math & Science Center Director

At CMCC, I am the Director of the Math Science Center and I teach Business Math and Basic Math. I also work as an accountant.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and playing rec league volleyball.

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Rachel King in front of Learning Commons windows

Rachel King

Writing Center Tutor

I graduated from UMA with a BA in English. Prior to UMA, I was a student here at CMCC and now I am back teaching and working in the Writing and Testing Centers. Those students who come in scared to write and have no idea how to even get started are some of my favorite students because they leave with confidence and a good start on an otherwise overwhelming assignment.

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Jeff Morris at home

Jeff Morris

Math & Science Center Tutor

I have taught math from basic to AP Calculus for 28 years. I enjoy tutoring as I get to take into account the differences in learning styles and levels of proficiency of each student. There is no better sound for a teacher than when they hear a student say proudly “Oh, now I understand!”

I enjoy family, playing my guitar and writing songs, and hiking in the White Mountains.

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Alessia Santilli

Alessia Santilli

Math & Science Center Tutor

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Deliah Schreiber

Math & Science Center Tutor

I am a current CMCC student.

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Max Smith-Taylor

Math & Science Center Tutor

I am a Computer Science student. And next year I will be hoping to transfer to four year university to follow that path line. I enjoy helping others with what I can, be it math, science, presentations or other subjects that I know I can at least advise people on. Outside of the classroom I enjoy reading, video games, and cooking as hobbies.

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Sarai Wentzel

Math & Science Center Tutor

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