Tutoring Services at the Learning Commons: Info & Scheduling
The Math & Science Center, The Lisa Gorman ELL Center and The Writing Center
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The Math & Science Center
Our professional and peer tutors earn a badge from Purdue University's Tutor Essentials Training. Schedule an appointment and choose to meet either on-line (via videoconference) or in person. You must use your CMCC email to schedule tutoring. In person walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling in advance is a good idea, as tutors are sometimes in high demand. Please schedule online Tutoring 24 hours in advance. Tutors may have other time that they are available; just ask. MathScienceCenter@cmcc.edu
The Lisa Gorman English Language Learning Center offers free support to English Language Learners to increase their English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students may drop in during open hours or schedule an appointment through Bookings.
Summer Hours - In Person & Online
Tuesday: 10am – 3pm with Karen Knox
Wednesday: 10am– 3pm with Karen Knox
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We're Hiring Peer Tutors!
Have a B+ or higher in your Math/Science classes? Help students and make money! Flexible hours! Boost your resume! Work from home. Get Tutor Certification from Perdue U. Contact Diane Hamel, the Math Science Center Coordinator. email@example.com
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is a free resource for getting helpful feedback on writing assignments. Studies show that just one extra hour of revision will improve a paper by one full letter grade (from "B" to an "A"). Drop in during WC operating hours or make an appointment to reserve your time.
Online: Virtual Writing Center (Live video conferencing)
Schedule an appointment through Microsoft Office Bookings. "Get Writing Tutoring" You must use your CMCC email. You’ll then receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to join the online session. If the times that are available don’t work, e-mail Dennis directly with your preferred times and he will schedule an appointment at your convenience. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2023 Online Schedule
*Also, by appointment
Scheduling tips: If you log in to the CMCC website at 6:30 pm on a Sunday and want to meet at that exact same time, you still need to make an appointment. Just click the link, "Get Writing Tutoring" and schedule an appointment for 6:30. If no-one is already scheduled for that time, you will be granted that appointment and all you need to do is wait five seconds for the appointment link to arrive in your email. If someone already has that time slot for an appointment, make an appointment for the next available half-hour block at 7:00 or 7:30 that same evening. You can also simply make an appointment one day, or one week, or one month ahead of time to ensure you reserve the time slot you want.
Submit a paper through the Brightspace On-Line Writing Center
Start by adding the On-line Writing Center to your courses
Go to the Discover tab at the top of your Brightspace homepage
Search for On-Line Writing Center
Select “enroll”. (Now the On-Line Writing Center will always be available in your list of courses.)
Select the On-Line Writing Center window and click on the "Assignments" tab. Then select the assignment for the current semester (example: On-line Writing Center Submissions--Summer 2023). After you submit your paper the tutors are notified that your paper has been uploaded and will generally respond within 24-48 hours. Because many students submit their writing the last week of the term, no papers will be accepted within 3 days of your final assignment.
John Blois has been a long time faculty member at CMCC. He has taught English, Comparative Religions, and other Humanities courses. John also taught English while in Bhutan. He is a enthusiastic tennis player and enjoys the coast of Maine.
Dennis graduated from UMF (BA English) and Wichita State College (MFA Creative Writing). Dennis teaches various kinds of writing including creative writing, college writing, technical writing, and business writing. Dennis stresses that "Good writing is mastering the art of re-writing."
Matt Grinder is a PhD Candidate at Union Institute and University where he studies literature and culture with an emphasis on Native American Literature. He is an English and Philosophy adjunct faculty member at CMCC. He is enjoying working with students on Fridays in the Writing Center.
Jane is a current M.S.Ed. TESOL student at USM, has an M.A. in Language & Intercultural Studies, and has taught English to Multilingual Learners in the US and abroad. Her goal is to empower students in all aspects of their lives.
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 Learning & Advising Center. 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.
Karen loves tutoring and teaching. She taught adults for the Hope House English Language Program and at Casco Bay High School, she tutored multilingual students. Karen was a Title One and Reading Recovery teacher. She holds a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, a MS in Literacy Education, and a BS in Applied Technical Education, and an AA of Culinary Arts.
David is a second year student at CMCC taking Electro Mechanical Technology. He is an Amateur Ham Radio Operator, callsign WE1U. David is owned by three cats. David looks forward to helping fellow students with their math.
Ashley's love for travel has led her around the world teaching English to students of all ages and levels. After successfully completing undergraduate work at UMaine, she ventured to Sevilla, Spain to complete a T.E.F.L training Program. The experiences of living and working abroad are treasured memories she hopes to share with her students. She holds a M.A. in Communication and is also an instructor in the CMCC Humanities Department. Ashley is excited to meet the vibrant community of multilingual learners here at CMCC.
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.
Michele graduated from UCSD with a BS in Biology and is currently taking classes at CMCC to refresh her knowledge and apply to medical school. In addition to running her own business as an IT consultant, she homeschools two teenagers and assists her husband with his business. She enjoys playing the piano, singing karaoke, raising chickens, and throwing a toy for the dog 500 times each day.
Sarai graduated from CMCC from the Life Sciences program and from the University of Maine with a degree in Biology. Sarai has two Shetland Sheepdogs, is a Bar Trivia Champion and enjoys hiking in her spare time.
Tiffany is from the U.S. and has a B.A. in TESOL, a M.A. Ed, and a certificate in ESOL. Tiffany had a great experience teaching students in China. She enjoys getting to know her students and making learning fun and engaging. IN her spare time Tiffany enjoys cooking, crafting, engaging in music, and watching YouTube. She looks forward to helping CM students grow in confidence in using the English language.
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