Academic Support

When you need help, contact us. Our staff and advisors are always happy to help you succeed in college.

Disability Needs

If you have documented disabilities which require accommodations, please arrange a meeting with Shelley Taylor, Student Services Coordinator, for assistance with the process. Specific medical documents must be presented in a timely fashion before the semester’s start for accommodations to be in place for a given semester. For accommodations to continue, request forms are to be submitted prior to each semester. Call 442-7736 or email


To learn about scheduling for online or makeup proctored exams please click here.

Learning Support Services

UMA’s Learning Support Services Department exists to help students develop the skills and find the resources they need to get the most out of college, and successfully achieve their educational goals.

View College Success workshops.


This website will take you to the Course Compass MyMathLab online materials and aids for math courses.

Note-taking Tips

Jot these simple note-taking tips down:

  • Sit up front or down the middle aisle in the classroom.
  • Copy whatever is written on the board…these are usually the most vital points.
  • Leave space in your notes for filling in what you don’t get (ask a friend later).
  • Take textbook notes on the left hand side of the page and class notes on the right hand side — it makes for better organization.
  • Get the phone number of someone in your class in case you are absent.

Tips for Online Students

If you are considering taking an online class, this link is a valuable way for you to learn what to expect of web classes and the discipline that is necessary to be successful in these classes. It is also a good idea to take the quiz provided here to see if you are ready for online classes.


Tutoring is available at no charge for UMS students. If you need additional tutoring support, please contact Shelley Taylor, Student Services Coordinator at 442-7736 or

Tutor, Don MurphyStatistics/Math Tutoring – Spring ’17

Don Murphy will be in room 121 at UCBB on Mondays from 9-11 am and Tuesdays from 1-3 pm.  If you need to schedule a time with Don outside of these hours, please email him at

UMA Math Tutor Math tutoring via phone or on whiteboard is available for students in UMA math courses.  For more information, please contact the Math Lab at 1-877-862-1234, ext. 3082, or 621-3082.

Cheryl Carter, SecretaryWriting Tutoring – Spring ’17

Cheryl Carter will be in room 121 at UCBB on Wednesdays from 12-2 pm  and Fridays from 12-1 pm.  If you need to schedule a time with Cheryl outside of this schedule, please email her at

Virtual Academic Writing Lab & Tutoring Project (VAWLT) – provides free writing support for all distance students in the UMaine system.  Feedback and assistance available via email, live chat and personalized tutorials.

UMA Writing Center via phone or email is available for students in UMA courses. For more information, please contact the Writing Center at 1-877-862-1234, ext. 3199, or 621-3199.

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Computer Tutoring – Fall ’16

Computer Tutoring is provided by Michael Preble.  Michael will be available in the Hub to assist students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am -1:30 pm and Fridays from 1-2 pm.  If you need to schedule a time with Michael outside of these hours, please email him at