Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC)

0124 Edward St. John
Phone: 301-405-9356

Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology and Innovation: Marcio Oliveira, Ph.D.

The TLTC Learning Success team inspires curiosity and a culture of reflective learning by supporting students in difficult courses, promoting effective learning practices, and mentoring students to become learning leaders.

Register to participate in our programs & events at go.umd.edu/learn. Follow us @TLTCTERPS on Instagram.

Guided Study Sessions (GSS)


The GSS program offers peer-led collaborative study sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. In GSS, students get together with classmates to organize notes, discuss important concepts, solve practice problems, develop study strategies, and test themselves before the professor does. Sessions are held for 50 minutes twice a week and are informal—students can drop in for as many or as few as they would like. For a full schedule of courses and session times, please visit our website.

GSS Leaders are undergraduate students who previously took their assigned course and earned an A. They attend course lectures for the second time alongside the rest of the class, hearing what they hear and reading what they read. To help put everything in perspective, GSS Leaders plan their sessions to guide students through difficult concepts in an active learning environment.

Math Success Program


The Math Success Program provides free, drop-in math coaching services to all students in many math and math-based courses; Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Edward St. John Building (ESJ) and virtually on Sunday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Through positive, peer-led small group collaboration, math coaches facilitate the review and practice of math problems and concepts, as well as, the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Academic Coaching


The TLTC Learning Success Team provides free, 30-minute, one-on-one academic coaching sessions for UMD students. Our coaching sessions are collaborative, and you set the agenda. Whether you are looking to improve your learning strategies, develop an effective study plan, or survive/ace a course, our team is here to support your academic success.