Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC)
1117 Edward St. John
TLTC promotes a culture of effective, engaging, and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning. Our standards of excellence position us to drive the future of education by promoting innovative, at-scale solutions and services to our educational community.
The Learning Success team in TLTC 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.
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 drop-in math coaching services to all students in any math or math-based course. Through positive peer to peer and group interactions, math coaches facilitate the review and practice of math problems and concepts, as well as the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Mathematics Learning Assistance
Our Math Learning Specialist provides academic counseling to UMD students taking all levels of mathematics courses, helps them learn about UMD campus mathematics learning resources, develop efficient study strategies, and review their math skills.