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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Closure - Service Updates

3/22/20: Tutoring is closed and face-to-face meetings are unavailable at this time. However, many of our SMCC tutors are now online and available to help, via BlackBoard Collaborate and the Google Suite of products/services. Please click the “Drop-In Schedules” and/or “Dept. Tutoring Schedules” tabs to review our schedules and make an appointment with a tutor. To schedule a session with a writing tutor, please visit the Writing Center page.

If you don't see the subjects or availability you're looking for, SmarThinking online tutoring also remains available to students. Please click the “Online Tutoring” tab to connect with that service. Support for many subjects is available 24/7!

For more information from the college, please visit SMCC’s COVID-19 information page:


Academic Year
September - May
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday closed
Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
*The Learning Commons will open at 9:30am on the 3rd Friday of each month for our LC Staff Meeting.


Summer Break
May - August
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed



*Listed hours are for the South Portland campus. For Midcoast hours, please check the "Drop-In Schedules" tab.



For general questions, please use:
(207) 741-5535


Holly Gurney Headshot Holly Gurney
Director of the Learning Commons
(207) 741-5545
Anna Medina Headshot Anna Medina
Associate Director of the Learning Commons
(207) 741-5695
Karen Gordon Headshot Karen Gordon
Educational Assistant II
(207) 741-5535


In addition to regular staff, tutoring is provided by faculty and trained peer tutors in a friendly, welcoming environment. All peer tutors who work in the Learning Commons are required to complete a 10-hour tutor training program, which is certified by CRLA.

Tutoring's Reception Desk

Tutoring Check-In Area

CRLA Certified!

CRLA certificate photo and link to CRLA page

About Tutoring

Tutoring Services central location is within the Learning Commons, but we actually provide services across both campuses and online. Embedded Department Tutoring allows students to get assistance convenient to academic department locations and SmarThinking's online tutoring provides extensive night and weekend coverage. We offer subject tutoring as well as study skills assistance for all currently registered students in a friendly, welcoming environment. Group study space and individual rooms for quiet study are also available.

Tutoring by Appointment

Tutoring by appointment is now available!

Worm sitting on a Book illustrationOur new scheduling policy will create a limited number of 30 minute tutoring appointments for some subjects as well as writing. If you are interested in scheduling a session, please see the front desk. 

The drop-in schedule will remain the same!


WISH Workshops

WISH (Workshops In Studying Here at SMCC) are half hour workshops on college success and study skills. This semester we're trying something new and holding face-to-face WISH workshops by appointment only.

They'll still take a half hour and they'll still cover the success skills you're hoping to learn - they just won't be happening as "drop-ins." If you would like to schedule a WISH consultation for yourself, or even a small study group, please see the Tutoring Front Desk or call 741-5535.

BlackBoard Logo and Link‚ÄčAnd don't forget: if you're pressed for time, you can also learn the WISH skills through online workshops in BlackBoard!