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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Closure - Service Updates

5/29/20: The Learning Commons 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 Zoom and the Google Suite of products/services. Please click the “Drop-In Schedules” tab for drop-in tutoring or to make an appointment with a tutor. To receive assistance from a writing tutor, please visit the Writing Center page.

If you don't see the subjects or availability you're looking for, please contact Anna Medina at

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.