Study Labs

Study Labs are available on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed and are based on small study group sessions. Students may come as often as they need to receive assistance with academics. In the study labs, students can meet with a professional Learning Specialist or student tutor, use a computer to work on assignments, or simply find a comfortable place to sit and to do their homework.




The Math Study Lab is staffed by professional Learning Specialists and student tutors. Our Learning Specialists have strong backgrounds in mathematics, and our student tutors are specially trained to help students achieve success in mathematics. Learning Specialists and tutors will assist students, but will not do their homework and assignments for them. Students are responsible for being proactive in their learning.

Tutors will assist students with:

  • Homework assignments
  • Example problems
  • Understanding of the material
  • Reviewing graded assignments


The Math Study Lab has a few calculators for loan; however, students are encouraged to bring their own.

Cumberland Location: Room H66 of the Humanities Building.

Hours for Fall and Spring Semester: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summer hours vary. Hours are subject to change based on staff availability, so please check the study labs’ schedule for current hours. Students may also contact the Math Study Lab at 301-784-5331.

Reading and Writing Center, "The RAWC" (pronounced Rock)

The goal of the Reading and Writing Center is to work with students to improve their basic academic skills.

Professional Learning Specialists can help students:

  • Become more confident writers
  • Improve understanding of course materials
  • Expand vocabulary and grammar knowledge
  • Learn new study strategies
  • Gain assistance with finding and citing information sources


Cumberland Location: Room L115 of the Library.

Hours for Fall and Spring Semester: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Summer hours vary. Please check the study labs’ schedule for current hours. Students may also contact the Reading and Writing Center at 301-784-5000, ext. 4056.


Adjacent to the RAWC is the Speech Study Lab (L114).  This lab provides a comfortable place for students to practice speeches for any class that requires a presentation. Student may record their speeches for later viewing or ask a RAWC Learning Specialist to critique them.  The Speech Study Lab is available during the Library’s normal hours.



The Science Study Lab is staffed by Professional Learning Specialists who assist students with anatomy and physiology, general biology, microbiology, chemistry, and physics. Students are encouraged to do their homework and to study for tests in the lab for a more hands-on approach to tutoring.


Science Study Lab tutors will assist students with:

  • Science study skills
  • Hands-on lab assignments
  • Note-taking
  • Exam preparation
  • Understanding general course concepts

Cumberland Location: Room S15 of the Science Building.

Additional lab space may be used for tutoring; check the notice on bulletin board of S64 for locations.

Hours vary based on room and staff availability. Please check the study labs’ schedule for current hours and room locations. Students may also contact the Science Study Lab at 301-784-5141.

Other study labs may be added depending upon student's interests and the availability of qualified tutors.

Bedford County Campus Study Labs

Visit the Bedford County Campus webpage for times and locations of study labs.

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