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LRC staff group 2018

Welcome to the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at UMBC!
Cassie Hoddinott

Cassie Hoddinott, Director

The goal of the department is to provide superior undergraduate academic support programs. These programs help students achieve their academic goals and become independent learners responsible for their education at UMBC. Students using academic support programs and services become successful students in class and in research activities.

Students are introduced to our services before attending the first class as we are responsible for Placement Testing in Mathematics, Writing, and Reading. Placement tests are accessed online once a student has been admitted into UMBC. Appropriate course placement is crucial for future academic success.

UMBC students now have the opportunity to use drop-in tutoring the Math Science Tutoring Center and The Writing Center in their location on the first floor of the UMBC Library, behind the reference desk. Hours are posted in the centers and are available on our website.

Midway through the semester, some first year and/or transfer students may receive a First-Year Intervention Alert from myUMBC if they drop below a “C” in a class. Successful students read and respond to their Alerts and access the appropriate campus resources.

By attending peer-led group discussion sessions, students learn problem-solving skills from the Supplemental Instruction/Peer-Assisted Study Session (SI/PASS) leader and each other.

You can learn more about our programs through this website and by reviewing our Annual Report.

We are located in the Sherman Hall, Room 345. Students and parents are encouraged to contact us for further information on our academic support programs and classes.

Sincerely yours,

Cassie L. Hoddinott, M.Ed., C.R.S.
LRC Director


Cassie Hoddinott: Director

LRC program planning, administration, and evaluation; tutor training; Supplemental Instruction; and representing the department on university committees

Phone Number: 410-455-2447
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 346

Lorine Dabeck: Administrative Assistant II

Office Management, Employment, and Payroll Processing

Phone Number: 410-455-5506
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 347

Ira Fabri: Assistant Director of Tutoring

Manager for all hiring, training, supervising and scheduling for appointment tutoring

Phone Number: 410-455-3905
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 342

Rachel Garcia: Tutoring Services Associate

Assists with scheduling and administering tutoring

Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 344

Delana Gregg: Director, Assessment and Analytics,
Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Coordinator for EDUC 113/114 (formerly LRC 101a/105); LRC program assessment; and LRC program planning

Phone Number: 410-455-1875
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 341

Elaine MacDougall: Writing Center Director

Coordinator for Writing Center Tutoring and the English Placement Essay Exam


Victoria Skinner: First Year Intervention and Placement Testing Coordinator

Coordinator of First Year Intervention (FYI), Placement Testing, and Front Office Operations

Phone Number: 410-455-2448
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 353

Deb Webb: Assistant Director of Supplemental Instruction

Manager of Supplemental Instruction (SI): implements the SI program in multiple courses, selects and trains the SI leaders, monitors the quality of the SI sessions, evaluates the program, and reports results to faculty and campus administrators

Phone Number: 410-455-2467
Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 348

Jordan White: Coordinator of the Math and Science Tutoring Center

Hires, supervises and schedules tutoring in the Math and Science Tutoring Center and handles Math Assessment for third repeat petitions

Room Number: Sherman Hall, Room 352