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SSP Faculty

Your partners in student success

SSP’s faculty members teach a variety of academic skills courses, and training and practicum courses which promote student success across the grade spectrum.

If you are you working with a student who needs additional support to succeed:

If you are working with a successful student who is looking for a new challenge:


    • What kind of services does SSP provide beyond the classroom?
      SSP faculty provide private consultations on topics such as time management, study skills, transition to college life, and so on. If you are working with a student who is experiencing difficulty succeeding in the classroom, contact us.
    • Who are the SSP instructors?
      Patrick Eidsmo -- Academic Reading and Writing at the College Level, Peer Tutor Pedagogy and Practicum, Supplemental Instruction Leadership Training and Practicum, and UMD Campus Tour Guide Training and Practicum
      Anna Gavrilova -- Academic Reading and Writing at the College Level; Reading Hacks for College; Managing Time and Stress; and Studying, Note Taking, and Test Taking
      Sam Shanks -- UMD Seminar Peer Leaders Training and Practicum
      Jill Strand -- Personal Development, Peer Tutor Pedagogy and Practicum, and Financial Literacy Peer Mentor Training and Practicum