The Keystone Center is located in room 1201/1215 of the J.M. Patterson Building.

The Keystone Center is a place where you can go to work on homework or group projects, use the computer labs, or study for exams. It will be staffed with upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who can provide you with assistance in answering questions in fundamental engineering and STEM courses. 

For ENES 100, 102, 220, 221 and 232 and BIOE 120, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows are available during the following times. Please refer to your ENES/BIOE course syllabus for specifics.

Hours of Operation

In order to help de-densify campus and reduce unnecessary physical interactions, Keystone Tutoring will be held virtually for the spring 2021 semester.  Please see your ENES course syllabi for details about these support services, and below for CHEM135 and MATH courses.

Keystone Tutoring Program

Tutoring is available during the fall and spring semesters for CHEM135, MATH140, MATH141, MATH241, and MATH246. For fall 2021, all tutoring will be held beginning September 12th.

In order to ensure a tutor will be available to assist you in the course you need help in, be sure to check the course syllabi. To receive the best support possible, please have your course textbook with you. You can also receive support in your Physics classes throughout the semester at the Slawsky Clinic and in your math classes through the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Tutoring program or the Math Success Program.

Other campus-wide tutoring is listed at www.tutoring.umd.edu

Clark School of Engineering departmental services are listed at eng.umd.edu/tutoring-resources

Fall 2021 Tutoring

Tutoring will be held in person for fall 2021.  If requested by a student, and if the tutor is comfortable doing so, tutoring can also be arranged through video conferencing via Google Hangout video, Zoom, or Webex

In tutor video conferencing, students and tutors should do the following:
  • Dress and act appropriately during the meeting.
  • Use your full name (first and family names) on the screen. 
  • Remove any inappropriate or potentially offensive artwork, pictures, etc., from your background.
  • Please attempt to maintain privacy during these meeting times through the use of headphones or private rooms. In other words, try not to be in a location where your conversation can be heard by others or that is distracting to the others or tutor.
  • Allow a reasonable amount of time for the tutor to answer your emails. If they do not answer within 24 hours, please contact keystone@umd.edu
  • If at any time you feel uncomfortable with the person or the conversation during a virtual meeting, inform the them you are discontinuing the session then shut off the video. Inform Dr. Nicole Roop (nroop@umd.edu) immediately of these situations.

Ryan Puthumana


Office Hours: Sundays 4-10PM, Thursdays 4-6PM

Please contact tutor for Zoom Room location during stated office hours.

If you are seeking tutoring for CHEM134, please contact the chemistry department or your course instructor.

Shahmeel Naseem


Office hours: Sunday 4-8 pm, Monday 8-10 pm, Wednesday 7-9 pm

(For the third week of September, no office hours on Wednesday the 22nd, but will be held Thursday the 23rd from 7-9pm.)

Please contact tutor for Zoom Room location during stated office hours.

Jayson Davis
Office Hours:
November: Sundays 4-8PM, Mondays 7:30-9:30PM, Wednesdays 7:30-9:30PM
December: Sundays 4-8PM, Mondays 7:30-9:30PM, Thursdays 7:30-9:30PM
Please contact tutor for Zoom Room location during stated office hours.

Madhumita Kumar


Office Hours: Sundays 5-9, Mondays & Wednesdays* 7-9

*During the second week of November, office hours will be held on Thursday, November 11th instead of Wednesday, November 10th at the usual weekday time (7-9).

Please contact tutor for Zoom Room location during stated office hours.