Tutoring

Several on campus and online tutoring options are available to help you find academic success and make the most of your time at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The Academic Support Center is offering drop-in options for tutoring for the fall 2020 semester using a virtual format. Students can access tutors via Zoom for a variety of 100 and 200-level courses in core subject areas. View the online tutoring schedule to drop-in the Zoom Room or request a tutor for specific subjects. If you have questions about tutoring, please contact us at tutor@mnstate.edu.

Online Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring is available in a virtual format using Zoom. To find a tutor, follow the online tutoring schedule link (you must be logged in to MyMSUM) to view the schedule.

You can access drop-in tutoring by following the Zoom link next to the course for which you’d like tutoring. Some subjects are also available by a one-time or recurring appointment request.

While most of the subjects are now available via drop-in tutoring, we do have a few subjects that will still be set up by request. If drop-in tutoring times do not work for you, or the subject is noted as available by request only, follow the link next to the course to submit a request for tutoring.

Once your session is scheduled, you’ll receive an email from Tutor@mnstate.edu noting the day and time of your session, including a link to the Tutor Zoom Room where you will meet your tutor in a breakout room. You should receive a response and scheduled session within three business days of submitting your request. Sessions will be scheduled based on your availability and the availability of the tutor. If you have not received an email with your scheduled session confirmation within four business days from when you submitted the request form, please contact the Academic Support Center and we will check on the progress of your request.

If you cannot attend a scheduled session, please let us know at Tutor@mnstate.edu, and let your tutor know. You will receive their contact information with your scheduled session confirmation.

We offer tutoring for a variety of 100 and 200-level courses in core subject areas. Subjects include but are not limited to accounting, economics, math, science, and a variety of liberal arts and sciences. Check the online tutoring schedule for a full list of subject offerings, times available for drop-in, and to find the tutor request form.

With drop-in, there is no commitment! You can drop-in to see a tutor once a week, multiple times a week, or to prepare for an upcoming assignment, quiz, or exam.

With scheduled sessions, please notify your tutor or email Tutor@mnstate.edu if you no longer need tutoring services and wish to cancel a scheduled request.

Other Tutoring Options

The math department offers tutoring for math courses. Tutors are available to meet face-to-face in MacLean 278 AND online using Zoom. See the Math Tutoring website for times and locations.

The University Writing Support Center (UWSC) is located on MSUM's campus in Lommen Hall. The Center offers 50 minute appointments with a trained writing tutor so that students may receive constructive feedback on any paper they wish to improve. To learn more about UWSC or to schedule a tutor time.

Tutor.com allows you to study anytime, anywhere. Study your own way, at your own pace.

With Tutor.com, you can:

  • Connect with an expert tutor the moment you need help
  • Schedule a personal session with a tutor of your choice
  • Submit your writing paper for review
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor
  • Utilize various study guides and test preps

Subjects included: Math, Business, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, History, Nursing and Healthcare, Science, Social Sciences, and Writing.

How do I access Tutor.com?
Access the Tutor.com website via a link on your D2L Brightspace main page. Every student will be given a total of 15 hours of tutoring to use over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters. Should you use up all your available hours before the end of the academic year, simply contact Laura Kiemele to request more information.

Follow these steps to get started:

  • Go to D2L Brightspace main page and locate the Tutor.com link in the top right-hand corner, or within your course pages.

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting tips:

  • Disable all popup blockers for the site
  • Enable cookies and Javascript
  • Enable ActiveX if you are running Internet Explorer
  • Install Flash Player if needed

If you have questions about system requirements, using the services, or need to contact Tutor.com support representatives, you can find more information in FAQ.

Academic Assistant Program

The Academic Assistant Program provides tutoring for those attending courses at MSUM. The goal is to provide tutoring for as many students as possible, and to provide a continuous learning environment in which you can drop-in to tutoring when you have a question!

Students who provide tutoring through the Academic Assistant Program are recommended by their academic departments and receive 10 hours of training that has received International Tutor Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association.