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.

  • Complete the tutor request form available in the Academic Support Center.

    Tutoring groups are formed at the beginning of the semester. If you think you might benefit from tutoring we suggest you sign up early. You can sign up as soon as you register for the class or anytime throughout the semester. As we near the end of the semester tutoring spots may be limited.

    The Academic Assistant Program provides tutoring for a variety of courses. Subjects include but are not limited to: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Math, Paralegal, Psychology, and various others depending on semester and demand. Check with the Academic Support Center when you complete the tutor request form. If we do not have a tutor for the course you request we will notify you.

    Tutors are assigned on a first come first served basis and are also based on your availability and the availability of the tutor. If you have limited hours available for tutoring it may be difficult to match you with a tutoring group.

    You will be notified by email when you are assigned to a tutor. You will receive the time and location of the tutor session, and tutor's name and email. If you have not received an email with your tutoring assignment within four business days of the start of the semester or from when you signed up if it is after the semester has started then please contact the Academic Support Center and we will check on the progress of your request.

    If you cannot make a tutoring session contact your tutor prior to the start of your session. If you miss three tutoring sessions without notification you will be dropped from tutoring and your spot will be given to another student.

    Please notify your tutor or Laura Kiemele if you no longer need tutoring services.

  • Other Tutoring Options

  • The math departments offers walk in tutoring for math courses through two different math labs. See the  Math Tutoring website  for times and locations.

    Drop-in tutoring for PHYS 160 is on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. in HA 316.

    Drop-in tutoring for ACCT 230 and FINC 340 is Mondays-Thursdays 1-3 p.m. in CB 207L.

    Drop-in tutoring for PARA 470 is on Mondays from 3-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. in Library 111. 

    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..

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

    With Smarthinking, you can:

    • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor
    • Schedule a Personal Session with an e-structor of your choice
    • Submit your Writing for any class to our Online Writing lab
    • Submit a Question and receive reply from a tutor
    • Utilize various study guides and test preps


    Subject included: Math, Bilingual Math, Introductory Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Finance Accounting, Statistics, Spanish,Writing, Reading, Computers & Technology

    How do I access Smarthinking?

    To access the Smarthinking 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 Smarkthinking link.


     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 check the information in FAQ. If you still need help you can call or email Smarthinking support:


  • Academic Assistant Program

    The Academic Assistant Program provides tutoring for those attending courses at MSUM. The goal is to provide tutoring for as many requests as possible based on tutor availability, and to provide a continuous learning environment in which you agree to meet with your tutor twice a week in groups of up to three students.

    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.