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:

    PHYS 160 is available on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in HA 317. 

    PHYS 200 is available on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. in HA 325. 

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

    Drop-in tutoring for PARA 251 is available in the Library during the following times:

    Mon: 9-11:30 a.m. 

    Fri: 9:30 a.m. - Noon

    Drop-in tutoring for PARA 470 is available on Mondays from 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. in Library 109. 

    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 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.