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Campus Tutoring Support

M State offers professional and student tutoring online via our eTutoring platform as well as on our campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

We encourage you to stop by your campus Spartan Center. Whether you need a place to study, a bit of support on a homework assignment, or the opportunity to use a white board, this is the place for you. Our staff, faculty, and student mentors are eager to work with you and help you achieve academic success at M State!

Each of the campuses offers free workshops that are open to all students on topic such as time management, study skills, financial planning and how to read your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) audit. Visit a campus Spartan Center to see what will be offered throughout the academic year. If you have suggestions for topics, we encourage you to share them with the staff.

As the schedules for tutors are established, updated hours will be provided below.



 

Locations

eTutoring - Available to any M State student taking an online course

Virtual walk-in room hours: Monday 8 am - 10 am

Email submissions: Sunday - Wednesday at midnight.

To connect with the eTutor, please email or call: etutoring@minnesota.edu or 218.299.6932

Detroit Lakes Campus - Room F116:
Closed during the summer

Fergus Falls Campus - Room C321:
Closed during the summer

Moorhead Campus - Room E112

Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wadena Campus - Room S29:
Closed during the summer


 

eTutoring for Writing

M State is currently offering a pilot online writing tutor service, eTutoring. Any M State student with an online course has access to eTutoring.

How will students access eTutoring?eTutoring is available online within D2L Brightspace under "My Courses." eTutoring can be accessed in one of three ways: one-on-one eTutor appointments scheduled via Calendly, virtual walk-in appointments and via email. Once a student has accessed the eTutoring site, they can choose the option most convenient for them:

  • One-on-one eTutor appointments will be scheduled for approximately 30 minutes via Calendly. (See availability below)
  • A virtual walk-in room will be available for 15-minute tutoring sessions. (See availability below)
  • Email is available 24/7, and submissions will be responded to within 24 hours Sunday through Thursday.

When is eTutoring available?

  • One-on-one eTutor appointments: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
  • Virtual walk-in room hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday.

The eTutoring Program is an online resource for writing support that is funded through the Title III federal grant and part of the component three structure: Student Support and Success. As the number of online learners continues to grow, M State recognizes the need for student and academic services to address their specific needs. While we understand online tutoring might not be for everyone, we encourage you to give it a try. If you live near an M State campus, you are also welcome to use the tutoring services available in the Spartan Centers.

For assistance learning how to utilize this service, review the information and tutorial videos available within D2L Brightspace eTutoring page or contact Jennifer Aranda at etutoring@minnesota.edu or 218.299.6932.



 

D2L Brightspace Support

If you need assistance learning to navigate an online course, log into your D2L site, look at the top left drop-down menu for "Academic Resources," click on that drop-down arrow and locate "How to Use D2L Brightspace." This overview will guide you and provide tutorials to get you comfortable with navigating your online course. If you're in need of additional assistance, we recommend you stop by your campus Spartan Center or speak with your instructor.



 

Online Tutoring Support

We know your life isn't 9-5. Your tutoring doesn't have to be either. M State has partnered with Tutor.com to provide our online students FREE online tutoring to support your academic success. Tutors are available 24/7, so you can study on your own schedule.

Subject areas supported include accounting, English, economics, computer science, healthcare, math, writing and more!

To access Tutor.com, log in to your D2L account. The link to Tutor.com is the "Tutoring" button on the left side of the course homepage. For more information, check out these resources:

Want to learn more about how Tutor.com can help you? Watch this Student Tutor.com Testimonial and check out the How it Works Guide.

· Tutor.com offers 24/7 service. Immediate access to tutors in your chosen area may not be available. Make sure to plan ahead.

  • You have 15 hours of free access per year.
  • Tutoring is not available for every course. If you need help in a course, let us or your instructor know.
  • While we understand online tutoring might not be for everyone, we encourage you to give it a try. If you live near an M State campus, you are also welcome to use the tutoring services available in the Spartan Centers.

Login: Tutor.com is linked to your D2L Brightspace account. There is no need to login.

Access: Log in to your D2L Brightspace account, click on the drop-down menu labeled "Academic Resources" and click "Tutor.com."

Questions? Contact Barbara at Barbara.LaPlante@minnesota.edu or call 218.736.1684.

If you need further assistance learning how to utilize this service, please visit with a tutor in the Spartan Center and be sure to check out the resources offered through M State Libraries.

For questions, concerns or more information about academic support services, contact Dean of Academic Quality and Support Angela Mathers.


 

Career Services Support

With a focus on excellence, M State Career Services provides students access and opportunity to develop a personalized career track, connect with employers and job openings, and obtain job search support to build a foundation for a dynamic next step toward employment or continuing education.

Your Spartan Center professional tutors can assist you with preliminary resume reviewing and resources. They are also able to refer you to our Career Services Director. For more information, visit the Career Services Resources Page.


 

Transfer

M State is committed to providing support and resources to all students wishing to transfer to or from our college. Our staff will work with students who have previously attended another college or university who want to transfer credits in to M State as well as students who plan to transfer to another college or university after attending M State.

Whether you intend to transfer into or out of M State, advanced planning is encouraged to ensure a smooth transfer experience.

For information about how to transfer to M State, please visit the Transfer to M State page.

For information about how to transfer from M State, please visit the Transfer from M State page.


Last modified: April 20th, 2018 at 01:21pm