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Campus Tutoring Support

M State offers professional and student tutoring online via our eTutoring platform as well as face-to-face support 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 professional tutors, 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 topics 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 us.

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

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 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:
  1. Tutor.com How to Access video
  2. Tutor.com How It Works Guide
  3. Tutor.com Writing Guide

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.

  1. You have 15 hours of free access per year.
  2. Tutoring is not available for every course. If you need help in a course, let us or your instructor know.
  3. 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.

Access: Log in to your D2L Brightspace account, click on the drop-down menu labeled "Academic Resources" and click "Tutor.com."
Log-in: Tutor.com is linked to your D2L Brightspace account. There is no additional login after you have accessed through D2L.
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 the M State libraries.
For questions, concerns or more information about academic support services, contact Dean of Academic Support and Inclusion Angela Mathers.


Spartan Center Locations

Detroit Lakes Campus - Room F116

Diane Wuollet, Professional Tutor
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon

Fergus Falls Campus - Room C321

Cody Hughes, Professional Tutor

Moorhead Campus - Room E112

April Olson, Professional Tutor

Ifrah Sohail, Professional Tutor

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wadena Campus - Room S29

Paula Rohr, Professional Tutor

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


D2L Brightspace Support

If you need assistance learning to navigate an online course, log in to 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.


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.



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: December 4th, 2018 at 02:54pm