Tutoring Services offers personalized, one-on-one assistance to all Northern students.
- Who can receive free tutoring? Any Northern student -- whether on campus, online, part-time, at Huron Community Campus, or high school dual credit.
- Which courses does Tutoring Services support? Tutoring Services provides support for NSU classes including all 100- and 200-level courses and most upper-level courses in all subjects including math, science, English, business, education, and others.
- Who are the tutors? Our tutors are successful Northern students who are driven to help others. Many plan to become teachers and have previous tutoring experience. Our tutors are recommended by faculty and have gone through an extensive training process. They are well-prepared to help you make the most of your current skills and develop new ones.
- How can I request tutoring? On campus, students may walk into the Learning Commons (TC 148) to receive immediate assistance (first come, first served). Students may also request an appointment on Navigate or by completing this request form.
- How can I form a study group of peers? Students may seek out assistance from tutors individually or as a group. On Navigate, students may opt into "Study Buddies" and connect with peers in classes. Supplemental Instruction (SI) may also be available for specific courses. Please visit the SI webpage for more information.
Tutoring and Study Spaces
The Learning Commons provides a variety of open seating and tables for studying, as well as three rooms suitable for tutoring in person or online.
Northern State University provides tutoring assistance on campus or online via Zoom. In addition, NSU provides on-demand, online tutoring through Tutor.com for online courses. This service is available 24/7 and can be accessed via the online course D2L shell by clicking "Help" on the navigation bar.
- Technology Center 148
- Request an appointment via Navigate
- Request an appointment online or walk in
WHAT CAN THE TUTORING CENTER HELP WITH?
- Choosing a topic, generating ideas, forming a thesis
- Clarifying the focus of the paper
- Refining ideas and organization
- Improving introductions and conclusions
- Identifying grammar and punctuation errors
- Finding effective sources and avoiding plagiarism
- Using MLA and APA styles
- Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
- Supporting the main idea
- Unifying paragraphs and using transitions effectively
- Writing a letter or essay of application
math & science
- Understanding difficult math concepts
- Understanding and solving story problems
- Learning multiple ways to solve a problem
- Studying and reviewing for tests
- Developing test-taking strategies
- Finding the main idea within a text
- Locating supporting points within a text
- Understanding vocabulary from context
- Summarizing and responding to a text
- Understanding challenging concepts within texts
- Preparing for tests based on course readings
At Northern, we provide resources that will empower you to succeed and reach your full potential. Explore these programs now!