Tutoring Sessions are available by appointment. Walk-in tutoring sessions are subject to tutor availability. Nursing and Biology tutoring is by drop-in only.
Learning goes beyond the classroom! Academic Success Mini Sessions are offered in a variety of subjects and are presented by professional staff and faculty. No reservation required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Most Mini-Sessions are in the Academic Success Center (T.3200):
- Navigate D2L Training Thursday, May 30th 2:00pm-3:00pm T.3200
- Navigate D2L Training Wednesday, June 6th 2:00pm-3:00pm T.3200
- Navigate D2L Training Tuesday, June 11th 5:00pm-6:00pm T.3200
Minneapolis College offers 15 hours of free online tutoring per academic year through Tutor.com. Tutors are always available, even late at night when your instructor or campus tutors may not be. Stuck on a problem? Want someone to review your paper? This tutoring service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device that connects to the internet.
You will be able to:
- Receive up to 15 hours of free online tutoring per academic year.
- Drop off an essay for feedback.
- Save your favorite tutors and see their schedule of availability.
- Access services from your mobile phone or tablet.
To access Tutor.com:
- Log-in to D2L Bright space.
- Click on the “Resource Tab” and scroll to Tutor.com.
- Log-in with your StarID and password.
What is a Tutor-led Study Group?
Tutor-led study groups provide the opportunity to increase mastery of course material in a facilitated, group-learning environment. Peer tutors lead groups through review of key concepts and provide opportunities to hone problem-solving skills. Above all, these groups provide the opportunity for students to learn from one another.
Tutor-led study groups are especially helpful for students who generally understand a subject but are struggling with specific details. They offer students an opportunity to increase mastery in a subject where a student already feels confident. A minimum of 3 interested students from the same class are required to form a tutor-led study group.
How do I request a Tutor-Led Study Group?
- Fill out this online request form
- Within 3 business days of receiving the request, the Academic Success Center will contact you to schedule a meeting with the Director and/or a professional tutor to discuss needs of the group.
- Approval is based upon tutor and space availability in the Academic Success Center.
- Be on time and keep appointments.
Students may schedule up to 60 minutes per subject each day. Contact the Academic Success Center at 612-659-6140 if you will be late for your appointment or if you need to reschedule. Your tutor will wait 15 minutes past your scheduled meeting time. Missing two sessions without calling or canceling your appointment may cause a discontinuation of your tutoring appointments.
- Arrive prepared.
- Do the homework you understand.
- Mark items you do not understand.
- Write down your questions.
- Bring your class notes, syllabus and/or assignment sheet.
- Silence your cell phone.
- No food is allowed in the Academic Success Center. Beverages are allowed with a secure top.
- The Academic Success Center does not allow children. Upon request, the Academic Success Center will arrange for either a peer tutor or a professional tutor to work remotely at the Student Parent Center with the student. Requests for this remote tutoring at the Parent Support Center are based on tutor availability and the operational hours of the Parent Support Center.
- Academic Integrity is required.
- Tutors can provide helpful study tips that may improve your study skills, review and explain key concepts, give examples and/or work through practice problems, help you understand the instructions for your assignments, discuss patterns of errors and how you can correct them, coach you in how to proofread your own work, offer constructive feedback and encouragement.
- Tutoring is not a replacement for class/lecture. Tutors cannot assist in any way with a quiz or exam, do your homework for you, provide answers to an assignment, sit with you while you complete an assignment, or summarize your reading assignment for you.
Registered students may receive tutoring in the areas of Math, Writing and Reading by scheduling a tutoring appointment.
Prospective students not yet enrolled at Minneapolis College can receive tutoring assistance on a walk-in basis for writing, reading and math.
- Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Do you do well in a certain subject? Do you like to help people? Then we need your help!
Become a Peer Tutor for the Academic Success Center.
What are the benefits of being a tutor?
Peer tutoring is a paid, professional opportunity for student leaders who want to improve
communication skills, work with students, review and strengthen their familiarity with an academic discipline, and gain group facilitation skills. Many of these skills are desired by employers. Tutoring schedules are flexible based on your availability and the center’s business needs.
Tutors receive training in Goal Setting, Communication Skills, Professionalism and Ethics, Study Skills, Critical Thinking and much more! Tutors have the opportunity to apply for International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College of Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) after completing all certification requirements – a great resume builder!
- Completion of the course in which tutoring is to be offered, with minimum grade of B.
- A faculty recommendation for each course you wish to tutor.
- Must attend tutoring meetings and training sessions.
- Good interpersonal communication skills and ability to relate with people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.
- A high-level of personal responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
- Complete the FAFSA. This is a REQUIREMENT of all student employment positions.
- Register for at least 6 credits during the term that you plan to tutor. You must maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits during employment.
- Minneapolis College student completes the Application and recommending faculty submits Faculty Recommendation Form.
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