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Northwest Missouri State University


Tutoring

About Tutoring | Tutors

About Our Tutoring Services

Free one-on-one or small group tutoring is available in the Talent Development Center on the 2nd Floor of Owens Library. Our tutors are excellent students who earned A’s or B’s in the classes that they tutor. They help students focus on how to learn with what to learn. Tutoring is available for most general education courses and some upper-level courses.

 Tutoring sessions...

  • Are available in 50 minute one-on-one or small group appointments 
  • Encompasses nearly all general education courses
  • Are led by tutors  well-versed in the subject areas
  • Include study strategies, test-taking advice and content review
  • Are available specific times for walk-in hours for specific discipline areas; the schedule is below! 
  • In high need areas may be pre-made into small groups of 2-3 students

When you visit, be sure to bring notes, textbook, questions, and readiness to learn!

Make an Appointment

Most tutoring happens on appointment basis.  Tutoring appointments are scheduled from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment with one of our TDC tutors, feel free to

  • Stop by our office on the Second Floor of Owens Library
  • Call us at 660-562-1726

Online Tutoring

If you are an online only student or can’t make it to the Maryville campus for an appointment, the TDC offers online tutoring with a tutor through Zoom. To schedule an online tutoring appointment, please call the TDC at 660-562-1726 and mention that you need the appointment to be online.  The office assistant will an appointment scheduled. To prepare for your online tutoring appointment, here is some additional for you:

  • You should have a webcam and a microphone.  Most computers that have webcams also have microphones built in.  Northwest laptops already have this feature on their computers.
  • You do not need to download any special software or programs before your appointment
  • We recommend that your use headphones during your appointment because it will make it easier to communicate with your tutor.
  • You should have a reliable internet connection.  Since the appointment will be conducted online, it is important to have a strong internet connection.
  • When the time for your appointment comes, your tutor will send you via email a link to your Northwest email address.  To join the appointment, you need to click on that link to access the appointment.  When you click on the link, your browser may ask you to download something, please accept all requests.  After you get connected with your tutor, they will guide you in using Zoom.

Should issues arise with technology, the tutor may call you with the phone number you provided when you scheduled the tutoring appointment. 

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is a third party organization that provides students with access to expert online tutors across a wide range of subjects. Smarthinking is free for Northwest students and can be accessed through a tutoring link on your Northwest Online.

Walk-In Tutoring Schedule

The fall 2016 walk-in tutoring schedule is below.  For a printable version of the walk-in tutoring schedule, please click here.

Day

Times

Location

Tutor

Subject Areas

Monday

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Garrett-Strong 1310 Trevor

General Geology
General Geology Lab
General Earth Science
General Earth Science Lab
Introduction to Geography

Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fine Arts 109 Jacob

Music Theory Courses
Enjoyment of Music
Jazz Appreciation
American Popular Music
Other Music Courses by Demand

Monday 7:00 PM -9:00 PM Owens Library 231

Hannah (Math)

 Maddie (Science)

Hannah:
Concepts of Mathematics
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Trigonometry
Calculus I
Calculus II
Discrete Mathematics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Other Math, Business, Economics, and Accounting Courses by Demand

 Maddie:
General Biology
Principles of Biology
General Zoology
Other Science courses by demand

Tuesday 7:00 PM -9:00 PM Owens Library 231

Lunduk

Concepts of Mathematics
College Algebra
Pre-calculus
Trigonometry
Calculus I
Calculus II
Discrete Mathematics
Other math courses by demand. 

Wednesday 12:00 PM -1:30 PM Fine Arts 109 Jacob

Music Theory Courses
Enjoyment of Music
Jazz Appreciation
American Popular Music
Other Music Courses by Demand

Wednesday

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Garrett-Strong 1310 Trevor

General Geology
General Geology Lab
General Earth Science
General Earth Science Lab
Introduction to Geography

Wednesday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Owens Library 231 Karla

Accounting I
Accounting II
Cost Accounting
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
General Statistics I
Other business courses by demand.

Thursday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Owens Library 231 Sadhana

General Biology
Principles of Biology
General Zoology
General Statistics I
Other science courses by demand

Meet the Tutors

Tutor

Erin Brown

Major/Minor: 
Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Expertise: 
Biology & Chemistry Courses

Sadhana

Sadhana Bhattarai

Major/Minor: 
Biomedical Sciences

Expertise: 
Biology & Chemistry Courses

Karla Everman

Karla Everman

Major/Minor: 
Accounting (Private)


Expertise: 
Accounting & Business Courses

Tutor

Hannah Furlong

Major/Minor: 
Mathematics & Economics

Expertise: 
Mathematics courses

Tutor

Steven Gordon

Major/Minor:
Chemistry Ed./Physics Ed.

Expertise:
Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry courses

Sammie Houfek

Sammie Houfek

Major/Minor: 
Business Management

Expertise: 
Accounting & Business Courses

Tutor

Madison Hulse

Major/Minor:
General Biology 

Expertise:
Biology Courses

Tutor

Jacob Jennings

Major/Minor: 
Instrumental Music Education

Expertise: 
Music Courses

Kynlee Marnin

Kynlee Marnin

Major/Minor: 
Middle School Ed. (Math & Science)

Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

Tutor

Mikaela Quick

Major/Minor: 
Elementary Education

Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

Tutor

Bipin Rimal

Major/Minor: 
Economics/Math

Expertise: 
Accounting, Business, & Math Courses

Lunduk

Lunduk Sherpa

Major/Minor: 
Mathematics

Expertise: 
Mathematics Courses

Trevor

Trevor Stegall

Major/Minor: 
Geography/Geology

Expertise: 
Geography & Geology courses

Tutor

Charla Taylor

Major/Minor: 
Special Education: Cross Categorical & Elementary Education

Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

Landon Wood

Landon Wood

Graduate Program:
Science Education. Em. Biology

Expertise: 
Biology & Chemistry Courses

If you do not see your tutor or the subject area that you need assistance in on this list above, do not be concerned.  Many of our SI Leaders and graduate assistants also serve as tutors for history, humanities, philosophy, psychology, and many other areas!  

Give us a call at 660-562-1726 or visit us on the second floor of the library to see what we have available and make a tutoring appointment.