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About Our Tutoring Services

Tutoring is a free service offered to all students which supports a large number of general education courses as well as some upper-level courses. Our tutoring service is designed so that peer tutors meet you where you're at and address your concerns and needs, whether that be working on a specific issue or concern, preparing to study for an upcoming exam, or just needing help with being organized or developing effective study habits. When you meet with a tutor, you're setting the agenda and defining the course of the appointment while the tutor helps guide you to the end goal.

Who are our tutors?

All of our tutors are undergraduate students just like you. Each tutor either specializes in courses in their major or covers a variety of general education courses; every tutor picks the courses they tutor for, so when you come get tutoring, you can be confident that you'll meet with someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about the class you want support for. However, our tutors must also possess specific qualifications to tutor any given course which includes:

  • Passing the given course with at least a B for general education courses or an A for upper-level courses
  • Taking the course through Northwest or providing an endorsement/recommendation for tutoring a course if they didn't take it at Northwest
  • Demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate about specific course content in various ways in order to facilitate different learning styles
Additionally, all of our tutors receive on-going training and professional development through our training program which is accredited and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Certifying our training through CRLA ensures that we maintain best practices and procedures when it comes to tutoring.

Tutoring session

Tutoring sessions are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and on Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Appointments are:
  • Available in 50-minute increments
  • Available as face-to-face, online (more information below), or small group (with prior approval) options
  • By appointment only; we do not offer walk-in appointments
  • Based on your needs or concerns, so come prepared with something to address

When you have an appointment, be sure to bring your laptop, notes, and text book if needed.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our tutors, feel free to:

Online Tutoring

In addition to face-to-face tutoring, we also offer an online option for those students who are distance learners, unable to make it to campus for a face-to-face appointment, or simply would prefer an online option. All of our online appointments are held through Zoom, so you'll just need access to a laptop and Zoom account. For an online appointment, we recommend:

  • Ensuring your microphone and webcam are functioning properly
  • Using headphones, especially if you're in a crowded area during the online appointment
  • Ensuring that you have a reliable internet connection

To access your online appointment, simply login to TutorTrac and the link to the Zoom meeting should appear on the front page of TutorTrac 15 minutes prior to the start of your session. 

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 course site. 

Meet the Tutors

TUTORS

Tutors are individuals who offer peer-collaborative support for courses that they have excelled in. These individuals help students articulate their academic needs and goals, formulate strategies for succeeding with course material, and develop critical thinking skills.

Gretchen BraakGretchen Braak

Major/Minor:
Biomedical Sciences 

Ayla CampbellAyla Campbell

Major/Minor: 
Business Education

 

Logan CarterLogan Carter

Major/Minor: 
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation/Agronomy

Spencer CuppSpencer Cupp

Major/Minor: 
Applied Health Science: Exercise Science

Dustin FaganDustin Fagan

Major/Minor: 
Biomedical Sciences

Dalton ForbesDalton Forbes

Major/Minor:
Nanophysics

Leire GalarzaLeire Galarza

Major/Minor: 
Physics

Victoria GustafasonVictoria Gustafson

Major/Minor:
Biology & Psychology

Shelby HeesShelby Hees

Major/Minor:
Biomedical Sciences

Angela KinzelAngela Kinzel

Major/Minor:
Biomedical Sciences & Marine Biology

Ryleigh LindseyRyleigh Lindsey

Major/Minor:
Math Education

Holly ModlinHolly Modlin

Major/Minor:
Mathematics and Economics

Shelby NormanShelby Norman

Major/Minor: 
Biology/Environmental Sci. & Spanish

Emily NeillZane Papek

Major/Minor: 
Mathematics: Data Science

Abby RockAbby Rock

Major/Minor: 
Biology/Psychology

Caroline SandersCaroline Sanders

Major/Minor: 
Biochemistry

Keegan SturdyKeegan Sturdy

Major/Minor: 
Business Management

Emily TruesdellEmily Truesdell

Major/Minor: 
Chemistry 

Expertise: 
Chemistry

Kaitlyn WilbersKaitlyn Wilbers

Major/Minor: 
Agricultural Business

Zoe WoodZoe Wood

Major/Minor: 
Marine Biology

Expertise: 
Natural Sciences

Marissa WhittMarissa Whitt 

Major/Minor: 
Math Education

Expertise: 
Mathematics

 Joseph ZwienerJoseph Zwiener

Major/Minor: 
Physics, Math/Computer Science

Expertise: 
Mathematics & Physics

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, 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.  

SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE TUTORS

Supplemental course tutors (SCTs) are individuals who have excelled in a specific course and have chosen to retake that course in order to support students taking it for the first time. SCTs offer study strategies and skills for the content of the specific course they support, work closely with the course instructor to develop support materials, and offer drop-in hours for students to meet with them one-on-one.

Ruby MedwidRuby Medwid

Course:
United States to 1877

Instructor:
Dr. Elyssa Ford

Walk-In Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Samantha StathamSamantha Statham

Course:
United States to 1877

Instructor:
Dr. Sarah Naramore

Walk-In Hours:
TBD

Walk-In Location:
TBD

Ryan WatsonRyan Waston 

Course:
United States to 1877

Instructor:
Mr. Matt Johnson

Walk-In Hours:
TBD

Walk-In Location:
TBD

 

TUTOR SPECIALISTS

Tutor specialists are tutors who have taken on a leadership role in addition to their typical tutoring duties. These are individuals who act as leaders and mentors to both new and returning tutors, and actively engage in the training and professional development of the SSC's tutoring staff.

Dalton Forbes

Dalton Forbes

Major/Minor: 
Nanophysics

Victoria GustafasonVictoria Gustafson

Major/Minor:
Biology & Psychology

Ryleigh LindseyRyleigh Lindsey

Major/Minor:
Math Education

Holly ModlinHolly Modlin

Major/Minor:
Mass Media: Broadcasting & Production

Caroline SandersCaroline Sanders

Major/Minor: 
Biochemistry

 

List of tutor-supported courses

Below is a list of all of the courses our tutors support. This list is dynamic, meaning it gets updated as tutors add more courses to the list of what they want to tutor, so if you don't see a course listed that you want tutoring for, feel free to reach and ask about the course or keep checking this list for updates.

Accounting

  • Accounting I - ACCT51201
  • Accounting II - ACCT51202

Agriculture

  • Principles of Microeconomics in Agriculture - AGRI03102
  • Plant Science - AGRI03130
  • Animal Science - AGRI03150
  • Crop production - AGRI03232

Biological Sciences 

  • General Biology - BIOL04102
  • Principles of Biology - BIOL04106
  • General Botany - BIOL04112
  • General Zoology - BIOL04114
  • General Microbiology - BIOL04140
  • Anatomy Allied Health - BIOL04236
  • Biological Evolution and Diversity - BIOL04348
  • Genetics - BIOL04350
  • Human Anatomy - BIOL04436

Chemistry

  • General Chemistry - CHEM24112
  • General Chemistry I - CHEM24114
  • General Chemistry II - CHEM24116
  • Organic Chemistry - CHEM24242
  • Analytical Chemistry - CHEM24322
  • Organic Chemisty I - CHEM24342
  • Organic Chemistry II - CHEM24344
  • Instrumental Analysis - CHEM24522
  • General Biochemistry - CHEM24562

Computer Science and Information Systems

  • Computers and Information Technology - CSIS44130
  • Computer Programming I - CSIS44141
  • Spreadsheet Applications - CSIS44336
  • Database Applications - CSIS44346

Economics

  • Principles of Macroeconomics - ECON52150

Education: Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Ecology and Developmental Foundations of Education - EDCI62107
  • Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - EDCI62108
  • Positive Communication in an Inclusive Classroom - EDCI62109

Education: General Leadership

  • Multiculturalism in Education - EDUC61569

English

  • Introduction to Literature - ENGL10220

Finance

  • Business Law I - FIN53311

Geography 

  • Introduction to Geography - GEOG32101
  • Peoples and Culture - World - GEOG32102

Geology

  • General Geology - GEOL17110
  • General Earth Science - GEOL27114
  • Mineralogy - GEOL27220
  • Environmental Geology - GEOL27360
  • Geochemistry - GEOL27424

History

  • The United States to 1877 - HIST33155
  • The United States since 1877 - HIST33156

Humanities

  • Western Civilization II - HUM26103

Languages 

  • Spanish I - LANG14141
  • Spanish II - LANG14142
  • Intermediate Spanish I - LANG14242
  • Intermediate Spanish II - LANG14243
  • Advanced Conversation in Spanish - LANG14344

Management

  • Business Connections - MGMT54112
  • Managerial Communication - MGMT54310
  • Principles of Management - MGMT54313
  • Entrepreneurship - MGMT54318
  • Business and Society - MGMT54413

Marketing

  • Principles of Marketing - MKTG55330
  • Retailing - MKTG55331
  • International Business - MKTG55438

Math and Statistics

  • General Statistics - MATH17114
  • Concepts of Mathematics - MATH17115
  • Math Modeling - MATH17116
  • Precalculus - MATH17117
  • Precalculus Algebra - MATH17118
  • Trigonomotry - MATH17118
  • Calculus I - MATH17120
  • Calculus II - MATH17121
  • Computational Reasoning and Data - MATH17145
  • Fundamentals of Math - MATH17171
  • Linear Algebra - MATH17311
  • Graph Theory - MATH17319
  • Calculus III - MATH17321
  • Probability and Statistics - MATH17333
  • Algebra and Geometry - Elementary/Middle School - MATH17371

Physics

  • General Physics I - PHYS25110
  • General Physics II - PHYS25112
  • Fundamental Classical Physics I - PHYS25120

Psychology

  • General Psychology - PSYC08103
  • Developmental Psychology - PSYC08333
  • Biological Psychology - PSYC08343

Recreation

  • Leisure and Society - REC45211

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