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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  Student Success 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 Northwest Core courses
  • Are led by tutors who are 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 is scheduled by appointment. To schedule an appointment with one of our tutors, feel free to:

  • Schedule a tutoring session online here.  Please click here for more instructions on how to schedule appointments online. 
  • 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 Student Success Center offers online tutoring with a tutor through Zoom. To schedule an online tutoring appointment, you may schedule the appointment online by clicking the link above or calling the office at 660.562.1726 and mention that you need the appointment to be online. The office assistant will work with you to schedule an appointment. 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 course site. 

Walk-In Tutoring Schedule

The fall 2017 walk-in tutoring schedule has yet to be determined.  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 Earth Science
General Earth Science Lab
General Geology
General Geology Lab
Introduction to Geography
People and Cultures of the World

Monday

6:30 pm -8:00 pm

Fine Arts 109

Jake

Theory of Music courses
Enjoyment of Music
Other music courses by demand

Monday

7:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Owens Library 231

Hana

Animal Science
Principles of Biology
General Biology
General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II

Tuesday

7:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Owens Library 231

Karla

Survey of Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Accounting I
Accounting II
Cost Accounting
Intermediate Accounting I
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Managerial Communication
Operations Management
Other business courses by demand

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Garrett-Strong 1310 Trevor General Earth Science
General Earth Science Lab
General Geology
General Geology Lab
Introduction to Geography
People and Cultures of the World
Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Fine Arts 109 Jake Theory of Music courses
Enjoyment of Music
Other music courses by demand
Thursday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Owens Library 231 Sadhana General Biology
Principles of Biology
General Botany
General Zoology
General Chemistry 
General Chemistry I
Other science courses by demand

Meet the Tutors

Tutor

Courtney Bomberger

Graduate Program:
School Guidance Counseling 

Expertise: 
Psychology Courses

Sadhana

Sadhana Bhattarai

Major/Minor: 
Biomedical Sciences

Expertise: 
Biology & Chemistry Courses

Tutor

Wick Cunningham 

Graduate Program:
Health Education 

Expertise: 
Mathematics & Science Courses 

Karla Everman

Karla Everman

Major/Minor: 
Accounting (Private)

Expertise: 
Accounting & Business 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

Jake Jennings

Jacob Jennings

Major/Minor: 
Instrumental Music Education

Expertise: 
Music Courses

Tutor

Carrie Leesmann

Major/Minor: 
Biology

Expertise: 
Statistics 

Tutor

Sequoia Masten

Major/Minor: 
Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education

Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

Tutor

Hana Mayfield 

Major/Minor: 
Animal Science (Pre-Vet)

Expertise: 
Biology & Chemistry 

Tutor

Josh Partridge

Major/Minor: 
Unified Science: Chemistry 

Expertise: 
Chemistry

Tutor

Mikaela Quick

Major/Minor: 
Elementary Education


Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

Sumnima Rana

Sumnima Rana

Major/Minor: 
Computer Science/Mathematics

Expertise: 
Computer Science & Mathematics Courses

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

Halli Weitl

Major/Minor: 
Elementary Education

Expertise: 
Elementary Education Mathematics

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.