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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

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

Walk-In Tutoring Schedule

Walk-in tutoring is available when there are no appointments or if you have a quick question. Tutors will strive to assist all in the room, but there might be a little waiting time for students.  Please note that walk-in tutoring is not available while the university is closed or during the summer months.  

View Walk-In Tutoring Schedule View PDF

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:Online Tutoring

  • 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. 

Meet the Tutors

Tutor

Courtney Bomberger

Graduate Program:
School Guidance Counseling 

Expertise: 
Psychology Courses

Sadhana

Kyle Brewster

Major/Minor: 
Business Economics/Mathematics

Expertise: 
Business & Economics Courses

Tutor

Caitlyn Delaney

Major/Minor:
Food and Nutrition: Dietetics  

Expertise: 
Biology 

Karla Everman

Taylor Felz

Major/Minor: 
Business Management and Marketing

Expertise: 
Business Courses

Tutor

Melinda Jarman

Major/Minor: 
Chemistry 

Expertise: 
Chemistry & Biology Courses

Jake Jennings

Jacob Jennings

Major/Minor: 
Instrumental Music Education

Expertise: 
Music Courses

Tutor

Carrie Leesmann

Major/Minor: 
Biology

Expertise: 
Statistics 

Tutor

Evan Grimes

Major/Minor: 
Marine Biology/Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Expertise: 
Science Courses

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

Holly Praiswater

Major/Minor: 
Mathematics Education 


Expertise: 
Elementary Math

Tutor

Astrid Reynoso Zaragoza

Major/Minor: 
Chemistry: Biochemistry


Expertise: 
Chemistry & Biology Courses

Tutor

Ali Vinke

Major/Minor: 
General Geology

Expertise: 
Geology

Lunduk

Lunduk Sherpa

Major/Minor: 
Mathematics

Expertise: 
Mathematics Courses

Trevor

Bailey Boland

Major/Minor: 
Animal Science (Pre-Vet)

Expertise: 
Animal Science

Tutor

April Walkup

Major/Minor: 
Accounting

Expertise: 
Business

Tutor

Jordon Winn

Major/Minor: 
Biology: Cellular/Molecular

Expertise: 
Biology, Chemistry, & Physics 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, 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.