Tutoring Defined

What is peer tutoring or mentoring? 

At Dickinson State, peer tutoring refers to instructional, educational sessions with a fellow student. Trained peer tutors with subject area expertise provide one-on-one informal academic support to other DSU students. If you’re struggling with one class in particular, talk with a peer tutor. 

Peer mentors help fellow students with overarching study and life skills. Talk to a peer mentor if you want help with general study skills, test taking, and/or time management.   

Tutoring Center Offerings

What courses or subjects do you tutor?

The list below will give you an idea of the courses and subjects we tutor and some of the other services we offer. 

  • Accounting 200-201, Spreadsheets (BOTE 247) 
  • Biology 111, 150-151, 211-212 
  • Chemistry 115, 121-122, 341-342 
  • Computer Science 101, 120, 160 
  • Education courses 
  • ELL & ELL Writing 
  • Literature courses 
  • Mathematics (ASC 091, 092, 093; MATH 103, 110, 146, 165, 305) 
  • Nursing (APA formatting and research writing) 
  • Psychology 111+ 
  • Writing (ASC 087, 110, 120 and other courses) 
  • Study skills, time management, and more 

Please contact us if you need tutoring in a course that is not listed.

Tutoring Appointments

Do I need to make an appointment? 

Appointments are not required. However, there is no guarantee a tutor or mentor will be available unless you make an appointment.

How do I make an appointment? 

To make an appointment, you can stop by the Tutoring and Peer Mentoring Center in the lower level of Stoxen Library or contact us. 

You can also use our scheduling software, Accudemia, to make an appointment. 

How long does a tutoring or mentoring session last? 

Generally, students can choose either a 25 or 50 minute session. If you need more time, you can make additional appointments. If you wish, you can even set up regular weekly appointments. Contact us for help with scheduling.

Are sessions one-on-one or in groups? 

We specialize in one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. However, for some courses, group tutoring can be beneficial. Contact us if you’re interested in participating in a group tutoring session. 

Where do sessions take place? 

All sessions take place in the Tutoring and Peer Mentoring Center in the lower level of Stoxen Library. 

How much does a sessions cost? 

Tutoring and mentoring services are included in your tuition fees, so there is no additional cost. 

What if I can’t make it to an appointment? 

If you can’t make it to an appointment, please cancel it as soon as possible using the Accudemia software. If you need assistance, please contact us or stop by the Tutoring and Peer Mentoring Center. 

Is attending class required for tutoring? 

Yes. You must be attending a course on a regular basis in order to request a tutor for it. 

How do I prepare for my tutoring session? 

Bring everything you need to your session, including your assignment sheet, your textbook, source materials, and so on. Also, bring something to write with and something to write on. Come ready to work, and expect your tutor to assist you and guide you, not do the work for you.

What if I need tutoring when the Tutoring and Peer Mentoring Center isn’t open? 

Use your Moodle Hub to gain access to online tutoring via Net Tutor.