Tutoring and Academic Support

You came to SD Mines for "challenging academics," but now that challenge is staring you right in the face. College classes may seem significantly harder than what you encountered in high school; or maybe you sailed through your freshman year, and now a particular course section is giving you trouble. Fortunately, many resources are available for students who need tutoring, coaching or support to help them master concepts and coursework.

Start early . . . and start at the Student Success Center!

We can help you find the right combination of academic and student support. Here are some of the academic resources available to you.


School House Rock

TLC Tutoring — School House Rock

FALL Semester 2017
General Hours and Locations

 
Tech Learning Center  (TLC)
Garden Level of Devereaux Library, Room 110 (by elevator)
Sunday — 2 pm - 6 pm
Monday — 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday — 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday — 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday — 9 am-12 pm
Friday — 9 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday — Closed
 
Student Success Center
Surbeck Center
Sunday — 6 pm - 10 pm  (Starting September 10, 2017
Thursday — 12 pm - 9 pm

EEP 252  "Tutors on Tour"  Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesday — 8-10 pm
Summer Term
Refer to the Tutoring Schedule
 
 
The Tech Learning Center (TLC) offers free tutoring services provided by upper-level Mines students who have already completed the courses they are tutoring and are familiar with instructors' expectations. TLC provides tutoring in all core subjects at the 100 and 200 levels. Other areas and levels depend on tutors' areas of expertise.

TLC FAQ

What should I expect? A comfortable and judgment-free space where you can ask any and all questions about your class. Tutors answer questions, clarify the material, help you develop better study skills and find an approach that works for you. NOTE: They can get busy, so plan ahead if you need tutoring help.

What NOT to expect? Your tutor won't have a lesson plan and won't do homework for you, so come having already attempted your assignment and be prepared with questions. Your tutor won't recap lectures either - so make sure you've been to class.

Math Recitations

Math 100 sections are zero credit recitations, paired with lecture classes, that offer some credit back to the lecture class if students complete the recitation requirements. These recitations are open to everyone. We strongly recommend them to any student repeating a course. Students should register for the recitation course that matches their lecture course.
 

Class#
 
Name   Instructor   Room   Day   Time  
M001 Math Recitation-Trigonometry R. Rudy-Hinker CB 107 Thur 10-10:50 am
M002 Math Recitation-Trigonometry R. Rudy-Hinker CB 107 Thur 2-2:50 pm
M003 Math Recitation-Calculus 1 D. Bienert  MM 213 Tues 9-9:50 am
M004 Math Recitation-Calculus 1 D. Bienert MM 213 Tues 2-2:50 pm
M005 Math Recitation-Calculus 2 R. Johnson MM 213  Thur 11-11:50 am
M006 Math Recitation-Calculus 2 R. Johnson MM 313 Tues 2-2:50 am

Other Tutoring Options

Some tutoring is provided by Alpha Chi Sigma (AXS), chemistry and chemical engineering fraternity, in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building, Room 228. For additional information, call the Chemistry Department at (605) 394-1238.

Individual academic departments may also have academic assistance available. Contact your department chair, course instructor, or department secretary for further information.

Make use of the Student Resource List for other key department contacts.
 

Support for Students with ADA/Disabilities

For students with documented learning and/or physical disabilities, the Assistive Technologies (ADA) Lab is available through Counseling and ADA Services at (605) 394-1924 or through the Dean of Students Office at (605) 394-2416.
 


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Sunday Crunch

Every Sunday from 6-10 pm in the Student Success Center
Put a little crunch in your cram time. Partner with AXS (Alpha Chi Sigma) and TLC Tutors for tutoring in math, chemistry, physics, biology, English composition, and some introductory engineering subjects. It makes Mondays a little easier and Sundays a little Sweeter.


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ACE Algebra

MATH 101/102
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

MATH 102
Tutoring


SUNDAY
  • 2-6 pm (TLC)
  • 6-10 pm (SSC)
MONDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
TUESDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
  • 8-10 pm (EEP 252)
WEDNESDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
THURSDAY
  • 9 am – 12 pm (TLC)
  • 12-9 pm (SSC)
FRIDAY
  • 9 am – 5 pm (TLC)
 
MATH 102
Supplemental Instruction


SUNDAY
  • 5-6 pm (SSC)
  • 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm (McKeel)
TUESDAY
  • 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm (SSC)
THURSDAY
  • 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm (SSC)
 


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WhizTRIG 

MATH 120
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

MATH 120
Tutoring


SUNDAY
  • 2-6 pm (TLC)
  • 6-10 pm (SSC)
MONDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
TUESDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
  • 8-10 pm (EEP 252)
WEDNESDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
THURSDAY
  • 9 am – 12 pm (TLC)
  • 12-5 pm, 6-9 pm (SSC)
FRIDAY
  • 9 am – 5 pm (TLC)
 
MATH 120
Supplemental Instruction


SUNDAY
  • 8-9 pm, 9-10 pm (McKeel)
TUESDAY
  • 7-8 pm, 8-9:45 pm (SSC)
 
 

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CrushCALC

MATH 123
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

MATH 123
Tutoring


SUNDAY
  • 2-6 pm (TLC)
  • 6-10 pm (SSC)
MONDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
TUESDAY
  • 9 am – 1 pm, 2-9 pm (TLC)
  • 8-10 pm (EEP 252)
WEDNESDAY
  • 9 am – 9 pm (TLC)
THURSDAY
  • 9 am – 12 pm (TLC)
  • 12-5 pm, 6-9 pm (SSC)
FRIDAY
  • 9 am – 5 pm (TLC)
 
MATH 123
Supplemental Instruction

SUNDAY
  • 8-9 pm (SSC)
TUESDAY
  • 6-7 pm (SSC)
WEDNESDAY
  • 7-8 pm (SSC)
THURSDAY
  • 8-9 pm (SSC)
 

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The TLC Matrix

The TLC Matrix offers all of our semester tutoring options in one document. Download the TLC Matrix.
 


The Counseling and ADA Services Office also offers some online resources. Visit their Academic Problems and Skills webpage.