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

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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.

Spring Semester 2017
General Hours and Locations

 
Tech Learning Center
Garden Level of Devereaux Library, Room 110 (by elevator)
 
Sunday — 4-8 pm
Monday — 9 am-9 pm
Tuesday — 10 am-9 pm
Wednesday — 9 am-9 pm
Thursday — 10 am-2 pm
Friday — 9 am-4 pm
Saturday — Closed
 
Student Success Center
Surbeck Center
 
Sunday — 7-10 pm
Thursday — 12-9 pm
 
EEP 252  
Tuesday — 7-10 pm
 
(Moved to Student Success Center)
Thursday ---- 7- 10 pm
 
Summer Term
Refer to the Tutoring Schedule
 

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 recitations 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
 
Lehman, T
 
MM213
 
Thur 10-10:50 am
 
M002 Math Recitation-Trigonometry
 
Lehman, T
 
MM213 Tues 12-12:50 pm
 
M003 Math Recitation-Calculus 1
 
Bienert, D
 
MM213
 
Thur 8-8:50 am
 
M004 Math Recitation-Calculus 1
 
Bienert, D
 
MM213
 
Tues
 
2-2:50 pm
 
M005 Math Recitation-Calculus 2
 
Kowalski, T
 
MM310
 
Tues
 
9-9:50 am
 
M006 Math Recitation-Calculus 2
 
Kowalski, T
 
MM213
 
Thur 11-11:50 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

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Every Sunday from 7-10 pm in the Student Success Center
Put a little crunch in your cram time. Partner with AXS (Alpha Chi Sigma) for math and chemistry tutoring. It makes Mondays a little easier and Sundays a little Sweeter.
 


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ACE Algebra

 

MATH 101/102
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

Please Note: ACE Algebra is not available Spring Semester 2017. It should be available again in the future.
 

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WhizTRIG

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MATH 120
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

SUNDAY

  • 4-8 pm - TLC
     
  • 7-10 pm - SSC

MONDAY

  • 9 am-4 pm, 7-9 pm - TLC
     

TUESDAY

  • 10 am-9 pm - TLC
     
  • 7-10 pm - EEP 252
     

WEDNESDAY

  • 9-11 am, 1-4 pm, 5-9 pm - TLC
     

THURSDAY

  • 10 am-2 pm - TLC
     
  • 12-9 pm - SSC
  • 7-10 pm - Student Success Center
     

FRIDAY

  • 9 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm - TLC

     

 


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MATH 120
Instructor Office Hours

Spring Semester 2017 - Hours to be added soon

 

 

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CrushCALC

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MATH 123
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

SUNDAY

  • 4-8 pm - TLC
     
  • 7-10 pm - SSC
     

MONDAY

  • 9 am-4 pm, 7-9 pm - TLC
     

TUESDAY

  • 10 am-9 pm - TLC
     
  • 7-10 pm - EEP 252
     
  • 11 am-12 pm - McLaury 310 (Supplemental Instruction)
     

WEDNESDAY

  • 9-11 am, 1-4 pm, 5-9 pm - TLC
  • 4-5 pm - McLaury 205 (Supplemental Instruction)
     

THURSDAY

  • 12 pm-9 pm - SSC
  • 7-10 pm - Student Success Center
     
  • 10-11 am - McLaury 306 (Supplemental Instruction)
     
  • 1-2 pm - McLaury 310 (Supplemental Instruction)
     

FRIDAY

  • 9 am-12 pm, 2-4 pm - TLC

     

 


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MATH 123
Instructors Office Hours

Spring Semester 2017 - Hours to be added soon

 

 

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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.