Tutoring Services offers personalized, one-on-one assistance to all Northern students.

Tutoring Services' trained, capable tutors are available to provide academic support in almost any subject.


  • Who can receive free tutoring? Any Northern student -- whether on campus, online, part-time, at Huron Community Campus, or high school dual credit.
  • Which courses does Tutoring Services support? Tutoring Services provides support for NSU classes including all 100- and 200-level courses and most upper-level courses in all subjects including math, science, English, business, education, and others. 
  • Who are the tutors? Our tutors are successful Northern students who are driven to help others. Many plan to become teachers and have previous tutoring experience. Our tutors are recommended by faculty and have gone through an extensive training process. They are well-prepared to help you make the most of your current skills and develop new ones.
  • How can I request tutoring? On campus, students may walk into the Learning Commons (TC 148) to receive immediate assistance (first come, first served). Students may also request an appointment on Navigate or by completing this request form
  • How can I form a study group of peers? Students may seek out assistance from tutors individually or as a group. On Navigate, students may opt into "Study Buddies" and connect with peers in classes. Supplemental Instruction (SI) may also be available for specific courses. Please visit the SI webpage for more information. 


Tutoring and Study Spaces

The Learning Commons provides a variety of open seating and tables for studying, as well as three rooms suitable for tutoring in person or online.


Online Tutoring

Northern State University provides tutoring assistance on campus or online via Zoom. In addition, NSU provides on-demand, online tutoring through Tutor.com for online courses. This service is available 24/7 and can be accessed via the online course D2L shell by clicking "Help" on the navigation bar.


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Writing papers

  • Choosing a topic, generating ideas, forming a thesis
  • Clarifying the focus of the paper
  • Refining ideas and organization
  • Improving introductions and conclusions
  • Identifying grammar and punctuation errors
  • Finding effective sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • Using MLA and APA styles
  • Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
  • Supporting the main idea
  • Unifying paragraphs and using transitions effectively
  • Writing a letter or essay of application
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math & science

  • Understanding difficult math concepts
  • Understanding and solving story problems
  • Learning multiple ways to solve a problem
  • Studying and reviewing for tests
  • Developing test-taking strategies
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reading-intensive courses

  • Finding the main idea within a text
  • Locating supporting points within a text
  • Understanding vocabulary from context
  • Summarizing and responding to a text
  • Understanding challenging concepts within texts
  • Preparing for tests based on course readings



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Meet Our Tutoring Services Staff

Vicki Evans

Vicki Evans 
English Instructor/Tutoring Services Director 
Technology Center 151

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Emerald Sturdevant  
Administrative Assistant  
Technology Center 148