Tutors are academically successful upper-level School of Mines students who have completed the courses they are tutoring and are familiar with the instructors’ expectations. They enjoy helping fellow students understand their subjects. Information regarding what subjects Tech Learning Center (TLC) tutors are qualified to tutor will be found on the Tutors' Areas of Expertise Chart (see link below). Tech Learning Center Outreach (TLCO) is provided fall and spring semesters by ResLive and is available to students living in Connolly Hall, Palmerton Hall, and Peterson Hall.
Tech Learning Center (TLC)
The Tech Learning Center (TLC) provides free tutoring in all core subjects – math, chemistry, computer science, English (grammar and composition), and physics, as well as biology and other subjects depending upon the tutors’ area of expertise. The primary focus is on core subjects at the 100 and 200 levels. However, in addition to tutoring core subjects, tutors often have a variety of subjects and levels that they are qualified to tutor.
The TLC is located on the lower level of the Devereaux Library--room 110, next to the elevator. Although the TLC tutoring service is geared to School of Mines students, any student enrolled in South Dakota universities is welcome to receive tutoring at the TLC. By using the TLC several times during the day or week, students will find the tutors and times that work best for them. Study aids such as computers, textbooks, and study guides are also available for student use in the TLC.
Hours of Operation:
The TLC is open seven days a week during fall and spring semesters. Summer terms' tutoring hours are limited to weekdays, Monday--Thursday, morning and afternoon hours. Refer to the TLC Tutoring schedule link (above) for the current semester's tutoring hours.
Tutor Availability Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, noon - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 9 p.m.
Tutor Availability Summer Terms - limited schedule:
Monday - Thursday; (please refer to the tutoring schedule link located above)
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The TLC tutoring schedule is set by the tutors each semester and varies from one semester to the next. Refer to the TLC Tutoring Schedule (above link) for the current semester's tutoring hours. Appointments are not necessary.
If you would like a tutor introduction or have questions or concerns about the Tech Learning Center, please scroll down to the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Additional tutoring services available to School of Mines students:
· For students with documented learning and physical disabilities, the Assistive Technologies (ADA) Lab is available through Counseling and ADA Services at 605-394-1924 or through the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs office at 605-394-2416.
The Physics Department has tutoring available every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Mr. Michael Dowding, physics instructor, by phone (605) 394-2555 or e-mail him at Michael.Dowding@sdsmt.edu.
· Some tutoring is provided by Alpha Chi Sigma (AXE) 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.
· Tech Learning Center Outreach (TLCO) tutoring is provided by ResLife for students living in Connolly Hall, Palmerton Hall, and Peterson Hall. The focus is on tutoring core subjects at the 100 and 200 level. Tutors are scheduled to tutor in each residence hall according to their avialable time. Ask your RA about the tutoring schedule for each hall, or contact Linn.Miller@sdsmt.edu for a tutoring schedule.
Various academic departments may also have academic assistance available. Contact your department chair, course instructor, or department secretary for further information.
Linn Miller - Assistant Coordinator of Academic Support
Dr. Pat Beu - Director of Retention and Testing
Barbara Dolan - Registrar and Director of Academic Services