There’s no doubt about it: college can be stressful. Between tough courses, part-time jobs, and maintaining a social life, there is a lot going on. It's easy to forget about the many resources available on South Dakota State University's campus. Here's a list of campus resources that everyone should know.
Wintrode Tutoring Program
The Wintrode Tutoring Program offers free tutoring to all SDSU students. It’s a great way to improve your understanding of course material, improve your grades, and increase your confidence and knowledge of the course material. Wintrode tutoring has peer tutors who not only help you understand the course material but also help you develop learning strategies. Tutoring here typically helps in small groups of up to four students but you can also request one-on-one tutoring.
Supplemental Instruction Program
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. It’s a chance to meet with classmates and compare notes, talk about concepts, and get more in-depth help from a SI leader. SI leaders are students who have taken the course and developed a depth of knowledge on the subject matter.
TRIO Programs are a set of college opportunity programs that advocate for college access and success. They support first generation and income eligible students in college access, preparation and success in the transition to college. The staff truly supports and helps with a variety of supports including advising, academic resources, peer mentoring, career planning and involvement opportunities.
Math Help Center
Free math tutoring! Who couldn’t use the extra help. The Math Help Center provides free walk-in tutoring for students taking MATH 101, 103, 114, 115, 120, 121, 123, 125 and STAT 281 at SDSU.
The on-campus Math Help Center is located in AME 292. It has limited seating. Its tentative hours for fall 2021 are Monday through Thursday 12pm-5pm and Friday 12pm-4pm.
Online hours are Monday through Thursday 5pm-9pm using this zoom link: https://sdstate.zoom.us/j/94810641861
SDSU Writing Center
The SDSU Writing Center serves all students enrolled in the university, both graduate and undergraduate. Students can chat about an essay for a composition or history class, a research paper, abstracts for a human development or sociology paper, or a job or graduate school application letter-in short, any type of writing that they have concerns about. Consultations take place during any stage of the writing process - from determining the ideas, focus, and framework to citing sources and figuring out how semi-colons work and polishing the style.
The Writing Center staff is comprised of English instructors and graduate students who have all taught English 101 and other writing courses and, beginning in Spring 2015, undergraduate students who have been trained to tutor in the Writing Center. They are experienced in working with students of all backgrounds, including second-language learners. However, our tutors are not editors nor will they simply proofread a student's writing. Each session is devoted to an active and engaged learning experience in which the tutor and the student work together to improve writing.