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New tutoring location at Science Education Center

The Center for Academic Excellence announces the opening of its new tutoring location in Room 122 of the new Science Education Center (SEC). Students may receive appointment-based tutoring in math, science, and information and computer sciences courses at this location. Science and math tutoring in Saint Paul was previously located in LIB 130; that location continues to offer Writing Center tutorials.

For more information contact the Center for Academic Excellence at 651-793-1460 or centerfolk@metrostate.edu. Visit this link to schedule an appointment online.

Tutoring options for Metropolitan State students

Metropolitan State University supports student academic success with several tutoring options:

  • Visit the College of Management to obtain tutoring assistance in accounting, economics, finance and management information systems courses. Call 612-659-7269 for additional information.
  • Visit the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) to obtain tutoring in math, science, writing and computer programming. The CAE employs undergraduate, graduate and faculty tutors. Tutors meet with students in 50 minute sessions and assist in understanding assignments, academic reading and study skills, understanding and applying concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the writing process. The CAE has three locations: Saint Paul (Library & Learning Center 130), Midway Center (Rooms H and I), and Minneapolis Campus (MEC 4070). To register and schedule tutorials online, visit this link. For additional information call
    651-793-1460, x1.
  • Undergraduate student participating in the TRIO program may obtain academic skills and study strategy support in the TRIO offices. TRIO programs offer a General Tutoring and Study Lab W.I.S.E (Working Independently in a Supportive Environment). Peer tutors assist students as needed to provide ideas, interpretation, support and encouragement to TRIO students. Students must be accepted into the TRIO program in order to use the TRIO General Tutoring and Study Lab W.I.S.E. For more information contact center@metrostate.edu.
  • Metro State students may also find commercial, Web-based tutoring through Smarthinking. To access, login to D2L Brightspace and click on the tutoring widget. Subjects include math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, statistics, organic chemistry, accounting and writing. Effective Sept. 1, all MnSCU students automatically have access to 15 hours of Smarthinking-based tutoring per year. Learn more at the Smarthinking Web site.

A holistic approach to tutoring at Metropolitan State

CAEMetropolitan State students seeking tutoring have an excellent resource—the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). With locations at Saint Paul Campus, Midway Center and Minneapolis Campus, the CAE facilitates student success through one on one and small group tutorials in writing, math and science. There is also a testing center for students to take independent study exams and make up tests.

Julie “Jules” Thompson

“Tutoring is for everyone,” says Julie “Jules” Thompson, CAE director. “We help students develop an academic ‘toolbox’ of skills.” According to Thompson, this is done through a holistic approach to tutoring which helps students meet goals by utilizing many different skills. A research paper, for example, may require information gathering skills, critical thinking and writing, and the CAE can assist students at each phase of the process. Continue reading A holistic approach to tutoring at Metropolitan State