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Interdisciplinary Tutoring

The Deeann Griebel Student Success Center offers free walk-in tutoring in multiple courses such as the following: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Environmental Science. Subject areas may vary each semester and is based on student need. Tutoring can help support retention and completion efforts, aid with course grade improvement, and improve college experience satisfaction. An advantage of interdisciplinary tutoring is the peer-facilitated learning experience, a service that is provided by fellow students who have successfully completed coursework in their tutoring subject areas and have been recommended by faculty. Peer tutors are level 1 certified by College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

All SMSU students are eligible to receive free subject-specific tutoring in order to help them become more familiar and comfortable with challenging course content. We work with students from all backgrounds and abilities.



Public Speaking / Speech

Hometown: TBD

Major: TBD

Classification: TBD

Fall 2024 schedule coming soon.


Sarah McDonald
Biology & Chemistry

Hometown: Prior Lake, MN

Major: Biology Education and Chemistry Education

Classification: Senior

Fall 2024 schedule coming soon.

Elizabeth Rudnik
English Learner Lab

Hometown: Humphrey, NE

Major: Educational Studies

Classification: Junior

Fall 2024 schedule coming soon.

Note: Days and times are subject to change throughout the semester. 

Not finding the subject you need? Please contact Hannah Kuno, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, at or (507) 537- 6820.

Be sure to also check out our Math Learning Center and Writing Center on campus. For additional subjects, including 24/7 tutoring support, access through D2L Brightspace. SMSU students have access to 15 hours of free tutoring support per academic year (with an option to request more if needed). For more information, visit:

Frequently Asked Questions:

No, you do not need to make an appointment. Simply drop in when the tutor is scheduled and they will assist you. Please be aware that the tutor may be assisting several students at one time.
Please bring any necessary course materials with you to your tutoring session such as textbooks, notes or handouts. If you have particular questions or problems you would like to work through with the tutor, please have those prepared as well.
We have a group of trained tutors that will be leading your session. They are your fellow peers and each of them specialize in the particular area they were hired to support.
The drop in tutoring space is located in the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center on the second floor of the Individualized Learning (IL) building. The desk is to the right when you walk through the glass doors.
No, there is no limit to the amount of sessions that you utilize a tutor.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor for a particular subject area, please reach out to Hannah Kuno at or stop by her office (IL 224D).
Please reach out to Hannah Kuno at and she will get you connected with the tutor in order to set up a virtual tutoring session. As an online learner, you also have access to through D2L Brightspace 24/7. You have 15 hours of free tutoring support per academic year. If you run low on hours, you can request more by contacting Hannah directly. 
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