Tutoring Services

North Mankato

  • Academic Support Center: B-132
  • Math Center: E-125
  • Science Center: C-115
  • The Write Spot:  B-132


  • Academic Support Center: A-116

Academic areas that are tutored can be (but are not limited to):

  • Computers (Keyboarding, Email, D2L Navigation, Microsoft Office)
  • College Readiness Courses: Math, Reading & English
  • All Math Courses
  • Math applications in any course
  • Writing or Reading content in any course
  • English Composition
  • Business English
  • Financial Accounting
  • Science Courses (Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Chemistry, Ecology, General Biology, Health Care, Human Biology, Microbiology)

NOTE: Qualified peer tutors work throughout the year to guide students through their assignments and classes. Most of these positions receive compensation, although some tutors are volunteers. Student inquiries regarding these positions are always welcome. Please contact Connie Oleson in E-125 (North Mankato), Michael Slotemaker in B-132 (North Mankato), or Jessica Rosen in A-116 (Faribault) for further information.


College Success techniques that are offered are:

  • Planning for Success in College
  • Managing Time Effectively
  • Reading to Understand and Remember
  • Understanding Your Learning Style
  • Note-Taking Techniques
  • Test-Taking Techniques
  • Dealing with Test Anxiety

CRLA Certified Tutors

SCC's tutors are highly trained and certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). CRLA's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors, which makes our tutors topnotch! To receive their certification, our tutors undergo 10 hours of training, tutor for a minimum of 25 hours, and are evaluated by professional tutoring staff regularly. We believe in certification because we want our SCC students to get the best tutoring service possible on the path to academic success.

CRLA Tutors FBO Web

According to CRLA, "Since 1989, over 1,000 college tutor training programs around the globe have received certification at one or more levels. These programs have recognized thousands as Certified Tutors, Certified Advanced Tutors, or Certified Master Tutors." SCC is proud to be one of these 1,000 schools!

To learn more about CRLA and their mission, click on their logo above.

We hope you enjoy working with our CRLA certified tutors!

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

South Central College students receive free 24/7 access to Smarthinking online tutoring in a variety of course and content areas. Students can access their Smarthinking account directly through D2L Brightspace by clicking on the Smarthinking Online Tutoring link in the Online Tutoring box in the right hand column on the main D2L Brightspace page. View the SCC "Walkthrough for Accessing Smarthinking" PDF for step-by-step instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Slotemaker at 507-389-7242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click to view the Smarthinking Schedule.