The University of Michigan-Dearborn supports all students. One of the main ways it does this through offering numerous offices and services, such as tutoring and supplemental instruction, that assist students as they move through their academic journey.

The resources listed on this page are not the only ones available to you. It is important for students to take charge of their education and seek out help if you are struggling.  

Schedule a tutoring consultation, join a SI session, or explore the resources below! 

Schedule a Tutor Consultation

To schedule a Tutor Consultation, please follow these directions, or watch the short video below. 

   

Partner Tutoring Programs

If you need assistance with math, foreign language, or writing, please refer to the learning centers below. Tutoring Services does not oversee any tutoring in these areas.

Supplemental Instruction Support

Supplemental Instruction sessions are peer-led study sessions for specific courses. The SI sessions are scheduled review sessions in which students compare class notes, discuss assigned readings, solve practice problems, develop organizational tools, and review practice tests. The participants learn how to blend course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are lead by “SI leaders”, students who have previously taken the courses and done well in them. The SI leaders also attend all the lectures, take notes, and are model students. The main purpose of this program is to improve students’ grades and increase student graduation rates.

Supplemental Instruction is available in CASL, COB, & CECS courses.

Academic Resources

  • Time Management

    Trello

    • Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. Trello is a Kanban based project management system that helps people visualize tasks as they move through stages.

    myHomework

    • Student planner that allows students to enter assignment due dates, exam dates, project deadlines, and add alerts/reminders. 

    Todoist

    • Time and activities management. This app is a digital “To Do” list that allows you to set reminders,  categorize and prioritize tasks, and share these tasks with family and friends for group projects. Syncs with other apps.

    Any.do

    • App that allows you to organize tasks and set reminders for yourself.

    Google Keep 

    • Organizes notes, tasks, and sets reminders.

    Google Calendar

    • Schedule classes, events, and reminders.

  • Writing

    Purdue OWL

    Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material -- as well as bibliography instruction and information.

    Grammarly

    • Online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform that catches mistakes in real time. 

    Google Scholar

    • Makes searching for credible references and sources easier.

     

  • Mathematics

    Photomath

    • Allows you to take a picture of a math problem and provides you with the solution for that problem. 

    Slader

    • Contains almost every textbook with step-by-step solutions to the practice problems.

    Mathway

    • Mathway is a free tutor online service which will solve math problems.
  • Language

    Busuu 

    • Learn spanish, english, french, and more and practice vocabulary and grammar.

    Coursera

    • Online courses in language, music, programming from top universities.

    Duolingo

    • Learn various languages for free!

    Memrise 

    • Learn pronunciation, play games, set daily goals, watch videos.

  • Studying

    Tide

    • Focus sounds, sleep, relax, instrumental music.

    Cold Turkey

    • Boost your productivity and reclaim your free time by blocking distracting websites, games and applications.

    Keep Me Out

    • Add the URL of the site that is consuming your time, and then the service will provide you with another URL that you should use to access the service. If you try to access the site more than once within a specific time interval, say 60 minutes, the service will block you and remind that you should wait some time before you can go there again.

    Forest

    • Users can earn credits by not using their cell phones and plant real trees around the world with the credits.

    Tinycards

    • Flashcard app that uses spaced repetition and other learning techniques to help you remember new material.

    Quizlet

    • Flashcard app to help study numerous subjects. 

    Kahoot

    • Creative/play interactive games to help you learn and memorize your study material.

     

  • Homework Help
    • Khan Academy

      • Produces short lessons in the form of YouTube videos. 

    • Socratic

      • Google application to provide homework assistance. 

    • SymPy Gamma

      • Step-by-step of math problems and solutions.

  • Learning Tools

    Stack Exchange

    • Collection of question and answer communities for any subject.

    Open Culture

    • Find information for projects and learn how to write different papers.

    CourseBuffet

    • Search engine to variety of scholarly websites.

    Tutorial Find

    • Provides tutorials for any subject as well as provides feedback from other students.

    EdX

    • Offers free online courses in various subjects taught at universities and colleges.

  • Extras

    Prezi

    • Fun, modern way of making an interactive presentation.

    Habitica

    • Habitica is a free habit-building and productivity app that treats your real life like a game.

    Coggle

    • Make a mind map, bubble chart, or flowchart.

    Wix

    • Create a free and easy website. 

For more information on Tutoring, please contact:

Sharon Lobdell

Tutoring Coordinator

(313) 593-9341

bingle@umich.edu

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