Academic Success Resources & Tutoring

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to providing support to all students. One of the ways we are able to help students succeed is by providing access to academic resources and services. Below are just some of the resources available to you on campus or online. It is important for you to take charge of your education and seek out help if you are struggling! 

Explore the tools and resources below, or schedule a tutoring consultation! We are here to help you succeed! 

Academic Resources

  • Time Management


    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.


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


    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.

    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.


    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


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


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


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

  • Language


    Learn Spanish, English, French, and more! Practice vocabulary and grammar.


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


    Learn various languages for free!


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

  • Studying


    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.


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


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


    Flashcard app to help study numerous subjects. 


    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. 


    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.


    Search engine to variety of scholarly websites.

    Tutorial Find

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


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

    Excel Easy

    Free tutorials on how to use Excel functions and for data analysis. 

  • Extras


    Fun, modern way of making an interactive presentation.


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


    Make a mind map, bubble chart, or flowchart.


    Create a free and easy website. 

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, writing, or Engineering courses, please refer to the units below. Tutoring Services does not oversee any tutoring in these areas.

For more information on Tutoring, please contact:

Sharon Lobdell

Tutoring Coordinator

2170 University Center

(313) 593-5341

Back to top of page