Student Success Center

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Tutoring Program

For which courses do tutors provide help | What kind of tutoring is available | Where does tutoring take place | Who comes for tutoring | How much does tutoring cost | Apply for tutoring | Why become a tutor | Tutor application


For which courses do tutors provide help?

Tutoring is available in 100 and 200 level courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, political science, sociology, and psychology. Writing tutoring is also available for composition courses, writing intensive courses, and graduate courses.


What kind of tutoring is available?

  • Recurring appointments with a tutor for individual instruction
  • Tutoring for all subjects offered either by appointment or predetermined drop-in times
  • Online writing tutoring
  • Contact: Writing Help


Where does tutoring take place?

Tutoring takes place in the Student Success Center. 

The Student Success Center is located on the third floor of Hearnes Hall, in Room 301.

For many subjects, there are drop-in hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both in this room and in Room 317.


Who comes for tutoring?

The tutoring service is intended for any Missouri Southern student seeking help. Students who come:

  • May be experiencing low grades in a course
  • May be working for an A and need some additional guidance to achieve it
  • May be referred by an instructor for additional help


How much does tutoring cost?

Tutoring is FREE for Missouri Southern students!


Apply for tutoring:

  Fill out an online application to receive tutoring.


Becoming a tutor:

What are the qualifications to be a tutor? Tutors must:

  • Have achieved a high GPA
  • Show strong achievement in the major
  • Indicate a willingness to help others
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality


Why become a tutor?

Becoming a tutor provides:

  • Satisfaction with helping students do their best
  • Good preparation for graduate school exams
  • Good career preparation
  • A way to demonstrate experience to prospective employers while earning extra cash
  • An opportunity to help others and make a fine contribution to Missouri Southern


Tutor application:

Complete an online application to become a tutor.



Online Writing Tutoring

MSSU Student Success Center

The Student Success Center, Hearnes Hall, Room 301
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.659.3725
Fax: 417.659.4456

Email: Student Success Center


We look forward to hearing from you!