Tutoring at DCTC

The Learning Center provides free on campus tutoring services to assist DCTC students in becoming independent learners who can then go on to achieve their personal goals. Contact the Learning Center as soon as you feel like you're having difficulty with a class. Don't wait until the end of the semester.

  • Call 651-423-8420 or stop by Room 2–141

DCTC also supports an on-site computer lab, a collection of study skills and writing tips, handouts, and information on study groups and upcoming student success workshops.

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Tutoring – Mathematics

The DCTC Math Center offers free tutoring to students with most math-related or accounting assignments and projects.

Accounting Tutoring Hours

Days Time
Monday not available
Tuesday 12 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday not available

Math Tutoring Hours

Days Time  
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (appointment required after 2 p.m.)
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Learning Center.

Learning Center
Room 2–141 , 2nd Floor West Side
tutor@dctc.edu
651-423-8420

Courses:
  • ACCT1000-2400 Accounting
  • Description
    MATS 1300 This course develops a student's ability to analyze and work with functions and graphs, as part of the preparation for a rigorous calculus sequence (taking this course together with MATS1320 is equivalent to precalculus). Topics include tests for symmetry, finding intercepts and asymptotes, constructing piece wise-defined functions, transformations, polynomial and rational functions, composite and inverse functiions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Techniques for solving linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations (with applications) are emphasized throughout the course. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra are introduced, after wich sequences and series are also briefly introduced. Meets MnTC Goal 4

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 4

    Course Outline: MATS1300

    MATS 1300 College Algebra
  • Description
    MATS 1350 A college level course designed to build a student's appreciation of both the beauty and utility of mathematics as it is used in society. Topics include voting and apportionment, fair division, scheduling and route planning, patterns of growth, and basic probability and statistics concepts including the bell curve. NOTE that this course does not serve as a prerequisite for any other math course. Meets MnTC Goal 4

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/02/2003 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 4

    Course Outline: MATS1350

    MATS 1350 Math for Liberal Arts
  • Description
    HEAL 1150 This course will assist students in mastering the skills necessary to determine drug dosages. Applicable basic skills will be reviewed, followed by proportions and a study of the metric system and the apothecaries' system. A major portion of the time will be spent solving drug dosage word problems. Prerequisite: Qualifying scores on ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 03/04/1998 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: HEAL1150

    HEAL 1150 Health Career Mathematics
  • Description
    MATS 0200 This course is designed to develop and increase the student's ability to perform basic math operations and to solve mathematical problems relevant to technical education. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and problem solving. All instruction is individualized. A student may enroll in this course for more than one term. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 03/20/1998 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: MATS0200

    MATS 0200 Basic Mathematics
  • Description
    MATS 0305 This course introduces students to concepts of basic algebra. Topics include operations with real numbers, variable expressions, geometric computations, solution of linear equations with applications, translating linear equations to and from graphs, manipulating polynomial expressions and factoring.

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: MATS0305

    MATS 0305 Introduction to Algebra
  • Description
    MATS 0600 Students with a basic algebra background are prepared for college-level mathematics courses such as college algebra, statistics, math for liberal arts, and concepts in math for elementary teachers. After reviewing linear equations and factoring methods, students move on to study rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, rational exponents, quadratic equations and their solution in the complex number system, coordinate geometry including lines and circles, and functions and their graphs.

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/02/2003 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: MATS0600

    MATS 0600 Intermediate Algebra

Tutoring – Sciences/Biology

DCTC provides free, professional science course tutoring to all enrolled DCTC students.

Please contact Kate McMenomy to schedule an appointment or stop by the science lab.

  • Kate McMenomy
    Lab Assistant/Science Tutor
    kate.mcmenomy@dctc.edu
    651-423-8650
    Room 1-305 (Science Lab)

Tutoring Hours

Days Time
Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Courses:
  • Description
    BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment. Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/24/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3,10

    Course Outline: BIOL1110

    BIOL 1110 Environmental Science
  • Description
    BIOL 1120 This course covers the natural habitats of Minnesota and the plants and animals that live in them. It includes such topics as our physical environment, ecology, and animal traits and behaviors such as mimicry or migration. Human interactions with these habitats are stressed. Meets MnTC Goal 3

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3

    Course Outline: BIOL1120

    BIOL 1120 Minnesota Nature Study
  • Description
    BIOL 1200 This interdisciplinary course explores the interaction between complex human perspectives and the technical and scientific aspects of biology. Issues with a biological basis such as human health, environmental safety, biodiversity, agriculture, and natural resources naturally lead to applied ethical, social, political, and economic questions. Students will explore the technical aspects of timely biological issues, breakthroughs, and technological applications in the context of their societal implications. Meets MnTC Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 10

    Course Outline: BIOL1200

    BIOL 1200 Biology and Society
  • Description
    BIOL 1500 This course surveys the basic principles of biology. Content topics include fundamental concepts of cellular structure and metabolism, inheritance, biodiversity, ecology, and evolution. The lab component includes application of concepts with an emphasis on observation, the scientific method, and analysis. This course provides a foundation for students pursuing health-related careers as well as those in non-science majors. Meets MnTC Goal 3

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3

    Course Outline: BIOL1500

    BIOL 1500 General Biology
  • Description
    BIOL 2000 This course is the first semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include basic anatomical and directional terminology, fundamental concepts and principles of cell physiology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included. Meets MnTC Goal 3

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3

    Course Outline: BIOL2000

    BIOL 2000 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Description
    BIOL 2010 This course is the second semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include immunity, metabolism, fluid balance, development, and the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included. Meets MnTC Goal 3

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3

    Course Outline: BIOL2010

    BIOL 2010 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Description
    HEAL 1150 This course will assist students in mastering the skills necessary to determine drug dosages. Applicable basic skills will be reviewed, followed by proportions and a study of the metric system and the apothecaries' system. A major portion of the time will be spent solving drug dosage word problems. Prerequisite: Qualifying scores on ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test.

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 03/04/1998 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: HEAL1150

    HEAL 1150 Health Career Mathematics
  • Description
    HEAL 1502 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 01/07/2002 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: HEAL1502

    HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology
  • Description
    HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: HEAL1101

    HEAL 1101 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Description
    CHEM 1500 This course is a broad introduction to chemistry - its principles and applications. It is intended for the non-science major. Topics include the scientific method, atomic structure, periodic table, general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, basics of chemical bonding, chemical equations and their uses, acids and bases, and oxidation reduction. Meets MnTC Goal 3

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2004 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3

    Course Outline: CHEM1500

    CHEM 1500 Introduction to Chemistry

Tutoring – Writing

DCTC’s Writing Center offers fun, free, and individualized tutoring to all enrolled DCTC students. The Writing Center works students at any stage of the writing process or project at DCTC.

Tutoring Hours

Days Time  
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (closed daily from 12 - 12:30 p.m.)

For more information or to check appointment availability contact:

Writing Center Tutor
Room 2-141L
651-423-8581

Courses:
  • Description
    ENGL 0114 This course focuses on reading skills widely recognized as essential for comprehending college-level material. Topics include pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies as well as critical thinking to improve comprehensions, increase vocabulary, and develop thoughtful responses to reading with additional emphasis on the close relationship fo reading, writing, and thinking. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0114

    ENGL 0114 College Reading I
  • Description
    ENGL 0118 This course is designed to prepare students for Basic Communications. Students will learn the parts of speech, word usage, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. They will use these skills in short writing assignments. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0118

    ENGL 0118 Basic English and Writing Review
  • Description
    ENGL 0123 This course is designed to help students who are in or planning to enter health care programs strengthen basic Reading Comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students will work on developing efficient study skills. Learning experiences will include use of excerpts from health care textbooks to practice skills. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 03/28/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0123

    ENGL 0123 Medical Reading and Study Skills
  • Description
    ENGL 0130 A basic writing course that introduces students to the principles of composition. It includes such areas as organizational development, expository, and persuasive paragraphs and short essays. All relevant modes of communication, essential in the workplace are addressed, including memos, letters, reports, faxes and Internet endeavors. The course fosters the development of important cognitive abilities such as analysis, synthesis, interpretation and evaluation.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0130

    ENGL 0130 English Essentials
  • Description
    ENGL 1300 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creative writing. The elements of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting are covered. Emphasis will be placed on both the writing process and the end product. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1300

    ENGL 1300 Introduction to Creative Writing