Who Uses ACE?
ACE is free of charge and available to all enrolled NDSU students. During the 2016-2017 school year, ACE had 39,703 visits! If you are planning a visit, the center is quietest earlier in the mornings and busiest in the evenings.
How do I use ACE tutoring?
The Drop-In Tutoring service is the most popular method of tutoring at ACE because tutors are available for over 100 different NDSU courses. There is no reason to make an appointment. Simply check the schedule and come to ACE when a tutor is available for your course. Once you get here, the front desk staff will direct you to your tutor. Come as often as you would like, be sure to bring your textbook, notes, and any other tools you might need.
Small Group Tutoring can be requested for our most popular courses. Three to five students from the same course and who have similar schedules will be matched together for weekly 50 minute study sessions with a tutor in a private study room. Although this is a commitment, students who stick with the groups for the duration of the semester usually find themselves with an improved grade and a new group of friends.
Online Tutoring is also provided for students who are not able to come into ACE during normal business hours or if there is limited tutor availability for their course.
For all tutoring services, please remember that the goal of the session is for you to learn the material and not for the tutors to give you the answers. This is considered academic dishonesty on both ends. Learning material takes time, so be prepared to work and the tutor will help you as much as they can!
Who are the Tutors?
Tutors who are hired through ACE must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be recommended by faculty, and have received a B or higher in the courses they tutor. Almost all tutors are undergraduates who have recently taken the class; therefore, students may feel as if they are simply working with a friend. ACE is recognized as an internationally certified tutoring center through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Because of this, ACE tutors must complete more than 10 hours of training and professional development in their first few months of hire.
To provide students with additional support, ACE also has partnerships with the NDSU Mathematics Department who hires additional tutors to help students in MATH 98-266. The Center for Writers in the lower level of the NDSU Library has writing consultants available (first come, first served).
What types of study spaces does ACE have?
ACE has a variety of study environments, and we want you to find one that works best for your personal needs and preferences! There are individual, double, and group study rooms. Some of the group rooms have computer sharing capabilities, making group project preparation a breeze. A dark study room helps minimize distractions. A kinesthetic study room allows students to sit on exercise balls and stand at white boards while studying. There is also a computer lab and printer available. Finally, there are several soft chairs and study desks in an open area. We do not take reservations for study spaces.
Lower Level of the West Dining Center
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Quiet Study Hours
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Sunday)
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Friday)
Summer & Holiday Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.