If it’s been a while since high school, VET tutors can help you get off to a good start in college or vocational training.
Even if you’re not able to make it into our physical classrooms, you can still use the same GREAT online learning systems we use in the classroom to re-learn any level of math, high school science, grammar, U.S. & World history, and practice for your college placement tests.
This is a free, interactive, self-paced online course that enhances and refreshes students’ knowledge in a range of academic areas to prepare them for standardized tests and college. Take the pre-test, and have a remedial course automatically generated for you based on your individual results! Follow different tracks (pre-engineering, pre-health-related fields, etc.) depending on your interests. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! VET's online tutors can help coach you through this system for additional help.
Many colleges and universities in North Dakota and elsewhere will require applicants to take the Accuplacer test to measure their skills in mathematics, reading, and English. Results will be used to place students into the starting course that best matches their skill levels at that school.
When Accuplacer results show that someone is not quite ready for college-level math or English courses, the school might place that student into a developmental or remedial course to catch them up. These courses are normally not for college credit and so don’t count towards your degree, but are required before the student can enroll in a “for credit” course that does count. Those remedial courses aren't free, so not only do they delay your degree completion, but they also use up your financial resources.
Prepare for the Accuplacer using these resources:
- Sign up for the free ACCUPLACER Web Study App for your computer, phone, or tablet.
“Learn as you go” tests provide you with explanation of the correct or incorrect responses
- Download the free sample question packets here:
Advanced Algebra and Functions (This is a separate, stand-alone test only given to students that will need Calculus. It’s not part of the normal Accuplacer assessment. It tests advanced college-level math concepts).
- Use the free Accuplacer practice tests and study guides available from Union Test Prep
- There’s also an iTunes app to help you study anytime and anywhere. This one is not free, and only works on Apple products.
Most colleges will arrange for you to take the Accuplacer for free as part of the college’s admission process. You can take it more than once, but usually for an additional fee ($10 - $20).
Free for active duty military, currently serving National Guardsmen, Reservists, and U.S. Coast Guard members, their families, and DoD civilians.
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), in partnership with Peterson’s, offers a self-paced online training course that can prepare you to place well enough on your college entrance exams like the Accuplacer so you can skip remedial math or English courses that still cost money but don’t count towards your degree, delaying your progress.
A pre-test determines your abilities, and then a customized learning plan is auto-generated for you. Learning happens through interactive games, activities, engaging videos, and drills, with quizzes to help you measure your progress. Click here for more info and to sign up!
Take a FREE online college math and/or English readiness assessment, and then follow a personalized study path at your own pace to fill in any knowledge gaps. There are also Accuplacer prep and SAT/ACT prep tracks to get you ready for your college's placement exams!
A FREE personalized learning resource for all ages! Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom: math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Guides learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. Work through a study plan by subject or by grade level. VET's online tutors can guide you through this online learning system if extra help is desired!
Links to some very helpful video tutorial series!
- Excellent math lessons grouped by topic (from the creator of Math Antics)
- Tutorials on D2L and Blackboard, the Course Delivery Systems used by many colleges and universities, including those in Minnesota and North Dakota.
- More to come!
Study Edge offers a free trial semester of tutoring to military veterans through its online system. Membership includes access to Short Concept Videos, Study Guides (in the form of downloadable PDFs), and Practice Problems with video solutions covering several traditionally challenging math and science courses.
Materials break down all the information being covered in the course you want assistance with, concept by concept, with problems similar to your homework along the way. There’s also a section that reviews high school level math and science, as well as the college-level courses.
For more info and to register, vets can go to StudyEdge.com and need to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up their free trial semester membership. (I'm not sure yet what they need to confirm/validate your veteran status.)
After the free trial semester, there is a cost to maintain your access, but if there's enough interest, VET may in the future purchase an institutional membership, from which we could provide access codes to students. This way, North Dakota's student veterans could have access to this tutoring system beyond the free semester trial period, so check with us if you're interested!
Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas including basic arithmetic and algebra through calculus and statistics, lab sciences, History and Economics, and English grammar.
Free, self-paced, online learning system with modules covering over 125 topics in high school level math, life and personal management skills, English grammar, reading comprehension, and computer skills to get you ready for college level classes.
A service of the North Dakota State Library; free for ND residents. Get help from professional tutors in major subjects like math, science, social studies, English, or writing. Tutors available online from Sunday through Thursday, 3 pm to 10 pm Central Time.
The Skills Center connects you to academic and career resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Eligible military families can access these tutoring services 24/7 for free through Tutor.com's Military Families Program.
Numerade.com offers a FREE searchable library of video solutions to Science, Engineering, and Math course problems from several commonly used textbooks, recorded by experienced college professors. Find a helpful explanation to a homework problem in Biology, Chemistry, advanced Math, or other STEM courses. This is like going to an instructor’s office hours for help, but you can access it any time, and repeat the video as many times as you need!
There are also videos with solutions to AP (Advanced Placement) practice exams to help you earn transferrable college credit, and to ACT and SAT practice tests to get ready for college entry exams and qualify for scholarships. Almost every question on the practice tests is walked through for you by an expert instructor!
Numerade also offers FREE learn-at-your-own-pace STEM “summer camps” in Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics to help students succeed in their future college courses. These mini-courses are developed and instructed by experienced college instructors using videos and other helpful materials. Sign up for a free “camp” and get additional information at Numerade.com.
Chegg offers many resources online to help students learn various subjects through easy-to-understand graphic demonstrations, interactive homework problem solving tools, access to live tutors, and their new “Chegg Learn” resource, featuring concise lessons covering key topics within many major subject areas, like Chemistry, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Accounting, and Physics.
Some of Chegg’s services are completely free, while others are available at a nominal cost through a subscription service. But don’t forget that the GI Bill will pay for some tutoring if you use a service that charges fees for tutoring. You need to coordinate this with your course instructor and the VA benefit Certifying Official at your school. This benefit is limited (not to exceed $100/month, and capped at $1200 lifetime total); click here to read the details.
Symbolab is a free, interactive math education tool. Choose your level of math, use the symbol pad to enter your math problem, and click “GO” to see a step-by-step breakdown of how to solve the problem. Includes a wealth of smart calculators to solve equations, inequalities, integrals, derivatives, limits, trigonometric functions, graphs, and more.