Science tutoring: Biology & Health Core courses

The Science Center has tutoring to fit your needs...the weekly schedule for study groups & walk-in times are posted weekly outside of your science lecture and lab rooms, and are emailed to you via SCC email.

Individual appointments are set-up by contacting Elaine Hardwick (professional staff tutor) or Judith Kant (student tutor) in the Science Center, C-115.

The Science Center will be open the following hours for Spring 2015:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM


The Science Center has many of the anatomy models used in  your A & P and Biology courses.  If you need  to review before your lab quiz or lab practical, stop by anytime to utilize our many long as there is an open table, please feel free to review models. Cannot find the model you want to review -- speak to Elaine about the model you need from the C-121 lab.

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The Science Center space can also be used for study space...the facility provides a quiet study space for individuals or small groups...there is plenty of table space to spread out book, notes, and handouts.

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There is a wall-sized whiteboard to draw out processes, label diagrams, write equations, etc..

There are also hard-copy materials (handouts, crossword puzzles, etc.) and more to help you review and prepare for your courses. Just stop in to pick up these materials.

ASC staff tutors also offer study skills tips to help students with their course work.

Student/peer tutors

The Science Center has one student/peer tutor available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 2:00-2:50 PM. Nursing student Judith Kant tutors the following courses: Biol 100; BIOL 115/116; BIOL 162; BIOL 220/230; BIOL 225; BIOL 235; BIOL 240; BIOL 270. 

Want more information about tutoring?

Stop by C-115 and speak to Elaine Hardwick, North Mankato campus Science Tutor.
Elaine is available for study group, individual, and walk-in tutoring for all courses listed below.


No time in your schedule to stop by C-115? Send Elaine an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about your course question(s) - replies are usually sent out the same day!

Call 507.389.7413 to set up an appointment to meet with Elaine at your convenience.

Structured study groups

Structured study groups are held on both campuses and are led by ASC staff tutors who work in conjunction with the instructor. Study groups offer a structured environment in which to study and receive additional resources for classes.

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Research has shown that students that participate in study groups receive higher grades than those who do not participate.Students learn to be more confident about their science courses, understand processes, comprehend data, and utilize study skills/tips they may not have known about prior to joining a study group.

Tutoring is offered for the following courses on the North Mankato campus:

Introduction to Biology (BIOL 100)
Introduction to Ecology (BIOL 101)
General Biology I & II (BIOL 115/  & 116)
Human Biology (BIOL 162)
Human Anatomy (BIOL 220)
Human Physiology (BIOL 230)
Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 225)
Anatomy & Physiology  II (BIOL 235)
Pathophysiology (BIOL 240)
Microbiology (BIOL 270)
Medical Terminology (HC 1000)
Anatomy & Physiology/Diseases & Conditions I  & II (HC 1914 & 1924)

Smarthinking, an online tutoring site, is available as a FREE service to SCC students!



Other resources:

Khan Academy: excellent online resource, especially for A & P II