Tutoring Resources

Mercy College

TUTORING SERVICES


Mercy College of Health Sciences’ tutoring services are led by the Norkaitis Student Success Center and help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for course material. Tutors help students improve study habits, prepare for exams, review writing assignments, develop note-taking skills, and so much more. Tutors are available for nearly every subject. Sessions are completely free and unlimited. Use the options below to find the resources you need!

  • Use the General Info tab to find helpful services that are not directly related to a specific course.
  • Click on the General Education tab to find tutors for your gen ed courses.
  • Find your major’s tab and click to discover the tutors available for your specific program’s coursework.
  • Need to get in touch with a specific tutor? Select the tutor Bookings link associated with the course or content. Once the tutor’s Bookings link is open, select the Office 365 option to view and book available appointments with the specific tutor.  For additional availability, contact the tutor via Teams chat.

If you are unable to find a tutor for the course you need, please contact the Director of Student Engagement.

Tutoring Services has moved to Bookings!

Please explore tutor availability through the tutor’s Bookings link. For more appointment options feel free to contact the tutor via Teams chat.

GENERAL INFO & SERVICES
Area Specialty Tutor(s)
English English for Language Learners Book time with Paakow Essuman
Study Skills Study Skills/Reading Strategies Book time with Caitlin Mahlstede
Writing APA Style Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

ATI TEAS Assistance General Math: Book time with Carl Johnson

For other assistance, Book time with Rebecca Dennis

GENERAL EDUCATION (LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES)*

*Courses are listed alphabetically by department.

Course ID Title Tutor(s)
BIO 101 General Biology See Instructor
BIO 102 General Biology II See Instructor
BIO 180 Human Anatomy Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara
BIO 185 Human Physiology Book time with Avery Robbins
BIO 203 Microbiology Book time with Rhiannon Nichol

Book time with Avery Robbins

BIO 225 Principles of Pathophysiology Book time with Avery Robbins

Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara

BIO 410 Adv. Anatomy See Instructor
CHE 100 Chemistry for HP See Instructor
CHE 101 General Chemistry See Instructor
CHE 102 General Chemistry II See Instructor
CHE 320 Organic Chemistry See Instructor
ENG 101 English Composition I Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

ENG 102 Composition II Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

MAT 102 General Math Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Paakow Essuman

MAT 120 College Algebra Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Paakow Essuman

MED 101 Medical Terminology See Instructor
NTR 205 Nutrition See Instructor
PHI 110 Critical Thinking See Instructor
PHI 280 Caring Diverse Environ. See Instructor
PHI 310 Critical Thinking See Instructor
PHI 320 Bioethics See Instructor
PHY 101 Physics I See Instructor
PHY 102 Physics II See Instructor
PSY 101 Psychology, General Book time with Avery Robbins
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology Book time with Avery Robbins
PSY 303 Abnormal Psychology See Instructor
SOC 102 Sociology Book time with Avery Robbins
SPE 105 Small Group Comm. (Utilizes APA/Writing Tutors) Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

STA 165 Statistics Book time with Kelly Andersen
STA 330 Biostatistics Book time with Kelly Andersen
SVL 285 Servant Leadership See Instructor

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN)
Course ID Title Tutor(s)
ATI TEAS Assistance General Math: Book time with Carl Johnson

For other assistance, Book time with Rebecca Dennis

Nursing Math/Dosage Calculations Book time with Caleb Lalonde (Dimensional Analysis)

Book time with Paakow Essuman

Book time with Emma Wood

Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara

Book time with Caleigh Allen

ASN Course Content Students seeking assistance with ASN course content Book time with Paakow Essuman
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)
Course ID Title Tutor(s)
ATI TEAS Assistance General Math: Book time with Carl Johnson

For other assistance, Book time with Rebecca Dennis

Nursing Math/Dosage Calculations Book time with Caleb Lalonde (Dimensional Analysis)

Book time with Paakow Essuman

Book time with Emma Wood

Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara

Book time with Caleigh Allen

NUR 105 Intro to Basic Skills See Instructor
NUR 115 History & Trends Nursing See Instructor
NUR 125 Therapeutic Comm. See Instructor
NUR 202 Nursing Pharmacology See Instructor
NUR 205 Found. Nursing Practice See Instructor
NUR 265 Book time with Caleigh Allen

Book time with Paakow Essuman

NUR 275 Holistic Assessment Book time with Caleigh Allen
NUR 285 Nursing Pharmacology See also: dosage tutor list
NUR 290 Health Promotion Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

NUR 305 Med Surg II Book time with Caleigh Allen
NUR 340 Nursing Pediatrics See Instructor
NUR 345 Gerontology See Instructor
NUR 375 Nursing Concepts See Instructor
NUR 390 Med Surg III Book time with Caleigh Allen
NUR 405 Med Surg IV Book time with Caleigh Allen
NUR 410 Obstetrics See Instructor
NUR 416 Info & Fin. Mgmt See Instructor
NUR 418 Intro to Research Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

NUR 430 Comm. Health Nursing Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

NUR 435 Health Policy & Adv. See Instructor
NUR 445 Capstone I See Instructor
NUR 450 Leadership See Instructor
NUR 460 Adv. Concepts Nursing To locate specific content tutor, Book time with Rebecca Dennis

For NUR 460 study strategies, Book time with Caitlin Mahlstede

NUR 465 Transition to Nursing See Instructor
NUR 475 Capstone II See Instructor

 

ACCELERATED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ABSN)
Course ID Title Tutor(s)
Nursing Math/Dosage Calculations Book time with Caleb Lalonde (Dimensional Analysis)

Book time with Paakow Essuman

Book time with Emma Wood

Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara

Book time with Caleigh Allen

NUA 302 Nursing Pharmacology Book time with Caleb Lalonde
NUA 311 Holistic Assessment &
Skills Lab
Book time with Belal Youssef

Book time with Caleb Lalonde

NUA 313 Pathophysiology Book time with Emma Wood

Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara

Book time with Caleb Lalonde

NUA 315 History & Trends Nursing See Instructor
NUA 333 Fundamentals/Nursing See Instructor
NUA 337 Research Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

NUA 361 Nursing I Book time with Caleigh Allen

Book time with Paakow Essuman

NUA 363 Family Health Book time with Joy Chidinma Opara
NUA 367 Population Health Book time with Susan Wickham

Book time with Carl Johnson

Book time with Alexander Reed

NUA 421 Nursing II Book time with Caleigh Allen

Book time with Paakow Essuman

NUA 423 Mental Health Book time with Paakow Essuman
NUA 432 Leadership See Instructor
NUA 435 Info. HC Policy See Instructor
NUA 451 Nursing III Book time with Caleigh Allen

Book time with Paakow Essuman

NUA 453 Gerontology See Instructor
NUA 460 Complex Care Book time with Paakow Essuman

To locate specific content tutor, Book time with Rebecca Dennis

For NUR 460 study strategies, Book time with Caitlin Mahlstede

 

PLEASE NOTE: Students in courses related to the following programs should seek course assistance from instructors during provided office hours: EMS, Public Health, PTA, and Rad Tech. For courses not listed, students needing assistance with content should contact their instructor during office hours listed in the course syllabus.

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FAQs


  • IS TUTORING FREE?
    Yes. Tutoring with Mercy College tutors is free and unlimited for all current students.
  • WHO ARE THE TUTORS AT MERCY COLLEGE?
    Some tutors are current or graduated students and some are professional educators. Our tutors are all friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM TUTORING?
    Come prepared with all necessary course materials, including textbooks, assignment details, and class notes – so your tutor is familiar with the required content. Together, you’ll review information and narrow down what you need help with specifically. You can work with a tutor as many times as you need to ensure you are successful in your courses.
  • HOW CAN I SCHEDULE SESSIONS?
    Students can find the course they wish to book a tutor, select a tutor Bookings link associated with the course. Once Bookings opens, select the Office 365 option to view and book available appointment times. If a student is unable to find a time that works with their schedule, feel free to contact the tutor via Teams chat to find other availability.
  • HOW CAN I BE A TUTOR?
    To be a tutor, applicants must have a desire to help other students succeed. You must have obtained a “B” or better in the course you intend to tutor. Contact Rebecca Dennis or complete an application at mchs.edu/careers.
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REBECCA DENNIS
Director, Student Engagement
Student Success Center
(515) 218-6782 | rebecca.dennis@my.mchs.edu

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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