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Need Tutoring Help? Dakota Dreams Online Assistance is Available

Posted Date: 09/13/2023

Need Tutoring Help? Dakota Dreams Online Assistance is Available



Our Dakota Dreams offers free online tutoring for all South Dakota K-12 students. Led by tutors pursuing education degrees at Northern State University and Black Hills State University, these sessions are valuable tools to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

New this year, we’re introducing two unique programs to take advantage of online tutoring. Students can now access tutors using Tutor Tracks, a new subject-specific program, or with on-demand homework help.Dakota Dreams


With Tutor Tracks, students can dig deep on a specific subject to firm up their foundations in Reading, Grammar or Math. For each session, tutors bring guided lesson plans, so all students have to do is show up and be ready to learn. Sessions are held for 30 minutes, twice a week, over a seven-week period.

  • Available for students in grades 1-8
  • Three Tutor Tracks available: Reading, Grammar or Math
    • Reading track: morphology and spelling (grades 1-8)
    • Grammar track: parts of speech and writing (grades 3-8) o
    • Math track: focus on fractions (grades 3-8)
  • Tutor-led instruction – all students have to do is show up
  • Recurring 30-minute sessions, twice per week, over a seven-week period
  • Two fall sessions available:
    • September 11-October 27
    • October 30-December 15

Registered users on the Dakota Dreams tutoring platform can apply any time. (Not yet registered? Do it here.) After the application is submitted, Tutor Tracks staff will be in touch to verify acceptance and schedule.


dakota dreams2Our Dakota Dreams also offers on-demand tutoring for homework help on an as-needed basis. Sessions can be scheduled ahead of time or accessed on-demand as students need help or have questions on schoolwork. During these sessions, students are expected to bring assignments, homework or other questions for a tutor to assist them with.

  • Available for students in grades K-12
  • Four tutoring subjects: Math, English, Science or Social Studies
  • Students bring homework or questions for tutors to assist with
  • Scheduled or on-demand sessions
  • Tutors available during program hours

To access online homework help, first register for Online Tutoring. Then it’s as easy as scheduling or starting a session.


Students can access tutoring sessions seven days a week with no appointment needed during program hours. The program runs September 5, 2023 through May 3, 2024 during the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Monday-Thursday: 3:30-9:30pm (CT) / 2:30-8:30pm (MT)
  • Friday: 3:30-6:30pm (CT) / 2:30-5:30pm (MT)
  • Saturday: 1:30-6:30pm (CT) / 12:30-5:30pm (MT)
  • Sunday: 1:30-9:30pm (CT) / 12:30-8:30pm (MT)

Closed for the following holidays: Native American Day (Oct. 9, 2023), Veterans Day (Nov. 10, 2023), Thanksgiving (Nov. 23-26, 2023), Christmas and Semester Break (Dec. 6, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15, 2024), Presidents’ Day (Feb. 19, 2024), Spring Break (Mar. 15-17, 2024) and Good Friday/Easter (Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2024).