How it Works
Smarthinking: Simple, fast, and always available.
With Smarthinking, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required.
We provide online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week enabling students to get the help they need when they need it.
Live, On-Demand Tutoring
Using an advanced queuing system providing little or no wait time, students are connected on-demand with an expert educator. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology. Scientific and mathematical notation, symbols, geometric figures, graphing and freehand drawing can be rendered quickly and easily. MORE >
Online Writing Lab
Students can submit a paragraph or essay for individualized critique by expert writing tutors. By completing a simple form that provides the tutor with information on the writing assignment and requested areas of assistance, students can receive the help that they need with their writing assignment. Students can also request a review by an ESL, Technical Writing or Creative Writing expert when appropriate. Upon completion, students are notified their review is available. Students receive feedback outlining the strengths, areas in need of improvement, and specific guidance to help them improve the quality and content of their writing. MORE >
Submit a Question
Students who do not need instant feedback can choose to submit an asynchronous question. Using the virtual whiteboard technology, students submit their question to a tutor and the student is notified when their comprehensive response is available.
Schedule an Appointment
Students who prefer to plan ahead can schedule a 30 minute appointment with a tutor of their choice. At the scheduled time, the student and tutor connect live using the virtual whiteboard technology.
All sessions and writing submissions are archived and available for students to review at any time for studying or test preparation. For institutional implementations, individual and aggregate student usage information is reported and transcripts of every tutoring interaction are available to the campus program administrator.