Institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world use Smarthinking’s online tutoring service to increase student achievement and improve student retention. Focusing on the unique needs of each student, Smarthinking provides student-centered, active learning to students at over 1,000 institutions.
Tutors and students work together on Smarthinking’s proprietary interactive whiteboard in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment. After using Smarthinking, students get higher grades, pass their classes, and continue their studies. Learn more about our data-driven model and the results of our Research Based, Research Proven approach.
Smarthinking not only helps students, but helps instructors, too. Many instructors consider Smarthinking as their “virtual teaching assistant” by offering academic support when they can’t – after school, at night, or on the weekend. Smarthinking also covers a wide range and depth of subjects – from basic math to calc II, from general chemistry to physics, from accounting to statistics. Math, writing, science, business, or ESOL––Smarthinking’s expert tutors handle it all. And Smarthinking gives instructors the tools and reports to monitor and assess student usage.
Administrators find that Smarthinking helps their institutions meet accreditation standards requiring educational institutions to offer services for off-campus students, including online, distance learning, or evening students, that are equivalent to those offered to on-campus students. Smarthinking is also easily integrated into an institution’s existing online platforms.
Convenient: Available up to 24/7, accessible from any Internet-connected computer, Smarthinking’s on-demand tutoring reaches students at the moment of need––“the teachable moment.” Learn more about How It Works.
Individualized: Tutors address the individual needs of each student. By following the Socratic method of teaching, Smarthinking’s online tutors are experts in teaching as well as in the content area they tutor. Smarthinking’s tutors do not give students answers, but rather guide students through a collaborative learning process. Explore our approach to Tutor Certification and read selected Tutor Profiles.
Responsive: Smarthinking has spent years developing a delivery system that ensures short wait times for tutoring and fast turnaround on written papers. As demand goes up, Smarthinking increases the number of tutors available. And we monitor our services carefully to provide the highest level of quality.
Smarthinking students are overwhelmingly happy with our service. In ongoing surveys, Smarthinking has found that 92% of students surveyed would recommend us to a friend.
As the only online tutoring service that is run by former college professors who were early leaders in online tutoring, Smarthinking is the online tutoring service that educators choose for their students.