Assistance for All Students (linked to Smarthinking Introduction Video)
Smarthinking (access portal below) provides students 24/7 access to online tutoring resources. Students are initially provided 240 minutes (4 hours) of tutoring through Smarthinking. Students can check the Smarthinking hours they have remaining by signing into Smarthinking and going to "Manage My Account." Should you run out of hours and need more, please contact Academic Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no charge to students for use of this service.
All Smarthinking tutors must complete Smarthinking's online training program, and are regularly evaluated for the quality and consistency of the tutoring they offer. The training is a minimum of fifteen hours of training modules and monitored practice sessions or returned essays. Each academic area is led by one of Smarthinking's directors or subject-area supervisors, all of whom are former college teachers, and experts in their disciplines. 90% of tutors hold masters or doctoral degrees in their fields, and they average 9 years of teaching experience. Please see the documents below for more information about Smarthinking coverage areas:
Assistance for Graduate Students
Smarthinking’s support for graduate students spans the educational experience, from acceptance to graduation and beyond. Our expert tutors, 90% of whom hold a master’s degree or PhD in their field, are here to help your students navigate the most important aspects of graduate-level work—evaluating and synthesizing research in order to generate new ideas about their fields in relation to existing scholarship.
Writing for Graduate Students
Smarthinking writing tutors help students locate and evaluate scholarly sources and understand the different types of sources that might be suitable for graduate-level work. In a recent session, a writing tutor helped a graduate student assess a literature review’s effectiveness at evaluating sources and drawing conclusions. Students can submit any writing project for Smarthinking writing review—from thesis proposals to case studies to dissertation chapters. Similarly, tutors work with students one-to-one in real time, helping with a wide range of writing- and research-related questions. On a daily basis, our expert writing tutors assist students with any part of the writing, research, and revision processes, including:
- developing theses and hypotheses
- organizing and strengthening their arguments
- evaluating source material and accurately citing sources using APA and MLA
Smarthinking's personalized, substantive writing review service has already helped thousands of graduate-level users develop and refine their research projects, case studies, presentations, business plans, and many other writing assignments for a wide array of graduate coursework.
How to Use Smarthinking