As a TRIO student, you have complimentary access to Smarthinking for academic assistance and support 24/7.  Smarthinking provides on-demand, individualized instruction and support from expert online tutors across a wide variety of subjects- from beginner to advanced, including Business, Career Writing, Computers & Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, Nursing & Allied Health, Reading, Science, Spanish and Writing across the curriculum.

With Smarthinking, you can:

Access a live, personal tutoring session with a Smarthinking tutor in Drop-In Tutoring.

Schedule a personal tutoring session with a tutor of your choice in Scheduled Tutoring – including audio & video options for select subjects in mathematics, business, reading, writing, and Spanish.

Submit your writing for any class to the Smarthinking Writing Center.  Submit your writing for a detailed writing review returned to you within 24 hours.  Smarthinking Tutors review paragraphs, essays, cover letters, and resumes and provide substantive, individualized comments designed to help you improve your writing.

Send a question to a Smarthinking tutor with Offline Questions.  Submit an offline question anytime to receive detailed feedback and assistance from a tutor within 24 hours.  For best assistance, please upload current work as well so the tutor can have a full understanding of your question.

TRIO Students:  To get started, log into your Smarthinking account TODAY!

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Technology Support
The SMARTHINKING Technical Support team is available to assist you. The Online Knowledge Base, which is located in the Support section of our site, can answer many questions you may have about using Smarthinking. First check the information in the knowledge base, but if you still need help, you may contact our support team at Customer Service.

For more information, please read SMARTHINKING Student Handbook.

For help getting started with Smarthinking, contact your TRIO Academic Advisor at (217) 443-8898 or