Programs

JANUARY 2016

Make the most of your college’s resources -
SJR State offers the online academic success tool, Smarthinking

SJR State students who are in need of homework help, live tutoring, or someone to review their writing can now access the online tool Smarthinking, a new on-demand student support service.

Tutoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may work one-on-one or in real-time with a tutor using virtual whiteboard technology-no special software is needed. Students have access to a Smarthinking account with 300 free minutes for tutoring use. Additional minutes can be purchased by the student if needed.

The following services are available:

  • Online writing lab - submit a paragraph or essay for critique by expert writing tutors;

  • Submit a question - students who do not need instant feedback can submit a question to be answered within 24 hours; or

  • Schedule an appointment - students who prefer to plan ahead can schedule a 30 minute appointment with the tutor of their choice.
Subject areas:
  • Writing - strengthens writing from grammar skills to composition. Provides individual feedback on essays, reports, resumes and cover letters.

  • Mathematics - from developmental math to calculus and beyond>

  • Science - from general biology to organic chemistry

  • Business - builds business skills, from accounting to finance and more>

  • ESOL - helps students who are speakers of other languages strengthen their English skills>

  • Spanish - will help you practice and master Spanish

  • Nursing and Allied Health - helps students strengthen their knowledge and skills

  • Computers and Technology - from Windows to Word

  • Developmental Education Students are highly supported with paragraph and essay reviews and basic math and algebra tutoring
Students can access Smarthinking through the MySJRstate Portal at http://www.sjrstate.edu/mysjrstate.html. The Smarthinking link is located on the Student tab.

Smarthinking began in 1999 as an innovator in connecting students with highly qualified educators via the Internet. Since that time, Smarthinking has grown to become the premier provider of research based, research proven online tutoring to help institutions of higher education increase student achievement, boost retention, and enhance learning. Students in more than 1,000 colleges and universities use Smarthinking's services every year.

For more information, contact the Academic Success Office at (386) 312-4190.