Impact of Smarthinking
Studies show that Smarthinking has a positive effect on both student success and retention, with more than 20 years of proven results and over 10 million students having used the service across 1000 institutions worldwide.
Our approach to online tutoring and writing services is respected by faculty. Educators benefit from using Smarthinking as an extension of office hours to help with the demands on their time – enabling their attention to be focused on the areas that will make the greatest difference. Staff have visibility of every interaction between their students and Smarthinking tutors through the live dashboard, including all archived sessions.
The quality of feedback has been proven effective for students and is highly valued, especially by those students reluctant to ask for help from their course tutor. Whether this is due to confidence issues, being the first in the family to attend, or simply not wanting to show weakness, our research has found that many students are simply not comfortable asking their lecturers/course tutors for help.
Thanks so much... I received some really useful feedback and suggestions on my work – all within two hours of submitting it. I will definitely recommend this to my peers and use this service again myself.
Smarthinking tutors use a pedagogical method tailored to individual student needs to help, encourage, and involve them in understanding the subject matter.
They do not edit or correct student work. Instead they focus on expanding students’ understanding of good writing techniques – including grammar, structure and spelling – helping them to improve and develop the confidence to handle future assignments on their own.