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 has been proven effective for students and is valued and respected by faculty. Educators benefit from using Smarthinking as an extension of office hours to help with the demands on their time – complementing in-house support and enabling their attention to be focused on the areas that will make the greatest difference.
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. Universities have visibility of every interaction between their students and Smarthinking tutors, including all archived sessions.