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Smarthinking Online Tutoring Services

The Office of Retention and Student Success is pleased to offer Smarthinking’s online tutoring and writing services for all West Virginia State Unviersity students.  Students can connect on demand with an expert tutor for a drop-in session 24 hours a day, schedule an appointment in advance, submit writing for detailed review, or ask a question offline.

Smarthinking doesn’t require any special software installation or equipment. To access the service online, students sign in here, or they can access services using their mobile devices through the IOS app.

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Helping students master business concepts

Smarthinking's tutors work through problems with students online, using a virtual whiteboard. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Tutors are available to help with the following topics in Business:

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Statistics

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Perfecting materials for the job search and the workplace

 

Smarthinking can help students preparing to enter the workforce improve their employment materials ranging from resumes to social media profiles, prepare for interviews, and make any business document more effective. Smarthinking’s career writing experts will work with students to build the crucial communication and business writing skills they’ll need to stand out in today’s competitive marketplace.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Smarthinking experts provide detailed feedback to help craft and polish high-impact resumes and cover letters. The personalized advice strengthens students’ writing skills and elevates their professional presentation. Smarthinking's resume and cover letter review services will help students present materials that are better organized and more effective as they practice professional writing techniques that will serve them throughout their careers.

Career Writing

Students need personal branding and application materials that set them apart from their competition. Reviewers help them craft and improve LinkedIn profiles, elevator pitches, personal statements, application essays, and any other written job search materials. The detailed, personalized feedback helps students present their unique skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that’s polished, organized, and focused on employer needs and expectations.
Career Writing Live Coaching
Students get real-time, one-on-one help with their job search materials at any stage of the job search. From starting a cover letter to polishing an online profile, students get on-the-spot answers to their writing questions and receive immediate advice on effectively marketing themselves to employers.
Business Writing
Give students the business writing skills they need to craft polished, professional workplace documents. Smarthinking experts help writers understand the conventions and expectations of common business writing, including memos, letters, and proposals. The detailed, personalized feedback shows business writers how to craft workplace documents that are clear, succinct, and focused.
Interview Practice
The interview is the pivotal moment in a job search, and preparation is critical to success. Experienced Smarthinking coaches are available whenever students need guidance to sell their unique skills on interview day. In real-time video mock interviews, students practice responses to common questions, explaining why they’re the right person for the job. Coaches offer immediate personalized feedback to refine students’ individual stories, showing how their skills and experience make them the best fit and offer the most value to an employer.
 
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Improve students' technology skills

Smarthinking online tutors can help students master many popular software and programming topics. Students can join a drop-in virtual whiteboard session 24/7 for live one-on-one support, schedule an appointment in advance, or drop off questions and get a tutor’s response within 24 hours.

Smarthinking tutors help students think critically to work through problems and comprehend underlying concepts. Tutors offer understanding, not answers.

Smarthinking tutors can help with these topics:

  • Introduction to Computer Science

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word

  • Adobe Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

  • Popular Programming Languages: C++, C#, Python

  • Web Layout & Design: CSS & HTML

  • Web Development: JavaScript & PHP

  • SQL

  • Operating Systems: Windows 7/10 & Linux

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Helping students achieve success at all levels

Smarthinking’s tutors work through math and statistics problems with students online, using a virtual whiteboard. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.
Smarthinking’s math tutors do not solve problems but rather help students learn underlying Mathematics and Statistics concepts to handle future assignments on their own.

Tutors are available to help with the following topics in math and stats:

  • Algebra

  • Basic Math

  • Bilingual Math (English/Spanish)

  • Calculus

  • Geometry

  • Liberal Arts

  • Math Statistics

  • Trigonometry

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Providing students with help from expert health educators

Smarthinking’s tutors work through nursing and allied health problems and NCLEX prep with students online, using a virtual whiteboard. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.
Tutors are available to help with the following topics in Nursing:

  • Health Administration

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Pathophysiology

  • Pediatrics

  • Pharmacology

 

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Helping students build stronger reading skills

Smarthinking's tutors work with students online, using a virtual whiteboard, to help them improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.  Whether students struggle with poor foundational skills, learning disabilities, or other challenges, tutors provide individual, personalized support.

Building successful strategies for the future

Smarthinking’s Reading tutors will address students’ immediate concerns and provide guidance on how to improve their word-level skills, fluency, and overall reading.

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Helping students develop critical thinking skills in science

Smarthinking's tutors work through science problems with students online, using a virtual whiteboard. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Tutors are available to help with the following topics in Science:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Physics

 

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Helping students practice and master spanish

Smarthinking's tutors work with students online, using a virtual whiteboard, to help them understand the Spanish language. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Students can also submit questions offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Personalized feedback for improved writing in Spanish

Students can also submit their Spanish writing for a detailed Writing Review. Tutors review writing in a variety of formats—paragraphs, essays, cover letters and resumes—and can provide comments in English or Spanish.

Each review contains comments embedded in the writing sample along with a detailed response form with personalized feedback on strengths and areas for improvement and a summary of next steps to improve the writing. Smarthinking’s Spanish tutors provide comments and suggestions but do not edit, proofread, or fix student work.

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Personalized feedback for improved writing

Students can also submit their writing for a detailed writing review. Tutors review paragraphs, essays, cover letters, and resumes and provide substantive, individualized comments designed to help students improve their writing. Specialized support can also be provided in technical writing, creative writing, ESL and career writing.
Writing review services include the following options:

  • Paragraph, Standard Essay, or Long Essay Review

  • Grammar and Documentation Review

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review

Each detailed critique contains a response form with substantial personalized feedback on strengths and areas for improvement, a distilled revision plan, and targeted comments embedded directly in the student’s writing submission.

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