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What is Smarthinking?

Smarthinking is a national online tutoring service funded by NDSU's Student Success Programs and hosted by professional tutors. Most tutors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How Do I Access Smarthinking?

To access online tutoring, please click the link below. You will be prompted to enter your NDSU Username and Password. From here, you may elect to access drop-in tutoring, schedule a session with a specific tutor, or submit a question to be answered when a tutor logs in.
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Available Subjects

Mathematics & Statistics Algebra, basic math, bilingual math (English/Spanish), calculus, geometry, liberal arts math, math statistics, trigonometry
Science Biology, chemistry, introductory human anatomy and physiology (A&P), organic chemistry, physics
Business  Accounting, tax, auditing, finance, and economics
Computers & Technology  Introductory computer science; Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint & Word; Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop; Windows 7/10 & Linux; C, C++, C#, Java, Python & SQL; introductory web development & HTML
Spanish  Writing reviews, grammar, pronunciation, culture, history, literature
Nursing  Geriatrics, medical-surgical nursing, mental health and psychiatric nursing, nursing administration, nursing anatomy and physiology, nursing care plans, nursing pathophysiology, nursing pharmacology, OB/GYN, oncology, pediatrics, nursing essays

Who are the Tutors?

Smarthinking Tutors are not affiliated with NDSU. 90% of Smarthinking tutors hold master’s degrees or PhDs in their fields. Research shows that tutor training makes a difference, so all Smarthinking tutors go through an intensive training and certification program, specific to virtual classrooms and one-on-one instruction.

How Often Can I Visit?

Smarthinking is a supplemental service which students may elect to use if a tutor is unavaiable through ACE. Each NDSU student is awarded five free hours of online tutoring each semester. Requests for additional access will be awarded based on individual need (e.g. schedule conflicts, living out of town, etc.). Please submit any requests for additional hours by emailing

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