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Online Tutoring

While working face to face with a live tutor through small group and drop-in tutoring may be the most efficient and effective form of getting support, we also realize there are times when you may not be able to stop into ACE.  Because of this, we are happy to offer NDSU students online tutoring through Smarthinking. Students work one-on-one with a real-time expert tutor using a virtual whiteboard.

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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For the full list of courses tutored and drop-in tutoring hours, please click the image below.

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?

Online Tutoring should be used as a supplemental service; therefore if at all possible, students should first try to visit with a live tutor though ACE or visit their instructor before accessing online tutoring. 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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