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Support Your Learning with Smarthinking: Free Online Tutoring and Career Support for Maryville Undergrad and EdD Students

Your education helps determine your future — which is why you need all the support you can get to be successful.

At Maryville University, we understand that it takes a team to make a college graduate. Here, we bring the support to you through Smarthinking, our free tutoring service designed to help you reach your goals — and prepare for the career of your dreams.

What is Smarthinking?

Smarthinking is an on-demand, online tutoring service that is currently available for all online and traditional undergraduate students as well as online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Leadership graduate students at Maryville.

Once enrolled, undergraduates will have immediate access to the writing center for select topics, career support, and exclusive access to expert tutors to provide you with academic support in several different focus areas. As an undergraduate student, whether you’re simply seeking writing support or preparing for an exam or job interview, Smarthinking can offer you individualized tutoring support in subjects like:

  • Business
  • Computers and Technology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Writing

Fast facts on Smarthinking

3 minutes or less average wait time

24 hours or less – average tutor response to submitted questions

24 hours or less – essay reviews

Smarthinking tutors are dedicated to your academic success.

At Maryville, we aim to provide you with the resources and support to help you reach your goals. That’s why we’ve collaborated with Smarthinking to connect you with the best instructors for tutoring support.

All tutors are vetted and trained to help you solve problems across a variety of subject matter specialties — and help you retain the information.

Smarthinking tutors have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with 90% holding a master’s or doctorate in their fields. Tutors are also seasoned educators with an average of 12 years of teaching experience, and are passionate about your educational and professional development.

The Smarthinking Tutors at a Glance

  • 90% hold a master’s degree or PHD
  • Average of 12 years of teaching or tutoring experience
  • Provide individualized support

Skip the waiting line.

With Smarthinking, finding help is easy. The drop-in sessions allow you to enter a live tutoring session and connect with a tutor or career coach on demand. And if you’re too busy, you can schedule a tutoring session in the near future at your own convenience.

There’s also the “Ask a Question” feature. Using this tool, you can submit a specific inquiry to a tutor, which will then be answered in less than 24 hours.

More than 93% of Smarthinking users would recommend it to a friend.

Gain essential writing skills that employers want.

Employers want strong writers. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 82% of hiring managers consider written communication skills as the most important attribute of a job candidate. Smarthinking offers the valuable career writing support services that can make employers take notice.

Our career writing support options include:

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Resume and cover letter review.

Get professional, personalized feedback on your application materials before you apply to that next opportunity.

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Career writing.

Prepare your additional job materials for review, from your employment profile to personal statements to application essays.

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Interview practice.

Conduct mock interviews with a career coach to practice your best responses before the actual interview.

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Business writing.

Learn how to write professional emails, memos, and business plans all before you graduate.

Smarthinking helped me understand the concepts brought out in my statistics class. Once I started using the tutoring service, the time I spent doing my assignments was reduced drastically. The tutors were very helpful and insightful. I wanted them to just tell me the answers, but they didn’t. They made sure I understood the formulas.

— Christine M., current Maryville student, on Smarthinking.

Get the most out of your Smarthinking usage.

Smarthinking also offers responsive technical support to solve any issues you may have while using the service. You can even access all of your previous sessions — which are saved and can be found from the main hub — to refresh your memory on a particular subject.

Additionally, Smarthinking has a collection of study guides for every need, with handbooks on English as a second language, accounting, writing, and glossaries on a variety of subjects.

Ask more from your education.

At Maryville, everything we do is in service of your development, from enrollment to graduation and beyond. Our use of Smarthinking provides the guidance and support you need to focus on what’s most important: your education and career.

Learn more about Maryville University and our online degree programs. And for more information on Smarthinking, browse a collection of student tutorial videos for more effective tips on maximizing your tutoring experience.


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