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Free Online Tutoring through Smarthinking


Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Northern Virginia Community College offers for free to its students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, many of which are available 24/7.

  • Easy Access Access Smarthinking directly from your online course site in Blackboard. No additional username or password is needed.
  • Simply log into Blackboard, select “Tools” and click on the NOVA ELI Smarthinking link.

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With Smarthinking you can find help with a number of disciplines, including:


  • Basic Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Single Variable Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Math beyond Calc II

Reading & Writing

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Essay Critique
  • Grammar & Mechanics
  • Pre-Writing
  • Research Strategies
  • Proper Documentation


  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Intro to Anatomy &Physiology
  • Physics


  • Accounting
  • Macro & Microeconomics
  • Intro to Finance


  • ESL Writing Center
  • Math in English/Spanish


  • Spanish Essay Center
  • Grammar Questions

Computers & Technology

  • IT Support Word
  • IT Support Excel
  • IT Support Access
  • IT Support Power Point
  • IT Support Windows7


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