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Online tutoring

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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:

Math Reading & Writing Science
  • Basic Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Single Variable Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Math beyond Calc II
  • 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
Business ESL Spanish
  • 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

Need help? Try the Smarthinking Student Handbook available under Academic Resourses in your account.