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Free Online Tutoring through Smarthinking Smarthinking

Smarthinking is FREE for ALL NOVA Students

(The page below is information for NOVA Online students. All other students should go to the main college Smarthinking page at https://www.nvcc.edu/smarthinking/)

Smarthinking for Students Enrolled in NOVA Online Courses

For students enrolled in courses offered through NOVA Online, Smarthinking is available through your online course. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, many of which are available 24/7.

Login Instructions

  • Easily access Smarthinking directly from your online course site in Canvas. No additional username or password is needed.

  • Simply log into your Canvas course and click on the Smarthinking link found on your Canvas course menu.
Smarthinking on Canvas Course Menu

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