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Online Tutoring

SMARTHINKING is PVCC's online tutoring service, and it is available for tutoring in most subjects. With SMARTHINKING you can chat with a tutor in real time, or submit an essay or a question for feedback in 24 hours.

Writing Center

Submit your papers and receive feedback from a tutor (generally within 24 hours). Many students receive the most benefit from "Essay Center," which covers overall essay structure, grammar, thesis, and so on.

Drop-In Tutoring

Pick from a list of courses (like math, science, or writing) to receive live tutoring. Use a "Whiteboard" feature to type questions to the tutor and receive answers.

Scheduled Tutoring

Schedule an online session 48-hours in advance with a SMARTHINKING tutor.

Offline Questions

Choose from the courses available and submit a question.  A tutor will respond,usually within 24 hours.

Academic Resources

Subject-specific study guides in accounting, math, general writing, and writing for ESL learners.Access these guides by scrolling to the top of the homepage and clicking "AcademicResources."

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do I log into SMARTHINKING?

Log into Blackboard and access SMARTHINKING through any of your courses, under the "Tutoring & Learning" button in your course's left menu. You do not need any additional user name or password to log into SMARTHINKING.

If you have trouble accessing SMARTHINKING, contact Blackboard Help at 434-961-5316 or email bbsupport@pvcc.edu.

How do I get help in SMARTHINKING?

If you scroll down to the bottom of the homepage, you will see Customer Service & Frequently Asked Questions. Additionally, you can click "What's This?" at the top of most pages for detailed directions on each section.

If you have trouble accessing SMARTHINKING, contact Blackboard Help at 434-961-5316 or email bbsupport@pvcc.edu.