Our Tutors

Smarthinking’s tutors are a diverse group of college faculty, graduate students, high school teachers, and retired educators and professionals. Our tutors use a pedagogical method tailored to individual student needs to help, encourage, and involve them in understanding the subject matter. Tutors are also reviewed for quality assurance and effective educational practices on an ongoing basis.

Research shows that the quality of tutor training makes a difference in the impact of tutoring on students.  All of our tutors go through an intensive training program and tutor certification specific to online, one-on-one tutoring, which includes:

  • Effective teaching methods
  • Student management
  • Our proprietary whiteboard technology
  • Subject-specific advising

Our approach to online tutoring and writing services has been proven effective for students and is valued and respected by faculty.

90% of of Smarthinking Tutors have a master's degree or a PhD

Smarthinking Tutors

have an average of

over 9 years

of teaching or tutoring experience.


I like working with students—hearing their thoughts about writing and helping them overcome stumbling blocks. Since I love writing, my enthusiasm comes through.

Shannon B., Lead Writing Tutor


I define a good tutoring session as one in which the student can gain the confidence they need to complete the problem or assignment. A good tutoring session is as much about building confidence as it is about offering specific advice.

Michael G., Lead Writing Tutor

Hear from our tutors