Computers & Technology

Improving students’ Microsoft® Office skills

Smarthinking’s tutors work with students online, using a virtual whiteboard, to help them understand the functionality of Windows and the most popular Microsoft Office applications. Students can schedule an appointment in advance or request a drop-in session. Or they can also submit a question offline anytime, and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Smarthinking tutors help students work through their problem using guiding and modeling, so they can move past IT barriers and complete their assignments. Tutors provide understanding, not answers.

Get the most out of your Microsoft training

Tutors are available to help with the following applications:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows
  • Word

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Meet some of our Computer & Technology tutors

Jamie Dillard

Jamie Dillard

Lead Tutor, Computers & Technology

Jamie Dillard hold a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Information Systems, and the Microsoft Office Master certification. Jamie is a Navy veteran and has worked in the private sector of Information Technology for 4 years specializing in Business Intelligence and Corporate Training. As a Smarthinking tutor since 2014, Jamie enjoys interacting with students and helping them with challenging tasks as they seek to better themselves through education.


Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar Yadav

Tutor, Computers & Technology

Sunil holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electronics and a Master of Science in Informatics. He joined Pearson in 2013. Unlike most jobs, tutoring with Smarthinking is extremely flexible and really works around his and the students’ availability. Not working rigid hours allows him to keep a perfect work/life balance.