Online Education

Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is a free online tutoring and academic support tool available to all St. Cloud State online students. 

You can submit questions, writing samples and essays for feedback from a tutor (typically within 24 hours). You can also schedule real-time sessions with a content expert in a wide variety of subject areas. 

Smarthinking online tutoring service

Minnesota State has made 15 hours of online tutoring available to all students. Any student who uses the 15 hour allotment may request additional hours by contacting our Smarthinking Coordinator Michael Evans at mjevans@stcloudstate.edu.

Smarthinking Tutorials are available for topics such as:

  • Scheduling a session
  • Using drop in tutoring
  • Submitting an essay
  • Communicating with tutors

Log into D2L Brightspace to access the Smarthinking resources.

“Tutoring Services,” which is located on the right hand side of your D2L Brightspace homepage, allows all St. Cloud State students to access an extensive list of on ground and online tutoring.

To access the online tutoring service, select the link “Smarthinking” under Resources. D2L Brightspace will automatically fill-in your credentials. Click skip and follow the online screen instructions.