Online Tutoring Freely Available to Students 24 x 7

FTC provides students with Smarthinking access directly from each Canvas course to academic help from experts anytime, anywhere. Smarthinking tutoring services are just a click away, available through Internet-connected computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Smarthinking’s just-in-time online tutoring, helps students succeed in class and work towards their career goals. Recent studies show that students who use Smarthinking get higher grades and are more likely to complete courses.

With Smarthinking, students are provided with 24 x 7 live, personalized tutoring in most subjects, including expert guidance for improving writing — from essays to resumes.

Career Writing Help

Smarthinking comprehensive career writing services gives students a powerful advantage in their job search from resume and cover letter review to practice interviews with live tutors via video.

One Source for Tutoring Services in Nine Subject Areas with over 90 subjects

Smarthinking offers tutoring services in more than nine subject areas with over 90 subjects, at all levels of development from graduate to professional levels.  In most subjects, online tutors are available 24 x 7. In a small section of advanced subjects, Smarthinking tutors are available by appointment in as little as 24 hours.

Subjects Covered by Smarthinking Tutors

All of these subjects are supported by experienced Smarthinking tutors with 90% holding advanced degrees in their field of tutoring and 12 years of experience working with students. Writing review services are available, both synchronous and asynchronous, for all subjects.

Mathematics & Statistics

Algebra, basic math, bilingual math (English/Spanish), calculus, geometry, liberal arts math, statistics, trigonometry.


Biology, chemistry, introductory human anatomy and physiology (A&P), organic chemistry, physics.


Accounting, tax, auditing, finance, and economics.


Writing reviews, grammar, pronunciation, culture, history, literature.

Computers & Technology

Introductory computer science; Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint & Word; Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop; Windows 7/10 & Linux; C, C++, C#, Java, Python & SQL; introductory web development & HTML.


Geriatrics, medical-surgical nursing, mental health and psychiatric nursing, nursing administration, nursing anatomy and physiology, nursing care plans, nursing pathophysiology, nursing pharmacology, OB/GYN, oncology, pediatrics, nursing essays.

Health Sciences

Health sciences anatomy and physiology, health sciences pharmacology, medical assisting, medical terminology, health sciences essays.


Reading comprehension, sentence skills, word-level skills, vocabulary development, ESL/ESOL.


Help with essays and papers in any subject, plus resumes, business writing, and more.

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