Online Tutoring with SMARTHINKING

Help when you need it, 24 hours a day! Anywhere, anytime.

Boston University is pleased to work with Smarthinking™, an award-winning online tutor service available to all online students free of charge. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects. The Smarthinking service may be used for Boston University online classwork only. Use of this service for personal purposes or for anything other than Boston University online classwork may result in deactivation of your account.

Getting Started

To use Smarthinking:

  • Log in to your course in Blackboard
  • Click the Smarthinking link in the course menu
  • Click Log in to Smarthinking

With Smarthinking you can:

Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor to receive support in

  • writing;
  • statistics, advanced statistics;
  • basic math skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, mathematics beyond calculus, bilingual math;
  • intro human A & P, biology, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics;
  • Spanish; and
  • introductory finance, accounting, or economics.

Submit your writing for any class to their Online Writing Lab.

Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Need Help using Smarthinking?

The Smarthinking Technical Support team is available to assist you. For any technical or customer service-related questions, please visit the Smarthinking Customer Service page.