Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Need help but can’t make it to campus to talk to a tutor?  Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available for all USF system students.

Before using Smarthinking, be sure to make every effort to utilize the <a href=”https://www.usfsp.edu/success/online-writing-tutoring/”>free tutoring services offered through the Student Success Center</a>. Smarthinking sessions are NOT unlimited; students are given approximately two hours of Smarthinking each semester. USF has a limited contract, and each service “costs” a predetermined number of minutes:

  • Submit a Question – metered at 27 minutes per question; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Submit Your Writing – metered at 42 minutes per essay; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Live Tutor Help – metered by the minute + 7; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

How to Use Smarthinking

For more information, please visit the Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center.


Can I Add Minutes to My Smarthinking Account?

Yes! Your Smarthinking account is connected to your MyUSF access. You may be eligible to receive additional time for Smarthinking based on your situation. To inquire about extra tutoring minutes call USF Tampa’s Academic Success Center, (813) 974-2713 to speak with an administrator who can help with adding minutes.

Use the Debbie Nye Sembler Success Center’s Online Tutor Portal
Free tutoring is available online through the Online Writing Tutor Portal.  Students can submit papers online, five or six pages per session, for the success center to make comments.

Last edited on September 17, 2018