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Bluefield State College Offers Around-the-Clock Online Academic Assistance to Students

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    Thursday, October 21 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Washington, DC and Bluefield, WV)–Bluefield State College has partnered with SMARTHINKING, the leading provider of online tutoring and academic support, to offer live tutoring anytime, from anywhere. Students receive real-time assistance in math, chemistry, bilingual math, physics, organic chemistry, biology, intro to anatomy & physiology, economics, introductory finance, accounting, and statistics. Writing support for all subjects is also provided through the online writing lab. SMARTHINKING e-structors™ have substantial tutoring and teaching experience, usually have an advanced degree, and participate in a rigorous online training and evaluation program.

By offering online tutoring through SMARTHINKING, BSC is making convenient and easy-to-use academic assistance available to students despite the time of day or their location.  The service is especially helpful to those students who might not ordinarily be able to take advantage of traditional face-to-face tutoring or on-campus resources, such as commuter students, distance education students, students studying late at night, or any student with a hectic schedule.

According to Terry Thompson, BSC’s SMARTTHINKING coordinator, “This is a tremendously valuable service because our students have varied work and life schedules.  Through SMARTTHINKING, they can access academic support when they need it, regardless of the time.”  Currently at BSC, students can use the on-campus learning assistance resources for limited hours.  Administrators felt that with students becoming more accustomed to 24/7 service in other aspects of their lives, they should also be able to access academic support to suit their own schedules.

SMARTHINKING has been providing assistance to students since Spring 2000 and currently serves over 500 clients across the nation.  Knowing that SMARTHINKING has been successfully tested and highly rated by its users, BSC can be assured of receiving a high-quality service.

SMARTHINKING is not designed to replace traditional college assistance programs or traditional college courses.  Its purpose is to serve as a supplement, in most cases, to existing campus tutoring programs and provide students with another tool for success.

More details about SMARTHINKING can be found online at