1-1 Tutoring

Smarthinking – Tutoring when you need it.

Tutoring is available to MVNU GPS Students through an online service called Smarthinking. Smarthinking offers both online tutoring and comprehensive tutorials on a range of academic topics.

Check out this video to explore the various tutoring options available to you through Smarthinking.

Drop-In Sessions

Connect with a live tutor on demand. With 24/7 availability and four types of online tutoring services, Smarthinking fits into your schedule.

Schedule Future Sessions

Make an appointment for a tutoring session or change any scheduled session.

Writing Center

Explore additional writing resources, including writing practice materials, assessments and Pearson Writer.

Study Aids

Access writers’ and ESL handbooks, an accounting glossary, a study guide handbook, and links for additional math support.

Ask a Question

Ask a question if you don’t have time for a live session. A tutor will respond usually within 24 hours.

Review Sessions

Find transcripts of past sessions, responses, reviews, or a list of upcoming sessions.


Learn how to use Smarthinking by watching tutorial videos.


Get technical support to solve any issues you may have while using Smarthinking.

Follow these steps to use Smarthinking 24/7:

1. Log In

Log into https://courses.mvnu.edu with your username and password.

2. Find Your Current Course

On your personal course dashboard, navigate to your current course.

3. Select Smarthinking Tutoring

Select the green puzzle icon entitled “Smarthinking Tutoring” in the top panel of your course.

4. Access Smartthinking

To access the service, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link titled “Smarthinking Online Tutoring“.

The link may direct you to a “Systems Check” page to ensure that you are properly set up to use the tutoring service. Address any suggested changes, then scroll down, and click the link to continue to access the tutoring homepage.


If you need help using SmartThinking, please contact Smarthinking directly at: http://smarthinking.echelp.org/


If you require immediate assistance, please call SmartThinking at 1-866-321-1004