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 Online Tutoring

Help when you need it:  24 hours a day!

Because CGCC recognizes that you need flexible options for after-hours or off-campus help, it provides access to Smarthinking, a free on-demand tutoring service.

You have a limited number of hours of free online tutoring to use during the course of your studies at CGCC. Also, you may only utilize Smarthinking for the CGCC online or hybrid courses in which you are currently enrolled.

With Smarthinking, you can:

  • Drop in and work one-on-one with a live tutor
  • Schedule a session with a tutor
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor within 24 hours
  • Schedule a session with a tutor
  • Connect with a tutor as a group

Subjects offered include reading, writing, business, basic to advanced math, statistics, science, and Spanish. 

Student Resources

With Smarthinking’s online tutoring service, you can get help whenever and wherever you need it. Learn more about how to get started with the resources below.


​How to Submit an Essay

Do you know how to submit an essay to get helpful writing feedback? Check out this video to learn how to submit an essay using the Smarthinking Essay Center! Once submitted, your essay can be reviewed for overall writing feedback. This includes content, thesis statement, introduction, conclusion and paragraph and sentence structure development.


For more help using Smarthinking, click here.

Making the Most of Your Online Tutoring Experience

To make the most of your online tutoring experience, remember that Smarthinking is not a homework answering service. Please do not use Smarthinking like Google to look up answers or ask Smarthinking to do your research, work, or a specific assignment for you. Tutors will not give answers or edit papers but will provide feedback to help you to improve your skills. Be prepared to provide your tutor with information about your assignment and to dialogue through this process together.

Statement of Academic Integrity

The use of Smarthinking online tutoring support is limited to Chandler Gilbert Community College students for online and/or hybrid courses only.  Furthermore, students may only use Smarthinking to seek assistance for assignments from online and hybrid Chandler Gilbert Community College courses in which they are actively enrolled.  The use of Smarthinking for coursework from other institutions, or for courses that are not online/hybrid, is strictly prohibited and subject to the college's policies and procedures regarding the acceptable use of student support resources.  Smarthinking tutoring sessions are recorded and reviewed by college personnel on a regular basis.

Technology Requirements

Operating System  Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac (10.4+), Google Chromium, iOS,   Android
Browser Internet Explorer (Version 8.0 & above), Firefox 12.0+, Google   Chrome and Safari 5.0+
Internet Connection Minimum 256 kbps or above
 ​Outbound Port to be opened  ​80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS/XMPP)
Memory At least 1 GB RAM and a Pentium Dual-Core or faster processor
 ​Flash Player Flash Version 9.0.28 or Higher
 ​JavaScript Enable
Cookies Allow
 ​Pop-ups Allow

Troubleshooting and Technical Support

For help with any technical issues, visit Smarthinking Support at, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.