Tutoring Services—Getting Help with Your Course Work
We want to make sure that all Hawkeye students are successful in their courses. Getting the help you need can greatly improve your learning experience and performance in your classes.
Face-to Face and Online Tutoring with Student Tutoring and Computer Lab Professional Tutors
The Student Tutoring and Computer Lab (STC Lab) has professional tutors available for both face-to-face tutoring and online tutoring using Zoom. Our professional tutors can help you with your coursework in English, math, anatomy and physiology, and certain business courses. They can also help you learn Microsoft Office and work with you to improve your study skills.
To schedule an appointment with a professional tutor, call or visit the Student Tutoring and Computer Lab. Walk-in tutoring is also available.
Walk-in tutoring services are also offered Monday – Thursday evenings in the Library.
See the Fall 2021 Tutoring Schedule [pdf].
Online Tutoring with SMARTHINKING
For tutoring help 24 hours a day, check out SMARTHINKING, online tutoring: anywhere, anytime.
Free Online tutoring is available with access to Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, you can:
- Access a live, personal session with a Smarthinking tutor in Drop-In Tutoring.
- Schedule a personal session with a tutor of your choice in Scheduled Tutoring — including voice options for mathematics, writing, reading, and Spanish.
- Submit your writing for any class to our Writing Center.
- Send a question to a Smarthinking tutor with Offline Questions.
- Bilingual Math
- Introductory Anatomy & Physiology
- Organic Chemistry
- Computers & Technology
- Resumes and Professional Correspondence
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Select the Smarthinking Tutoring link on the left menu.
Click the Smarthinking Online Tutoring link in the resource list.
The first time you enter Smarthinking this popup will appear asking if you want to generate a Token ID to access the Smarthinking iPad / Mobile App. You can use this to generate a token ID (code) so you can download and use the Smarthinking app from either the App store or Google Play. The mobile app is free.
Review the short tutorials on How to Use Smarthinking below the four Smarthinking choices.
If you have questions about SMARTHINKING please contact the Student Tutoring and Computer Lab.
If you have questions about grammar, style (APA or MLA), organization, or content development, then choose Writing (All Subjects) in the Drop-In Tutoring area. This option can also support you with pre-writing activities such as brainstorming, outlining, or thesis development.
If you are ready to submit your draft for review, submit it to an essay center choice under Writing Center. A professional writing tutor will review your paper and provide feedback via you Personal Archive within about 24 hours.
Connect with a live tutor by choosing the subject area under Drop In Tutoring to share a chat session with a professional tutor. Type your question in the whiteboard and click the Enter Question button. You may have to wait a few minutes to get connected but once you do, you'll have the tutor's full and undivided attention! You can also load graphics, office docs, and PDFs into the whiteboard with the Share Document feature.
- Allow all popups for smarthinking.com.
The SMARTHINKING Technical Support team is available to assist you. The Online Knowledge Base, Technical Support, and Tutorials are located under Support+ once you are in Smarthinking at the top of the screen toward the right.
Peer Tutoring is available for many courses to students who show need by meeting qualifications including having a C- or lower in the course or having tutoring listed in their accommodations.
To receive peer tutoring assistance complete the Request for Tutoring Assistance application [pdf] and bring it to the Student Tutoring and Computer Lab.
Contact the peer tutor coordinator for more information.
Business Tutoring Lab
This peer lab is located in Black Hawk Hall 217. Hours and staffing vary from semester to semester.
Please call or come to the Student Tutoring and Computer Lab to see when tutoring is available or to pick up a schedule.