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Online Tutoring: Anywhere, Anytime
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It’s 12 am the night before your final and you’re stuck on a problem. You decide it’s too late to email your professor or call classmates.  As you slip deeper into panic mode, you gulp your caffeinated drink and mumble under your breath, “where is help when I need it?” 

Tired of situations like this one? We’ve got the answer to your studying needs!

With SMARTHINKING Online Tutoring, you can
  • Connect With a Tutor and interact live.
  • Submit your Writing for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Go to: http://www.southalabama.edu/ecampus
  2. Use your usual login for USA Online.
  3. Click on "Writing Tutor" in the upper left corner of the page.
  4. Enter your "J" number for username and the last 4 numbers of your social security number for a password.
  5. Use this new login you've created whenever you need help.
  6. To access a PowerPoint presentation with login instructions. click here.

Help when you need it: 24 hours a day!


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Click on the SMARTHINKING Student Handbook in the Customer Support & FAQ area of your homepage!!
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Date last changed: August 15, 2012 12:03 PM