Free Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring
Prince George's Community






Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Prince George's Community College is making available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


With Smarthinking you can:


How To .... in Smarthinking?

A series of Smarthinking video tutorials that will help you understand how to use Smarthinking. Click on the links below to take you directly to each video.



View SMARTHINKING's subject descriptions and times available



Getting Started:

Accessing SMARTHINKING through PGCC is simple:


  1. Log in to Blackboard: using your Blackboard username and password (same as Owl Link)

  2. Go to your online course

  3. Click "Quicklinks" on the course menu

  4. Click "SMARTHINKING Free Online Tutoring"

NOTE: Each student is allowed 180 minutes per semester.



Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting Tips

  • Cookies/Javascript should be enabled.
  • Please disable all popup blockers for
  • Make sure that your browser is set up to allow cookies and pop-up windows (SMARTHINKING uses both of these)
  • Make sure that you have Java installed. If you need to install Java, go to Java's Website and follow the instructions for the free download.
  • For a full list of the most up to date settings, please refer to SMARTHINKING's Technical FAQ page


Need Help using SMARTHINKING?

  1. Once you log in, view the SMARTHINKING Student Handbook for all you need to know about navigating the website and using the service.
  2. The SMARTHINKING Technical Support team is available to assist you. First, check the information in the Customer Support section of your Smarthinking home page to answer any questions about using the service. If you still need help, contact Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST (someone will respond to you within 24-48 hours).
  3. If you are a faculty/staff member with questions, please contact eLearning Services at (301) 546-0463 or


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