Smarthinking Online Tutoring Service

What is Smarthinking

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tutoring is offered in the following subject areas:

  • Math (from basics to calculus) and Statistics
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Accounting, Economics, and Finance
  • Writing, Spanish, and Spanish Writing

You may interact online with Smarthinking's tutors in four ways: by dropping in for a live session, scheduling a live session in advance, submitting a writing assignment to the writing lab, or submitting a question.

How do I use the service?

As an Empire State College student, you have access to this FREE service as soon as your first term of enrollment. Your account will remain active as long as you are enrolled in studies with Empire State College.

To get started: First create your own account by clicking on the name of your center or program listed below. This will bring you to the Smarthinking registration page. Fill out and submit the form to create your account.

After you have created your account: You can use the service by visiting Smarthinking and entering your user name and password in the upper right side of the page.

If you have any difficulty logging in, or, if you have comments you would like to share about the service, please e-mail the Office of College Academic Support: . Once logged in, there is a Smarthinking support page and a support phone number: 866-321-1004.

If you need to request additional minutes for your college sponsored Smarthinking account, please email with your Smarthinking username and password. Requests will be processed the next business day.

Learning Centers in New York State

(Buffalo, Fredonia, Jamestown, Lockport and Olean, as well as FORUM West)

(Rochester, Alfred, Batavia, Canandaigua and Corning/Elmira)

(Syracuse, Auburn, Binghamton, Fort Drum, Ithaca, Utica and Watertown, as well as FORUM Central)

(Albany/Latham, Glens Falls/Queensbury, Johnstown, Plattsburgh, Saratoga and Schenectady, as well as FORUM East)

(Hartsdale, Newburgh and Nanuet)

(Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island)

(Old Westbury, Hauppauge and Riverhead)

Other Learning Centers and Programs


(including students in the Air Force Distance Learning Program, eArmyU, GoArmyEd, International Distance Learning, Navy College Program, UAW-Ford, United Steelworkers of America)

(Students pursuing graduate studies)

(Athens, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, Beirut, Lebanon, Prague, Czech Republic, Tirana, Albania, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

(students at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies)

(students in the School of Nursing)