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A newsletter for Edinboro University’s adult student population. Issue 8, Spring 2014 New Leaf ONLINE TUTORING BEGINS AT EDINBORO Provided by a company called Smarthinking, Edinboro University students now have access to free online tutoring 24 hours per day, seven days per week—a convenience that is particularly helpful for the adult student population. Ninety percent of Smarthinking’s tutors hold advanced degrees in their field and average over nine years of teaching or tutoring experience. Smarthinking offers four types of tutoring for students’ convenience. The first type is “drop-in tutoring.” This type of tutoring is an on-demand 24/7 service where students can talk to tutors “live” and in “real time.” The second is “scheduled tutoring” which enables students to schedule a time when they would like to be tutored, and even choose the tutor they prefer. “Offline questions” is a third type of tutoring that allows students to submit questions and receive answers, but not in a live format option like the drop-in tutoring. The final type is the “writing center.” This option allows students to send their essays, paragraphs or papers to a tutor who will review it and provide feedback within 48 hours. To access the new online tutoring program, log on to the myEdinboro portal, then click on the D2L icon on the LaunchPad. Once in D2L, click on the Smarthinking Online Tutoring icon. There is a tutorial of how to use the new program in the step-by-step Smarthinking student handbook, which can be found under the academic resources link. Edinboro University is continuing to provide on-campus tutoring for those who prefer face-to-face assistance. A list of on-campus tutoring hours for all departments can be found on the Academic Success Center website (, keyword “tutoring”). INSIDE THIS ISSUE Online tutoring ........................1 Technology training .................2 Get involved on campus ..........3 Important dates .......................4

Adult Student Newsletter Spring 2014

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