Smarthinking Online Tutoring at Anoka/Ramsey Community College

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Anoka/Ramsey Community College is making available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in mathematics (basic math through Calculus, including Bilingual Math), Biology, Intro Human A & P, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Intro to Finance, Statistics, Spanish, and Writing. Tutoring is available up to 24/7. View a complete description of subjects offered and times when service is available.

With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect With an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Submit your Writing for any class to their Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Tutorials (require Flash Player plugin)

Once you log in, view the Smarthinking Student Handbook PDF for tips on navigating the website and using the service.

Flash Tutorials

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting Tips

Technology Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 98+ or Mac OS9+
  • Browser: Windows Internet Explorer 5.01+, or Netscape 6+
    Mac: Internet Explorer 5 required
  • Connection: 28.8 or 56k
  • Cookies/Java script should be enabled
  • Pop-up blockers should be disabled for

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • 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, and follow the instructions for the free download.
  • Make sure that you have Flash version 7.0.19+ for Windows or 7.0.24+ for Mac OS X installed. If you need to install Flash, go to, and follow the instructions for the free download.

Need Help?

The Smarthinking Technical Support team is available to assist you. First, check the information in the Customer Support section of the your Smarthinking home page to answer any questions you may have about using the service. If you still need help, you can call or email Smarthinking support:

  • Call Smarthinking customer support toll-free: (888) 430-7429, ext. 1 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
  • Email us at, and someone will respond to you within 24-48 hours.

If you have questions regarding Smarthinking,
please contact Paul Whiteford at 763-433-1826 or

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