Tutoring and Online Academic Support

Students sometimes need assistance, beyond that of the instructor in the classroom, to understand and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a course. Faculty are available for one-on-one appointments in-person and by electronic communication, including video conferencing.  Students needing or wanting more time or more sustained assistance are encouraged to utilize the following tutoring options:

Online Tutoring

We recognize that students are busy trying to balance coursework, families, and jobs. Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is working with Smarthinking tutoring services to promote student success 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no additional cost to our students. Tutoring is available in more than 150 subject areas, including reading, writing, math, statistics, science, and business. Smarthinking uses a problem-solving approach that helps students learn the material, gain confidence in their work, and prepare to complete future assignments on their own.

Students can access Smarthinking online tutoring by logging into Desire2Learn and clicking on the Smarthinking link on the navigation bar.

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Tutoring Available Through Community Relationships and Organizations

Throughout the college’s service region, a variety of organizations provide free or low-cost tutoring services. Students are advised to discuss the specific services available in their community with their assigned Student Success Specialist.