CBU/online partners with Smarthinking to offer Online Tutoring Solution


California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies is proud to announce that it has teamed up with Smarthinking, an online tutoring solution where students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Smarthinking allows students enrolled in CBU/online courses to connect live to educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. The Smarthinking online tutorials link is available under the tools menu for courses hosted on Blackboard.  Smarthinking provides online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week enabling students to get the help they need, when they need it.

California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies strives to provide every student with the necessary tools to achieve their academic goals and live their purpose. By offering online education students an online tutoring solution, student’s have access to another layer of the academic support they need, when they need it -- seamlessly integrated into their Blackboard course.  

Using an advanced queuing system providing little or no wait time, students are connected on-demand with an expert educator. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology. 

Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access; TheSmarthinking online tutorials link is available to CBU/online students under the tools menu for courses hosted on Blackboard.

Online tutoring offers:

  • Returning to school after a hiatus--brush up on Basic English and Math skills.
  • Online Writing Lab offers individualized feedback and critique to students on their essays, reports and writing assignments.
  • All sessions are archived and available for students to review at any time for further studying or test preparation. 
  • Students who prefer to plan ahead can schedule a 30 minute appointment with a tutor of their choice.
  • Students who do not need instant feedback can choose to submit an asynchronous question.

With up to 24/7 availability and easily accessed through any Internet-connected computer, Smarthinking is ideal for CBU/online’s nontraditional students who have work and family obligations and often find themselves seeking assistance at night, on the weekend or over holidays. The online tutoring tool is responsive and supportive to student needs, encourages and promotes student development and growth, and aids in scholastic success.

CBU/online is now accepting applications for bachelor degree completion programs. To apply or find out more information regarding CBU’s Online and Professional Studies degree programs, please visit www.cbuonline.edu or contact Admissions at 877-CBU-3608.


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