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Peer Tutoring

Tutoring Program

The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center (PLSSSC) Peer Tutoring Program helps students become independent learners by sharing strategies that positively impact their academic achievement, including developing and strengthening course skills. The tutoring program offers free one-on-one sessions focused on each student’s academic needs as well as small group sessions where students can share thoughts and course information. PLSSSC’s tutoring program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) at the Level II stage to provide creditability and set standards for the program.

NSU also offers online tutoring via SMARTHINKING, a free online tool for NSU students. SMARTHINKING provides assistance in academic areas, including writing, basic mathematics to Calculus, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Accounting, and Spanish. Student interact live with a SMARTHINKING tutor to improve academic performance and increase chances of reaching educational goals.

Students can access SMARTHINKING via Blackboard or by contacting 


The mission of the tutorial program is to provide academic assistance for comprehension in coursework for a diverse student population by using a variety of tutoring techniques and activities that promote independent learning and student success.


  • Meet the demands of college-level work.
  • With satisfying the University’s academic requirements.
  • With developing learning and study skills that promote learning independency.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to independently apply tutored skills on course assessments successfully
  • Successfully complete tutored course requirement