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Norfolk State University's tutorial programs provide academic assistance that enhances comprehension in coursework for a diverse student population by using a variety of techniques and activities that promote independent learning and student success.

Online 24x7

NSU students have free anytime, anywhere access to academic help from experts via Smarthinking. Smarthinking provides 24x7 live, personalized tutoring in core subjects, including basic mathematics to calculus, human anatomy and physiology, computers and technology, accounting, reading comprehension, writing (including for resumes) and Spanish. 

Students can access Smarthinking via Blackboard (under Tools) or by sending an email to

Student Success Center (NGE 125)

The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center's (PLSSSC) 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. 


The Writing Center (1st Floor of the Library)

The NEW Writing Center launched on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Writing consultants are available to support all students and all types of writing assignments.

Across Campus

Schools and departments across campus offer degree specific tutoring for their students and students who take their core classes. For example, the College of Science Engineering and Technology (CSET) offers math and science tutoring for CSET majors through its STARS program. Check with your advisor or program director for more information.

Tutoring may also be offered by non-academic offices and programs, such as the Residence Halls or TRIO program. Again, check with your advisor, counselor, director, etc. for more information.