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Online tutoring: anywhere, anytime! Information about how to access and use Triton College's online tutoring service.


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Academic Success Center
Room A-106
708.456.0300, x3341

Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: Closed


Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm
Fri: 9am-2pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
Sun: Closed



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Subjects Available

Brainfuse Higher Ed provides live, one-to-one online tutoring in all major Higher Ed subjects, including, but not limited to:

  • Mathematics (Basic Skills - Calculus II)
  • Writing
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics, Biology
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Introductory Finance
  • Spanish
  • Statistics


Through Smarthinking, Triton College students have access to online tutors and tutoring resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

With Smarthinking, students can

  • Connect with an e-structor now. Meet with a tutor online, post a question, and have a conversation back and forth.
  • Submit your writing. Submit a writing assignment to a tutor and receive feedback on that assignment usually within 24 hours.
  • Submit a question. Submit a question and receive an offline reply from a tutor within 24 hours.


Use the tabs above to learn how to access & use Smarthinking!

Technology Requirements

  • Minimum Operating System Version:  Windows 98 +, Mac OS9 +
  • Minimum Browser Version:  Windows: Netscape 6 +, Internet Explorer 5.01 +, Firefox 1.0.4+.
    Apple Mac: Internet Explorer 5.1+, Safari 1.2+, Firefox 1.0.4+
  • Internet Connection:  28.8K min. / 56K+ preferred
  • Security:  Cookies/Javascript enabled and pop-up blocker disabled for
  • Technical Support:  (888) 430-7429, ext. 1 or email

Guide Author

This LibGuide is adapted from Smarthinking Tutoring by Amy Grimm and 
Smarthinking by Larissa K. Garcia

Created by Larissa K. Garcia, Faculty Librarian, Triton College, November 2011