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Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring is available to all enrolled COD students!

College of the Desert provides students with access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live tutor up to 24 hours a day from ANY internet connection.
Tutors are available for a wide range of subjects including writing (for any course), math (basic math through calculus II), accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, nursing & allied health, physics, chemistry, office applications, and Spanish.  Students can also submit completed drafts of writing assignments from any course to Smarthinking's Writing Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide a detailed, personalized feedback about  the submitted paper, typically within 24 hours.​

To connect with a tutor online, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://services.smarthinking.com
  2. Enter your username and password.
  • Your username is your “mycod.us” email address.
  • Your password is “COD” plus your birth date in MMDDYY format.
    For example, if your birth date is 2/4/93, then your password is COD020493.
    You can change your password in the “Profile” section of the "Manage Account" tab

 

For more access information read through the Student Instruction Flyer.

For assistance, contact Daniel Aucutt, Director of TASC, at daucutt@collegeofthedesert.edu or call 760.862.1376.

Smarthinking Schedule of subjects and times is pasted below.

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Live, On-Demand Tutoring Hours of Service

(Not all subjects are available at all institutions)

Subject Regular Schedule
(SEPT - MAY)
Summer Schedule
(JUNE - AUG)
Basic Math Skills, Algebra, Liberal Arts, Math, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Bilingual Math Sun - Thurs: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT
Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT
Sun - Thurs: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Introductory Accounting Sun - Thurs: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT
Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT
Sun - Thurs: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT
Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT
Writing, Reading, General Chemistry, Physics Sun - Thurs: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT
Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT
Sun - Thurs: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Introductory Economics Sun - Thurs: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT
Sun - Thurs: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Intro Human A & P, Biology Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Spanish Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT
Computers and Technology Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Advanced Subject Suite
Organic Chemistry, Introductory Finance, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting
Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT Sun - Thurs: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT
Advanced Statistics, Multvariable Calculus, Differential Equationsl, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Advanced Accounting, Payroll Accounting, Corporate Tax, Individual Income Tax, Auditing, Government/Not-for-Profit Accounting Available upon request via Prescheduled Sessions Available upon request via Prescheduled Sessions
Nursing and Allied Health
Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing Care Plans, Nursing Pathophysiology, Nursing Pharmacology, Nursing Anatomy and Physiology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Oncology, Geriatrics, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Terminology, Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology, Allied Health Pharmacology
Sun - Thurs: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT Sun - Thurs: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT
  • Offline Questions - metered at 27 minutes per question, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Writing Center - metered at 42 minutes per essay, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Paragraph Submission - metered at 27 minutes per paragraph, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    • Essay Center - where available, this option is metered at 60 minutes per essay play 7 minutes for archiving and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    • Nursing or Allied Health Essay - metered at 67 minutes per essay, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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