5 hour total time limit per quarter! Click to learn more. 

Online Tutoring with Smarthinking is now available for free for De Anza students inside MyPortal.

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Faculty: Click for Tips
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    Interact with a live tutor
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor
  • Submit an essay or paper for a tutor to review and receive feedback

Steps to Access Smarthinking

  1. Log into MyPortal.
  2. Select the "Apps" from the left navigation.MyPortal Apps Icon
  3. Under the student application menuMyPortal Students Menu Icon, select the Smarthinking appMyPortal Smarthinking App Icon to login.


Online tutoring is available 24/7 for most subject areas. However, some subject areas have limited hours.

Subjects Available: Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Medical Assisting, Medical Terminology, Nursing, Physics, Reading, Spanish, Writing and all levels of Math--including Math 10, 11, 12, 1A-D, 2A-B, 22, 44 &46. English for Speakers of other languages. Math is also available in Español.

Writing Center: Students may have a live session with a tutor or submit writing assignments for review and receive feedback from a tutor within 24 hours. 

Student Handbook: Download or view the Smarthinking handbook as a resource for using online tutoring services.

Frequently Asked Questions: Ask questions about using Smarthinking or view FAQs.

Smarthinking Tutorial for Students: View a short video explaining how to use the service.

Tips for De Anza Faculty: How to encourage students to use online (and on campus) tutoring.

Tips for De Anza Students: How to provide verification that you used Smarthinking. You might need to do this to get extra credit.


Review these trouble-shooting tips as a first step toward resolving your problems.

  • Minimum Operating System Version: Windows XP, Mac OS-X (10.4)
  • Minimum Browser Version:
    o Windows – Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12, or Google Chrome 20
    o Macintosh – Safari 5 or Firefox 12
  • Internet Connection: 56k or greater
  • Security: Do you have Cookies/Javascript enabled and pop-ups allowed for “

For technical support, please contact Smarthinking Customer Service.

Smarthinking is a joint project coordinated and funded through De Anza College's Online Education Center and Student Success Center, which are part of the Learning Resources Division.


Student Success Center
Building: ATC 3rd Floor and S43
Diana Alves De Lima
Phone: 408.864.8485

Melissa Aguilar



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