Smarthinking Launches Reading Tutoring Support Services

Newest Addition Gives Online Tutoring Leader a Complete Solution for Student Success

Washington, DC, December 03, 2011 --( Smarthinking, Inc. (, the market leader in online tutoring and academic support, has announced the launch of a new discipline of support – reading. On Thursday, Dec. 1, Smarthinking will begin providing live, online tutoring with expert educators in the areas of vocabulary, reading comprehension and pronunciation. Available to all customers, both institutional and consumer, reading will complement writing and mathematics support services to complete Smarthinking’s lineup of complete support solutions for developmental education within higher education and college success programs for K-12 students. For more information on Smarthinking and its new reading support services, visit

“Smarthinking is proud to offer reading to round out a complete solution offering reading, writing and mathematics support for programs in higher education and college success preparation in K-12,” said Dr. Christa Ehmann Powers, chief education officer of Smarthinking. “This additional discipline adds to Smarthinking’s ability to support all students at all levels in meeting their education goals.”

- In addition to reading, Smarthinking offers support services in the subjects of writing, mathematics, science, nursing and allied health, business, computers and technology, English for speakers of other languages and Spanish.

About Smarthinking:
Smarthinking is the leader in on-demand student support to bolster student performance, persistence and retention. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with Smarthinking to increase student achievement and enhance learning. Smarthinking, a member of the Pearson family, connects students to expert educators for assistance in math, writing, science, business, and nursing & allied health, up to 24/7, on any Internet-connected computer. Smarthinking’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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