Art Institute Online Chooses SMARTHINKING for 24/7 Student Support

February 19, 2004

College students are busy. Many hold down a job, support a family, or are simply involved in numerous extracurricular activities. “Our students need help that fits their busy schedules. Services like SMARTHINKING have been proven to attract students and keep students,” says Amy Shields, Director of Student Success for the Art Institute Online. “Such a service demonstrates our commitment to student services and saves us money by not having to build such a robust service ourselves.”

“Schools like the Art Institute know that customer support differentiates quality programs from their competitors,” says Burck Smith, CEO of SMARTHINKING. “We’re pleased to be able to work with the Art Institute.”

Through the SMARTHINKING website, students may ask questions of trained, qualified e-structors™ (tutors) by “dropping-in”, submitting questions for next day response, and pre-scheduling sessions. In addition, all interactions are saved, permitting on-demand review and analysis by the student or institution. In the past two years, SMARTHINKING has provided over 235,000 online tutoring sessions to over 55,000 students from over 300 schools.

( provides live, online, tutoring to high school and college students at anytime, from anywhere. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, SMARTHINKING’s clients include schools, colleges, education companies, individuals, and anyone seeking to increase student achievement

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