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Locating assistance for that challenging class just got easier. King University’s
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) has added a new service to its already stellar
lineup. Beginning this semester, students will now have access to online tutoring
through the new Smarthinking service.
The Academic Center for Excellence, located on the first floor of Bristol Hall on
King’s Bristol campus, provides academic support services to the King University community
through the Writing Center, Speaking Center, and Math Center. The Writing Center
also includes an Online Writing Lab (OWL).
The new online tutoring service is provided by Smarthinking, Inc., the leader in on-demand,
live online tutoring and academic support. In 2012, the company announced the completion
of its four-millionth academic support session. The program serves as a complimentary
service to the ACE. Students are provided five hours each semester they may use for
tutoring services through Smarthinking.
Smarthinking, available to students 24/7, provides qualified tutors combined with
technology to help offer outstanding online academic support to students. With Smarthinking,
students identify problems with which they would like assistance. The online tutor
then works to assist them through the learning process. In addition to writing and
math, students will have access to tutoring for subjects to include reading, science,
business, English for speakers of other languages, Spanish, nursing and allied health,
and computers and technology.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this new service for King students,” said Kim
Holloway, associate professor of English, writing program administrator, and director
of the ACE and the Writing Center at King. “Students will not be limited to usage
of one service or the other. They can utilize the assistance of peer tutors in the
ACE as well as online tutors through Smarthinking, all for the same paper. Smarthinking
will be particularly useful for both online and distance learners.
ACE serves as a clearing house for all tutoring on campus for departments. ACE peer
tutors are selected as a result of faculty recommendations. For subjects not covered
by the ACE such as History, Physics, or Biology, faculty provide the ACE with a list
of tutors for their respective departments. The ACE will send students to the tutor
for the department in which they need assistance.
The ACE is open, and tutors are available, Monday through Thursday; hours change from
semester to semester. Assistance is also available by appointment. For more information
on ACE or Smarthinking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities,
and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II
and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.