Academic/Tutoring Services

How Do I Get Tutored?

Your classes are now remote – your tutoring can be, too! While University campuses are closed, the Academic Resource Center will provide online tutoring options. Please email the following professional staff members directly for appointments:

  • Tami Nosal, Writing Specialist, at for English and writing tutorial appointments.
    • Additional writing resources, such as an APA guide, are available on the ARC’s webpage
  • Joe Azzarano, Math Specialist, at for math, physics, psychology statistics, and chemistry appointments
  • Nursing tutorial requests should be made to Stephanie Alderfer, Director of Tutoring Services and Placement Assessments, at, and she will have a nursing tutor respond to you to set up an online appointment

Email for any tutoring-related questions!

Smarthinking Online Tutor Service

Smarthinking is available at Students may enter the site by logging on with their student ID number and using the last four digits of their social security number as the password.

You can also access Smarthinking from Blackboard:

  1. From your Blackboard course, click the Tools course menu button.
  2. Scroll down and click Smarthinking Online Tutor Service.
  3. If this is your first time using Smarthinking, follow the steps to create a username and password.
  4. Click on the subject, or enter the subject in the Search field.

To view a recorded session of how to use Smart Thinking, click here.

Smarthinking Introduction Video [1:48]

Smarthinking Quick Start Guide [1 page]

Smarthinking Audio and Video Features

Smarthinking Writing Practice flyer

Here’s how to access the Writing Practice area:

Academic Success Online

Click Academic Success Online3.2020 to learn about useful tools for academic success in the online environment.

Academic Advising and Coaching

If you would like to discuss learning strategies for online settings, please contact Kim Logan at or Allyson Waylen at, Professional Advisors/Academic Coaches, directly!

For any additional questions ARC questions, please contact or Meredith Hoch-Oescher, Dean of Student Success,

To access online study and time management resources, visit and follow these steps:

  1. Create an account using your Gmercyu email address.
  2. Fill out your information and select Gwynedd Mercy from the dropdown window.
  3. View online orientation and student success workshops!

APA Writing Workshop

Click here to view our APA Writing Workshop tutorial.

Contact Tami Nosal ( for any writing help!

Click the link for the free version of the APA Manual, 7th edition:

Student Accessibility Services

Brandi Crawford, Director of Accessibility Services, will be available via email at to support you with accommodation questions and needs while University campuses are closed.

If you have any questions about your accommodations or learning needs during this time, please contact Brandi Crawford. Additional information may be found on the Student Accessibility Services webpage.