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Tutoring Information

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SMART Center tutoring is offered Monday through Friday between the hours of and . Tutoring is available to all students currently attending Arkansas State University. Available subjects and times can be found on the schedule listed below. For more information regarding the tutoring schedule or any other services the SMART Center may provide, please contact our main office at +1 (870) 972-2440.


Online Tutoring: Via Zoom

Please log into Penji to see subject and tutor availability. 1 hour per tutor.

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Fall 2022-Drop in Tutoring Location: LSW 553

Monday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM 
Tuesday: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM; 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 11:00AM; 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Friday: Tutoring Center Closed


SMART Center Tutoring offers tutoring in the following subjects:

Biology of Animals Computers in Chemistry  
HNRS Biology of Animals  Biochemistry
Biology of Animals Laboratory  Quantitative Analysis
Biology of Plants Laboratory    Physical Chemistry ll
Biology of Plants        University Physics l
HNRS Biology of Plants      University Physics ll
Biology of the Cell Lab      College Algebra
Biology of the Cell  Pre-Calculus Mathematics
HNRS Biology of the Cell   Survey of Calculus
Genetics Laboratory      Calculus l
Genetics      HNRS Calculus l 
HNRS Genetics    Calculus ll
Human Struc and Fun I Lab  HNRS Calculus ll
Human Structure and Function I    Calculus lll
Human Struc and Fun II Lab    HNRS Calculus lll
HNRS Human Structure Fun ll      Linear Algebra
General Chemistry l Lab      College Geometry
General Chemistry l    Applied Statistics l
General Chemistry ll Lab    HNRS Applied Statistics l
General Chemistry ll   


Penji Installation:

Download the Penji app. The Penji app is available for download for both iOS and Android. The icon is blue with a penguin Penji TM.

  1. Select Sign-up.
  2. Enter your A-State student e-mail address.
  3. Single sign-on with A-state credentials. (This may have to be done more than once.)
  4. Sign-up options: Choose “Learn”. (Optional: How did you hear about app?)
  5. Complete your profile: name, picture, major, etc.
  6. Select the desired tutoring center.


Directions for Scheduling an Appointment with the Penji App:


Pick the desired tutoring center.

  1. From the “Learn” screen, select to schedule a session.
  2. Select your particular course section.
  3. Select a day and time for your session.
  4. Select your tutor.
  5. Select your location.
  6. Create an “Agenda” (list what section(s) or topics you wish to work on) and select any materials (if any) that you will be using for the session.
  7. Review all the information and “Confirm”.
  8. The upcoming session will appear in your activity feed.
  9. Once there, the session details will contain all information for the appointment including the Zoom meeting link for online appointments.

Join the meeting at the scheduled time via Zoom or attend in-person tutoring location in Lab Sciences West, 553.

SMART Center Tutoring will begin each semester during the second week of classes and run through the Study Day of each semester.

All SMART Center tutors are required to tutor at least 4 hour per week. We have expanded our availability to ensure that students can find an appropriate tutoring time slot that fits best within their schedule.

Each tutor can host up to 3 students per one tutoring session (1-hour session). All tutors will host drop in tutoring hours throughout the week. Students who attend drop in tutoring are required to sign in and out using the penji app. If unsure how to do this, please speak with a tutor during your tutoring session.

If a course taught in the College of Sciences and Mathematics is not offered, please contact the SMART Center to request a course. All requests will be reviewed. If a tutor can be located for the course requested, you will be notified. Otherwise, please contact Learning Support Services or another tutoring center on campus, to see if they may have a tutor available who can assist with your course.