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Free tutoring is available to registered Rio students. Tutors help you understand course content, improve study skills, and develop confidence needed to succeed in your class.

Bring your textbook and any other materials you might need when meeting with a tutor. Your Student ID number is required for all tutoring sessions. You can find your Student ID number at


Location: Rio Tempe, 5th Floor - Walk-in only; No appointments

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
**Schedule subject to change. Please check back for recent updates prior to going to the Rio Tempe tutoring center for in-person tutoring.


Rio Salado has contracted with, an online tutoring service for registered students, which can be used in 3 ways:

  1. Con
  2. nect and interact with an "e-structor" (tutor) through live chat at various hours of the day
  3. Submit an online question and get a response from a tutor via email
  4. Schedule a personal online tutoring session

How do I access online tutoring?

Registered students can access Smarthinking from the RioLearn portal, under the "Recommended Services" area.


Smarthinking tutors can answer general questions about Accounting. They do not have access to Rio Salado course materials or textbooks, so they cannot answer questions such as, "Where in the book can I find the answer to question 3 in Quiz 4?"