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Millard PS Adopts Online Tutoring for AP Exams

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Millard Public Schools in Nebraska has signed on with SmartThinking to provide students with online tutoring for Advanced Placement exams. The service will roll out in the district beginning in the fall.

Through the partnership, students at MPS will have online access to live tutors for most AP courses offered in the district. According to the district, more students are expected to enroll in AP courses in the coming year. Last year there were some 267 students in AP courses at Millard South High School in MPS.

"Our mission is to give every student the very best educational foundation to prepare them for the next phase in their lives--be it college or the workforce," said MPS Superintendent Keith Lutz in a prepared statement. "We believe the experts at SmartThinking will help students excel to greater academic heights and boost our overall passing rates on AP Exams."

SmartThinking offers online tutoring in various math, writing, chem, biology, physics, econ, statistics, and language courses. It also offers an online writing lab, essay grading, custom programs, and ESL support.

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