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U of M Summer Program Offers Online Tutorial Help to Students University News
For release: June 2, 2010

For press information, contact Dr. Scotty Craig, 901/678-5967

The Advanced Distributed Learning Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Center at the University of Memphis is offering a unique and web-based tutorial system to college students and third- through 12th-graders this summer.

The SOLE (Summer Online Learning Experience) Program links students with ALEKS (Assessment Learning in Knowledge Spaces). ALEKS is a sophisticated online tutorial system that assesses each student’s knowledge and skill level and then provides them with an interactive, individualized, and self-paced tutoring system.

The SOLE program runs during June, July, and August and costs $36 for three months, which includes unlimited use of the ALEKS program for those who register by June 15. A late registration fee will be applied after that date.

College students can register for advanced mathematical concepts and topics, such as statistics, while grade-school children can sign up for tutoring in mathematics .

Previous studies conducted with ALEKS show that students who use ALEKS score higher than average on statewide-standardized exams, such as the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). 

More information is available from Dr. Scotty Craig by phone at 901-678-5967 or via email at support@s-o-l-e.org

The SOLE Web site is www.memphis.edu/mitsc/sole

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