Army Selects SMARTHINKING for Online Tutoring Services As Part of Army University Access Online Initiative

May 9, 2001

WASHINGTON, May 8 — SMARTHINKING today announced that its services will be used within PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s online learning portal solution recently selected by the US Army to provide soldiers with convenient and easy access to higher education degrees and advanced training certifications. Under this agreement, every student-soldier enrolled through Army University Access Online will receive one hour of online tutorial support for every course.

SMARTHINKING offers students the convenience of academic support, anytime, anywhere they have an Internet connection. With trained, experienced tutors (called e-structors™), SMARTHINKING offers its clients around-the-clock tutoring in core courses and skills, and has developed a technology platform that allows schools to manage and capture their own supplemental support interactions and tutoring sessions. “SMARTHINKING is honored to be included in Army University Access Online,” said Christopher Gergen, President and Co- Founder of SMARTHINKING. “We share the vision of the Army and PricewaterhouseCoopers of creating a learner-centric educational experience and look forward to providing the support essential to the academic achievement of our nation’s soldiers.”

“We are pleased to have SMARTHINKING and other leading e-learning vendors as part of our Army University Access Online solutions-provider team. Our use of best-of-breed technology vendors and our leading edge portal provide critical services for student education, all in one click,” said Jill Kidwell, Management Consulting Services partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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We provide the people, technology, and training to help schools offer their students outstanding academic support. Developed in collaboration with more than 100 institutions, SMARTHINKING’s solutions are designed to supplement on-campus instruction and to connect schools to their students from wherever they are, whenever they need help. From qualified and trained tutors to customizable, Web-based Learner Relationship Management technology, SMARTHINKING gives schools the tools to provide total “customer service” to their students and inspire learning, retention and achievement. Visit us online at