Netprep Teams with Esteemed Stanford University to Provide Detroit Students in Grades 2-8 with Free Online Tutoring and Free Computers

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NetPrep, a Detroit-based Supplemental Educational Services provider has partnered with Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth to bring free world-class online tutoring and free computers to Detroit's students in grades 2-8. Tutoring is provided after school in NetPrep Academies, located throughout Detroit. Most NetPrep Academies are within walking distance from the students' schools. After completing a 7-week NetPrep Academy, the students receive a free computer to continue their online tutoring from home.

NetPrep (, the web-based after school tutoring program for students in grades 2 through 8 qualifying for Supplemental Educational Services (SES), has formed a unique partnership with Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) to provide free online tutoring in math and English/Language Arts. The free program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for all students in grades 2 through 8, whether remedial or gifted, and is available through local community groups and churches within walking distance of most Detroit-area schools required to provide SES. Upon completing the seven-week NetPrep tutoring course (called a "NetPrep Academy") at a designated location, the student may take their computer home at no charge -- and continue their online tutoring.

"We are extremely pleased to be the sole provider of such a high level of educational assistance to the youth of Detroit through our partnership with Stanford University -- as well as local churches and all-important community groups," said Darchelle S. Love, Executive Director of NetPrep. "The only qualifiers for our free program are that the student must be in the school's free or reduced lunch program and attend a Title I School that has not made Adequate Yearly Progress for three consecutive years. I assure you, our program now guarantees that regardless of monetary resources, no Detroit public school child that wants or needs educational assistance will be left behind."

The unique program is customized to a student's academic level through an early assessment. Once needs are established, the students receive tutoring four days each week for a period of seven weeks. A certified teacher and teacher's aide are on-site at each NetPrep Academy location to supervise the online learning sessions.

"It is our supreme goal to ensure that students not only improve -- but learn to excel - in highly necessary academic basics such as math, English/language arts, and reading," continued Love. "And the opportunity to set this goal in motion could only have been achieved through the gracious cooperation of Stanford University's EPGY Program, as well Detroit's churches and community organizations in conjunction with our organization."

The Detroit Public School system will notify parents and guardians by mail in regards to the various SE S (free tutoring) providers. Parents and guardians should select "NetPrep" and return the application form by the requested due date. The school district will notify NetPrep of all parents that have selected NetPrep for free tutoring. NetPrep will then contact the parent or guardian directly for further instructions. For more information call (313) 389-8087 or visit

Media contact: Darchelle Love (313) 389-8087.

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