SMARTHINKING to Exhibit at Higher Learning Commission Meeting

Raleigh, NC, April 19, 2009 --( SMARTHINKING, Inc. (, the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students, has announced that its representatives will participate in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/The Higher Learning Commission Meeting April 17-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The 14th Annual Meeting will be attended by more than 3,800 administrators and faculty from a wide variety of higher education institutions throughout a 19-state region. Operating under the theme, “Hot Topics in Chilly Times,” the keynote address will be delivered by Diane Auer Jones, president and CEO of The Washington Campus, and Peggy Maki, a renowned education consultant.

SMARTHINKING will feature an exhibit highlighting its award-winning, live, online tutoring services, which are delivered to students 24/7, in the subjects of math, writing, science, business, ESOL and Spanish. SMARTHINKING will also be promoting its newest division, StraighterLine (, which allows students to fulfill general education requirements online in a more flexible and affordable environment. StraighterLine utilizes the same award-winning technology as SMARTHINKING and gives students personalized support from highly qualified educators.

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“We are very pleased to be a part of the annual Higher Learning Commission meeting in Chicago,” said SMARTHINKING CEO Burck Smith. “This meeting will feature the leaders in education and provides SMARTHINKING with a great opportunity to network and expand.”

SMARTHINKING is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor®-certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. StraighterLine, a division of SMARTHINKING, provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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