When Morgan Miller was in high school and preparing to take her Advanced Placement exams, her parents knew that a little extra practice could have a really positive impact on her results.

Morgan, who graduated last year from Little Elm High School, agreed and signed up for an 8-hour virtual AP bootcamp offered by Tutor Doctor, taught by experienced AP teachers who use proven strategies to help students pass their AP exams and earn college credit.

“She met with a group virtually, and it was just a really good experience for her to focus on a specific subject,” her mom Diedre said. “COVID messed up a lot of the other tutoring services that schools used to do, so this bootcamp was a nice opportunity to give her some additional time to be able to review.”

Diedre said Morgan, who is now a freshman at Stephen F. Austin State University, felt getting to review the material in a fresh way really helped.

It sure did. She passed the exam and was able to go to college with six college credits.

“When you think that you can go to college with credits, doing a bootcamp like she did really saved us money,” Diedre explained.

 Sandy Tutwiler, Owner of Tutor Doctor., said students are provided guided practice in short and long free response questions and Document-Based Questions. Students also get help with multiple choice question strategies and practice feedback on open response questions.

“The courses really give the students a chance to ask questions in a small interactive setting,” Tutwiler said. “It prepares them for what to expect on the exam. They need a strategy and practice to be successful.”

But do the bootcamps work? Tutwiler said they’ve had students score 5’s on their AP exams, which is the highest score possible.

“For students who were nervous going into the exams, parents have been very appreciative of what these bootcamps did for their students,” she said.

AP Exams, unlike the SAT and ACT, are all about how a student responds to questions.

“Your response has to be complete,” Tutwiler said. “You want your response to be succinct and to make sense. Getting feedback on that can be really helpful for the student.”

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