We provide tutorial services to ETS scholars when requested and/or connect them with tutoring resources in the community or at their school.

ACT Bootcamp and test prep assistance are offered year round. ACT Bootcamp is typically offered prior to an ACT national test date. Online ACT test prep is offered via the TutorMe platform. Other opportunities available-be sure to check the ETS Buzz newsletter.

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ETS uses the TutorMe program to provide high-quality online learning to students. Tutoring is available 24/7 in any subject.

  • You can visit https://go.unl.edu/etstutor to sign up for an account. Within 2-3 days of requesting their account, the student will receive an email with access instructions.
  • You'll share a workspace with a tutor online where you can video chat, voice chat, or use a text box to communicate.
One-on-One Mentor Tutor

If a scholar desires a one-on-one ETS Mentor to work within a certain subject, they can submit a request. This is done by contacting their ETS Education Specialist.

After-School Clubs

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After-School Middle and High School Clubs

Given our students are from both middle and high schools, ETS creates opportunities to supplement curricular activities to ensure students gain a well-rounded education.

Clubs focus on cultural enrichment, career exploration, college readiness, and academic preparedness. To sign up, contact your Education Specialist.

College Readiness Workshop Series

This series guides scholars through their senior year to prepare for graduation and move forward to postsecondary education.

College Visits

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ETS has at least one visit to an in-state college during the day each semester as well as one overnight trip to out-of-state colleges in the summer. Students take a tour of the college, learn about the programs offered, and get to ask questions to university faculty, staff, and students.

We also offer a yearly event called “Day in the Life of a College Student” where students get to attend college classes, eat in the dining hall, visit resources on campus, and engage with current college students.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Southeast Community College
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota-Rochester
  • Minnesota School of Art and Design
  • University of Kansas
  • Haskell Indian Nation University
  • Kansas State University
  • Wayne State College
  • Iowa State University
  • Drake University
  • Grand View University
  • Iowa Western Community College

Financial Resources (Financial Aid & Financial Literacy)

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ETS Workshops

ETS offers different events throughout the year to help middle and high school scholars and their families to learn different financial strategies:

  • Our yearly Financial Literacy Workshop is an event for scholars and families to learn strategies on budgeting and saving. Topics covered include the difference between credit and debit, what’s financially required to purchase a home or car, and paying for college.
  • Our Senior Workshops are held for high school seniors and their families in the fall and spring with topics such as How to Apply for College, Applying to Scholarships, and Filling out the FAFSA.
ETS Workshops

We encourage ETS Scholars to apply for scholarships such as those through the following listings:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply online at https://studentaid.gov by June 30 at 11:59 p.m.


EducationQuest provides free college planning services, including help filling out the FAFSA. They also can help with researching colleges, exploring career options, finding scholarship resources.

Career Exploration

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We help students pursue their career interests by offering:

  • Interview preparation
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job search assistance
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Career interest inventories
  • College major exploration
  • Career exploration field trips
  • Cookies & Careers – a career exploration program exposing ETS Scholars to speakers in each of the 16 career pathways with cookies to follow the careers discussion

Summer Programming

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ETS provides programming for scholars to continue learning during the summer break to prevent the summer melt and get a kick start on the next school year.

  • Middle School Summer Program: 4-week program for middle school ETS Scholars taught on UNL Campus daily during the month of June
  • Coding and Robotics Program: Learn to program Sphero Bolt Robots as well as other introductory coding lessons
  • Cookies & Careers: A career exploration program exposing ETS Scholars to speakers in each of the 16 career pathways with Ccokies to follow after the careers discussion
  • Job Skills Workshop Series: resume building, mock interviews, and other job application strategies.
  • Campus Visits: visit in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities
  • Student Leadership Conference: Skill development for high school ETS Scholars
  • Cultural and Career Field Trips