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Military children face unique challenges, on top of the every-day stress of school. These students are able to access Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families Program, which gives them access to free online tutoring and free homework help from live tutors in more than 16 subjects. Students in military families who move frequently or dealing with a deployed parent can rely on tutors for help to stay on top of homework or catch up on missed lessons. (Official USMC photo by Cpl William J. Jackson/Released)

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Homework help; Military Children offered free tutoring

26 Apr 2013 | Cpl. William J. Jackson

The final months of school are fast approaching and with that comes standardized tests, end-of term papers and final exams. But all students that belong to military families are eligible for free educational resources at www.tutor.com/military.

This Department of Defense program is an educational resource for military families looking to give their child a step up at the end of the year.

“Whether the student is in elementary, middle, or high school, one can get tutoring assistance,” said Jeff  Fourier, branch head, Lifelong Learning Center. “Tutors are available in all disciplines including math, English, grammar, and much more.  Further, students in need of assistance for a GED completion may also get no-cost support from (the website).”

The DOD-funded resource is available at any time and provides expert tutoring in all core school subjects. The tutoring is available immediately and consists of algebra, geometry, calculus, physics, earth science, language arts, history and advanced placement courses.

The website allows students to work one on-one with a live, online-tutor for help with homework, studying, test preparation, and essay-writing.

“(The website) is a no-cost service that is available to all of our military families who are in need of academic support,” Fourier said. “Our children and adult learners may not always have the resources to get immediate assistance.  Tutor.com/military offers 24 hour support.  The tutors that assist students are proven in their fields.”

Tutor.com is staffed by more than 2,500 tutors who are available to work one-on-one with a student through an internet-enabled computer or handheld mobile device at any time of the day, from anywhere, with no appointment.

Students and tutors work together in a secure and anonymous online classroom that features an interactive whiteboard, file sharing and instant messaging.

Students of all skill levels can benefit from using Tutor.com by working with tutors for step-by-step help with homework assignments or simply asking a tutor to double-check their work.

Parents of younger students can log in to Tutor.com and work alongside their children and advanced students can get help with more challenging classes.

For more information contact the education center at 830-6881 or visit www.tutor.com/military.

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