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Teenagers, Tutoring and THANK YOU!

April 30, 2010
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Okay, so this program isn’t just for teenagers… it is for kids K-12 and I can tell you right now my husband and I are going to be making great use of it when his teenage son moves in with us this summer (Math is SO not my strong suit!). What is it you ask?

An online program from the Army called Study Strong / Tutoring.

I had NO idea this program existed until we got an e-mail about it from the FRG. And I have one thing to say: GO ARMY! Oh, and also, THANK YOU! Now, I can’t vouch for the other branches, but I’d bet that the Navy, Air Force and Marines all have similar programs… ask your FRG (or your equivalent) or the Child Services Center (again, your equivalent) about it! Though at the bottom of the site it says this: *For United States (U.S.) active duty military service members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard personnel on active duty in a deployed status and DoD civilians in a deployed status, and their dependents. So try registering and maybe it will work regardless of branch!?

But back to this program. It is online, live tutoring assistance for grades K-12. Don’t get your kid’s chemistry homework? Fumbling through pre-Calculus? These folks are here to help. You must register for the program, but it is free and they are available 24/7 except for the major holidays. And better yet, the tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors and grad school students. They offer help in math (algebra, geometry and calculus), science (earth sciences, biology, chemistry and physics), social studies and English.

According to the website, the program is run by Tutor.com and their professionals are not only of the best quality, but also have the well being and safety of your child in mind:

“Tutors undergo a criminal background check and a reference check before being hired by Tutor.com. They are prohibited from asking for any personal information from the student and from contacting the student outside the online classroom. Live Homework Help® is a completely anonymous program, to protect student’s safety and identity.”

So no worries about online safety either!

Can you say HOORAY! (Or would that be HOOAH!?) Live help! With homework! And its free! So, if you are an Army family, go register and take advantage of this great program. If you are affiliated with a different branch, do some digging and locate the services available to you and your family… or try registering at the link and see how it goes! Good luck and happy tutoring!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2010 5:37 am

    so where was this when I was struggling to help the kid with Algebra??? sheesh.

  2. Tammy permalink
    May 1, 2010 1:35 pm

    I know the Air Force has a program too. I’ll look into this weekend and add some info. I had forgotten about it but wonder if it wouldhelp my daughter. She is only in the fourth grade but is struggling with math. My husband and I know how to do it, but she’s resistant to anything that doesn’t come from the teacher…perhaps she’s be more receptive to a tutor.

    • Tammy permalink
      May 2, 2010 10:30 pm

      Well, I know at some point I had received a pamphlet on the tutoring program but of course I couldn’t find it. I went to Military One Source and it was all right there. So, yep, branch of service matters not. I haven’t used it yet but will add it to the list of resources!

  3. May 5, 2010 9:41 am

    Thanks for spreading the word! If you have any questions about the program, you can visit or http://www.tutor.com/military or email militarysupport@tutor.com

    Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tutordotcomformilitary

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