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Free tutoring offered to military families
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WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for service members and their families.
The site,, offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more.
Marine Corps and Army families have had access to an abbreviated version of the program for more than a year. Seeing the value, Defense Department officials expanded the service to encompass all service members and their families, officials said.
“Providing 24/7 academic and career support for military families during a time when so many parents have a deployed spouse has been an important and well-received benefit for Marine Corps and Army families,” said Tommy T. Thomas, deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy.
“We are pleased to expand this program to all U.S. military families and provide peace of mind that their children are never alone when it comes to learning. There is always a certified, professional tutor available to help,” he said.
Active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve personnel on active duty in a deployed status, Defense Department civilians in a deployed status and their dependents are eligible to participate, officials said.
Along with test preparation, the site is open to students from kindergartners to high school seniors for one-on-one help in math, science, social studies and English.
Many of these students, officials said, are making the most of the assistance.’s network includes more than 1,800 professional tutors and career specialists who have delivered more than 5 million one-on-one tutoring sessions since 2001, officials said. Each tutor is certified through the site and all sessions are recorded for quality control.
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