MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE --
Service members and dependents can study up using Tutor.com, an online tutoring service with 24 hour support ranging from reading to advanced math and science.
When a student logs into the site they are asked if they need tutoring, want to upload a paper for editing or need to take a practice test. If the participant requests tutoring, they indicate the subject and issue and a certified tutor will connect with the student to help with the problem.
"Students can use Tutor.com in a wide variety of ways," said Julie Fulton, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s School liaison. "The site can help with setting up a research paper, assisting with doing a report and searching for resources. They can even use editing services or do test preparations for the SATs, ACTs or the ASVAB test."
The site offers Spanish language tutors to assist students where English is their second language. Students can send pictures of homework, assignments or upload documents for class.
"The website offers personalized one-on-one tutoring," said Fulton. "There is even a whiteboard-type classroom where students can write or type problems and can drag in graph paper or math formulas when needed."
Each branch of service has made a contract with this site which can result in different requirements for eligibility. People are able to sign up the program or view a ‘How it Works ‘video at www.tutor.com/military.
"Children who are independent and don’t want a parent’s help can still get quality support," said Fulton. "It allows single military parents and working parents who are not comfortable with a particular subject get extra help for their child outside of the regular school day."