Sgt. Yano Library hosts presentation, training

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lauressa Reese
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, welcomes attendees at the session, Oct. 20, at Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks. (Laura Bratcher | Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Representatives from led a training session at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, Oct. 20.

Jill Musguire, marketing director, and Kara Froman, facilitator, visited the library to discuss and provide hands-on training to families and Soldiers. offers Army families free, online tutoring to kindergarten through college-prep students, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tutoring services are available in all grade levels of math, science, English and social studies, at no cost to Army families. 

Sgt. Yano Library leads all Hawaii installations with the highest volume of users for this program.

Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, opened the training session with a story about his childhood school days. 

“I had a very special person in my life, my tutor,” he said. Children and parents listened as he explained the problems he had in school as a child, and how a tutor helped him overcome those challenges. 

Froman explained how users can customize their avatars, review previous tutoring sessions and print sessions for future review. Users can even request specific tutors, and personal information is never shared between students and tutors. 

Attendees then had a chance to work with a tutor on sample problems. Dakita Jackson-Lundy and her children, Ciera, 7, and Niché, 11, were really happy that they stayed for the program. 

“Education is very important,” Jackson-Lundy said. “I want to go back to college myself. I will definitely be using this online tutoring in the near future.”

Taylore Keck, 11, a sixth-grader at Nimitz Elementary School, was eager to try sample problems in the computer lab. 

“I think ( is) really cool,” Keck said. “I ask my parents to help me sometimes, and they try, but sometimes they just can’t. I am going to tell all my friends about this. 

“I’m in student council,” Keck continued, “and will take these flyers to my principal and see if I can put them up at school.” 


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