DOD provides online academic assistance

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

TDC-Stacked-Logo-with-military-families_Colorized_wThe pressure is on for military students (and their parents) as kids face homework, papers, exams and standardized tests.

You can decrease your family’s stress levels and improve your children’s grades with personalized tutoring offered online and at no cost to children in military families.

All kindergarten through grade 12 students in eligible U.S. military families can access at; it’s an official Department of Defense (DOD) program.

“‘ for U.S. Military Families’ is like a safety net for students,” said Maureen Haney, program manager, who demonstrated the service on Schofield Barracks, March 28. “Knowing support is available when they need it helps decrease stress over school.

Haney added that early findings show that students who use the service report that they earn higher grades, complete more homework assignments and are more confident at school.

“More than 97 percent of students tell us they’d recommend to a friend,” Haney said.

The service allows students to work one-to-one with a live tutor online for help with homework, studying, test preparation, proofreading, essay writing and more. Instant, on-demand support is available in all core subjects, including algebra, geometry, calculus, physics, earth science, language arts, history and advanced placement-level courses. is staffed by more than 2,500 carefully screened experts who are available to work one-to-one with a student online.

With an Internet-enabled computer or handheld mobile device, students can connect to a tutor any time, any day, from anywhere. No appointment is needed.

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

Students are asked to complete a survey and provide feedback after every tutoring session. The feedback gathered from students helps drive new product features and services and ensures students continue to receive high-quality tutoring support.

Different skill levels served
Students of all skill levels can benefit from using

Students can work with tutors for step-by-step help with homework assignments or simply ask a tutor to double-check their work.

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

Feedback collected from users shows that students who use are more confident in their schoolwork, complete more homework assignments and are improving their grades.

Creating an account and working with a tutor is quick and easy.
(Editor’s note: Information received from

Account Access
“ for U.S. Military Families” is funded by the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library Program, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and the Army General Library Program. Create an account at

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