Despite a rainy, gray day in Norfolk, Virginia, 80 students, parents and VIP guests excitedly packed into Bill Niven Library at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to kick-off the Tutor.com online tutoring program for Navy families. It was standing room only in the library and students were greeted by speaker Captain Bill Crow, Commander at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, with a round of high-fives.
Stressing the importance of education in his remarks, Captain Crow encouraged everyone in the room to take their studies seriously. And to take advantage of Tutor.com to get help with homework and studying—especially valuable when a parent is deployed and can’t help with math homework. The online tutoring program from Tutor.com is provided by the Department of Defense and gives Navy families (as well as military service families in the Army, Marines and Air Force) access to a professional tutor online 24/7 at no charge.
Mr. Dan Barnthouse, MWR Director at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, was also on hand to speak to the families and Tutor.com’s Kara Froman led the group through a demonstration of how the online classroom works.
Navy members must sign in to Navy Knowledge Online to access the service. Once on the NKO site, click on the REFERENCE tab in the navigation bar. Look for the Tutor.com box in the right column and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor.