Tutor.com is proud to offer tutoring to U.S. military families around the world 24/7.* Many students growing up in military families move frequently throughout their childhood and often attend several schools. Over the last decade about 2 million children have been affected by the deployment of one or both parent(s). Moves and having a deployed parent can make school work difficult. That’s where Tutor.com comes in.
Since the service is available around the clock from anywhere and now any device, students can always get the help they need. Recently we spoke to Kennedy, an 11th grader whose father is an Army service member deployed in Israel. She has been using Tutor.com for a few years and is taking an extremely challenging course load including AP U.S. History, AP English Language & Composition, AP Calculus, and Physics Honors. She does four hours of homework daily. And somehow squeezes in gymnastics. We are beyond impressed and so glad to share her story with you.
Tutor.com: Why did you first start using Tutor.com?
Kennedy: I’ve been taking advanced math classes since sixth grade. Success in my sixth grade math class meant I could take Algebra in seventh grade. Connecting to tutors through Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families has been really important in helping me make it through tough math classes.
Tutor.com: What are you using Tutor.com for this year?
Kennedy: AP Calculus! I have an A in the class. Tutor.com really helps me succeed in math. I’m also going to use it to help with my college applications.
Tutor.com: Why do you think online tutoring helps you?
Kennedy: It’s great that I can use the program anytime. It’s always accessible. I’m usually on between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., but I’ve also had a few 1:00 a.m. sessions! My favorite part about using the service is that I don’t have to fall behind or wait until the next day to ask the teacher for help. I’m much better prepared for my classes.
The tutors are very patient which can never be taken for granted. They explain everything really well and they always work with me until I get the problem.
Tutor.com: If you didn’t have access to Tutor.com, how would you get help?
Kennedy: I probably couldn’t afford tutoring without Tutor.com. My Dad would help if he was here, but he’s deployed now. I always tell my military friends about the program and I know my one friend is using it right now for Organic Chemistry. I do a lot of homework. Usually four hours a night and Tutor.com helps me spend less time on math homework.
Tutor.com: Now that you are halfway through high school, what advice would you give other students who may be struggling with math or other subjects?
Kennedy: My advice is work as hard as you can. Doing the homework is the key to success and finding help when you are struggling. Everyone reaches that point in math class where they just don’t get it.
Honestly, I’m so grateful for this program. To me, it’s the best benefit for the military and I wish more people knew about it. I try to tell every military family I know!
*This program is funded by the Department of Defense MWR Library Program and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.