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Online homework help service available for Marines, families

By Lance Cpl. Austin Hazard | | October 2, 2008

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Marines and their families can now get free help

with school work online anytime because of the Marine Corps’ new partnership with Tutor.com.

Students of any age, in kindergarten through college, may use the online Live Homework Help

service to connect to a certified tutor for help in math, science, social studies and

English.

“There are currently few before- or after-school tutoring programs offered in any of the

Yuma schools or on base, and this program helps to counteract that,” said Jennifer Stampfer,

the air station's school liaison.

Each tutor has earned a degree and has completed extensive background checks, said Kara

Froman, Tutor.com client services manager. The Tutor.com network has more than 2,200

professional tutors and has given more than 3.5 million one-on-one tutoring sessions.

“Any time anybody can get some one-on-one help, it’s going to help significantly,” said

Stampfer.

Anyone who wants to use the site may access the service at base libraries or from home,

after obtaining password and login information from the library.

“Tutor.com is proud to support the families of the men and women who are serving our

country, especially during a time of war when many parents are deployed and spending time

away from their children,” said George Cigale, Tutor.com founder and chief executive

officer.

For more information visit the Web site at www.usmc-mccs.org/library/tutor.


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