By Tiffany Nabors, The BayonetJanuary 8, 2010
FORT BENNING, Ga. - 1 confused student + 1 computer screen = a problem solved by Child, Youth and School Services.
Free access to online tutors is a resource readily available to students who need help.
Online tutoring was implemented to support military children's unique needs created by the deployment and duty-station changes of their parents.
"There's something to be said about moving every two to three years, transitioning into a new school and starting the process all over again," said Tawanna Brown, Fort Benning youth education support services director. "Those are challenges not all school-age children experience."
But the real-time help found on this site offers a stress relief for parents and students because it can be used anytime, anywhere as long as they can log on to the Internet, she said.
"There's no waiting," Brown said. "You're not face to face, but you can talk to and have a tutor respond right away."
At the end of each session, students can evaluate their experience, and they have the option to regain access to a particular tutor they favor. Uploading resumes, term papers and other documents for review is another option on the site.
"It's very user-friendly," Brown said. "And if you're computer-savvy like most students these days, it's a piece of pie."
For parents concerned about online safety, the tutors are certified instructors and graduate students from across the country who have undergone background checks. The identity of students remains anonymous, she said.
For more information, call 706-545-3062.
To register, follow these easy steps:
To log on visit www.myarmy
Answer a few questions to verify your military affiliation.
Receive your password, and get
ready to be tutored.
A quick look at online tutoring:
Open to dependents of active, wounded, Reserve, National Guard and Army civilians and survivors
Available at the CYSS youth technology lab or in your own home
Geared toward students in kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond
Perfect for whenever you feel stumped on any subject from math and science to social studies and English literature.