One distinctive factor in the lives of military members is tranfers. U.S. soldiers, and their families, often have to plan for the possibility of being transferred to a different one of many military bases, within the U.S. and overseas, often frequently, and sometimes on short notice. For children in school, this can mean having to keep up with their studies among schools that may have very different curricula and methods of teaching, sometimes being transferred among multiple school districts in a single school year.
Even kids who can count on staying in one place often need the help of a tutor to supplement the educational attention they receive at school, and this can be even more so when the student has to learn from different textbooks and different teachers repeatedly. But while kids who stay in one place can establish a long-term relationship with an in-person tutor, kids whose parents are in the military don’t always have this luxury.
There are many benefits that any student can receive from a tutor, including attention, a relationship, and improved self esteem, and online tutoring adds the additional benefits of availability, selection, and value. For military families, however, the availability of an online tutor, who can continuously work with a student regardless of transfers, can be particularly valuable, even essential. As part of an ongoing relationship, an online tutor can provide stability and direction to the student’s education, as well as a consistently personal, caring, and effective in-home educational experience, wherever the student may be located.