Now that the school year is winding down parents find themselves wondering what to do to keep the academic juices flowing throughout the summer. Two months of no academic progress was fine 20 years ago because all students did the same and the competition for the colleges wasn’t quite the same. Quite possibly your child ended the year struggling or you just want them to get a jump on their next grade level, either way the military offers assistance. With deployments children can find themselves preoccupied during the school year but with so much time to sit and worry over the summer academics can be used to fill that gap as well.
If hiring a private in home tutor is your intention, Sittercity offers free membership to military families. Sittercity is a website that offers everything from pet sitters to nannies and tutors. Having used this site, it is very user friendly and helpful. Offering the opportunity to see references, employment history, as well as request a background check within the site make it a quick reference. It is also a great option for posting a job request, Seeking tutor for 3rd grader, or Date night babysitter wanted. The Department of Defense has contracted with Sittercity to fund free memberships for all military families.
Another option for your older children is Tutor.com. Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Students in U.S. military families are eligible for free homework help and tutoring through the Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families program. Check out the complete eligibility list to find out if you and your family qualify for free access. For additional details, visit the sign-up page for your service branch by clicking the corresponding “Get Help Right Now!” blue button at the right.
Summer is intended to be fun and a break for children but too much break may not be such a great idea either. Either way, there are many options available if academics is something you want to add to your child’s day.