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DoD Keeps Tutor.com Freebie

A Defense Department program that gives free tutoring services to the dependents of service members will keep going until at least the end of March, 2016.

The program with Tutor.com gives one-on-one help to basically any active duty child K-12 as well as the kids of any Guard, Reserve or DoD civilian in a deployed status, the children of medical retirees and Gold Star family children.

Here's how it works: after filling out a very short registration form for your child, you fill out a short form with what you need (math help? SAT prep?) and are connected with a tutor.

Really, it's that easy.

From the Tutor.com site: "Students can get personalized help in 40 Math, Science, Social Studies, English and World Language subjects, including Algebra, Statistics, Biology, Essay Writing, Spanish, German and French. Tutors can also help students prepare for the SAT, ACT or other standardized tests. Native Spanish speakers are also able to work with Science, Math and Social Studies tutors in their native language."

The DoD has paid about $18.5 million for this service in taking it on in 2010 (before then it was only available to Marine Corps families). For a short period, they said, it was also available to adult students including active duty members and spouses. However, paying for that capability got too expensive, so they cut back.

Have you used the Tutor.com program? If so, tell us what you think!

Learn about other military discounts and programs over on the Military.com discount center.

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