The Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support will launch a free online tutoring program for service members, the U.S. Army said Wednesday.
Service members in active duty as well as Coast Guard members and National Guard and Reserve component members, including some family members, are eligible for the one-to-one tutoring program.
“The Defense Department wants service members to be successful in pursuing professional development,” said DANTES director Jeff Allen.
“Tutoring services are being piloted to further explore the addition of this type of tool as another way to help service members succeed in their military careers.”
Students in the online program will have access to tutoring services in 40 college subjects such as algebra, statistics and physiology via internet-connected devices,.
The DoD-funded tool will also be designed to assist on-demand tutoring, scheduling of future sessions and uploading of papers for offline review without sharing personal information between students and tutors.