This post is brought to you by Bogart Roy, a recently separated Army Field Artillery Officer and the founder of Army Smart, a veteran focused education nonprofit. He has over 10 years of teaching experience and graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in mathematics and statistics.
I’d like to talk to you about an excellent resource for service members and veterans who are currently enrolled in college. Army Smart is an education nonprofit that provides completely free college level tutoring to service members and veterans of any branch of the US military.
Army Smart has individually tutored more than 400 students from every branch of the military and our team of nearly 50 tutors can teach everything from math and statistics to writing and history.
I understand how hard it is to exit the military after 10 or 20 years of service and sit in a classroom with a bunch of 18 year olds who just got out of high school. It can be so daunting to take an introduction to algebra or statistics and not understand anything at all. You might have physical or psychological injuries that make learning much more difficult. You might be sitting in an online classroom with a teacher you can barely understand, who breezes through topics too fast for you to follow along with. That’s why every one of our tutors is either active duty military or a veteran. They understand what it’s like to step back into the classroom. We’ve worked with students from E1s all the way up to Command Sergeants Major and 65 year old retirees who have been out for 20 years.
Army Smart provides 100% free weekly tutoring. All tutoring is conducted online using software like Zoom or Google Meets so it doesn’t matter where you are located or what college you are at. We have worked with students stationed in Germany and Korea. Please reach out to our team at https://www.armysmart.org/ and we will pair you with a tutor who can help you succeed in higher education.
Army Smart is always looking for more volunteers. There is a huge demand for tutoring and it is difficult to find enough volunteers with military backgrounds to work with all of our students. If you can spare one hour a week it can be so impactful on the success of student veterans. Army Smart mainly focuses on teaching introductory science, math, and engineering classes, but we are always looking for more writing, history, business and social science tutors.
All tutoring is conducted 100% online and is self led so you can teach as much or as little as you like using whatever methods work best. Army Smart primarily teaches introductory level classes so you do not need to be an expert to volunteer.
Please visit https://www.armysmart.org/volunteer to sign up or learn more.
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