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Are you a federal employee with a child in grades K-12, who needs some extra academic support right now?  If so, you are not alone. We know the added stress of the pandemic and disruptions to the traditional school experience are still affecting many families. That’s why we are continuing our program for your children to access free, online academic tutoring for most K-12 subjects.

Learn more about eligibility and how to access our partnership with Tutor.com below. You can also test the tutoring environment in a practice classroom opens a new window to see what it’s like. And if you still have questions after reading, check out our FAQ for answers to our most common questions.

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED WITH SUPPORT FROM:

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

FEEA thanks the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) for sponsoring the launch of this program, and the BlueCross BlueShield Association and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for enabling us to support more federal families.

FLTCIP was established by Congress in 2000 and is overseen by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The FLTCIP knows that many families are struggling right now trying to balance work and school, and that some children may be falling behind. At its core, the FLTCIP is about helping federal family members prepare for the future. To help your family prepare for future long term care needs, visit the program’s Guided Planner tool opens a new window.

The BlueCross BlueShield Association and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield are part of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and are long-time sustainers of FEEA’s mission and programs via annual contributions, as well as additional support in extraordinary times.

Who is Eligible?

Children in grades K-12 of current, regular hire, federal civilian and postal employees who earn a full-time equivalent annual salary of under $75,000 per year.

Coast Guard and Department of Defense civilians should access tutoring through this link: https://military.tutor.com/home opens a new window  (On a phone/small screen, you will need to look all the way to the right under the image to find and click the last box “DoD Civilians”)

If your salary is over the cap or you are not a regular hire federal employee, you can access tutor.com services for a fee via this link: https://www.princetonreview.com/academic-tutoring?ceid=tutorhp-nav#!science opens a new window

If you meet our program requirements, you can apply now opens a new window. Please submit only one application and do not create your own account on Tutor.com. It may take up to 5 business days for your application to be processed and your credentials emailed to you if you are approved.

How does it work?

FEEA partners with Tutor.com, a service of the Princeton Review to provide the online tutoring. Once you registered and are approved by FEEA you will be given one login for all of your children to share to access the Tutor.com platform and meet with tutors. Sign up today if you think you might want to use the service in the future. It can take up to 5 business days after registration with FEEA for Tutor.com to email your credentials. You never know when your child might want that extra help for a test or a project.

At Tutor.com, students can get personalized help in most K-12 subjects. Every tutoring session is anonymous and takes place in a secure online classroom.

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At Tutor.com students can:

  • Work with a tutor from any internet-connected device
  • Connect to an expert tutor on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Get personalized tutoring help online three ways: request a tutor’s help right now, schedule a future tutoring session or upload a document for offline review
  • Use the free Tutor.com To Go™ app for iOS and Android mobile devices

Tutor.com has more than 3,500 tutors who are carefully screened and monitored subject-matter experts and who must complete a rigorous application process and background check. Tutors include certified teachers, college professors and graduate students from accredited universities.

Check out this step by step guide opens a new window to see how it works

Which Subjects Are Available?

Grades K-5: Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Spelling and Grammar, Writing, English Language Learning, French, German, Spanish, Microsoft Word

Grades 6-8: Algebra, Computer Science (intro), Earth Science, English Language Arts, English Language Learning, French, German, Math, Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows), Physical Science, Pre-Algebra, Reading Comprehension, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Study Skills. 

Grades 9-12: Algebra, Algebra II, Art History and Appreciation, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Coding, Computer Science (Intro), Earth Science, English Language Arts, English Language Learning, European History, French, Geography, Geometry, German, Government, Human Geography, Literature, Math (general), Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows), Physical Science, Physics, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Psychology (intro), Reading Comprehension, Science (general), Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills, Trigonometry, U.S. History, World History, Writing

Advanced Placement® Classes: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principals, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Italian Language And Culture,  AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History

ACT, PSAT, and SAT Prep

Coaching Sessions for Parents: Scheduling and Organization, Setting Expectation, Studying Techniques, Using Resources, Motivation and Goals, Managing Knowledge Gaps, Finding Balance.

Participants in this program also have access to a library of lessons, worksheets, study guides, videos and practice quizzes on a variety of subjects as well on college and state level standardized tests.

Is there a limit to the number of sessions?

Yes. The current limit is 1,000 minutes (about 16 hours total) per family, regardless of the number of eligible children in the family. Each session used by a student in your family will debit your available minutes based on the length of the session. There will be a handy counter on your family’s Tutor.com login page keeping track of available minutes. If your family reaches 1,000 total minutes of tutoring before the end of the school year, you will no longer be able to start sessions with tutors, but you will still be able to access the free tools available on Tutor.com. We anticipate offering tutoring through the end of the current school year, or June 30, 2022.

Useful Tools

Here are some guides, videos, and other tools that will help you prepare for your first tutoring session:

Please review the Tutor.Com honor code.

Tutor.com’s mission is to support and enhance the academic achievement of each of the students with whom we work. Academic achievement involves striving to understand, integrate, retain and apply skills and concepts. There can be no academic achievement without academic integrity.

In support of both academic achievement and academic integrity, Tutor.com and Tutor.com tutors do not condone:

  • Answer-giving
  • Plagiarism
  • Cheating

Students who use the services of Tutor.com are expected to adhere to this Honor Code by adhering to each of the following terms.

  1. Assigned work:A student will not seek assistance on an assignment if the student has been forbidden to obtain assistance on the assignment by the instructor of the course and/or by the honor code of their school or institution of higher learning.
  2. Presenting the work of others.The student will present work for review that is the student’s own work and not work that has been plagiarized.
  3. Acknowledging the contributions of others.When work the student is presenting includes the contribution of others, the student will make every effort to attribute that work to the original author or to seek assistance in doing so.
  4. Completing the work.The student works with tutors to achieve understanding of the material presented rather than expecting or requesting tutors to complete the assignment or provide answers.
  5. Students will engage in a respectful manner with each tutor with whom the student is interacting just as the student has the right to expect to be treated respectfully.

Tutor.com is committed to working with all students to provide one-on-one, individualized learning experiences to meet the specific academic needs of each student. We know that the combination of tutors and students working together to achieve understanding within a framework of academic integrity results in abiding student success.