Tutoring and academic assistance for military children enrolled in San Diego schools is available through several programs. These programs are not available at every school site, so please consult your school to find out what tutoring options are available for your child.
Operation Hero Program (Armed Services YMCA) is an after-school program that targets children, ages 6 to 12, who have been identified by school personnel as having difficulty adjusting both academically and socially in the school environment. Curriculum is designed to help children cope with the challenges of military life, provide tools for a successful education, and promote a positive self-image. Contact the Operation Hero Program at 858-751-5755 or visit www.asymca.org.
“Everyone a Reader” Volunteer Tutor Program provides trained volunteers who will read one-on-one with students in first through third grade. The students who participate are those identified by teachers as those who need extra practice and special assistance with reading. For more information about this program, call 800-711-READ or visit www.sdcoe.net/lls/ccr/lms/pages/everyone-a-reader.aspx.
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) Library offers resources for all children ages 3 and up. Kids have access to a live tutor, videos and e-books, as well as Academic Skills Question Banks for grades six through 12. NKO also offers College-Level Examination Program tests, Peterson’s study guides, and GED and AP exams prep for children preparing for college. You must register as an NKO user and create a password. Once you sign in to NKO, click on the reference tab in the navigation bar. Look for the Tutor.com box in the right column and click on the links Kids and Teens or Adults to get a tutor. You are eligible as active-duty military families, USNA midshipmen, DEP personnel, and DON civilians and contractors. Visit https://www.nko.navy.mil for more information.
Got Homework? The San Diego Public Library can help! Free online help for classroom assignments is as close as your computer. Kids and adults can access online resources remotely from any computer at home, at school or at the library. The following is a list of available resources through the San Diego Public Libraries.
• Library Catalog — Find books, videos, music and more at the San Diego Public Library: www.sandiego.gov/public-library
• Kid’s Corner — www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens
• Services for Children, Teens and Young Adults — www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens
• Searching the Internet: Guide to the best Web resources — www.sandiego.gov/public-library/services/specialresources/internet
After-school Academic Support Programs are initiated by your local schools. Some schools offer tutoring and after-school academic support programs. Inquire at your neighborhood school to find out if there are after-school academic support programs.