Governor Markell, Senator Carper and Colonel Morris Launch for U.S. Military Families at Dover Air Force Base

Governor Markell addresses students, parents and military leadership at Dover Air Force Base.

NEW YORK - October 28, 2010 - Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined Colonel Manson Morris, Commander, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base and George Cigale, founder and CEO of to help launch the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Online Tutoring Program— for U.S. Military Families—today at the Base Library. The online tutoring and homework help program is funded by the DoD and available 24/7 to all eligible military members and their families in the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy around the world for free.

Governor Markell and Senator Carper are both committed to strengthening schools and providing Delaware students with a 21st Century education, especially as one of the first states to be awarded a prestigious Race to the Top grant from the federal government. The Governor, Senator and Colonel addressed a room full of local military students and their parents, as well as service members, and encouraged them to use this new education service to complete their homework assignments, build their confidence and improve their grades.

"Our brave men and women in the military have stepped up to serve our nation and it is encouraging to see people stepping up to do something good for their children," Governor Jack Markell said. "These parents are away fighting to protect their country and their children's futures. This online and on-demand tutoring program for homework and school work will help those children graduate ready to succeed."

The program was officially announced by the Department of Defense earlier this year and since then tens of thousands of military students and service members have connected to a professional online tutor to receive live help to complete homework assignments, study for exams, work on math, science and writing skills and much more. Help is available to kindergarten through college students in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English.

“The federal government is focused on supporting our military families through this time of deployments with new services like online tutoring that gives busy, mobile students access to help whenever they need it,” said Senator Carper. “I’m glad to hear that this program is helping alleviate school and homework stress for these families.”

“After more than a decade of providing online tutoring and homework help to students through public libraries and now the military and K-12 public schools, I still love watching students experience the power of connecting to a live professional tutor whose sole purpose is to help them solve their problem,” said Cigale. “We are so pleased to bring this unique, empowering experience to the millions of U.S. military students and their families around the world.”

About is the world’s largest online tutoring service. The network of over two thousand professional tutors and career specialists have delivered almost 6 million one-to-one tutoring and career sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning, since 2001. powers tutoring and homework help programs for the Department of Defense; the states of Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana and Rhode Island; the District of Columbia, and thousands of public libraries and K-12 schools. For more information about for U.S. Military Families please go to

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