Focusing on the Mission
As a family of the Navy SEAL community, we are extremely grateful for the invaluable tutoring services we have received. We have moved roughly every two years the past 14 years. With each move our family embraces the experiences and culture living in different states and countries but moving requires time to adapt to the different school systems and methods of teaching. With the high tempo of the community and my husband often away or working long hours, the tutoring program provided through SEALkids allows him to focus on the mission and help alleviate the burden at home when he can’t be there to help his children himself.
Currently, we are living overseas and able to use computer video technology to maintain consistent tutoring for our two children with tutors living in the United States. I was skeptical at first on how this would go when not physically in the same room, but am amazed at how well it works and the professionalism of the tutors who are chosen specifically for each child’s needs. As a mom trying to juggle life at home, work and kids’ activities, homework at times is a challenge between this mother and child. To be honest there is a high degree of frustration and stress that often is exhibited between parent and child while tutoring that is absent during a tutor and child interaction. Everyone is a whole lot happier and doesn’t take the frustration out on one another emotionally/verbally. It truly is a win-win on many levels.
We started the computer tutoring before we moved overseas during the summer to help keep up their skills, but also to have one less thing to have to adapt to during the move that was new territory. I felt like this time around we weren’t having to play catch up; it was routine and a familiar face for our children. I can’t stress how thankful I am to be receiving the service the SEALkids has given to our family.