March 2021

It has been more than a year since the world changed for all of us—friends, family, and colleagues alike. The communities we serve have also faced personal and academic challenges of all kinds. In reflecting on the past 12 months—through nearly two million tutoring sessions and thousands of conversations with partners, students, and parents—we have seen new trends in online tutoring and the needs of today’s learners.

These trends include a shift from homework help to true instructional support. With more students needing help understanding core concepts during their tutoring sessions, our tutors are spending more time on fundamentals.

We have also seen the need for human connection. Over the past year, learners have been more inclined to seek out connections through 1-to-1 online tutoring. In their post-session surveys, they tell us that they appreciate the encouragement as well as the academic empowerment.

Finally, concerns for student wellness have taken center stage, with an increase in sessions where learners show signs that they are struggling with more than just their academics—and may need additional help. Through 2020 and beyond, we have engaged with partners like you to help your communities get the support they need at the crucial times they need it.

As always, we thank you for your partnership. We are honored to help you support your military community.

All the very best,

    Lauren Lobdell
    Vice President of Client Services & The Princeton Review

Twenty Minutes with
Live Webinar Events

Looking for another way to promote for U.S. Military Families (a.k.a. to your community? Invite them to attend one of our upcoming webinar sessions to learn more about the program! Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of the Military Support Team at the end of each session. (All registrants will receive the recorded session, whether or not they can attend.)

We’ll be hosting sessions on multiple days and at various times—so military families can join us live wherever they are in the world. Please share the link, graphic, and webinar description below with your military community!

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Twenty Minutes with
An Informational Webinar

April 6 & April 13
07:00 AM EDT | 11:00 AM EDT
3:00 PM EDT | 9:00 PM EDT


Military families: You’re invited to join us for a brief and informative webinar to learn more about your no-cost access to for U.S. Military Families! Sessions will be held on multiple days and at various times to make it easy to attend—no matter where you find yourself in the world. (If you register and are not able to attend a session live, a recording will be sent to you.)​​​​​

Sign up to learn more about:
  • ​​​​How works
  • Who is eligible to use it
  • Who our tutors are
  • Which subjects are available
  • How to get started with a personalized account
We’ll hope you’ll join us!


Over the years, has had the privilege to work with MilSpouseFest, an organization that hosts live events and offers online resources for military spouses in all branches of service. 

Throughout the pandemic, MilSpouseFest has done an incredible job of transitioning their in-person events to virtual sessions. This year, they are hosting 16 such virtual events, each with a different focus on topics important to the military spouse community they serve.

During their recent session on “Relationships, Health, and Well-Being,” was invited to speak to attendees about the benefits of our no-cost online tutoring available to all U.S. military families. In particular, we shared our new and highly popular Study Skills and Parent Coaching subject areas, designed to help students and families get organized, relieve stress, and find a better school-life balance.

We look forward to attending more MilSpouseFest events throughout the year, and we hope you will attend, too. Topics to come include employment and careers, mental health, and education. We are thrilled to take part in future sessions, where we will share how can have a positive impact in many areas of the lives of U.S. military families.

MilSpouseFest is dedicated to empowering military spouses and families by providing them with information, resources, and the community support they need in their daily lives. To learn more, please visit their website.


That’s a Wrap! ​​​​Spring student success webinar series comes to a close

We’ve just completed the third series of our popular Student Success webinars, giving high school and college learners another chance to develop better study habits, hone their research skills, and manage their stress.

While the live sessions have concluded, your military community can always watch the recordings via our
YouTube playlist!

We hope you’ll share these free support resources with your military families. If you’d like to provide any feedback on the series, please drop us a line at

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Our team is here to help. Please reach out to for support with your program anytime. We're standing by!
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