Where: online course of study and writing with teacher support
Price: 8-week course 99$
My oldest (7th grade) was my cohort in the is review. I set her up with the Middle School Basic Mechanics course. She has struggled with dyslexia so I thought this would be a good time to be sure her basics are solid.
There are several other courses to chose from. The top levels are High School and College Prep courses, Middle School courses and Elementary courses. What you do is go to your account. There is a clearly laid out structure to follow and you work your way through the study, quiz the writing for the day. When you are done before the next day your assigned teacher will contact you. They can make suggestions, ask you to repeat for a better score, etc.
This is a very structured, time oriented course. You must do it everyday. We sadly did not and got behind. While our teacher was wonderful and kind about catching up my daughter never was able to. We generally are not a super structured schooling regiment. That said I still really liked this idea and course study.
When I asked my daughter about what she thought she said she liked the idea. She pointed out some of her favorite parts: the study portion, which included reading, had a audio option. She said if she is spending so much time focused on the writing she doesn’t want to sweat the reading. (smart kid:) She didn’t like how unclear it was if she missed part of a study portion going back and forth to the work side of the site. I looked at that and I think a bit a clarity in the prompts would most likely clear that up.
My recommendations are a bit mixed on this one. First this is a high quality, great idea of a product. My daughter gives it a thumbs up too. My one detracting thought here, if you are not a schedule oriented person. Meaning if you cannot make a place in your day, every day during the 8-week course to do the work than you will get behind. Once you are behind it is hard to catch up. If you are in a good groove and would like an extra hand or just a different voice giving input to your child on writing this is a great place to get just that!
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Disclaimer: I was given this trail for free, so that I can review and provide my honest opinion on the product.