Another aspect of childhood education that poses a lot or problems for parents is the issue of where to get help, and how to keep the student (even those attending traditional classroom schools), on track, motivated and ready for quizzes and exams.
Back in my day, when 2+2=3 (things were cheaper then), the answer was always, “hire a tutor to give your child some special help.” Good advice, but in today’s busy world, perhaps easier said than done. And if the school and the student are in different countries, perhaps a whole lot more difficult.
Well, along the “blogging way” I recently met a mother of ten who has been home educating her children for years. One of the services she has found recently seems as if it will help a lot of parents … here’s her review…
As a home educating mom, I was pleased when asked to review the Educator.com program. I admit I was a bit skeptical but pleasantly surprised at the quality of what I found. At educator.com, it is possible for anyone to learn from the best scholastic content on the web. They cover high school and university topics in math, science and computer programming.
Their goal is to provide you with everything you need to succeed in your courses. By providing the best instructors in a subject, creating a one to one learning situation and affordable pricing, they are well on their way.
Highlights of the program, in my opinion are:
- — A search engine and detailed syllabus to locate when in the lecture a topic is covered. This means that you can go right to the point in the lecture that is of interest.
- — Detailed notes with each lecture.
- — Multiple examples are worked out and explained for each lecture.
- — There is an interactive student comment section, moderated by the professor, to assure that each question is answered.
- — Learning is possible from the comfort of your own home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- — The program is self-paced with unlimited access to all courses. Students may watch and re-watch lectures.Systems requirements are clearly stated on the website. They also provide free sample lectures for each subject provided. This is especially helpful to see if you are happy with the speed and performance of the lectures when viewed with your internet connection.If you are a parent of a high school, home school, or college student, you may want to take a look at educator.com. With a subscription price of $24/mth or $175/yr., it is priced far less than a traditional tutor. Having the added benefit of 24/7 availability from the comfort of your own home, It is worth checking out.