- Reviewed on Thursday, April 25, 2013
- Grades Used: 7th and 8th
- Dates used: 2012-2014
My son loved T4L and it was a great alternative to Middle School where we live, which is atrocious. He was progressing well and it was easy to track what he was doing, when and how he was scoring on tests and quizzes.
Now the down side. I lost my house to a fire along with all of my possessions. Unfortunately, that included the credit card I had on file with T4L, so my account went delinquent. A while later, when life started to normalize and I had replaced all of my son's textbooks, etc... I went online to check T4L. Well, our account had been disabled, because of payment issues. I put in our new credit card information and voila, there was my son's account. Minus everything he had done for the last year. This was 3 months after the credit card was declined. When I contacted them, I was told "I am so sorry to hear of your tragedy!!! Unfortunately, once records are deleted, there is no way for us to retrieve them. I have attached a letter of enrollment for your records, which is all we have access to."
So, buyer beware. If you are counting on T4L for documentation, don't ever stop paying them. Once you do, your child's records are deleted. Like many parents, I was downloading the files and storing them where I thought they were safe, but our computers along with our house, was a total loss. I had thought they kept records at least for a while, since they claim to be an alternative to online schools, but I have never heard of a school that deletes your child's records after 3 months.
- Reviewed on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- Grades Used: 5th
- Dates used: 2013
So many parents and children are frustrated with the stresses of the end of the school year and the insane stress of the CRCT, don't know there is an alternative to all of that. It's a fully stress free way of teaching your child and a sure fire way to reach even the most challenging learning. When doing my research about the program, I learned that the glitches my daughter has with learning is all because she is a different kind of learner. We've tried a homeschool program in the past to avoid the dramas and bullying of the public brick and mortar school settings. But even then, Kiy was stressing to keep up and the homeschooling process became more and more challenging everyday. When I was introduced to a new alternative called Time4Learning, I was in 7th heaven. With this curriculum, we learned the true meaning of learning can be fun. All of the lessons are done online and are kid friendly. If you have a student that loves playing video games online, then your student would be a star student with T4L. The lessons are broken down and will only advance to the next level when your child is ready to move on. The quizzes are even just as exciting for the students because they are set up like online game shows. It's totally awesome!!! Because of the graphics and fun learning activities, it keeps the students intrigued in the program and allows them to learn without the pressures of feeling as though they are really learning but are instead just having fun. As an added bonus, each student has access to not only the grade they are in but the grade prior to theirs (for slower learners or refreshing of previous material) and the grade after theirs (for advance learners or those that are ready to move forward in certain subjects). There is also a way of tracking your student's progress and report that shows the amount of time the student spent on each subject. Overall, T4L is the absolute best curriculum I have ever seen for my children. Also, as a mother of a child with ADHD and a learning challenge she still does really great with the program. Now you may wonder how much something this nice and this helpful would cost. Well, for $19.95 per month you can give your child the very best in education there is. Use it as a full homeschool curriculum or just for extra help after school. Either way, give it a try and see how well you will enjoy the program as well. Visit their website today at http://www.time4learning.com/ for more information about this amazing program. You'll be glad you did and so will your child.
- Reviewed on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
- Grades Used: 1st Grade
- Dates used: August 2012-January 23rd 2013
Much better than government run schools. My son (who possibly has ADHD) loves it. He knows how to read, write, solve math problems and actually think outside of the box.
Compared to South Waco Elementary, where they want you to sit down, shut up, do what your told and memorize useless things while coloring books. There is not even a comparison.
Although my son is only half way through 1st grade, he is way ahead of his former class mates who are struggling to read, much less write sentences like my son can.
- Reviewed on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
- Grades Used: 5th
- Dates used: 2012-2013
We home schooled our older twin daughters through high school. We used various curriculum over the course of those years; (i.e. Abeka, Lifepacs, Alpha Omega's Switched-on-Schoolhouse, Bob Jones for Science, and Saxon/Dive CD ROM's for math.) They liked much of the seat work and did very well with those types of curriculum.
Our youngest daughter though, who is 10 years younger, was such a social butterfly, that we thought homeschooling wouldn't be for her. Because of that, we enrolled her in public school. She did well until this year in 5th grade. After struggling academically, she was thrilled to come home and start homeschooling. We researched every curriculum we could find, and found Time4Learning. We were instantly excited about how interactive it was. The videos were colorful, not boring, and age appropriate. The explanations of each lesson are thorough explained and easy to understand.
I'm going to be frank with you. I was concerned that it was going to be strictly a "Christian curriculum" or the type of secular information she was getting through the public school (i.e. stating theories as "facts", emphasizing only one political point of view as it pertains to history, questionable required reading materials, etc.). This was neither! It's very neutral when it comes to "controversial" points of education (as stated above), and it doesn't emphasis a certain world view. It's unlike any other curriculum out there.
My daughter also LOVES it. The lessons are short enough that she has a sense of accomplishment with each one, which in turn is helping her build a health self-esteem and love of learning.
The lesson plans are easy to set up and to follow. I can be on one computer in the house, and her on the other. I can log in to the "parent log in" page and check her progress. I can review any lesson I want to see and how long it took her to work on any given assignment. I can do all of this for less that $20 a month. No other quality curriculum I found provides so much for so little a price.
We are looking forward to using Time4Learning with our daughter through 8th grade.