This is my final thoughts on the Time 4 Learning online program. My thoughts have not really changed. The only exception is the girls have gotten bored. I am not sure if its the program or the time of year. They are getting excited about Christmas and the grand parents coming. So this is probably what is going on, but they are choosing to do the work books from before we started reviewing home school products. I think because they finish them fast so they can do other things. I really don’t think it has any thing to do with the program as they love doing the lessons and seeing their progress.
In my last review blog post I had mentioned scheduling lessons and I had not figured it out. Well, that function is for schools to use. So what I did was for each subject I wanted them to do, I would just say for example: “Do Math for 20-30 minutes and check in with me”. That worked for us. Since I keep a planner, I just jot in a brief description of what we did for that day.
Over All Thoughts and Opinions:
We have enjoyed our free chance to use this program. I originally stated that I was considering extending my membership. Right now I am not sure at this point. For us I have better control over the work book curriculum. If I do make my membership a paying membership when my review time is over, I will use it mostly for the math and possibly a few subjects and lessons. Yes, you can chose to only do certain lessons. You are not restricted to doing any subjects or lessons. You can choose what you want to do. I think that is a wonderful feature.
I have not personally used their normal customer service. But if its anything like the communication I have had with Jennifer as my review contact, you are in excellent hands. She has been pleasant and informative.
I know for some of you, the science will be an issue. As its secular and evolution based. I would suggest just skipping this subject. There is a forum for Christians, but I personally would like to stay away from that. I read some of the posts, but I prefer to stay away from forums who have both secular and christian views. There always seems to be debating or arguing on theology come up at some point in time. So I prefer not to be involved.
I think the curriculum is full and in depth over all. My girls enjoyed it. They learned some things which is a good thing. LOL
I think everyone should at least look into this program. It is an excellent resource. I believe the cost is also decent.
- Sentence Writing
- Paragraph Writing
- Essay Writing
- Writing for SATs and other standardized tests