My review of Time4Learning

I recently had the opportunity to review a popular homeschooling and educational website called Time4Learning. My kids and I had a month of free usage in exchange for the review, which follows here.
My 10 yr old absolutely loves this program. We found the work right on target for her grade level, but not too easy so as not to be a challenge at all. The math is challenging but is not as initially I was told, common-core Aligned, but still she had some trouble understanding a few things that were taught very differently than I’ve been teaching her. There is a lot of review provided for each lesson though, which I really like! Moreover, the videos and lessons in history, science and English all kept her interest and she has begged me to go ahead and do the nominal paid subscription, which we will be doing.
My high schooler also used Time4Learning albeit not as much as he is prepping for his senior exams. However, the civics and personal management were of particular interest and provides excellent review lessons for him. He also enjoyed the Chemistry and said it was not as boring as he had assumed it would be. I guess from a teenager, that passes as high praise.
All in all, as a parent I felt good about using this program for the bulk of homeschooling for my daughter, we will continue to do bookwork particularly in mathematics, but the other subject matter seems very well-composed and thorough. The parent areas are pretty easy to use – there are forums and also “how to” videos that I purposely did not watch right away, to see how hard the site was to navigate for my review. I liked the feature of being able to set goals and assign work- I do think maybe letting the kids check it off as completed would be nice. And looking at grades is very easy.
I used Time4Learning from both our family desktop and my smartphone with no issues at all. It would be a great program for families on the go.
Thanks for reading my personal review of Time4Learning…in exchange for my honest and candid opinion, I was given a free month of the program to try out. My opinion does not reflect the opinion of Time4Learning.

About braultfam

I'm a married, often-harried mom of a busy darling dancing diva in her early teen years. I wrangle a houseful of furry children while homeschooling the kid, reading (mainly digital books these days), and writing. And let's not forget, taking time to travel when possible, because we are definitely a family who loves making memories together from PA to FL...I other words, I'm just your average superwoman!
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2 Responses to My review of Time4Learning

  1. Janet says:

    We’ve been using Time4Learning for over 4 years now, and we absolutely love it. My daughter really likes the animated and interactive lessons. She never fusses about doing her lessons. She actually starts her lessons on her own without me prompting her to do so. In reference to your comment about the math being common core aligned, though, I have not seen that at all. Like I said, we’ve been using this for years, and we have not noticed any changes to the curriculum at all. Actually, one of the things I like about their math is that if she gets an answer wrong, the program is prompted to explain the concept again in a different way to help her understand it.

    Language Arts is our daughter’s favorite subject. Oh, and I love the progress reports! That’s a good idea you have about having an online area where they can check off their work. We print up the scheduler and check it off on paper.
    Do you know that you can also sign up your daughter for Art? I think it’s offered after the first month of membership for students 4th through 8th grade.

    It’s great that your kids enjoyed the program. Maybe I would suggest you give them a call about the math. I’ve found them to be very helpful when I’ve had questions regarding their curriculum or for technical support. If you call them, let them know about your idea for having a daily or weekly activity scheduler where the kids can mark off their work as done. 🙂
    Great review!

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