(Glade Hill, VA)
I found this curriculum and liked the fact it wasn’t expensive and there was no upfront investment. I am a single mom, on a very limited income, and needed something that would fit my budget. Time4Learning did.
My son started this curriculum with enthusiasm but before the year was over, he was complaining. The media presentations are long and tedious and you can’t get around them. Thankfully they are not used in every subject.
It seems to be the Math and Language Arts activities that use them every time. It seems to be catered more towards the younger kids, K – 4 grade. My son is 13 almost 14 and was held back twice while attending public school.
He has some health issues so we chose to home school. We set him up with Time4learning so he could redo the 6th grade. For the most part the program is good, it covers the subjects well. But he hates the media presentations and has started to refuse to do the subjects that have them. I am now having to look for alternatives.
If you have a younger child that would enjoy the media presentations than this would be a great option. But for the older kids it may seem very amateur and stupid.
I would have your child sit with you and watch the presentation that shows the program and how it works and decide together if it is something they can tolerate for a full school year.
The Science and Social Studies sections are not to bad as they don’t have the media presentations with them. I think if the media presentations were in moderation, within the Math and Language Arts sections it would be more tolerable.
Thankfully it is set up to be paid on a month to month basis. You can stop anytime and not lose any money since there is no upfront investment.