If you are having difficulty providing the math teacher for your students, ALEKS which stands for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces is an online tutor for math grades 3-12 and can fill that need. ALEKS, using artificial intelligence, can assess your student’s level and provide a prescription-based curriculum tailored for your child’s needs.
When you register, you provide some basic skill information for your students. Then set up a username and password for your student to use. The student completes the assessment and immediately and planned curriculum is developed based on the answers to the assessment. There are lessons, practice, worksheets, quizzes, and tests that are available for your student to learn the concepts they need. The basic lesson instructions are simple and easy to understand. The only problem I find is that if your student read the instructions, but still was unable to complete the exercises successfully, the program sends the student back to the same explanation page for review. That can be just fine for some students who just didn’t read carefully enough or simply needs to review a little. If your child really struggles in math or is learning disabled, a parent needs to be present to reword the instructions some or provide an explanation from a different perspective. For its credit, the program provides plenty of practice, review, and more practice. The student will have plenty of exercises available to guarantee mastery of the concepts.
The parent account provides clear records of the student’s progress. Parents can easily log in and see at any moment what the student is studying, what has been introduced, mastered, or needs more progress. Reports including graphs are also available to allow homeschool parents to keep documentation of the student’s work.
The program is subscription-based, but several payment plans are available. There is also a free two day trail to test the site’s suitability for your student. Prices are $19.95 per student, per month, or $99.95 for 6 months, or $179.95 for 12 months. Family discount plans are available for multiple students if subscription is 6 month or 12 month terms. If your family needs that math teacher, this can be an affordable option.
For more information, go to http://www.aleks.com.