Wednesday, January 12, 2011
TOS REVIEW ~Virtual Nerd
Virtualnerd.com is an online supplement to upper math. They offer online video tutorials in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and an intro to Physics.
We reviewed this product at the Algebra I level for my high schooler. She found the videos helpful and understandable. What she found difficult was locating exactly what she needed. They had a proper search box and a list of topics but it took some trial and error to locate what she needed. If your student used one of the four textbooks they had listed it was easier to track down what you were looking for. What I liked about it was the instructors were clear spoken. They talked through the problem using a white board. On the right side of the video was the breakdown of the problem. You could at any time pause the video and check out the right side. At this time their is no practice sheets for the problems just discussed. However Vritual Nerd has plans to add practice, quizzes and feedback in Spring 2011.
Virtual Nerd offers several subscriptions. From $5 for a 24 hour subscription to $49 a month. It is a fraction of the cost for a private tutor but still seemed quite high for this homeschool parent.
Find out what my crewmates thought of Virtual Nerd here.
Disclaimer: I received a free trial of this service for review purposes only.