Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TOS REVIEW ~Virtual Nerd

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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.

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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.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

We are pleased to inform you that because Virtual Nerd (www.VirtualNerd.com) has received such significant interest following your review of our online tutoring service, we are offering a special discount to homeschool parents. Homeschool parents can receive 50% off the 1 and 3 month subscription plans. Just enter the discount code: homeschooldeal when you sign up for service. That is a huge discount, and hurry - the offer is valid until March 31, 2011!

Katherine said...

As a supporter of Virtual Nerd, we wanted you to know about our Math Boot Camp. To help students avoid the "summer slide", we are offering boot camps in: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II. The five-week camps cost only $19! A pre-quiz will assess student's knowledge, and weekly playlists will be assigned to help them attain a better understanding of the subject and build upon concept knowledge. Finally we wrap up with a quiz that assesses how far they have come! We hope you will share the good news. Get started today!