Today I am reviewing HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription. Although your curriculum may seem complete, there is always a need to have multiple sources. This will help ensure a broad spectrum of educational materials. It also can reassure you are covering all of your educational fundamentals. I believe one of our biggest fears as homeschool parents is that we may somehow miss something that our children would receive in a traditional brick and mortar school setting.
HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription is an amazing resource to help all of your home school needs. It is virtually one-stop shopping, without the normal one-stop shopping price tag!
Before I continue, let me give you our back story…..
As Kira is getting set to be a high school student this year, I have decided to do a complete review of all that she has learned throughout middle school. We want to ensure that she knows the basics inside and out. I truly believe reiterating and reviewing is a paramount key to our home educational process. Although Kira may think it is boring at times, she, too, sees the need in this, especially when she realizes there are areas that were not adequately addressed, or even worse, areas our curriculum choices some home never even addressed at all! We sadly discovered this last year. It would seem our math lessons were virtually a year behind the standards. And although Kira could perform up to standards, she was not thriving at them. Anyone who homeschools can tell you, these kids are perfectionists. Getting a B or a C simply will not do.
When I did my end of the year review and exams, I discovered areas Kira fell short of making an A on. Before we begin our full 9th grade curriculum, we have opted to ensure Kira excels on all topics and areas. As we homeschool year round, this was easy enough to incorporate into our schedule and did not take away from any breaks as a traditional summer school setting would.
Enter in HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription. As I logged in, I immediately found what I needed. It was a quick and easy navigation to each subject, grade, and topic needed. And it is as all inclusive as you could possibly want. Before I go off on one of my tangents, I have got to mention the ability to download or print. I LOVE that I do not have to print everything right away. Being able to save things to .PDF format on my computer and print later is perhaps one of my favorite things about HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription, especially when it came to the answer keys. Why print those up and waste ink and paper? It also helps me as I do not like to leave Kira on the internet without my direct supervision. I know, this may seem strange to some of you. I am a parent who has learned first hand why teenagers should never be on the internet unsupervised. Within as much, it was safer and easier for us, and our educational process, to save what is able to be saved to .PDF and print when we were unable to stand over Kira while she completed her online lessons.
We found ourselves not only addressing the areas Kira fell short of an A in, but also other topics she wanted to learn more about! In order to learn more about those she already more than passed, however, we first had to address the areas she was not excelling in. First and foremost came Math, ahh the dreaded Math. In Kira’s defense, it is no wonder she does not easily ace this subject. Neither I nor my husband especially care for Math. Dare I say, Math was perhaps my worst subject, and certainly my least liked!
HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription provides the tools we needed to help Kira. They have virtually everything you can possibly think of to aid your educational tool box! From printable and online worksheets, quizzes and activities, to online testing and worksheet generators! There are even printable games, perhaps Kira’s favorite aspect! You can edit the games and even save them and their answer keys. Look at this fabulous word search that I made! All I had to do was type in the words I wanted and name it; the generator did the rest!
The lessons for middle and high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many lessons will have a brief introduction and a video to ensure your student understands the topic. The lessons also include practice questions and links to formal tests and worksheets to then assess what your child has learned. Kira seemed to enjoy this quite a bit. Especially when she was amidst the lessons of subjects she did ace, such as Science.
As you can see, we printed a wealth of educational tools. This is actually only a small selection of all we have been using each week.
HelpTeaching.com’s Help Teaching Pro One Year Subscription is an exceptional value whether you use it casually or as a full supplemental curriculum. I highly recommend also viewing the blog section for wonderful activities.
I also found it helpful to print up generated tests on subjects more advanced than Kira’s present grade state. I did this to help me see which areas she was already familiar with and which areas she had no clue whatsoever about. Although you may think as a home educator you know all that your child knows, doing this may surprise you! I know it certainly surprised me.
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