Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Review of: Math Tutor!

I was given the opportunity to review another product for the Old Schoolhouse Crew!  I just love getting products to review, at no charge.  My favorite part is writing all about what I think of them and posting them here for everyone to benefit.  :)

Here's the rap sheet:

The products:  Math Tutor Pre-Algebra Tutor

              The Texas Instruments TI-83/TI-84 Calculator Tutor

The benefits:  Personal instruction, on your schedule, in your own home!
             Online resources such as forums and worksheets.
               You can even receive free podcasts!

The cost:       $26.99

The risk:        NONE!  Guaranteed to improve grades or your money back.

The Pre-Algebra Tutor Volumes 1 & 2
In volume 1, there are 5 hours of instruction and in volume 2, there are 7 hours of instruction.  The instruction is enhanced with the use of a white board and tangible examples such as telling students to visualize jellybeans and a pile of markers for greater understanding of mathematical concepts.  The teacher, Mr. Gibson, is down to earth and his goal is to teach concepts in a simplified way and he does so without being condescending!  You can get a sneak peak of the program through the video snippets offered on their site. 

The Texas Instruments TI-83/TI-84 Calculator Tutor
Do you have one of those calculators?!  You know, the ones that are really awesome and can do all the graphs and complex operations for mathematics?!  We have one, but had barely scratched the surface of everything these calculators are capable of.  Mr. Gibson breaks it all down in 37 sections in this 8 hour DVD program.  He even includes how to use the calculator to create those complicated graphs and how to calculate interest rates, mortgages and loans, savings and investments!  You can see the sample video here.

Overall, these are a good investment and worth looking into.  In addition to these products, they offer Basic Math, Mental Math Secrets, Algebra, Geometry and Trig, Calculus, Physics, and Probability.  They even offer incentive to purchase mulitple DVD's at a discount.

Contact information for the company: Math Tutor DVD,

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*I received no monetary compensation for this review and the opinions are my own.*