I am partnering with Mentored today to share with you all an inexpensive & convenient online service for one-on-one tutoring for your 7th to 12th grader & college student. All opinions expressed below are 100% my own.
My son, who is now a junior in high school, has reached that level in math and science where I am absolutely no help to him whatsoever. My husband is a bit more helpful in those areas, but let's face it- we both graduated high school over 20 years ago and most of what we learned in algebra & chemistry is now a distant memory. Being a former teacher (social studies, folks), I can't help but feel guilty and helpless when I see him struggling with a math problem or a chemistry equation. I have struggled for the past year or so on what to do to help when I see him scrambling to understand a concept or to pass a test. In-person tutoring is so difficult for us to do since most of his after school time is already spent at cross country or track practice. Tacking on another hour to his already packed schedule so he can receive some after school tutoring just doesn't seem fair. I mean, a teenager needs a little a time each day to just be a teenager, right? ;) And then there is the cost of private tutoring... don't get me started on that!
But we have finally found a homework/tutoring solution that is quick, convenient, affordable, and efficient with Mentored online tutoring...
As soon as your kiddo logs onto their Mentored account, they can get connected with an one-on-one tutor in a matter of seconds anytime and from anywhere. Whether they need help understanding a concept, they are stuck on step in an equation, or need assistance prepping for that big test, Mentored can help. Students can get help with Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Languages, and even with Test Prep.
Mentored employs a strict selection process for their online mentors. Many of their mentors are retired teachers, PhD candidates, & experienced professionals. And every mentor has to undergo an extensive interview, detailed training, and a comprehensive background check before they are permitted to work with students online.
Mentored sessions can last up to 20 minutes each, and only cost $5 per session! When you compare that to a private in-person tutoring session that average around $60 an hour, the savings to parents are more than obvious. Plus, there is no wasted time commuting back and forth to a location for tutoring. Your child and their mentor can get started right away tackling the problem at hand and getting it solved usually well within the 20 minute window.
Mentored is convenient and easily accessible from a smart phone, your tablet, laptop or PC, or even your iPad or iPhone.
So, what did my son think of Mentored? :) He loves how quick and easy it is to use the service. He also loved that he didn't have to watch his mother waste 20+ minutes of her life Googling a concept or subject just to still not understand it enough to help him with it. ;) He also loves the fact that he can access Mentored from multiple devices very easily. I mean, let's face it- sometimes our kids are on the bus to a meet or game when they are catching up on homework or in their rooms with their iPad or tablet. He doesn't have to have access to a laptop or PC to get the homework help that he needs with Mentored.
Do you struggle with helping your children with their homework?
How could Mentored help your child succeed better in school?
Be sure to check out the Mentored site HERE, and get the Mentored app for your iPhone or iPad HERE! :)