Review of Complete Home Learning Suite from Essential Skills Advantage12:15 PM
Two of my boys have been assessing and brushing up on their math and reading skills with the Complete Home Learning Suite from Essential Skills Advantage. The boys are in grades 3 and 4, but my 3rd grader reads at a 6th-grade level, and my 4th grader reads at a 2nd grade level. Because it sometimes causes hurt feelings to have my younger son passing my older son in subjects, we were eager to see if having them do a similar program, but at customized levels, would help them to learn at their own pace. We did this program for over a month with great success!
First, I should point out that my older son does not generally like online learning. He gets frustrated because he doesn't always hear things the first time, and if he can't have the program repeat instructions, he will just give up. I was pleased with how well he did with this program, however. I had him do math and reading, and he never once complained about the math. He only slightly grumbled about the reading, but only because he struggles with reading. The format and the way the program was presented didn't give him any issues.
Logging into this program was simple. Once I logged in as the teacher, the boys could select their own profiles. They could also switch between without my help, which I appreciated.
Inside the profile, they could choose from their choice of grade level or subject.
What I like about the interface is that you can either choose a subject, and it will tell you what grades are available for that subject, or you can choose a grade, and it will tell you what subjects are for that grade. It's easy-peasy!
Some of the grades are combined (such as math for K and 1). If you use this with your child for more than one year, there could be some repeat, or you could choose to stretch it out over 2 years. There really is enough material in all the grades, however, to keep your child busy for a long time!
We reviewed the Complete Home Learning Suite with 2 students. You can choose to use it with as many kids as you wish, however, and the pricing is listed on the website. Also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and their blog!