I am very excited that we were selected to participating in the Kaplan Tutoring Test Drive Program. As you know my son’s school cut kindergarten from all day to half day. As a result I have been concerned that he is not getting “enough time” at school. Every day we do “homework” from 2-3 PM. When we were offered the opportunity to Test Drive the Kaplan Tutoring program I jumped on the opportunity.
Over the next two months we will spend 2 hours a week (minimum) using the Kaplan Tutoring program and we will be blogging out our experience. Not only am I excited to have the opportunity for my son I am also excited it is something we can do together on the blog! As a former teacher of 11 years I know how hard it is to keep your children motivated during the school year. In fact this is a time that I often see students struggle in keeping motivated. It is important to build self-confidence and help them do their best! Kaplan is offering a highly innovative online learning tool for students in grades K through 8.
Kaplan Tutoring uses a technology called Smart Track, which customizes a program based on your child’s math and reading level determined by an online assessment. As your child progresses through the program, the material continues to adapt, becoming harder on topics your child masters, and easing back to accommodate struggles. Fun, interactive characters and the Reward Zone, where you can redeem points for prizes, help kids stay motivated to continuously come back and push themselves to learn more. Also, as a parent you can be involved in your child’s learning process by using a feature that allows you to track their progress. To learn more about Kaplan Tutoring, please click here.
So far we have taken the self assessment and my son really enjoyed taking it! He didn’t really realize it was a test so that was exciting! Also he earned points for the Reward Zone so after completing the assessment he was excited to see his points increase! He started out with 100 points already in his Reward Zone which I thought was really a great incentive to not see a “Zero” balance. Next week we start the actual learning process! We will be reporting back with our experience.
I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Program by Mom Central on behalf of Kaplan and received the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.Yum