Teaching Textbooks does the entire job for the parent. We eliminate the need for lesson plans and do all of the teaching with video lectures, video solutions for every problem, and hints for when students get stuck. Our program grades every problem as soon as students enter each answer, providing instant feedback. All student grades are recorded in a printable, easy-to-read gradebook that is permanently stored on our servers so they can be accessed online at any time. We also offer a free tutor helpline for any customer who needs extra help. Because of all of these features, TT is an incredible value.
Students generally love TT. It introduces new concepts gently and in plain language, making it easier for students to succeed. Also, our fun interface with buddies and customizable wallpapers keeps kids engaged and helps take the fear out of this notoriously intimidating subject. So much of what makes a homeschool year successful is the student's attitude toward a curriculum, especially math. It might be the kids’ attitude toward TT that makes it a curriculum that families stay with throughout their homeschool journey.
Also, Teaching Textbooks is mobile. There is no need to lug around a heavy textbook if you’re on the go, and since TT can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices, and even offline for up to 6 lessons at a time it’s easy to take it with you wherever you might need it.
In short, TT works. It usually tops the list of “homeschool keepers,” and veteran homeschool parents often say it is one of their best curriculum picks of all time.
Teaching Textbooks, by contrast, offers a thorough explanation for every single one of the thousands of problems in each course–all at the push of a button–and these explanations can be rewatched as many times as the student likes. TT even offers a free helpline if students need to discuss a particular concept or get overall course guidance.
TT offers a digital course for Grades 3-12 which includes, Math 3-Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus.
We absolutely understand that you must spend time with a product before you can be sure it’s a good fit. That is why we allow each user 30 days from the start date of their digital course to opt out of their purchase. If for some reason you feel you need even more time to evaluate things at the 30-day mark, then contact us and we will try to work with you.
If you are worried about whether a grade level suits the needs of your child - perhaps because of placement issues - then we strongly suggest you start with our placement tests. You can also start a course as a Free Trial. This will allow you to do the first 15 lessons without committing to a purchase. After you purchase a full course enrollment, you should have time to do another 20 lessons or so as well as preview the later lessons before the return window expires. In general, we don’t recommend using the Free Trial alone as a placement guide. Our Free Trials only include the first 15 lessons of the product and therefore have a lot of review from the previous level.