Time4Learning.com is an online education program that teaches preschool through twelfth grade curriculum in an interactive, student-centered environment.
Time4Learning combines 1000+ animated lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities to teach math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus for most grades.
Key features of the program:
- Students get individual logins and work on their own schedule and pace
- Parents can set the grade level independently for each subject
- The grade above and below are available for review and additional study
- There are no CDs and nothing additional to purchase
- An online playground rewards and motivates
- Detailed lesson plans available for parents who wish to preview lessons
- An automated system grades the lessons and keeps printable reports
Time4Learning can be used with a broad array of student types, learning styles and homeschooling methods. It is entirely web based, so your kids will be able to access the program 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.
It has a low monthly price, requires no contracts and offers a 14 day money-back guarantee.
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Time4Learning Review by CarrieMarch 29, 2022Pros: Grades automatically
Cons: Monotonous, very lacking in instruction
Grades Used: 2
Used TFL for 2nd grade and found it so monotonous with the cartoon characters repeatedly! Used tons of supplements. I could only recommend as a practice
Time4Learning Review by K.A.S.February 28, 2022Pros: Price, content, ease of use, easily ignored busy work, and ready acceptance by school district
Cons: Occasional technological glitches and automated test-grading errors
Grades Used: 9th grade level for an 8th grade student
T4L was a terrific program for my 8th-grade granddaughter, but I can see how it might be problematic for some My granddaughter had been a straight-A public school student through the 7th grade, however that spring she developed some health issues that we knew would keep her from attending public school in person the next year. She is a self-starter and a highly driven, motivated student. She's also computer literate.
Most of her 8th-grade T4L curriculum consisted of 9th-grade-level high school courses. When she returned to a Virginia public high school for the 9th-grade, every one of her T4L credits except English1 and Spanish 1 transferred as high school credit without question. She received high school credit for Algebra 1, Physical Science, and US Government & Civics. When she returned to public school for the 9th grade, she was placed in Geometry (honors), Biology (honors), and World History (honors). She took English 1 (honors) and Spanish 1, breezing through both.
My granddaughter found the courses challenging but not overwhelming. She focused on the video instructions and completed all of the online lessons and tests. T4L allows students to repeat lessons or tests if they have problems, which she occasionally did. She mostly ignored the extra-practice lessons and worksheets, which she described as "busy work just like in regular school" I helped her plan her weekly schedules to which she stuck without ever falling behind. She usually started her lessons around 8 am. She took about an hour break for lunch, texting friends, browsing the internet (mostly tik-tok), and playing with her cats. Normally, she finished her schoolwork by 1:30 or 2 pm at the latest. Now and then she needed to work later, occasionally after supper or on weekends to finish up if the lessons were exceptionally long. On a very few occasions, the lectures had technology glitches that could not be fixed. Also, there were a very few questions on some tests that were bad; on some of the non-multiple choice math texts, answers would be graded as incorrect if not entered exactly in the format the system was looking for and that format would change between lessons and tests. For example, sometimes the system might require the answer to be 0.12 and at other times +0.12 and at other times .12. When technology problems cropped up, a phone call usually got them fixed them quickly or, if not, an acknowledgment that the problem was with them and not the student.
My granddaughter found an occasional math or biology lesson a little confusing. So, we purchased one supplementary text/workbook in each subject that she could consult when she didn't understand a concept as presented online. Problem solved.
Grades for lessons and tests are compiled online by T4L, and their automated forms can be used to generate grading report cards or basic transcripts. Their data can be easily transcribed in custom-made forms if you want to make them yourself.
For the most part, course-content was spot-on, although just a tad outdated in the physical science and government/civics courses. As a conservative, I was surprised that the content was basically politically neutral with perhaps only occasionally showing the very slightest liberal bias. Although slavery, race, economic systems, and politics were discussed, it was done so traditionally in both content and quantity. There was no trace of left-leaning Zinn-like revisionist history. Neither was there any trace of modern critical race theory. As a Christian, I saw no anti-Judeo-Christian nor pro-Muslim bias as one person here has complained.
However, if you are looking for a fundamentalist, Christian-focused, or Creationist-centered program, T4L is probably not for you or your children. It is religiously neutral although religion does occasionally crop up as in history lessons discussing the Founding Fathers or in Biology lessons discussing evolution.
Also, if your child is not a self-starter and relatively computer literate, this program is probably not for you or them.
Time4Learning Review by ArelyFebruary 18, 2022Cons: absolutely everything
Grades Used: 9
Y'all, don't sign up your children here, I repeat, don't do it! I enrolled my daughter here in the 9th grade of high school and when she returned to school in the 10th grade she had to repeat the year again because the credits were not valid, we did everything to prevent that from happening, but it was impossible, we are very disappointed with this school and I do not recommend that you enroll your children here even the classes do not teach anything and nothing makes really sense
Time4Learning Review by AshleyJanuary 24, 2022Pros: It's a curriculum
Cons: Everything else
Grades Used: 1 and 3
We've been using Time4Learning for 4 months now. Y'all....save your money. It's a waste. The interface is an absolute nightmare. The glitches are never-ending. I'm sure the content is fine, but it's incredibly difficult to follow along as a parent unless I'm sitting right next to both of them the entire time. It's not parent/coach friendly. It's not even that student friendly. There are free curriculums out there that are offer a much higher quality user interface. And I'm using those now. So, again, save your coin and your sanity. Skip Time4Learning.
Time4Learning Review by Carol JonesJanuary 12, 2022Pros: Quality material presented
Cons: Not special Ed friendly
Grades Used: 3rd,4th,9th & 10th
I think the quality of the lessons are at a very high standard and this program has an unbelievably low price. I do have to agree that from my experience with a special needs student there isn't any flexibility in the courses or lessons presented. I also wish the e-note feature allowed students to copy and paste from the actual lesson to the notes. These are suggestions for improvement for an amazing program I was so thankful to find!
Time4Learning Review by KatyNovember 8, 2021Pros: Lessons overall were fun for my kids more often than not.
Cons: Very poor user interface. Unnecessarily daunting to use. Customer support was ok but at times very dismissive and unhelpful.
Grades Used: 4th and 6th
I would not recommend this website for anyone. The interface is really difficult to use and has a big learning curve (on the parents end). I like to monitor what my kids do and help as needed. The website is very difficult to use to monitor what they’re doing. Nothing is intuitive. If the math is not a quiz or test I cannot see how they do on lessons without sitting with them as they do it, which takes away from the independence they enjoy by doing their work on their on (other than when help is needed). As an example for other subjects, if I wanted to review what they’ve done in science, I had to go to their course map and guess what lessons they did for the day, as nothing is dated. If I want to find the dates for what they did on a certain day, I have to go to the student report (requiring me to open up extra pages in another window). All of this could have been organized and presented to parents in one place but for some reason is broken up into multiple locations. I have contacted the company to explain how frustrating this is, especially when i have to do it for each student for 4 different subjects, and was told I must “be missing something”. I asked if they had plans to improve the user interface and wasn’t given any sort of answer. I decided to cancel my subscription and try something else, and am very happy I did. Much less work just to figure out what my kids are doing in the new online curriculum I found, and it doesn’t cost much more than Time4Learning did!
Time4Learning Review by DJOctober 7, 2021Pros: A wonderful, fun educational program that can be used entirely as a homeschool program or a supplement.
Cons: Though not really a con, an adult is needed to support and assist in learning all the material.
Grades Used: 3rd and 5th
My eight year old is in the 3rd grade and my 10 year old is in the fifth grade. They like the curriculum and are learning a lot more than they did in public school. I like that I can plan all the work for the entire year and can choose what work they do on which day of the week. I give them 2 reading lessons, 2 math lessons, 3 social studies, 1 science and 1 language arts each day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday we do all the resources (the printable worksheets). Sometimes while they are working on Social Studies, reading or language arts, they will have a written assignment. We do those. When they have a project or craft to do, we do those as well. We will also read the suggested books in the lessons. People have left a lot of reviews saying that the program is stressful and difficult to learn. I sit with them and answer any questions they may have. I am the teacher. The program is the tool. If you leave the child alone with the program, they may feel overwhelmed. The program is to be used as a wonderful learning program but not to be a substitute for a teacher. They still need a learning coach nearby. I organize month by month, with variety everyday so that they enjoy their online classes. We love it. The children almost always get perfect scores on the quizzes and tests. My daughter does the lessons with her spiral notebook and takes notes during the reading and social studies lessons and when it's time for the chapter tests, she has all her information in her spiral that she can look back on and answer any question. Even my eight year old is learning to take notes, just like he would if he were in class. People also left reviews complaining that the questions have nothing to do with the tests and no-one can answer the questions. Not even a college student. That has never been the case for us. With all her wonderful notes, my daughter can look back on information that she may have forgotten. The answer will always be there. Without note taking, it will be difficult to remember all the informative details and the questions may seem unrelated but they are not if you are able to study the notes that you took. We love time4learning because we can take our time truly listening and paying attention to the each and every page of the lessons. There is no rush! Some people complain that the math gives you a lesson and it's up to you to do the worksheets. Again, the program is not a substitute for a teacher. The lessons are good but it's up to a good learning coach to make sure that the child is doing all the worksheets correctly. There aren't that many. Probably less than homework after 7 hours spent at regular school. time4learning takes about an hour a day for my eight year old and 2-3 hours for my 10 year old. We know regular school would be much longer so I add lots of additional fun reading time, play time, french class, art projects and field trips.
Time4Learning Review by Theron McFieldSeptember 14, 2021Pros: None
Cons: Lessons have nothing to do with the questions, stressful, difficult to learn, long boring lessons, little to no effort to help the students with a problem they're struggling on, waste of money and time.
Grades Used: 11th
Hi, I'm an 11th grade student taking these online courses. I've only been on it for a couple days and I already hate it. The lessons are long and boring, they don't give you reasoning for their answers or how they got them. Even after the lessons, I was still lost because the questions they were asking me had absolutely nothing to do with what I was told in the lessons. In my physics class, I only had access to a few formulas and was ever shown how they got their answer so I knew what I did wrong.
Time4Learning Review by BexJuly 8, 2021Pros: Good for the basics
Cons: Simplistic and will need a bit of supplementing
Grades Used: 3/6
This program is just okay. I did appreciate it when I was super stressed with work at home and needed the scaffolding and grading done for me . It isn’t disparaging against Christians nor white people at all. It isn’t centered on only Christian and white perspectives, and some people may interpret that as being against them because they are so used to homeschool curriculums being from those perspective. I do agree that the history curriculum is washed down to black and white facts and it tries to cut down to the basics where as history is more complicated and complex in reality. I really needed to add more in this area so that there aren’t misconceptions for my kids. I was a 7th and 8th grade science teacher before homeschooling my children, and I like the science program. The labs are actually more simplistic than what I would use in a classroom, but that’s okay as it’s an at home program and it doesn’t need to be overly complicated to teach children the basics of what they need to know for the grades to come. Science was dumbed down for many of us growing up, and that’s no longer the case in most districts. This program does a good job of bridging that gap between what was and what is now considered grade level.
Time4Learning Review by AuroraJune 26, 2021Pros: Easy to use, access to multiple grades, not expensive
Cons: Seems to skip topics, not all topics explained well, expects students to complete work they haven't covered yet
Grades Used: 3, 4, 5
We signed up for this in the hope that we could use it to help our son catch up in different areas of math and language arts because of the ability to access multiple grades and switch between them. In the end we decided that it would be easier (and cheaper) to stick with Khan Academy for math and various other resources for language arts.
- From the backend you can view all of the lessons in the same order that your child is taking them and you can print and download any worksheets that go with them. You can also preview all of the lessons from there without impacting your child's progress or scores.
- The ability to set the grade for each subject - you can choose from K-8 and put them in a different grade for each subject.
- Your child can access the grades before and after their set grade. So for example, I had my son set to grade 4 for math but he was struggling still with the multiplication, so he just clicked on grade 3 at the top and was able to go into the grade 3 lessons and start at an earlier stage in the multiplication lessons to catch up.
- If you want to change your child's grade for a subject it is easy to do.
- It's not too expensive (for us in Canada it came to $25 a month for the elementary/middle school subscription).
- They did refund us our payment for canceling within the first 14 days as described on their website.
- Although you can set up an activity plan for your child to follow, you have to redo it if you want to switch grades so that wasn't an option for us for how we wanted to use the program (switching between grades for areas he needed more/less help in).
- The lessons didn't always teach what they expected him to suddenly know. So for division he hadn't learned about long division yet and after a very short video that didn't go into enough detail he suddenly had worksheets for me to print that expected him to be able to do it! Same with language arts. A grade 2 worksheet is expecting him to write a short opinion piece, yet the first lesson I can find on how to use commas in sentences is in grade 5!
- Because of the above I find myself spending a lot of time looking for supplemental resources on various topics. I found him division videos on Khan Academy and grammar and sentence writing worksheets online. I was hoping to not have to do that. If I have to piece it all together myself anyway I could just as well stick to free resources.
- The biggest complaint from my son was the reading speed in the videos. He would finish reading the text in the video long before the next line of text would appear and they couldn't be fast forwarded so what would only take him a few minutes to read on his own would be dragged out into a 12 minute long video that he had to sit through.
Time4Learning Review by EmilyJune 8, 2021Pros: the only thing I have to say is that it's affordable
Grades Used: 7th
I used this homeschool program 2 years ago (7th grade). It is absolutely terrible. Yeah it's affordable but it doesn't teach you anything. They just give you a pile of work to do but the lessons are so outdated and very stressful. For example, some lessons there are worksheets you need to print out and these worksheet packets had like 10 pages of questions with 2 essay you had to write in each one. Keep in mind I got multiple packets a week. It was VERY stressful doing online lessons plus big packets of worksheets in almost every subject. To add on the lessons have long videos with terrible audio. Very outdated information and teaches you things you probably learned like 2 years ago. I fell behind so much I had to go back to public school. I'm trying homeschooling again this coming up year so all I know is that i'm NOT going thru time4learning again. Literal torture.
Time4Learning Review by Deanna JonesMay 28, 2021Pros: Grades for you
Cons: Grossly inaccurate and bigotry filled history course, Science is needlessly difficult, Reports do not reflect grade changes by parent, Not easily customized
Grades Used: 7th
I am a homeschooling mom of 8 years. I have a BS in Communication Disorders. I say this because it is relevant to how terrible this program is overall. When an honors graduate from college cannot do a program because they test over information not covered, the fault is the program. My husband, who loved organic and microbiology in college, found a lot of the science to be unnecessarily complex and confusing.
Do not let your kids sit through the history program. Good thing I taughty my child to be an independent thinker. He immediately came to me to ask why this program was saying some things. So then I sat through every lesson. Not only is it anti-Christian, it is also inflammatory to other religions. Basically the Muslim religion is the only one praised in this curriculum. Not only is the information false but it is inflammatory. For instance, today she said that the Shinto religion wasn't really a religion but just ceremonies (SS1104). Some of inflammatory things she said about Jews and Christians were the worst I have ever heard in my life. I went to secular school and took 3 semesters of college humanities. That doesn't include college class on world religions. I've never witnessed any teaching so grossly inaccurate and clearly hate filled as this program. This doesn't address how badly she mispronounces almost everything. She shouldn't be teaching at all. I come from an entire family full of teachers, multiple generations. This lady is horrible at teaching. She is extremely opinionated about the value and "good" of things certain society's have contributed. I was appalled by her discussion on the Taj Mahal. It was entirely disrespectful to that culture and the people. It was so bad I had to re-teach this subject. I cannot believe anyone approved such a bigotry filled history program. We've used Christian and secular curriculums. The Christian curriculums were far more fact oriented and less opinionated. The secular programs avoided a lot of these subjects.
The science portion of 7th grade is significantly better than the history. However it is unnecessarily difficult in some places. Some parts of this program, especially the labs, are not needed. These lab reports are not age appropriate. I recommend skipping them. The labs are fine but the reports are not. Those reports are best suited for beginning college level or upper high school. This science course is very heavy handed with evolution. I don't mind this but I know some homeschooling families do. I want my child to learn all religions and all scientific theories.
We had tried Time4Learning for part of a year when our son was younger. I found it to be far too long, over kill. The 7th grade is also like this in many ways. Don't have your child do it all. It will most definitely cause a serious hatred towards schooling. Please be very cautious in letting your child learn the history portion of this program, regardless of your religion. It is grossly inaccurate for several religions. It also doesn't embrace cultural achievements or look positively at many cultures. As I stated, even something as celebrated as the Taj Mahal was discussed very negatively.
As far as ease of use for this curriculum, it isn't as easy as they claim. I've used 2 other online curriculums that did better than this. Grades changed by the adult because of bad test questions (horrible wording or not discussed at all in the classes) are not reflected in the reports you try to generate. You cannot customize the program easily if you want to change which lessons are covered. For instance I wanted to cut out quizzes entirely for some section, but it would make me go into each lesson individually and add it or take it away. There are over 300 activities for History alone. I don't have time to go into over 300 activities to select or deselect. Why couldn't they allow you to do things in section? For instance, divide up the program by chapters and allow each chapter to be customizable. Every single lesson has a quiz. It's ridiculous.
Time4Learning Review by Trinity DavisMay 12, 2021Pros: It is flexible...... that's all I have....
Cons: I already said it above...
Grades Used: 9th grade. (I am not sure what to type here I think i am doing the right think i don't know.
I started this program after being in a long term facility in March 2021. IT IS WAYY TOO MUCH STRESS.!!!!!! 100 assignments per class LITERALLY I COUNTED, LONG FREAKING VIDEOS THAT I CAN'T EVEN SKIP THROUGH AND THE MAJORITY OF THE LESSONS ARE HARD FOR A NEURO TEEN LIKE ME. Please do something I can't take this anymore including i can't even skip the videos and this program is screwed and not the one that I need. It's too late to go to another one or in person school plus I don't want to be doing this in the middle of summer neither does my mom. We are out of options at this point and this stressful program does NOT help AT ALL. Please, for the sake of everyone on earth when someone starts this program late and they're out of options, CUT OFF SOME WORK AND HELP A KID OUT ESPECIALLY ONES LIKE ME. As you can see by my typing, I am fed up. Please do something and fix this take some stress off of people who are late and out of options considering their abilities and recent events taking them away from home and a life changing thing for 5 months in a facility please. It would be a MIRACLE FROM HEAVEN. With all due respect.
Time4Learning Review by LyllahMay 4, 2021Pros: Nothing
Grades Used: 5th, kindergarten
Time Four learning is a bad learning program. It had evolution theories all over, and the science curriculum changed in the middle of the year. My fifth grade kids are doing seventh grade science. The classes are long and somewhat boring. It takes forever to complete one thing. Also, it is all about how blacks should be treated better than whites. I feel that all people should be treated the same way. It also leaves out very important things. I give this a one star rating. DO NOT USE.
Time4Learning Review by Barbrania V. BobshtewertApril 30, 2021Pros: it teaches you but it dont show up
Cons: It glitchy
Grades Used: 2,4,6
this app/website [is] super glitchy my son will do something and it dont show up he has screenshots showing proof he completed it
Time4Learning Review by Crystal Wolf RRFebruary 26, 2021Pros: None.
Grades Used: 7th.
Time4Learning. Except, all they do is waste time, and make you learn nothing.
On History, it's 10-20 minute videos that you have to sit through, and none of what is said appears in the questions. Bad customer service, i emailed them about a major problem that caused my T4L to stop working, and even still while writing this, no reply, i found my own fix.
Math, just like History but not as long, except for the questions. Theres always like 21 questions.
Science, just like on History.
Language Arts, the start was kinda fun, it atleast wasn't boring. Then the style changed right when i started liking it kinda atleast.
Time4Learning Review by makeleeJanuary 22, 2021Pros: ONLY in language arts
Grades Used: 5th and 4th
Time4learning social studies is SUPER TRAUMATIZING when i saw what my child was learning in
time4learning social studies I went to the activity and i saw that she was learning about the Braille
Code so I thought ok cool, but i was just about to click out of it the character who was teaching about the braille said "He accidentally poked himself." and so when i figured out what he was talking about
he was saying that he stabed himself with a kife
so parents go check out the activity code number; 56017 and 506
Time4Learning Review by Marie SenegalDecember 18, 2020Pros: a great curriculum, fun lessons, constant testing of understanding
Cons: Need end of semester tests that kids can work towards to review what they learned for each grade. Hope the teaching style varies between grades so kids can stay engaged.
Grades Used: 4th
This program offers great teaching and lessons. My daughter enjoys. A kid who has attention issues can use a parents guidance. I actually don't think its for a kid to use without a teacher or parent. But it is a good curriculum. I guess older kids who can focus on stay on task on their own can use on their own. But the truth is that all kids need teachers so this curriculum requires it. My daughter who is 9 has focus and concentration issues has learned alot but I am always pushing her along. There are times when she works ahead of me and listens to the lesson/teaching on her own and completes test/assignment.
Time4Learning Review by AlyssaNovember 18, 2020Pros: Nothing
Grades Used: 1st and 8th
I am a 8th grade student and all I can say is that this program is absolutely terrible. I have nothing positive to say about this because I learned nothing and it is VERY boring and its just torture have to sit there for more than four hours trying to finish one subject.
ENGLISH- I have always loved this class but on this it feels like torture. The questions make no sense and the animations make me feel like i'm in kindergarten again. They are supposed to be funny but they are just terrible and insulting. Like I said about the questions making no sense these are things we learned in second grade and they aren't hard. I had to sit through lessons learning about Idioms, homophones, antonyms, and synonyms and none of it made sense even though all of those things are very simple to me.
MATH- For math they never make any sense. They make you do the most confusing things and they won't explain anything. I've had videos that took up to around 20 minutes and they did so questions but never actually explained anything to where I knew what to do. Then after that you have to do it about 17 more times and then even more!
HISTORY- History takes way to long and I learn nothing. The woman in the videos can never say anything to where it makes sense and they are very boring. I am forced to do the transcrips and just those can take me up to four to five hours to take all the stuff that might be important out and write them down. Even after hours of that the questions are not about the information they gave you and they are very confusing. They also count answers that I have proof that are correct and they count it wrong.
SCIENCE- For science it is the same thing for history. They are absolutely the hardest thing to sit though.
LANGUAGE ELECTIVE (ROOSETA STONE)- I take spanish for this topic and it is way harder than just apps you can find on your phone to help you learn a new language. All they do is give you picture to match with a set of word in the language you are trying to learn then they have you say it. They don't go over what the actual words mean. That's all I really have to say about that but lets just say it is not worth on how much money they want you to pay.
My little sister is in second grade and is doing this program too and half the time nobody can ever help her because even they don't understand and we have 6 people that are older than me and 5 of them have graduated. That just on how confusing these questions are. It is so hard to try and get her to do her work and to keep her focused because both of us are the same way when sitting still for long... WE CAN'T! When I have to sit for more than an hour it triggers stress, anxiety, panick attacks, etc. This is our only option for now though until things get back to normal due to covid. My main fear is after this i am going to be very far behind. I'm trying my hardest but I can't learn a thing from this! So i do not recommend this program at all!!
Time4Learning Review by TwinglesNovember 10, 2020Pros: Kids are learning, all kids under one account
Cons: Some errors, some major errors, terrible customer service
Grades Used: Pre-K, K, 1
We’re using this as our primary curriculum during the pandemic. Full disclosure: I am not a typical homeschool mom. My kids will return to school when it’s safe to do so. That said, I have a love/hate relationship with this company and program. Social studies at the elementary level should not be used and be completely redone by time4learning. It’s erroneous and riddled with grammar and spelling mistakes. For example - they showed a compass with East on the West and vice versa in one slide. I could go on and on with this subject.
The other subjects are pretty good. They go at a pace that is suitable for our young children and usually explain things fairly clearly. I’ve had to sit and work through some concepts, but that’s to be expected in any learning environment. At the end of the day, the kids are learning. We’ve supplemented with ABCMouse and a few others.
What I cannot stand, however, is the customer service. They have been absolutely useless and take no responsibility for mistakes in content or technical issues. The customer isn’t always right, but a little compassion or active listening goes a long way.
Time4Learning Review by Dorinda Kay GrandboisOctober 6, 2020Pros: You can use this as a guide for writing your own curriculum. Offers Rosetta Stone which is an amazing language program.
Cons: Student can't skip lessons---the homeschool teacher has to do it. It's difficult to match projects with the lessons
Grades Used: 9, 12
MS Earth Science, HS Physics, Art 1. These are SO boring. As a teacher, they do exactly what I try to AVOID in my classes. They read their lectures, These have terrible and boring graphics and have few to no actual interactive activities. The note taking app is buggy, and when the teacher resets a quiz for the student, it erases all of the progress they've done on later lessons. For some reason, the automatic retake feature is not working. Science projects that are done using media not supported need to be graded by the homeschool teacher. My kids, who love science and art, have been completely turned off doing either with this program, so now, I am stuck creating my own curriculum and teaching the classes despite having paid for 2 months of the program. It is very hard to teach 2 completely different science classes. The art class has no way to easily incorporate a hands-on experience if you are not trained in art.
Time4Learning Review by NizaOctober 2, 2020Pros: Affordable, can be fun at times.
Cons: Wrong answers, wrong teaching, or boring lessons.
Grades Used: 7th and 8th
Time4learning is affordable, and overall a good curriculum.
However, I have had some problems.
As many people are saying, it does not work on a tablet, which is inconvenient.
On certain lessons, I've noticed that they either taught you wrong, or marked the answer as wrong when it was right, mainly on math.
Several times, I had to resort to YouTube videos to teach me correctly.
On one lesson, it taught you to divide when you are supposed to subtract, and it confused me.
I was getting all the answers wrong, until I saw a YouTube video, and then I got all the answers right.
On several quizzes, it asked me questions of a topic it hadn't taught me yet.
Social Studies and History are so boring, that I now hate both subjects.
Language Arts can be very enjoyable, and so can Science when you have the characters, even for older grades.
In Science, the characters made school enjoyable.
They are not patronizing as people are saying, and I was disappointed when they stopped using the characters in 8th grade.
Time4Learning Review by Angela C.September 28, 2020Pros: Attendance, Grading, Go At Own Pace
Cons: Video Glitches
Grades Used: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Time4Learning was recommended to us by my brother and his family. They use this as their sole curriculum and have loved it so far so we figured we would give it a try as this is our first year homeschooling our children ourselves.
So far the program has been wonderful in that it takes care of grading, attendance, etc. However, I do not like how much the program freezes during lessons making us have to redo work repeatedly. This is a glitch they definitely need to address as its very time consuming. The lessons in itself is good but I do think that they may be a bit childish for anyone over the age of 8. Though, Im going off of this part because my nephew who uses this is in 8th grade and complains of the videos being childish. Our kids however are kindergarten and 1st grade and absolutely love this program.
They have learned so much and I keep referring people to using their site just because of how much our kids have absorbed just in the 3 months of use.
We do supplement ABC Mouse for social studies and science as they dont offer this for kindergarten and the science in the 1st grade curriculum is all in celcius and metric so we opted to not go with that section on time4learning.
If you can get past the technical glitches the site is well worth the investment.
Time4Learning Review by Ana keefeSeptember 16, 2020Pros: Affordable, good for light practice
Cons: Lots of glitches using this on an Ipad. Some minor issues on the Laptop
Grades Used: 2nd Grade
Content is basic, it is fun for kids, lots of issues using it on an Ipad (lots of glitches and hard to use on Ipads, some minor issues on Laptops), some mispellings/mistakes. If you do not have spare laptops and only have Ipads, please do not use this program as it is not going to work and it will result in a lot of time wasted.
When selecting a grade please make sure to ask for confirmation if the subject conforms to State standards.
Our Social Studies curriculum didn't conform with State standards so we got material from another source. The activities are still fun to do and there were only 4 chapters so it is good practice.
The program is good as a basic guideline but I would not suggest using it as the sole curriculum for homeschooling. Pricing is accessible but in the end it is about functionality and what you can get from it. As it becomes more difficult to use, this program would not be useful even if it is free.
For 2nd graders, this is a fun program since it has good graphics. There is a playground section but it is not fun to use as it is not optimized for using on Ipads either.
Time4Learning Review by Sara CorderAugust 26, 2020Pros: Grade curriculum, not confusing, nice format, activity planner
Cons: Some instructions could be more clear
Grades Used: 5&7
We started using this program to ensure our children are getting an education through the pandemic. Time for learning has made our transition really easy. My oldest daughter is in 7th grade and at first I signed her up for physical science...it wasn't for her. Changing her classes wasn't a hassle online and I was able to do it in 5 min. My children are pushing themselves to do better and have told me they really like being homeschooled. Such a great experience so far!
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