By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your own child's mind with today's Groupon: for $48, you get one of three four-week online math-tutoring courses from Algebra is Easy (a $99 value). Choose from the following options:
An ACT/SAT prep class, meeting at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
An Algebra 1/Pre-algebra class, meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
An Algebra 2/Intermediate Algebra class, meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Patient math major Dave Bobbitt has been helping number-sifting students since 1989, and proffers live and easy to understand mathematical help via online classes. During each one-hour course, small groups of students come together in the online classroom, asking questions and inspiring one another under the learned guidance of the numeral guru. Courses continually cycle throughout the year, letting students reap thorough, targeted help when they need support the most, whether they need assistance untangling the quadratic formula or calculating the probability of another Cher farewell tour .
The ACT/SAT course focuses on the exams’ required math as well as optimal test-taking tactics ranging from time management to proper preparation, to give scores a healthy boost on the momentous day. Students follow practice tests and receive feedback on each answer, giving them a deep understanding of the workings of numbers and #2 pencils. Each algebra course acts as an open forum, during which students ask the number-juggling leader for specific homework or concept help. The class is designed to help students learn as much from the tutor as from their fellow students, as different problems and styles of inquiry might shake a mental block loose or illuminate different insight.
ACT Help Center
When a student improved her ACT math score from 19 to 24 after taking his class, Dave Bobbitt knew he was onto something. He and the other experienced tutors at the ACT Help Center have made it their mission to help students improve their scores through interactive classes taught live online, where they demonstrate various problem types and take questions. The instructors only teach one subject each, which enables them to focus on their area of expertise rather than tutoring in a subject they’re not as familiar with or hurriedly trying to learn how to read.