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#1 Tsutsie

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

Since it's so hard to find great online courses for the Logic Stage set, I thought I'd post about our recent experience with online class providers.

 

First, CLRC (Classical Learning Resource Centre)

 

My son just finished Intermediate Latin A with them and it has been a wonderful experience. The teacher is knowledgeable and the workload perfect. Oxford Latin (the textbook they use) is clear and not overwhelming, like some other Latin texts. I really liked that he got to SPEAK as well - the class did little plays, etc.  (They offer Latin at all levels - elementary to high school.) The online social interaction in the class was enjoyable to my son and always positive.

 

We are so impressed by this company, that I have enrolled my DS into 2 other classes offered by CLRC -  Literature and Composition as well as Critical Thinking/Philosophy. The last course is listed as a high school course, but after emailing back and forth with the teacher, it seems like it would be fairly accessible to a strong middle school student. 

 

Their teachers are highly qualified - and it shows.

 

Another big plus is that they offer very reasonable payment plans with no extra or hidden costs.  :laugh:  (Early registration discounted fees end May 31!)

 

Next - Barbarian Diagrammarian and Witty Wordsmith with Lukeion.

 

Another great experience. The teacher is very knowledgeable and strict - this was good for my son. (I was going to enroll DS in their Latin program but did not want to spend so much time per week on it - DS just does not have time.) The course material was provided and excellent. I would highly recommend these courses. 

 

And now we never have to do grammar again!!

 

And then there is Clover Creek Physics. My son actually cried when this course finished. It's a high school course, so I will not go into to much detail over here - but it has made our year. I would go as far as to say that it has been the BEST homeschool course we have ever done. If your child is not ready for it now, get on the waitlist, it fills up VERY quickly.

 

For online classes next year we are doing 3 courses with CLRC  and one with Wilson Hill (Chemistry.) 

 

Looking forward to hearing about your online experiences.....

 

(I'm in no way affiliated to any of these companies.)

 

 


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#2 Melissa B

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Posted Yesterday, 06:26 PM

I was very happy with Well Trained Mind Academy Pre-algebra. We will be doing Algebra I through them with the same teacher next year. My dd has had a few issues keeping up with the homework, as I did not get involved at all. But, she has learned a lot. I am pleased with her current math skills.

 

We also took WWS 2 through WTMA. It was fine. My dd has learned to write papers on her own without me standing over her the entire time. I really needed her to learn better time management and taking ownership of her schoolwork. And she did. However, next year we will be using Blue Tent for Composition and Literature.

 

I almost forgot, my dd also took WTMA Socratic Discussion last fall. Another good class. Dd learned to analysis stories and discuss literature in an online setting. I plan to have my ds take that class in fall 2018.

 

This upcoming fall dd will also be taking Physics and Modern History through WTMA. If they go well, we will continue those subjects with WTMA into high school.

 

My dd also took Latin through CLRC. We only did the first semester. It was very good; my dd has just decided she would rather learn Spanish. If they taught Spanish I would take it through them. :) We have also used them for high school level Japanese and Chinese and middle school level French. Those three were quite intense. We have been very happy with all of our foreign language classes at CLRC.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:45 PM

I was very happy with Well Trained Mind Academy Pre-algebra. We will be doing Algebra I through them with the same teacher next year. My dd has had a few issues keeping up with the homework, as I did not get involved at all. But, she has learned a lot. I am pleased with her current math skills.

We also took WWS 2 through WTMA. It was fine. My dd has learned to write papers on her own without me standing over her the entire time. I really needed her to learn better time management and taking ownership of her schoolwork. And she did. However, next year we will be using Blue Tent for Composition and Literature.

I almost forgot, my dd also took WTMA Socratic Discussion last fall. Another good class. Dd learned to analysis stories and discuss literature in an online setting. I plan to have my ds take that class in fall 2018.

This upcoming fall dd will also be taking Physics and Modern History through WTMA. If they go well, we will continue those subjects with WTMA into high school.

My dd also took Latin through CLRC. We only did the first semester. It was very good; my dd has just decided she would rather learn Spanish. If they taught Spanish I would take it through them. :) We have also used them for high school level Japanese and Chinese and middle school level French. Those three were quite intense. We have been very happy with all of our foreign language classes at CLRC.

Can I ask which Blue Tent course your DD will take after completing WWS2? Intro to Lit & Comp or Honors Eng 1?

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Posted Yesterday, 09:26 PM

Can I ask which Blue Tent course your DD will take after completing WWS2? Intro to Lit & Comp or Honors Eng 1?

 

Yes, Intro to Lit and Comp. They have strict age/grade requirements for the classes at Blue Tent. She's not old enough for English 1. I think the Intro class will be the best fit anyway. She is more of a math and science girl.


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