First quarter report cards are in and the end of the semester is quickly approaching which might cause panic as students (and parents!) seek ways to raise grades in core classes whose grades are critical for graduation.
I was one of the panicked teens who labored through algebra 1 freshman year. My concrete brain didn’t get concepts like exponential functions, line equations, and factoring polynomials that were explained in class. I was frustrated by my grades and embarrassed that I needed a tutor.
Benefits of Virtual Nerd
After clicking on your choice, locate the concept through a keyword search, topic search, or textbook search.
- A dynamic whiteboard lets students interact with the tutorials in a whole new way. Every video has its own set of FAQs, and since you can call up new videos whenever you need them – the student is in control. Students can always get the help they need, stay focused, and get plenty of practice at their own pace.
- Content created and aligned with national math and science standards by staff of educators that includes teachers and tutors. Virtual Nerd’s original content corresponds to textbook problems and concepts from educational publishers such as Prentice Hall, Glencoe, and Holt.
Cost of Virtual Nerd
- Basic plan– FREE for students and parents. Yes, free!
- Premium plan– $49/month for the entire library of tutorials covering all course concepts in pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, and intro physics, amounting to hundreds of tutorials per subject, in-depth explanations and the ability to drill down to fill any conceptual gap. I think my college-age chemistry tutor charged almost that same price per hour!
- Educator plan– Free account for use in their classrooms.
Sign up for Virtual Nerd
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