Today I got an email from one of our parents. Here is what she asked me to share with you:
I have to provide a ringing endorsement for Brenda Barnett and High School Math Live. I absolutely exhort you to entrust them with your child’s math education.
For years we plodded along with moderate success in math by trying to do it at home and even with some online providers. When my oldest child struggled to place into College Algebra at the local junior college after doing very well in several highly touted math curricula, I knew we had been doing something wrong. I didn’t want my kids to barely get by. I wanted them to really succeed in math and have confidence in it.
Enter Brenda Barnett who tutored that oldest kid. She and her associates have taught my remaining children from Pre-Algebra and up. That oldest kid received some great tutoring from Brenda, went on to complete College Algebra, Precalculus and Trigonometry with high As in a dual credit setting. This kid actually wants to study statistics for the business setting at his university. That is just an extraordinary change for this math reluctant child. The next child really did not feel confident at all in math. She is not a “math kid”; nevertheless, this child persevered and completed Algebra 2 and Precalculus with High School Math Live. She just finished College Algebra as a dual credit student making above 100 on all of the exams. She is a now a confident math student.
Please allow me to say a bit more about High School Math Live because I believe there are some “hidden” benefits. Some homeschool parents may balk at paying for outside instruction, but let me strongly encourage you not to go it alone. Both of my students are receiving scholarships because of their high test scores and their GPAs, a situation which would not have been possible without shoring up those math skills. The first child received $50,000 by waiving out of state tuition plus extra funds for academic excellence. I expect the same from the second child due to those test scores. This would not have been possible without the academic rigor for mathematics and accountability provided by High School Math Live. That investment is accruing benefits, and I believe it is well worth the price.
I do not believe our results to be atypical, but check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.