Has anyone used time4writing.com?
I was wondering the same thing about Time4Learning.com. I wonder if they're the same company?
I just checked: they both have the same contact info:
6300 NE 1st Ave Suite 203,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Yes there the same company, lots of people love T4L but never heard feedback on T4W.
T4L - properly known as Time4Learning.com - is an online interactive learning service which has an automated animated curriculum primarily for language arts and math for PreK-8th grade. It's used for summer study, after school, and homeschooling. It's totally automated.
We got many requests from parents for more help in teaching writing so we created a sister site, Time4Writing.com which has eight week writing tutorials for students where they have both automated lessons and a writing assignment (which they get feedback on) each week. We have courses for K-12 here. While newer (only 2.5 years old), we're in the thousands of students.
We thought having the similar names would be a good idea but it seems to have created some confusion. Maybe it's time4a-new-name.com?
Does that help?
PS - I was just forwarded this chain but that realized, after having responded, that the dates on it are old. sorry.
I think the names are fine. I think we were just looking for parents who've used them to see what they liked or disliked about each of them. Since I am starting my son in K, I am thinking of using T4L. And the original poster was wondering about T4W...I just didn't realize they were the same company until a bit later.
My son just finished up his second course with Time4Writing. The first time, he took Middle School Mechanics and this time he tried out Middle School Essay.
The biggest PLUS of Time4Writing seems to be the fact that the students are getting constant feedback on their writing! We homeschool, so my son was very happy to get feedback from someone OTHER than mom on his writing. I was very pleased with his progress...especially with the mechanics course. It made a tremendous difference in his day to day writing.
Some of the work, particularly in the essay course, was a little bit challenging for my son, but I think it pushed him to achieve what he probably didn't even realize he had the capacity for. Overall, I've been very pleased with the program.
We have not used Time4Writing yet. We have been using Time4Learning since my son was in preK. He is almost finished with 2nd grade T4L. He loves it. There are days when I have to force him to turn it off. I like the way you can print out reports anytime you need them. You can use them to prepare your quarterly reports or end of the year reports or, in our case, to show a worried Dad that he is really learning by "playing on the computer." There is a section on the forums for people who are thinking about using the program and have questions.
We are currently trying out Time for Writing. We have tried Time4Learning as well. I like Time for Learning except that I feel that the schedule for it is dragged on. The course ran on for 8 weeks but should really just ran for just 4 weeks. After reading the lessons the test was scheduled for the next day, then there's a wait for 24 hours for the teacher to grade it. Of course you could actually speed it up and do the test right after reading the lesson and you would be able to complete the course in 4 weeks but you would still have to pay 99 dollars for per course.
My son does the readings and test and it takes him about 15 to 20 minutes per day.