ENGINEERING STUDENT SAYS VIDEOTEXT IS FAR SUPERIOR!
Dear Mr. Clark,
….. I was one of the students who finished your geometry program ….. You really do an excellent job of making a truly versatile program that works for all types of math students. I am a strong math student, and I feel your program is far superior ….. I was well prepared for the SAT and was able to get a 770 in the math section. Since I wanted to go to college for mechanical engineering, I felt encouraged when I saw the score. I was accepted to top engineering schools such as Rose-Hulman, though I decided to save money, and go to Penn State University. It’s very well ranked, but still relatively inexpensive, especially with the scholarships I get from the honors program.
My opinion of the VideoText program was reinforced when I was tutoring a homeschool student in Algebra 1. The student was using ….. math and some of the exercises the program required were completely ridiculous. One of the most memorable was a problem asking the student to convert between two units using 12 separate steps. Using the principles I learned in VideoText Algebra, I was able to help the student catch up on his math skills. I also recommended that his family buy VideoText Algebra for the next school year. They took me up on the suggestion and will be using VideoText Algebra for the next school year.
Once again, I would like to thank you for all the thought and work you put into the VideoText programs. It is far superior to any other homeschooling program I am aware of, and I feel it has left me well-prepared for my college career.
Cody, Kirkwood, PA
12 YEAR HOMESCHOOL VETERAN SAYS VIDEOTEXT IS BEST INVESTMENT!
I have been home schooling for 12 years and VideoText is hands down the best investment we have ever made! I have one special needs learner and another learner I thought would struggle with Algebra. Not so. As with any subject, we had some hills to climb but VideoText is only a phone call away. One of the major benefits of VideoText is the help line. Larry Collins and Tom Clark are two of the most patient, helpful, friendly gentlemen, and my kids and I extol their praises all the time. Both my son and daughter have been given the choice of changing to a different product that has been widely endorsed over the last couple of years, and were absolutely resolute that they loved VT and begged me to not change. As for me, I was terrified at the prospect of teaching upper grade math as I know my weaknesses. VideoText has made it so easy for me. Any time another homeschool mom asks for my recommendations I sell them on VideoText! I even let them borrow it for a test drive, but do not plan to sell any of my modules as both my kids said, “Mom keep it because it might come in handy for refreshers for college classes.” Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sandra M., San Bernardino, CA
UPPER LEVEL MATH IS NO LONGER A FEAR!
We home school our five children and when our oldest (now 14) was ready for Algebra, I looked into several possible programs. We had been using a common spiral approach math program and I was concerned that it would be difficult for him to continue in that method while learning algebra. I struggled through algebra in high school myself so I was concerned about not being able to help him.
We chose the VideoText program because of the straightforward mastery approach, the well-done videos, the review built-in to all the quizzes and tests, and the thorough solutions manual. My son worked through the program over the course of two years with no problems making mostly A’s and B’s on his tests. When he struggled at different points, he could restudy, and there were more problems, quizzes and tests he could go back and retake. He is now finishing up the last few lessons and is looking forward to getting started in the geometry program! My daughter, age 13, who is a more reluctant math student, is proceeding through module A with confidence. Also, I am now really learning the concepts of algebra, and after seeing 5 kids through it I’ll probably know it well enough to teach it!
Thank you for providing such a clear, comprehensive and enjoyable program. What I feared most about upper-level learning is no longer a fear!
Robyn I., St. Augustine, FL
TEARS, TANTRUMS, AND TERRORS ARE GONE!
We LOVE VideoText!!! I bought all of the Algebra modules and have three children working on different levels and they all love it!!! Over the past four years I have bought and tried six different math curriculums and trudged through with tears, tantrums, and terrors!! (It is not pretty to see a tenth grader throw a two year old tantrum!! Nor is it much fun to stay up until two in the morning trying to stay one step ahead of that tenth grader so we could avoid the two year old temper tantrum fiasco!!)
Enter VideoText!!! Even my now eleventh grader decided to take Algebra II over when he saw the success and understanding that his two sisters were receiving when they began VideoText this year! The light bulb has turned on for him and he is flying throughout the curriculum!! It is not uncommon for him to spend four hours a day buzzing through each module! He has set a goal to begin the Geometry/Trig modules in January!! I had considered slowing my two younger children down in the math department since we have had such a hard time (I am an English teacher and math is not my cup of tea!!). However, with VideoText to the rescue, both I and my eleven year old are excited to begin the VideoText Algebra Modules as early as next year if not earlier!! And I am sure that the younger ones will follow suit!
Thank you for providing such a wonderful tool for Home School families who want to provide their children with a quality education that exceeds the public school!! My father has been a public school educator for the last twenty years, teaching advanced and upper level math, and he was really excited to see your program. He especially appreciated how your curriculum explains each step in each problem so there is no question as to how you arrived at a certain step in each math problem!! From start to finish there is an explanation if you need it!!
Just so you know, I have been telling EVERYONE I know just how much we are loving VIDEOTEXT!! I have had several moms stop by our home so that I could show them how easy it is, and my children are quick to chime in to encourage their friends that math does not have to be hard or boring!! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!
Kellie S., Scottsboro, AL
14 YEAR OLD TAKES COLLEGE MATH CLASS!
I have been using VideoText going on four years. When I started the series I was horrible at math to say the least. The public school had done little to further my true understanding of math. After a year of completely following the series, I felt the best I had ever about math. It was my least favorite subject, but it became my favorite. The next year, at 13 years old, I took the SATs and got an exceptional score on my math portion. The next year I applied for a University, and they were well aware of the levels of VideoText. The fist class I took was a math class, at age 14, in a college, and I got one of the highest scores of my class. VideoText has been a God-send, and I feel that, without it, I may not have had as true of an understanding of algebraic concepts as I now do. I am currently on Module “E” of Algebra and plan to continue.
J. Calloway, Royal Palm Beach, FL
MODULE A WAS A BREAKTHROUGH!
Module A was a breakthrough for my 16 and 14 year olds in really understanding the language of Mathematics!
Laurie J., Shaker Heights, OH
We have completed the entire Algebra course and are just finishing up Module D of the Geometry. I can’t thank you enough for providing such excellent instruction. Although my daughter was always an “A” student in math, I didn’t feel that she had conceptual knowledge of the different topics. Although she could complete any page of the other program we used, she was not able to apply that knowledge to the real world. Now, she truly understands the concepts, and knows the “whys” behind the formulas. She no longer has to rely on her memory of the formulas; instead she knows how to reason out each situation. This is what I call “True Learning.” Thanks!
Mary H., Harrisonville, MO
We had been using Saxon for 3 years when my 15 year old had her melt down last year. It took until mid-August to finish, and we skipped the last 3 tests! We switched to VideoText and she loves it.
Kathy C., DE
ARTISTS LOVE VIDEOTEXT!
We have two daughters using VideoText right now. We tell people about your course whenever the occasion arises and we talk to a lot of people at conventions. You’d be surprised at how often the subject of math comes up as we talk to people about art!
Brenda & Dan Ellis, Authors of Artistic Pursuits, Arvada, CO
GREAT FOR KIDS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED!
We use VideoText and my non-mathematically-minded daughter is doing great. I have encouraged my daughter to do only half the practice problems at a time (say, the odds, and the next day, the evens). That way, if she is struggling with a concept, there are more problems in the text for her to practice on. This is a great program for kids who have struggled with math, especially Algebra, through other texts.
Eileen in Ramona, CA
STUDENTS NEED LESS HELP!
We have been using the Algebra program since September and my daughter loves it. She has not needed my help at all and we’re talking about a child who needed help daily. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Glad to know that you are here just in case we do hit a bump.
Vicky C., West Monroe, LA
LEARNING IS NOW ENJOYABLE!
Thank you for such a superior product. It is so user friendly and has made learning Algebra in our household enjoyable instead of dreaded. Blessings to all of you!
Denise G., Manteca, CA
STUDENTS FINALLY SUCCEED!
We finished VideoText Algebra this past week — I did a class with 5 students, 3 of whom were high school seniors who had tried and hated almost every other Algebra program we had found. VideoText Algebra worked! I can’t say that any of those 3 loves Algebra now — but they certainly know way more Algebra then they did a year ago! And they did it — they finished Algebra 2 — no small feat for any of them. Or for me!
As a result of our experiences this year, I definitely plan to use Algebra VideoText with my younger students, and I will recommend it highly to other homeschoolers I know.
Also, in case anyone cares, we did the entire program in 1 year with those 5 students — not a pace I would recommend, but it can be done! And at that pace, the weakest student in the class was pulling high B’s and low A’s on all the tests all the way through.
Cathy J., Madison, AL
CANADIANS LOVE VIDEOTEXT, TOO!
I just wanted to let you know that we are so incredibly happy with our Videotext Algebra program (bought through your Canadian distributor, ADS). It saved us a lot of headaches this past year. We will continue using it next year (and with our other children). Many thanks for making such a wonderful, easy-to-use program for such a difficult subject.
Tim & Claire M., Lucknow, ON
PREPARED FOR COLLEGE ALGEBRA IN 11TH GRADE!
My son did modules A-C in 8th grade and D-F in 9th grade without any supplemental materials, and he did great. Last year (10th grade), we signed him up for a geometry class and his teacher was impressed with his knowledge in Algebra. She told him that he must have had a good Algebra II teacher! My son is now in 11th grade and taking College Algebra at out local Community College and is doing very well!
Robin S., Oviedo, FL
SCORED 34 ON ACT!
Thanks so much for your wonderful Algebra and Geometry materials!! My senior just scored 34 on his ACT and both of your math courses helped him do so well.
Trish R., St. James, MO
VIDEOTEXT BUILDS CONFIDENCE!
Thank you so much for creating VideoText Algebra. My 8th grader was struggling with math and it was taking me an hour a day of one-on one tutorial to help him with his daily lessons. With three other children and one on the way I was dreading 9th grade Algebra.
We decided to try VideoText as a solution. After taking the time to get my son started on the program he has whizzed along virtually on his own and finished the Algebra 1 lessons in one semester. He is motivated to finish Algebra 2 by the end of 9th grade. Now he looks forward to math time. VideoText Algebra has been a blessing to the whole family because I am freer to attend to other children and my new highschooler is cheerful!
I have now used your program with my second highschooler and he did even better with it. He loves math, and at 15 is now enrolled in a Pre-Calculus distance learning class at Indiana State University. He was very motivated by the independence he gained using the VideoText curriculum, and now is motivated to try a class for college credit. The VideoText curriculum was just what this teenaged boy needed to find his niche and some desired autonomy. Thanks again.
Nora M., Westland, MI
PROGRAM IS A BLESSING!
I bought your Algebra videos and we just love them! We are through the first two modules and didn’t know it could be so easy. Why didn’t someone have these when I was in school?! Thanks for making the higher math easy for us to teach and learn.
We have now finished all of the modules with my first child and will be using them with two more children next year. I am so blessed that we have such wonderful resources available to us as homeschoolers. Thanks for making it possible to be a successful and to feel confident as a teacher of Math!
Melissa S., Gaston, IN
PARENTS LEARN TOO!
We have just finished Module A with our daughter, who is a junior. She asked to be homeschooled this year, and we agreed to do it after a lot of prayer and consideration. She has always tested well in math, but not done as well in class as I thought she was capable of.
We have been very pleased with VideoText Algebra. After a few initial discussions about the necessity of doing the homework like the examples, to facilitate comprehension, the lessons have gone very smoothly so far. I am learning too! (I never took any math in college, because of a traumatic experience in Algebra 2 & Trig. many years ago.) Thank you for your program. I will recommend it, whenever anyone asks.
Fran S., Homewood, IL
EVERYTHING ELSE HAD FAILED!
In 2003 my daughter was in 11th grade. This was her last ditch effort to accomplish Algebra. Everything else failed when we got to the harder concepts. Her evaluator told her that she could not continue to limp through Algebra. She then did very well with VideoText Algebra. I only wish that I had bought Video Text the year before when I looked at it at the convention, for my daughter’s sake. It is worth every penny! Having tried several programs, including well-known traditional texts, my daughter said she finally understood concepts that were not sufficiently explained in the traditional texts. She now has confidence.
Terri T., Waynesboro, PA
VIDEOTEXT HELPS YOUNGER STUDENT, TOO!
My older son used VideoText for 2 years. My now 11 year old watched the videos along with him. My 16 year old said from the beginning that Module A explained things to him in a much clearer way than he learned when he was in the advanced math program in public school, or when we tried Saxon Algebra ½. My 11 year old has also been watching the videos and, even though he is not currently doing Algebra, he is using the information that has been covered in Module A to solve his math problems in his grades 4-6 math books.
Karen B., Felton, PA