If you’re like most families, you’re having a child that may struggle from time to time with school. Rae has had a hard time the last two years with this year finally getting better. We had her tested back in January and she was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. It means some special activities and more one on one time is needed to help with her grades. Because of this I’m always looking for new ways to help. We thought about a tutor but they are so costly. In our area its almost $75 an hour and a lot of times that is not with an educator meaning they may not be versed in how to handle her issues. I found Testing Moms through a friend and was excited when they asked me to test them out. I’ve learned its a great way to lower tutoring fees and be more involved! This post has been sponsored by TestingMom.com The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
The process for setting it up for your child is really easy. Once you sign in it asks you what age groups you want to work with going from Pre-K to 8th grade and then it asks what testing you want to work on. For Rachael I chose 3rd grade and chose to work on the specific tests for our school. Then you can look at practice questions, interactive questions and even lessons for parents. For me this is the best because I never really understood what these tests were or how they worked. We decided to start with a math test. This is a particularly good one for Rae as she needs to work on her spatial awareness and math skills. So we started and found that not only was Rae further ahead than I thought, she was able to grasp the concept and move quickly. This particular test is for 3-6 grade with questions 1-25 for 3-4 grade and questions 26-50 for 5-6 grade. So I’m more than happy that she was able to move forward but it also means we were able to work together to understand the awareness and at some times she corrected me!
By using these tests, I know what the school is working on with Rachael. Starting at $10.99 a month I can now work with her to improve her skills that she has been struggling with. But it’s not just my baby that’s doing better. There are other Testing Mom reviews that can help guide you into whether this is the best place to be. I know for us I can afford $10.99 a month but can’t afford the $75 a session for tutoring. Because I’m working towards our state standard tests and the CogAT Testing I know that she’s working on the same subjects that the school is working on and I’m lowering tutoring fees and being more involved.
Rae and I can get along well sometimes and other times we’re just too much alike and it’s oil and water. But working on the computer is always something we love to do together. Because these tests are on the computer we can work easily side by side. I can help her use some logic thinking to get to the correct answer. I’m excited to working on all the different sections but especially the math and reading where she’s struggling the most.
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I’ve found that Testing Mom is great for us. It’s helped to lower tutoring fees and we are more involved.