Frequently Asked Questions

Is TabletClass a complete course curriculum?

Yes. Our learning system covers all topics found in a traditional math class complete with lessons, practice problems, tests/keys and notes. The course was designed by a certified and experienced math teacher with the primary goal of teaching students to master middle and high school math. Each course was structured and developed to meet core curriculum standards. TabletClass easily duplicates what is taught in a traditional full year math class so you can feel comfortable that your child will be learning from a complete course curriculum.

There are other online learning systems that I can use, why should I consider TabletClass?

TabletClass has been designed to provide the highest quality online math education available without a high price tag. Members get access to an extensive video library of effective instruction by a certified and experienced math teacher. John Zimmerman’s personable and engaging videos can impact the weakest of math students to excel. John is committed to helping families save money and prepare their child for the challenges of high school math. Of course TabletClass features just don’t stop with great videos–there are complete course notes, chapter quizzes and tests, and an in-depth parent teaching guide that shares the tips and secrets to managing the courses. Our program can work on any device via a web browser and access to the internet.  

Do I need a textbook to use the TabletClass program?

No, you don’t need a textbook or any other supplemental material we provide everything you need online. TabletClass provides hundreds of pages of notes and worksheets that cover 1000’s of problems. We also provide students with chapter quizzes and answer keys. However, if you have a math textbook, it can offer additional problems to practice and explore. Older math books are just as good as the new ones so if you decide to purchase a math book we suggest buying a used textbook to save money.

Does TabletClass meet state requirements for homeschool?

Each state has different homeschool requirements. We are very confident that our courses will meet and exceed your state’s requirements. Our program has even been adopted in some public schools because our courses align to many state standards (outside of Common Core). However, it’s always a good idea to double check our curriculum with your state’s most current requirements.

Do all the videos in the system have to be watched in the order that they appear?

It really depends on how you plan to use the TabletClass system. If your main instruction comes from our system then we recommend watching all the videos in order to master chapter core skills and concepts. We made this easy to accomplish by our course navigator; it’s set up and organized just like chapters in a textbook. Another approach to experience the powerful benefits of TabletClass is to use it as a ready reference or tutorial system. Students can login 24/7 to watch the lessons they need help with so they can continue to progress with their math education.

My child has special needs, is TabletClass right for them?
Yes! John Zimmerman has personally worked with many special needs students over the years and achieved outstanding results. He believes that a student must feel confident about their ability to learn before actual achievement takes place. Time and again John has motivated young people with encouragement and he has brought this same passion to the TabletClass system. When designing the course, John kept in mind that many students using the system may have learning disabilities. As such, the TabletClass system was well thought out to be an easy to use self-learning system. Our videos are engaging and effective and appeal to a wide range of learning stimulation from visual to auditory. Also if your child needs more time to become proficient in a concept, they can go through the videos at their own pace and watch the videos as many times as they like.
Does TabletClass provide grades and tests?
TabletClass does not issue grades to its members. However, we do offer a Parent Portal to include excellent tests with answer keys and a final exam, along with guidance and tips to help your child achieve the best homeschool math experience. Click here to learn more about the Parent Portal.
I already have a curriculum, why should I spend more money to enroll in TabletClass?

We understand that homeschooling costs can add up quickly. TabletClass wants to help those families on a tight budget by offering a complete, powerful and effective learning system for less than the average cost of 2 hours of tutoring. If you already have a curriculum, consider the value of having:

•  An experienced certified math instructor teach and focus your child on mastering the most important and practical skills that are essential to advance in mathematics.
•   Access to a vast resource of effective and engaging video lessons that breaks up the routine of textbook/worksheet instruction.
•   The ability to access lessons on-demand through any browser so your child can learn on the go
•   Complete chapter notes
•   A Parent Guide Book that explains many topics relevant to math education to include, guidelines for grading and testing, tips and other valuable information to effectively manage a math course.   

How do I know what course is right for my child...are there any placement tests?
Yes, placement tests are available on the course curriculum pages. We strongly suggest that you go to our course pages and read the specific curriculum details and the prerequisite guidelines. Don’t be afraid to move forward on a decision. If your child starts the course, you will likely know in the first month if your placement was a good choice or if you’ll need to change course level. If you’re still not sure about what course your child should start, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you determine the right course for your child.
How long does is generally take to complete a full course?

On average students complete courses within 7 – 10 months. This time range assumes the student works about 1 hour a day 5 days a week- i.e. a normal academic year schedule. Of course these time frames can vary greatly among students so if you need to extend your membership you certainly can. We strongly suggest that most homeschoolers consider our 1 year plan so if your children finishes within 12 months (and most do) you can switch into the next course and make the most of your membership time.

I have my own homeschool teaching philosophy. Would I need to follow the TabletClass system exactly as recommended to gain value from the material?

Absolutely not! We want you, the parent, to be creative and confident to make the appropriate adjustments that best fits your family’s needs. Studies suggest most homeschoolers modify and customize standard curricula to teach their children. TabletClass recognizes that it’s impossible to have a one size fits all approach and is designed to be highly flexible.

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