Computer Tutor Programs - Review
Computer based tutoring programs are fast changing the way education is brought into the home. There are several of these programs on the market aimed at developing students’ Mathematics, English and Science skills. This article provides a review of the Mathemagic Computer Tutor, a computer based maths program for students aged 5 through 18 years.
The Mathemagic Computer Tutor
The Mathemagic Computer Tutor provides excellent tuition, remediation and extension for students in the classroom and the home. The software is successfully being used in classrooms within Australia and New Zealand. It is an excellent teaching aid that has tremendous benefits for the student who wishes to improve or excel in their mathematical skills. Available in three levels:
This PC based program is the ideal choice for students from age 5 through to the final year of high school. The Mathemagic Computer Tutor is an excellent tool for revision. If a topic is being revised the student can work through the eight or so concepts under that major topic as many times as they wish because each time they work through the concepts they receive different questions.
The Mathemagic Computer Tutor enables a student to work at their own pace through the various topics and provides instruction as required. The program provides the student with immediate feedback and often allows them to access and print a model solution. However, if the student accesses the solution before completing the problem they receive no marks. Parents, teachers and students are able to print out the scores gained on any topic and therefore identify areas that require further attention.
While computer tutor programs will never replace regular one to one tuition, their use in combination with face to face tutoring may prove to be the most effective method.
For more information about computer tutor programs visit: http://www.achievetuition.com.au
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