Sofatutor Homeschool Curriculum Review
Summary of Sofatutor Homeschool Curriculum Review:
- Grades: K-6
- Subjects: Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
- Category: Non-religious
- Format: Online, App, Printables
- Price: $11.99 – $29.99 per month depending on subscription model
Visit the Sofatutor website here.
How to Use Sofatutor in Your Homeschool
Sofatutor has tutorial videos, games, and engaging exercises in several different subjects to reinforce what you are currently teaching/learning in your homeschool. Your children can work independently by watching videos, doing practice exercises, playing learning games, completing printable worksheets, and even chatting with support teachers if they get stuck on a problem.
Sofatutor features include:
- Interactive tutorial videos – Make learning pressure-free and engaging, and learn new content with captivating and illustrative stories.
- Engaging exercises – Reinforce lesson material and close gaps in knowledge.
- The learning game, Sofahero – Keeps children motivated to practice, and allows the application of knowledge in a fun, playful way.
- Printable worksheets – Prepare for tests and final exams in a structured, targeted way.
- 24-hour help from teachers – Get clear answers to even the most challenging questions and access live help from experienced teachers.
- 30-day free trial – Try Sofatutor for free and discover all the features!
Sofatutor Pros and Cons
- Simple and easy to use
- Covers multiple grades and subjects
- Go at your own pace
- 30-day free trial
- Perhaps not as exciting as other products on the market
- Monthly cost
Additional Comments from Sofatutor Reviewer
“I genuinely liked this product and the simple set-up but I did immediately notice that it was almost too simple. Some kids do like a lot more exciting interactions where this product is more monotone and straightforward. I also noticed an almost robotic voice that did all the exercises and the videos. This might be okay, even good, for some students who are overwhelmed by stimulus, but for many kids, this might be a little boring. This might also be good for homeschoolers who don’t expose their kiddos to a lot of entertainment (tablets, video games, tv, etc) because I can see that it is a much calmer environment. It will depend a lot on individual students and parents and what their preferences might be.
I did like that there were subjects reaching into middle and high school but not very many for high school. So, I am guessing that one price includes all the subjects and grade levels. I also want to mention there is a price difference to having premium that has live teacher access for a few hours each day and printable worksheets. There is about a $10 difference in packages and I’m not sure that it would be worth it for this since there are only a few upper courses that might need help. Most help can be had just by doing a quick internet search and even printing your own worksheets. It might even be cheaper to just buy a workbook for extra practice in addition to the website. So, I do think the pricing isn’t that great, especially because it’s a monthly recurring fee. I think that the price is going to be a huge determining factor for this product. It is just not that economical and usually homeschool parents are pretty resourceful. For myself, I would most likely opt for the basic package and I could see long term that I would probably cancel when I realized I could do a lot of this myself, for free, or with something like Khan academy, especially for older children and higher grades.
Not all subjects are in all grade areas. Math is grades K-9 with the highest math level being Algebra 1. ELA is are grades K-6, Science is K-5, and Social Studies is K-4. So I can see that this product is really geared toward lower elementary with an emphasis on ELA and Math. The other subjects are just like bonuses but don’t have the content for a full course load of enrichment.
Also, I would like to let parents know that this product uses common core and I did like the videos and presentations of these ideas, especially in math. I feel like a lot of homeschoolers struggle with the “old way” of doing math and common core initiatives and I did think that Sofatutors really covers that well as great reinforcement that is easy to understand.”
— Jessica R.