eTutor lesson modules are grouped at Primary (about K-3), Intermediate (about 4-5), Middle/Junior High (about 6-8) and High School. This cross-aging of lesson modules has been very successful for eTutor students as they can work at their own pace. Some lesson modules may be easier and can be used for review and some will be more challenging. Students should do no more than four lesson modules each day. We recommend one lesson module in each of the four major curricular areas. One lesson module a day is sufficient for those who use eTutor for supplemental work or credit recovery. All curricular areas support one another.
Lesson modules take from one hour to one and a half hours to complete. Some may even take several days to complete. The default for passing quizzes and exams is set at eighty percent. Students are expected to fully complete lesson modules. Parents or another adult are asked to review the finished Activities and Extended Learning with each lesson module since these are most often completed off line. They can be used as a springboard for discussion, ‘What did you learn by completing this,” “How could you have done this differently,” ”Explain this concept to me,” etc.
There is much reading and writing in the eTutor program and users will haveexcellent reading and writing skills if the program is used consistently. We suggest the student respond in writing to the Problem Statement before and after completing each lesson module to act as a self-check. The vocabulary words can be used for writing sentences or creating word puzzles. Students should write a short description of each of the resource links. eTutor is a Pass/Fail program. Completed lessons are reflective of those where the student has successfully completed Quizzes and Exams. Students are expected to spend approximately four to five hours studying each day when using eTutor for their full curriculum. We suggest that the student keep track of his hours of study each day on a piece of paper or a calendar.