This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mentored.com
I would say that most of you that have been following me for awhile probably are well aware that reading and writing classes were my favorite when I was in school. I have no problems helping my kids learn to read, write an essay or report, or even with spelling. Now Math and Science on the other hand – not my forte. Once they hit, I don’t know 6th grade, I’m pretty much no use to them when it comes to those subjects. So with a daughter heading into middle school, and another into high school, you can imagine how helpless I feel when they come to me with homework questions pertaining to either of those subjects!
That’s why I was thrilled to discover the Mentored app. Mentored is a safe,easy and affordable way to access an expert in Math, Science, Literature and more.
Mentored is an app that will give you student (or yourself!) 1 on 1 support with homework – anytime, anywhere. Sessions are $5 and can last up to 20 minutes – plenty of time to answer your questions with homework, a project, or just help you understand something you weren’t grasping in class.
It’s pretty simple – you sign up for an account via the app store, (or if you don’t have an iPhone, you can check it out on mentored.com). Then you pick the subject that you need mentored in – and they will connect you into a session with a ‘pro’.
My daughter is currently working on a very important Science Fair Project, and again,not quite the subject I’m well versed in. So she decided to connect with a Science Mentor on the app on her phone.
Once they assign you a mentor, you have the option of choosing to ‘talk’ to them via your phones microphone, or text on the app. If your kids are like mine (you know that awkward, teenage, I -don’t -talk -to- anyone- on- the- phone-or -in -public- unless-its-through-text-or-the-internet type of kid). So she denied the microphone access, and decided to type out her questions.
She didn’t want to share her conversation with her Mentor (it is a competitive Science Fair after all). But he helped her answer a few questions, and gave some suggestions for her project.
Since then she’s used the Mentored app twice to help with Math homework, and one more time for an additional question on her Science fair project. She absolutely loves being able to get her homework done when and where she needs to, without having to wait to ask someone who knows – who might be at work, or busy.
If you or someone you know struggles in school and can’t afford a one-on-one tutoring session, be sure to pass on the information for Mentored, an affordable way to connect.