My son is good at math, but like most students his age, he doesn’t love doing all of the work it can take to get the answer to a problem. Common Core math is as much about how you get to an answer as it is about the answer itself. That’s where Revolution Math comes in. I was trying to figure out how to get him a math tutor that is affordable and works around our schedule, which is not easy because we have a lot going on, when we started working with Revolution Math here at MomsLA.
Revolution Math offers online math tutoring that you can access at home. It’s exclusively small group (max of 4) tutoring available for elementary school kids in grades 2nd to 5th. It offers a big selection of days, times and tutors. I signed my 11-year-old 5th grader up for a 30-day free trial to see if it was a good fit for him and if he liked working online. We went to Revolution Math, created profile and chose one of the many classes. I didn’t think it would work because we literally only had one afternoon free in our schedule, but we easily found a class and time that worked.
He ended up liking it a lot. Not only did he learn something, but he enjoyed it. He took a group math class on Monday afternoons with two other boys who lived in other cities. Their tutor was very nice and the other boys were sweet, but a little loud. I was worried that my son would have trouble joining in, but the tutor made sure that that didn’t happen. He was engaging and always checked in with the other boys after one had been answering a question or working on a problem.
We received a starter kit in the mail with a superhero theme (it’s a proprietary, social-learning curriculum, math adventure) with math problems for my son to do in the book before and after the tutoring session. The problems were similar as what he was working on at school so it was a great for him. What I really liked was that it gave him confidence in his ability. He was able to work through the problems and get guidance from the tutor and support from the other kids.
What I really liked about it was that he could have a tutoring session and I didn’t have to fight traffic to get there or clean my house in anticipation of someone I don’t know coming over. What I would have done, if it had worked out, was to have my son in a tutoring session with a couple of his friends. They play minecraft online together on their computers, they might as well be doing math.
The first month of Revolution Math is free and subsequent months are $149. Right now, in addition to the free month trial you can get a waived enrollment and materials fee ($49 value). Click here for more information or sign up for a free trial. If you have any specific questions about Revolution Math, please reach out to their program director – Mike Hassen at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (
This is post is part of a sponsored campaign with Revolution Math. All opinions are my own.