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    Also seconding what Christy said. It's not a provider the way that OnlingG3 or Athena's Academy or CTY are providers who hire teachers and control the quality of their content. It's a clearinghouse site where anyone can offer a class. Some are great, some are not. We've had a LOT of classes be canceled, so unless you know your class/teacher is popular, then it's a gamble as to whether or not the class will run. I also had a teacher message me to say she was moving the class to another platform, and then give a lot of confusing messages about the length and intended age for the class, followed by an uncomfortable hard sell. I finally dropped out of the class. On the other hand, we've had a couple of good experiences as well. So... it really, really depends.
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    My daughter signed up for two Outschool classes.

    The first class was a sci-fi writing class. She was really excited about it. However, the class was rescheduled, the first (an only) class was a fraction of the time it was supposed to be, then the teacher changed the schedule several times, and the class was ultimately cancelled. Outschool gave us a refund and a $10 credit for a future class.

    My daughter took a mythology class. She said it was 'ok' and 'fine'. She said the teacher was knowledgeable and interesting. My daughter has read A LOT about mythology so the class may be more interesting for someone just learning about mythology.
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    I see this thread is older, but thought I'd respond. I discovered Outschool about 4 to 6 weeks ago and love it. My daughter has done several math classes with Michaela Sellers, and Chris Reger (he is very energetic!) and both teachers are great. My daughter is much more engaged in the classes then when she was at public school. She is currently taking pre-algebra 1 with Michaela and we will probably continue with it. It's 2x/week. My daughter is doing Math-U-See also, but it's going easier with Michaela's classes as supplemental. On the days she does Michaela's class she skips doing Math U See. I agree with others about vetting the teacher. I read the reviews, look at videos of the teachers if there is one, I often email questions if I have them, and just try to read between the lines of the teacher bios, which I'm sure they write themselves so that can give a clue to personality as well.
    Last edited by Tamar; 09-27-2019 at 01:48 PM.

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