Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit online education resource that is free for anyone and everyone with an internet connection.  It is the brainchild of Sal Khan, a hedge fund manager turned family math tutor turned CEO.

 

While it started as a math tutoring tool, Khan Academy now has videos, interactive assignments, and lessons in Biology, Physics, Economics, History, Music, Computer Programming, Mathematics from basic arithmetic to differential calculus and more (although Math is still the most robust field of study).  Additionally, they have test preparation materials to help study for the NCLEX (Registered Nursing exam), MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), Advanced Placement Art History test, and many other standardized exams.

 

Recently, they partnered with the College Board to create an SAT prep course in their world renowned style, and in Fall 2014 will be rolling out a course designed specifically to measure college readiness.  This will include the SAT practice and understanding, but also lessons on the U.S. college admission process and remedial courses to make sure your scholar is prepared for collegiate mathematics.

 

The complete coursework of Khan Academy is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and many individual lessons have been translated into Hindi, Farsi, Arabic, Swahili, Xhosa, Turkish, Mandarin, Tamil, Vietnamese, and more.

 

What makes Khan Academy unique is the individual learning assessment style.  Users can work at their own pace and get immediate feedback from volunteers around the world who are working through the same problems.

 

If your scholar is having trouble with a subject and asks for help, Khan Academy is a great place to start.

  

To explore Khan Academy on your own, visit:

Khanacademy.org

 

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