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TI Math Tutor Program Created
Posted by Michael on 10 June 2003, 21:40 GMT

TI has opened an online service called TI Math Tutor. Focusing on "math using your TI-83 Plus," students can pay $39 per hour to have online instruction on almost any math topic. The service allows students also to submit questions anytime, and have them answered within 24 hours.

But does this have enough advantages over traditional tutoring services to become a success for TI?

 


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Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Geek_Productions Account Info

Well... This is interesting. And odd.

     10 June 2003, 21:51 GMT

Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
benryves  Account Info
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I can't really see it working... Maths teachers would be better than someone teaching you over the 'net...

     10 June 2003, 22:09 GMT


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angelboy Account Info

That's what I was thinking:

TIMT = $39 * hours;
Math Teacher = 0;

Sorry, I've been programming in C++ a little too much lately.

     11 June 2003, 01:16 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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WTF? Anyway, I don't see how this could work at all... $39 is WAY too excessive, and you almost need a real person near you for tutoring...

     14 June 2003, 14:56 GMT


Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Benjamin Alan  Account Info

Who would pay $39 an hour for that??!! If a kid were really in need of expensive tutoring, why couldn't the parents just hire somebody?

     12 June 2003, 20:29 GMT

Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Geek_Productions Account Info

Oops, I forgot to make a meaningful insight.
I guess this is in some ways a good thing, and yet it will seem somehow impersonal, getting instruction over the internet. On the plus side, it will help newbies get aquainted with their 83+.

     10 June 2003, 21:56 GMT


Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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>> it will help newbies get aquainted with their 83+

I believe this to be the only reason why this might be a good idea. There are **many** teachers out there that know little about their calculator(s) and therefor cannot help the sudents this way. Of course they can always show them how to do the work by hand, but that would defeat the purpose of even having a calculator.

I always thought that there should be a tech class in high school that offers the students the ability to get to know their calculator better ad what it is capable of doing. That way 83/83+ owners would finally realize how crappy thir calcs really are. 68k is the only way to go. :-)

     11 June 2003, 01:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Gerhalt Account Info
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Getting N00Bs aquainted with their TI-83 Plus? How hard is it to figure out. That's why it comes with the guide, it's not too hard to figure out. And at $39 an hour!?!?! Seems like a rip-off to me. LOL, just my thoughts!

Gerhalt

     12 June 2003, 03:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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>> Getting N00Bs aquainted with their TI-83 Plus? How hard is it to figure out.

There ar sooo many people that know less than 10% of their calculator's functions. And they see the guide as something they could never learn, so they don't read it. Sad!

     12 June 2003, 07:09 GMT


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Charlemagne  Account Info
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I know!! That's excatly what I was going to say!!! The really sad thing is that no one wants to read the manual because like you said it's impossible or they just don't feel like it. But, it's their own fault because they're missing out. I just wish I could help them!!

     13 June 2003, 15:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Gerhalt Account Info
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Yes, I suppose it is true that most n00bs look at the guide as a cryptic book. But, even without the guide it's easy to figure it out. I mean, I'd rather devote one or two hours to finding how to do it than give away $39 that could be spent elseware (Such as on a TI-89, which I really want...). Anyway, it really is quite easy to figure out.

Gerhalt

     13 June 2003, 18:55 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I read my guidebook (that's really sad).

Most people would never go through about 100 pages of calculator manual stuff- they'd rather try to figure it out for themselves, which usually doesn't work.

     14 June 2003, 14:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
JcN  Account Info

You're not alone; I read my manual in my spare time as well :)

Someone should create a shortened version of the manual as 68K eBook, or as a NoteFolio file (83+ users only).

     15 June 2003, 07:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Geek_Productions Account Info

Well hey, I figured out what practically everything on my 83+SE was by experimenting, using Catalog Help, and having a couple geeky friends who were doing the same thing and sharing experiences with them. I have really never looked at the .pdf/manual that came with my SE.

     18 June 2003, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
JcN  Account Info

Yup. There should be a tech class for 68K as well, designed for people who have already taken the z80 tech class and went out and bought a 68K.

     15 June 2003, 07:32 GMT

Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
rmohr02 Account Info
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How do they charge by the hour if they say they'll answer the question within 24 hours? $39 * 24?

     10 June 2003, 23:18 GMT


Re: Re: TI Math Tutor Program Created
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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That's for non-realtime questions, in which case they charge you $20 minutes worth per question.

     10 June 2003, 23:21 GMT


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angelboy Account Info

But 1 minute is *only* $.65 USD!!!!!!

     11 June 2003, 01:22 GMT


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Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Err. Yes, delete that dollar sign in my post.

     11 June 2003, 02:13 GMT


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KermMartian Account Info
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Wait...I thought you were the one who deleted pieces of posts...then who are you talking to ? :)

     11 June 2003, 15:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ~
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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There isn't a way to edit a post, only delete it. Abvously you can figure out why this is so.

     12 June 2003, 07:10 GMT


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RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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Abvously?

     12 June 2003, 21:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ~
JcN  Account Info

Perhaps he means "obviously".

If there is no way to edit a comment, then how do the "[the text of this message has been removed for such and such a reason]" messages over-write the text of inappropriate messages?

     15 June 2003, 07:37 GMT

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