What Is My Skills Tutor?

SkillsTutor is an online learning tool from Houghton Mifflin that's designed to help students practice essential skills in a variety of subjects. Keep reading to find out more about SkillsTutor.

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Signing Up for SkillsTutor

SkillsTutor is designed to supplement classroom instruction with online practice. When you sign up, your child will receive a SkillsTutor login and password. Then, he or she can complete the lessons and quizzes from school or home. Since SkillsTutor is individualized, your child can proceed at his or her own pace and target specific skills. You can find lessons in reading, writing, math, science, employability and career skills. If you encounter technical difficulties with SkillsTutor once you've signed up, you can contact their customer support department via phone or e-mail.

Using SkillsTutor's Free Samples

Before purchasing SkillsTutor, you can preview over 30 sample lessons at the site. After the free registration page, you'll find these sample lessons. SkillsTutor's sample lessons are detailed, specific, have colorful graphics and provide many opportunities for your child to practice learning skills. Because the lessons take place online, SkillsTutor may be perfect for your child if he or she is a visual learner. After your child completes the lessons, you can print reports of his or her progress.

Learning Standards and Resources from SkillsTutor

SkillsTutor meets most state standards and is aligned with state and national education curriculums. In fact, you can use the site's map to find out how SkillsTutor and your state's standards are aligned. For example, if you live in Wyoming, you can select Wyoming on the map and then the school subject and year of the published standards.

Another useful feature offered by SkillsTutor is the resource library. The resources include videos, news, webinars and research articles.

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