Having made the recent decision to go back to school, I've had to start studying to take the CPT (College Placement Test). Considering I've been out of school for the greater part of ten years, I have a lot of refreshing to do. Luckily, since I've spent the past year helping K study every week for her classes, I've kind of had a head start.
A few months ago, while watching Anderson Cooper, I was introduced to Khan Academy. I bookmarked it for future references in case I needed to give K a different perspective on something she was studying. I've even passed it off to a few people via Twitter who I've seen ask questions related to school, specifically math.
Khan Academy is run by a guy named Sal. He's been to Harvard Business School and MIT. The guy's edumakated, something I am striving to be. Although, I'm not reaching for those stars. I'm not that smart.
He left his job to run the site. He's compiled nearly 1200 videos on different Math subjects and one day opens to expand into other subjects. And best of all? It's COMPLETELY FREE! He doesn't require a monthly fee and it's not full of ads. Seeing as though he is running his site without ads and on his savings, I've made the personal decision to donate to him every time I learn something new. I hope that if you like and use his site, you'll donate to help him keep the site free, too.
His site is an amazing wealth of information for a student at any level, be it middle school, high school, or college. If you know a student who could use the extra help in Math, send them along his site.