Time4Writing.com was launched in 2008 in response to an increasing demand by parents and students for specific tutoring services in writing. And this was probably a legitimate request. Most students do find it difficult to develop the writing skills that will serve them well through college and beyond. This review has been prepared so that students and parents can have all of the information they need before making a decision to contract for these courses and tutoring services.
Time 4 Writing is a very specialized academic help company, focused solely on helping students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels develop solid writing skills. As such, they offer 8-week courses in a variety of writing skill areas, including:
- Sentence Structures
- Paragraph Writing
- Essay Writing
- Term Paper Writing
- Research Paper Writing
- College Papers Writing Preparation
- Advanced Essay Writing for High School Students
The curriculum of 15 courses is all online, and is reinforced by certified teachers who are available for one-on-one help. The company states the teachers of each course will provide a writing placement test, if necessary, will grade assignments, set up targeted instruction based on individual student needs, and provide frequent feedback on progress. This is especially helpful for parents who are either homeschooling or trying to supplement their own kids’ regular school program.
It is important to understand what Time 4 Writing is not:
- It is not a writing service that employs writers who produce academic papers, college papers, custom essays, or other academic writing
- It helps students develop the skills to produce their own academic writing, but does not provide custom writing, as standard writing services do
- It is not a standard tutoring service that will help a student write a term paper, a research paper, or other types of academic papers that have been assigned by their own classroom teachers. The assignments that students complete are those within the curriculum of the courses.
Prices and Discounts
There is a set price for each course – $119. And that price is set. There are no discounts offered within the course prices.
There is a free demo video, so that parents and students can see how a course proceeds and how teachers are involved in the process.
Obviously, we did not review any academic papers that were produced by anyone associated with the company. Again, this is not a writing service with writers who would be producing custom writing in the form of high school or college papers. And we did not have access to the custom essay writing that students in these courses produced as a result of their coursework.
In this case, we looked at the background and qualifications of the teachers who are working within the context of these courses. There is a wealth of information on these teachers on the company website, including their names, their degrees, and their educational backgrounds. This certainly provides a lot of validity to the company statements about qualified and certified teachers being used to assist students through the coursework.
There is a customer support department of sorts. Parents and students can contact the company and speak with a support team member, who is available to answer questions about the company, the courses, and the teachers. We contacted the customer support department on two occasions and spoke with a different support team member each time. In both instances, our questions were answered quickly and completely. We did, on phone call, ask if there were custom essay services offered and were told absolutely not.
There are no policies that we usually see on writing services websites, and there really is no need for them. We did find that there is a secure payment system. The one guarantee relates to money-back if a customer is not satisfied. There is a 14-day money back promise, if a parents or student is not happy with a course.
There are on-site testimonials from both parents and students. We also reached out to consumer review sites, specifically, Site jabber and Trust Pilot.
Sit jabber had no reviews at all which we found unusual. Trust Pilot had over 150 customer reviews. While most parents were satisfied, there were concerns about difficult navigation and set up processes. A few customers stated that the content was too thin and that they had to wait 24 hours for teacher feedback even on very small assignments, which slowed down the process of getting through all of the lessons in the allotted amount of time.
Pros and Cons
As is our normal procedure, we have listed the key pros and cons we have found:
- A company that has a relatively good reputation and a solid curriculum set up
- Certified teachers to work with students
- Good supplement for writing skill development
- Reasonable pricing for the industry
- Registration and set up is a bit complicated
- Response time from teachers is sometimes delayed
if you are looking for a writing service to produce custom essays or paper writing, Time4Writing is not the place for you. And, if you are in college, you will not find coursework that will be helpful. On the other hand, many customers feel they have benefited from the coursework, and we would recommend that they give it a try. There is a 14-day money back guarantee if it doesn’t work out.