TeamTreehouse.com is an online educational platform created for people who work in the information technology industry and who are hoping to expand their skillset in a variety of different areas.
How Does It Work?
According to Team Treehouse, the best way to learn anything is by doing it yourself, which is why their philosophy is to let their students get their hands into their subject matter right away, giving them the ability to quickly make a portfolio site, design a game, or create an app.
In fact, their website says that students will begin building real websites and apps fairly quickly, typically after about one month of classes. It will take students about 45 hours of time to work through all of their courses, which is about six months’ worth of time if you aren’t able to work full time.
TeamTreehouse.com says their students will not require any special hardware or OS, though you will end a code editor like Sublime Text or if you are hoping to learn iOS, you will need to own a Mac.
Currently they offer two different membership plans, the Basic Plan, which costs $25 per month and includes access to more than 1000 video, the ability to practice with the Code Challenge Engine, and help in their members only forums, and the Pro Plan costs $49 per month and includes all the features of the Basic Plan and adds videos from industry leaders and additional bonus content.
It is important to note that TeamTreehouse.com does offer discounts for students who are hoping to supplement their education with Treehouse courses. If you are student and can send an email photo of a valid ID or student ID, along with a recent class document which displays your name, date, and the school’s name, you can get the Basic Plan for $9 per month, and the Pro Plan for $25 per month.
No matter which membership option you choose, you can begin with a 14 day free trial, during which time if you are unhappy you can cancel your membership and receive no further charges.
Since this company offers a 14 day trial for both of their membership plans, they do not provide a Refund Policy outside of giving members the ability to cancel their membership during that first two weeks. However, they also do not offer long term contracts of their services, so if you are unhappy or need to cancel at any time, you are welcome to do so.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
In general, this website and the courses appear to get positive reviews from both students and from third party independent reviewers. In particular, people seem happy with their approach to getting students to do hands-on material early in the process.
Unfortunately they do only provide membership through participation in a two week free trial and customers that stay enrolled after this period no longer have an option to cancel and request a refund if something occurs with which they are unhappy, but there doesn’t seem to be any complaints about issues occurring with this free trial program so far.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many, many different online educational platforms that specialize in classes of all kinds, including IT and web development, like Learnable.com, KillerVideoStore.com, Skillshare, Coursera, Khan Academy, and many others.
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