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https://mytutoringpartners.com/support@mytutoringpartners.com530-878-1014 by Emerson Sandow Homeschooling can be a daunting proposition for many parents and it has nothing to do with intelligence or academic degrees. A parent with a B.A. in English is not necessarily qualified to teach his/her child higher math, for instance. Classroom teachers typically have a team of teachers who work together, each

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Homeschoolers Opt Into Non-college Attendance

Homeschoolers Opt Into Non-college Attendance In the 2020-2021 school year, the number of homeschooled children doubled. A study by Harvard, from 1999 to 2010 of 12,000 children, found that the homeschoolers were 23% less likely to attend college than public school students. Some of the researchers seemed to think of this as a drawback, but

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Where Is the “Real” World?

Where Is The “Real” World? By Mary and Michael Leppert “If you homeschool your kids, how will they ever experience the ‘real’ world?” Is this a familiar question? The matter of “real” world compatibility is one that we have thought about a lot, and after many years of “homeschooling” it has definitely resolved itself in

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Imagine a College Created for Students…

Imagine a College Created for Students with Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Executive Function Issues and More! by Maryanne Clair Many parents find themselves homeschooling because existing school models are too inflexible or impersonal to allow for the neurodiversity of students they need to serve. Children with learning differences (LD) such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and executive

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An Upside to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid 19 pandemic drove many families into what they thought would be temporary homeschooling in 2020. Across the nation, one could hear “This homeschooling thing is not going to last longer than absolutely necessary.”

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School-at-Home

School-at-Home This method uses a boxed curriculum and follows a rigid timetable, just like school. It may be like a correspondence course. This method satisfies the guilt or insecurity some parents feel, who are not certain of what their children actually need to learn and when. Even though academically, this method is rigid and misses

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Unschooling Method

Unschooling Method Method of homeschooling in which learning is led by the child’s interests primarily, rather than by a predetermined curriculum or the parents’ desires. This philosophy was developed by the late John Holt, a school teacher in Boston, who felt that the confinement and rigidity of school was counter to the actual process of

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Unit Study Approach

Unit Study Approach A method of study by which an entire program, with a unifying theme, is created to study diverse topics. For instance, “Life in America from 1680 to 1800” could serve as a unit theme. The student would study math, reading, spelling, grammar, history, geography, government, sociology . . . all centered around

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Principle Approach (Christian)

Principle Approach (Christian) This is a method of homeschooling based on Biblical principles, from a Christian worldview and developed by Rosalie J. Slater and Verna Hall, who identify seven principles as the center of their approach. The seven are: Christian character, self-government, conscience, individuality, political union and local self-government. In this way, the Principle Approach

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Eclectic Approach

Eclectic Approach This is a method of homeschooling that uses materials from any and all sources, rather than following a pre-set program or curriculum. Eclectic homeschoolers typically use home-made materials as well as those from the library or used, old books, found at thrift stores or garage sales that are perfectly valuable and often more

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Charlotte Mason Method

Charlotte Mason Method This is a method of homeschooling founded by Charlotte Mason, a teacher in Victorian England, who advocated educating children by offering them a gentle, full, life with daily observation of nature, daily exposure to fine music and art -– both observed and practiced; the use of living books, as opposed to textbooks,

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Learning Difficulties – Some Surprising Causes and Solutions

by Carolyn Forte A common worry among homeschooling parents is whether their children are “falling behind” or are “not keeping up.”  There are many reasons for a child to have difficulty with the schoolwork assigned but parents are seldom aware of the full range of elements that can affect a child’s ability to learn easily. 

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