Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
According to Dr. Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), the prevalence of home schooling education for young people around the world has constantly increased over the last two decades by 7 to 15 percent each year. So why does home schooling continue to grow in popularity?
When asked to provide reasons for deciding to educate their child at home, a high percentage of parents polled in the National Household Education Surveys Program expressed major concerns about the environment of other schools. Ultimately, many home school parents believe that institutional schools unintentionally expose students to mature subjects such as peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol, improper sexuality, racism, and physical violence too early and too often.
Many families also feel that their student will be able to accomplish more academically at home than in regular public or private schools because they can individualize the curriculum and learning environment for each child. Indeed, according to a recent study done by the NHERI, home-educated students typically score 15 to 30 percentile points higher than public school students on standardized academic achievement tests. Homeschool students also typically score above average on the SAT and ACT college admissions tests and are more frequently being actively recruited by colleges.
No matter the reason for home schooling a child, the reality is that home schooling is a considerable undertaking, and even the most capable and experienced parent-teacher can always use extra support. Private tutoring for home school students can do wonders for a child’s understanding of difficult concepts and can also help parents pinpoint the areas that need continued extra attention. Most importantly, an experienced tutor can help your child establish effective study skills early on and build the confidence needed for academic success, both now and in the future.
Is your child struggling with certain concepts or not keeping up with the pace of their home schooling curriculum? Has your child been diagnosed with a learning disorder? Is your child expressing frustration or had a change in attitude about learning in general? Do you believe your child can do better?
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