We have home schooled our own children from pre-school through high school graduation. We follow a structured, classical education model which progressively introduces increasingly complicated concepts in history, literature, and science through a four-year cycle. This means that by the time they are in high school learning original texts, they have already had exposure to the topics and authors in simplified versions and are much less intimidated by complex language and/or subject matter. Math and grammar follow a more linear progression tuned to the learning pace of the student.
Year 1, 5, 9
Ancient history, ancient literature, biology
Year 2, 6, 10
Medieval history through Renaissance, corresponding literature, Earth science
Year 3, 7, 11
Renaissance through American Civil War, corresponding literature, chemistry
Year 4, 7, 12
Modern history, modern literature, physics
We are happy to consult with you on effective home schooling techniques, time management, and any other concerns you may have, either as a one-off session, continuing check-ins, or in conjunction with private tutoring sessions with your student(s).
Consultation rates are $40/hour (one hour minimum session, pro-rated per quarter hour for longer sessions), but can be negotiated for multiple families teaching together or for financial hardship. Barter is also an option. Rates are for face-time, and we put in more time behind the scenes that you are not charged for unless you have specific research requests above and beyond our normal planning for you and your child(ren).