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Tutoring can help in a number of ways. First of all, students of all ages will find they need technical support with the various e-learning platforms. A little bit of resistance is often enough to make an unsupervised student give up, especially when more tantalizing options are a click away. Also, kids need actual human interaction to learn. Technology can enhance learning if used sparingly, in tandem with face-to-face, real-time teaching, but too much technology is actually bad for developing minds. We’ll be there to answer questions, demonstrate concepts, and give encouraging feedback in real time, so students know they’re on the right track. We’ll be there to get students through everything their online teachers require, and once that’s finished, we’ll provide fun, engaging learning projects that are age-appropriate and give your student an opportunity to interact with peers in a classroom environment. Kids learn more from each other than they do from adults, as anyone with a second-born child knows. Your students will enjoy doing hands-on activities and projects in our small group classroom setting, so that when school does resume, they’ll be ready and eager to return.
Just like in a classroom with differentiated groups at different skill levels, we plan to have grade levels rotate coming to the “teacher table” to get direct instruction and one-on-one support, then spend the rest of the “math block” or “reading block” completing the assignment they were given. We will have an aide answering questions and helping students stay on task. It will be a challenge, and there’s a lot that’s still up in the air, but we’re experienced teachers used to multitasking and meeting unforeseen challenges without blinking an eye.
Send emails! Your child’s teacher is breaking new ground, just as we all are, and will likely appreciate your concern and support.
We offer two classes during the day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. We have no more than 15 students per tutoring block.
Yes. As a parent, you have the right to choose the schooling for your child. In Minnesota, parents must notify the state they intend to homeschool by sending a little bit of info to your local school district superintendent. The notification must be sent by October 1 or within 15 days of withdrawing from public school or moving out of the district.
Traditional schooling is broken in a lot of ways, and it doesn’t work for every learner. The emphasis on standardized testing means your child is being taught how to master certain test strategies, whether or not they’re important in real life. When your child is being assessed, that’s time that could be spent learning. Too much emphasis is placed on test data; children can’t be summed up by scores. Another problem with traditional schooling is the curriculum. It’s often low-engagement, boring, and not relevant to our students’ lives and experiences. Kids often lose their natural enthusiasm for learning because they can’t do it their way in a traditional setting. Homeschooled kids can learn at their own pace. We can use their interests to design interdisciplinary, project-based learning experiences that they’re excited to work on.
Your local school district will re-enroll a student who has been home educated. Placement will be determined by the local school district's policies and procedures, as there is no statewide policy regarding placement. Most often this is no different than moving to a new district—the parents inform the school of their student’s grade or a placement test is given.
Yes. We provide instruction in the following subject areas while incorporating the students’ interests:
1. Basic communication skills, including reading and writing, literature, and fine arts
2. Mathematics and science
3. Social studies, including history, geography, economics, governments, and citizenship
Yes. In Minnesota, parents must assess their child annually using a nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examination. There are many types of achievement test available and we can help you choose the right one for your child.
Yes. In Minnesota, homeschooled children have full access to participation in extracurricular activities and sports.
Yes. In Minnesota, home schooled children must be provided with disability services at their local public school if they are eligible for services.
We hope that when the pandemic is over and children return to class, we’ll have enough homeschool students that we’ll be able to continue operating and offering our own curriculum. We would be happy to keep your family learning with us. However, if you ever do want to return to traditional schooling, your child should be able to re-enroll at the proper grade level.
Every parent with school-aged kids knows that the pandemic has completely blown apart our education system, which, for many of us, also serves as a childcare system so we can work. As the first day of school approaches, the anxiety—especially among working parents—is palpable. Nobody knows what to expect. The only thing we’re sure of is that most of our kids will need more support than we have time to give them. A lot of families are forming pods with other families, hiring private tutors, or finding other solutions, like micro schooling. All funds are used to support a student and family in need