HOMESCHOOL

Homeschooling refers to the education of a child at home instead of a traditional private or public school. Homeschooling does not necessarily involve only one child; siblings or various children within the same neighborhood can be homeschooled together.

Why Homeschooling?

There are a number of reasons that cause parents to opt for homeschooling. The most common ones include sickness that has made it difficult for a child to attend school and the need for education to be tailored to suit the child’s academic/learning needs.

Notably, homeschooling affords kids the opportunity to get one-on-one attention from their tutors, and this is typically not achievable with schooling at private or public schools where each teacher has to deal with a large number of students at a time. Not only will homeschooling help kids excel in their academics, it also allows them to learn at their own pace without the need to compete with others.

Perhaps the biggest debates against homeschooling are that homeschooled kids may not develop good social skills and also lack access to school facilities such as well-equipped science labs and gymnasium. Nevertheless, parents can avoid these problems by ensuring homeschooling is done in groups such as the children in the same neighborhood. They can also ensure that children participate in various activities at the public libraries, marinas, museums, and other places where they can interact with other children.

Who Should Oversee Homeschooling?

After choosing to homeschool a child, it is essential for the parents to decide who will be teaching the child. While parents are allowed to teach their children, hiring tutors is a better option. First, home tutors are professionals who know the best approach that will offer each child a better understanding of the subjects.

Second, it is often difficult for parents to have adequate knowledge of science, mathematics, literature, and other important subjects that must be learned at different school grades. However, hiring the service of a tutoring company ensures that different seasoned tutors teach the exact subjects they are well grounded in. Finally, learning specialists can tailor the homeschooling curriculum to best teach math, literacy, and critical thinking skills.

Our learning specialists, academic tutors, and writing coaches provide 1:1, individualized tutoring for children, adolescents, college students and adults of all ages, levels, and personalities.  Our goal is to help students and adults feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers overall. We aim for students to maximize their learning potential from a collaborative approach working with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

 

  • We specialize in tutoring students who are struggling with learning differences – focusing, organizing, studying, test-taking reading, writing, math, languages, and other subject areas.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading (e.g. dyslexia), writing, (e.g. dysgraphia), and math disorders (e.g. dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences.  Our Learning Specialists work with homeschoolers and offer online tutoring options.

 

  • We also tutor high school and college students, and adults without learning difficulties but in need of science, math, writing, and foreign language support. Our Academic Tutors support Algebra I/II, Geometry. Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming, and many foreign languages. Our Writing Coaches support writing within English Language Arts and across the high school and college curriculum.

 

  • Each of Themba’s expert tutors has an advanced degree in working with learning differences or an academic field of expertise. All tutors have years of teaching and tutoring in private and public schools or universities.

 

  • We customize curricula, starting with careful assessments, then applying developmentally appropriate methods and strategies. The student’s current academic material is an important focus, but strengthening core skills is crucial because that will last a lifetime. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks.

 

  • Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.  Specialists model and support the application of skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel.

 

Themba’s expert tutors travel to your home or school in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau County),  Westchester and Connecticut (Fairfield County).

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If you would like to learn more about getting extra support in for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our friendly team is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at 

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