Homeschooling is a wonderful form of education, and the LP Learning Center recognizes the needs of homeschooled students in addition to others. In tangent with the U.S. Department of Education’s National Household Educational Survey program, the amount of homeschooling students is increasing 15% per year, making it one of the fasting growing forms of education in America. It is a small wonder that in lieu of the increasingly declining test scores in math and the sciences for American public schools parents are seeking another form of education that competes with international standards of learning in business and industry. Although homeschooling is not for everyone, it is another educational form that merits equal respect alongside private and public schools.
However, homeschooling like any other system has its pros and cons that lend themselves toward a specific kind of tutoring approach, and there are stigmas and stereotypes about homeschooled students that must be dispelled before examining these. Firstly, any assumption that homeschooled children develop into social misfits does not line up with facts. A generation of homeschooled students has finally matured and entered the work force with ease. By the numbers, they are extremely socially versatile and involved in their communities:
• 95% of homeschoolers had an adequate comprehension of politics and government, compared to 65% of U.S. adults.
• 71% of homeschooled graduates participate in ongoing community service activities, including politics, compared to 37% of adults in similar ages.
• 81% of homeschooled graduates are members of organizations (e.g. community groups, churches, and professional organizations) compared to 50% of U.S. adults.
• 76% of homeschooled graduates voted in a national or state election within the past 5 years, compared to 29% of similar U.S. adults.
This bespeaks the homeschooled students’ abilities to get on socially with a variety of people and their competence. With that, we can put to rest any notion of inferiority when it comes to homeschooled students and look at some advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling. To read some more about advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling click here.
Homeschooling has unique advantages, but like all systems, it has areas in which students need extra support. Does your student learn better among peers or alone? Does he or she need more structure and guided learning than homeschooling creates? However, homeschooling like any other system has its pros and cons that lend themselves toward a specific kind of tutoring approach. We are more than equipped to handle these unique needs of homeschooled students.
See how the LP Learning Center accommodates the various forms of education.
Flat Rate Option
Two students and a tutor comprise our a Flat Rate session, and it has proven to make successful students, who needed a little more support to make that B into an A. The synergy of a small group that does not exceed 2 students generates more questions and answers than one student alone could form. This only enhances the tutoring experience and further benefits your student.
Single Student Option
The undivided attention between one student and one tutor is incomparable. Your child receives complete attention and guidance from a qualified instructor, who through consistent work with the student pinpoints weak areas and quickly strengthens them so that the student will be able to recognize them for himself in the future and teach himself, which is the goal of tutoring.