Tim Hawkins - A Homeschool Family
Tailor-fit to the child Because of the fluid structure of homeschooling programs, the lessons can be tailor-fitted to the child s capability, pace and learning style. There is no pressure to keep up with the lesson of the day and students can start or finish their lessons any time of the day. More practical learning activities Homescholing is an unstructured educational program, which allows for more freedom in terms of learning activities.
The method of trying to educate children at home has its origins at the time when schools were limited in number, with students far outnumbering the capacity of schools, if at all available in the community. It may have been hard to believe, but there were times long ago that most countries were not capable of having the younger population educated.
Results at an instant Unlike schools, which hand out grades after a week; with homeschool, you get instant feedback. You can actually check the papers and worksheets in the presence of your child and actually let him know how he did in the exam. What is good with this kind of program is the fact that any problems in the lesson can be easily detected and solved.
Also, most public school educational systems does not allow for customization of teaching styles to cater to your child or children's needs as well as foster an environment for learning that is best suited for your child or children. For these reasons, non traditional home schooling education is gaining popularity and perhaps it won't be long before this non traditional method will be considered mainstream.
Other home schooling methods available for you include student-paced learning where your child can learn and progress at an individualized speed. It is fairly accepted that every individual have different rates of comprehension, and learning curves. This method of home schooling focuses on the learning rate of your child.
It means the child, who is a very vulnerable minor, will be fully attending a complete education without the hazard of unsafe classrooms. This option may not work for all families, but it has been noted in researches that home-based high schools have higher percentages of students pursuing higher education because of the programs' focus on the academic aspect of studying without distractions.