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Most people who homeschool high schoolers don't find that teaching them is difficult. Usually, study habits are already set up and the child is accustomed to completing a certain amount of work. Also, students who have been in school typically enjoy finishing their schoolwork early, leaving enough time to work a part-time job, becoming an apprentice, practicing a sport, or taking college classes.
Parents of teenagers who have never been in school might have to be more involved in finding out how to teach algebra, chemistry, or other tough subjects. Many families in both categories solve this problem by pooling resources and hiring a tutor to instruct a small group in a particular subject once or twice a week. Usually this type of arrangement is conducive to a positive learning experience. The children know why they are there and they want to be there, so it works out well for all.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|