April 13, 2007, Newsletter Issue #172: High School Homeschool, Tutors And Electives

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High school homeschool can be a challenge for parents. The requirements that high school teens have to meet to graduate are quite extensive. Part of being a teenager involves making high school homeschool decisions. You should give your teens a voice when it comes to choosing their high school courses. While some subjects are necessary to meet graduation requirements, your teen should be allowed to choose which electives they want to study.If you do not feel qualified to give your teens the education they need in a particular subject or two, take heart. There is help available.

You can hire a tutor for your teen and it will not cost you an arm and a leg. Simply contact your local community college and ask to speak with someone regarding tutoring. For instance, if your child is struggling with math, contact a secretary or professor in the math department. Ask that a notice be posted or an announcement made that there is a teen that is looking for a math tutor. Most college students are always looking to make extra spending money. They are more than happy to spend a few hours a week tutoring your teen at the library. Many times teenagers learn better with a college student simply because they speak the same language.

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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