Finding Mentors or Online Classes
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Homeschoolers, that’s what we are! But, that does not mean that we have to do all of our schooling in the home or that mom has to be the only teacher in the child’s life. In fact sometimes the reality is there are areas of education where mom simply can’t meet the child’s educational needs. Don’t panic! You are not alone.
Little Man is quite talented in so many areas. He loves strategy games like Chess. I knew I could teach him the basics, and I did, he learned the rules of how to move the pieces very quickly.
But, I also knew that his gifted mind could probably play chess at a completely different level but I simply didn’t know how to teach him the kind of strategic play that he would need to move into that skill level.
Sometimes, as moms and teachers, we have to look outside ourselves to help our children to reach their full potential. This past week, Little Man joined a Homeschool Chess Club. There he met a group of other children who were also interested in the game and they were led by their chess coach.
For the first time, Jonathan was able to see that there is more to the game than just moving the pieces around the board within the parameters of a set of rules. He had a blast!
That’s not the only way that I seek help where I’m not able to teach to the level he needs. Math is, and I think will always be, my weakness. I freeze up when presented with even the simplest of math problems. While he, on the other hand, cruises through lessons like they are child’s play.
This year, for the first time I had him use an online Math program. It provided video instruction along with practice problems and daily review all the while challenging him and teaching him at a level that I would never be able to reach.
You see, homeschool is not about being the only influence in your child’s life. It is about finding the right tools and path that will help them to reach their fullest potential.
Maybe your struggle areas are not math and logic, maybe for you it is creative writing, the arts or music. The point is, that wherever the struggle lies, you can think outside of the homeschool box and seek to find talented tutors and mentors. Whether locally or through online resources, outsourcing instruction is a great way to help our kids build their knowledge.
Outsourcing Music Instruction for your Musically Smart Kids
Perhaps, you have a musically talented child, but you don’t have the knowledge, skill, or talent to teach them yourself. That’s where a great resource such as Takelessons.com can assist you. They offer both local and online music education tutoring through certified teachers.
So don’t panic. You are not alone. All around you there are people who can help. Whether you talk to a friend about mentoring your child in creative writing, or you seek an online tutoring option, you can provide your child every advantage to help them reach their fullest potential.
What You Need to Know about TakeLessons
TakeLessons connects students and families with private music teachers, arts instructors and academic tutors throughout the US. For the past 7 years they have worked with over 30,000 students nationwide.
- In Home and In Studio lessons, as well as Online Lessons.
- Lesson prices vary depending on location and length.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee.
- No long-term commitments – switch your schedule, teacher or instrument type at any time
- Teachers available for all ages and all experience levels
You’ll discover lessons in these areas of learning:
- Computer Skills
- Crafts & Hobbies
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
Be sure to grab you a copy of the FREE eBook they are offering called, Quick Guide to Getting Started With Music Lessons. Click on the image below to download yours.
To learn more, and begin searching for a music instructor, go to TakeLessons.com
What areas of homeschooling are you outsourcing? I’d love to know. Share your outsourced lessons, classes, and clubs, in the comments below.
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