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Home Education….

I’ve got a sick boy here today. He’s exhausted, we think after the soccer yesterday and been sick a few times. It’s either that or the math test he was due to take….

So, we’re at the kitchen table on both laptops, doing school work on the BBC website. The more I think about it, home educating your kids these days is simply a piece of cake. Especially having had similar chats with people over the last couple of weeks and watching the scramble for places in the school of your choice, it’s simply unnecessary these days. There is another alternative. Also, having been tutoring for the last 10 years, the stories I have heard and seen, the education system is not geared up for the needs of the kids of today, we’re still trying to teach them the same as you and I were taught, let alone our parents and grandparents and doesn’t actually fit for a large number of them. They don’t all learn the same way.

But now, in the 21st century, you have everything you need. He’s currently conducting a science experiment to investigate forces, attaching parachutes and weights to a small truck, all via the internet. Just a moment ago we were investigating some ancient roman mysteries. In a minute, when I can get him off the science site, we’re going to do some french, which should be interesting as I’m rubbish at it, but armed with a number of podcasts on the ipod and the good old BBC site, we’re going to be fluent in no time. Maybe I can get him to try Chinese instead….

…. so with a little thought, your child can be educated by your good selves easier than you might think. Feel free to leave some comments, click the comment link. I’d love some more feedback on this issue.

If you want advice on home tutoring, or some math tutoring, get in touch, or go to my other website, Mathsmasters, click here.

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