In the UK homeschooling is gaining momentum and popularity amongst families, as children who homeschool demonstrate its success, both academically and socially. More parents in the UK are now taking on the responsibility of educating their own children; and are choosing homeschooling as an alternative to sending their child to school. The idea of homeschooling has gained further momentum as a consequence of Covid 19 and it is estimated that over 125,000 children are now homeschooling in the UK.
Parents choose to homeschool their children for all kind of reasons. Some choose to homeschool because they are dissatisfied by their local schools or cannot get a place at the school of their choice; others are seeking extra academic challenge for very academically, athletically or artistically gifted children; others have children with learning or physical needs that a busy teacher cannot cater for; others have children who find the school environment too stressful for them to progress and to reach their potential; others choose to homeschool for their philosophical or religious beliefs.
Ultimately, parents choose to homeschool if it is in the best interests of their child.
Parents do not need to give any reason for choosing to homeschool and the law does not make any distinction between reasons for deciding to homeschool.
There are many assumptions and misconceptions surrounding homeschooling. The reality is that there is no set curriculum, nor prescribed hours, nor inspection to oversee families who homeschool. There is a wealth of on-line teaching resources available to support homeschooling, but little provision for direct high-quality teaching. Many families end up teaching their own children or choose to use tutors.
We now have considerable experience and success in providing teachers to homeschool children of all ages, abilities, and needs. Our teachers are available to provide high quality homeschooling to support parents and children across all age groups: including Primary and Prep, Key Stage 1 and 2, SEN and Leaning Support, 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exams, Key Stage 3, GCSEs, IGCSEs and A levels. Our teachers will provide online tuition for all academic subjects including: English Language and Literature, Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Languages, Economics, Business Studies, Computer Science, Psychology.
Our teachers will support families by scheduling a complete programme of learning, teaching regular one-to-one lessons each week, monitoring progress, organising public examinations, and supporting and advising parents.
Homeschooling can offer an exciting and successful approach to a child's learning. Success in homeschooling is found in the same way as success in school. The single most significant factor which determines the quality of education that a student receives is the quality of their teacher. It requires a teacher to have a broad and rigorous knowledge of subject content and curriculum; it requires a teacher to have enthusiasm, energy, patience and resilience; it requires a teacher to have developed skills in managing young people; it requires a teacher to have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of others.
If you are considering homeschooling your child and would welcome some professional advice or teaching support, please feel free to speak with us
For Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2; typically, 8 to 16 hours of tuition each week, from £35 per hour.
For Key Stage 3, GCSE, IGCSE and A level; typically, 2 hours per academic subject each week, from £40 per hour.
Our teachers will come to your home to provide face-to-face tuition, though they can also offer online if preferred. All resources and travel costs are included within the fee.
We also have a Facebook group to support families with homeschooling, which we invite you to join. Our teachers are available to answer your questions, provide you with practical advice and support in shaping a homeschool curriculum and provide you with access to free high-quality teaching and learning resources.
The name of this group is "Home Schooling: Qualified teachers supporting families, across the UK" and you can join this group here. Please feel free to share this group with other parents and families who would benefit from membership.
At its heart, we know that education is a simple thing. Whoever we are, wherever we may be, we all need to experience the joy of achievement, our own and others' ... and then we need great teachers.
You may find it difficult to assess the quality of an unqualified tutor, that’s why all 18,000+ of our UK tutors are qualified teachers – so you know they are trained, safe, and experienced at teaching your required subject at a high-quality.
With our service, you don’t need to scroll through endless pages of irrelevant tutors. You just fill in a simple form or call us with your requirements and, within 24 hours, we will send you a shortlist of available teachers in your area.
You can be safe in the knowledge that if you are unhappy with your first lesson (this is rare, but we understand that sometimes the fit isn’t quite right), we will not charge you for the lesson and we will find you another high-quality teacher.