Can I Hire a Homeschool Teacher or Do I Have to Do It?

by Donna
(SC)

Homeschool Question

Homeschool Question

Hello,
I just moved to South Carolina. My daughter will be entering 7th grade. For the past several months we have discussed home schooling as an option. She struggles a bit academically and socially she struggles to fit in. Though not officially diagnosed with anything, she does exhibit the social awkwardness associated with aspergers syndrome.

I have been trying to read about homeschooling but not sure that I am understanding it fully.

Do I have to be the one to home school her or is there a way I can hire a home school teacher to teach my daughter in our home?

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Jul 20, 2010
hello from sc
by: mrs dani

Hello from SC!!!!!Homeschooling is a great option for a state thet is LAST in the nation in education. We have 2 things to dicuss.

First the law. Here is the extreme short version. YOu can find the whole law by going to www.hslda.org and click on the US map and then on SC and get the whole law.

There are 3 ways to legally homeschool here.

1- You can go through SCAIHS (SC Association of Independent Homeschools) which is an accountablity & Support group. They offer a host of service from picking the right curriculum to keeping records for you to helping you find sports teams. They do more than I can list.

2- you can go through the school district which I NEVER suggest you do. You are only a public school kid at home. Which honestly, if the education was any good, you would keep them in public school. You are also at the whim of person in charge of Homeschoolers in that district.

3- Third option. You must belong to a homeschool group with no less than 50 members. There are too many of these to count. Each group sets up its own requirements.

I am actually 1st & 3rd option.

Now lets discuss you. I caught something in your response. You asked if you had to be the one to teach them? No matter the option a parent must provide 51% of the teaching. Perhaps I read you wrong (it is hard to tell one's tone of voice on the internet) but it seems like you really would rather not teach. While it may be the best for your child, if you are not willing to do what it takes, you might should not do this. Even if you hired a teacher, you would still have to be involved in your child's education. If you would rather not put the effort and time into it, for the sake of your child, put them in a private school instead. Contact Schais (www.schais.org) and get the info. Get educated on the matter and get to know some support groups before you decide. Good Luck!

Dec 08, 2010
Im interested in hiring a teacher for homeschooling
by: Anonymous

I understand that I would still be involved and that would be great. I tried homeschooling my girls once before and loved it but at some point my girls were ahead of me on some subjects lol. So I put them back in a public school so they wouldn't fall behind. Only thing is , the school isn't that great either. That's why I'm wanting to start homeschooling them again but with an actual teacher so I know they are where they need to be. How do I begin looking for a teacher to come to my house and about how much would it cost. How do I get started? Please HELP! Thanks...

Dec 19, 2011
i need help in school
by: shaelyn

i what to start homeschooling because i need excita help

Jan 21, 2012
I need A homeschool teacher
by: Urayner Jackson

I need a homeschool teacher for my two kids christina and antonio can you please reply back to me my email address is williamjjaccankson@clear.net and my number is 469-685-2461 can you please contact me back or email me Thank You?

Mar 31, 2012
Homeschool Concern NEW
by: DESPERATE MOM

My family will be moving back to the united states from Japan May 7, 2012. My kids have never attended school in the states but speak both English and Japanese.
However, My daughter who is 10 years old, is having serious problems academically. She is not interested in studying AT ALL in spite of many tutors and help from friends.

I'm thinking to have her homeschooled before having her attempt to enter any public schools.

Any suggestions??????
HELP!!!!!!!

DESPERATE MOM

May 18, 2012
Its not always a bad thing to hire a tutor NEW
by: Anonymous

I too am looking for a teacher to homeschool my children due to my health limitations. I don't think society should be so quick to judge the reasons why people want to hire tutors. you just never know what is going on in people's personal lives that would prohibit them from teaching. We have tried private schools only to discover the overwhelming lack of respect most kids have for their teachers, as well as the lack of a proper Christian upbringing, made this an unacceptable option for us.

Jun 12, 2012
homeschool teacher/tutor NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am a certified teacher who homeschools. I am in the upstate of South Carolina and looking to help other families who need help with homeschooling their children.

Jun 12, 2012
Homeschool Teacher/Tutor NEW
by: Heather

Hi,
Can you contact me with your name and contact info? Parents contact me from time to time and I would like to have your info on hand to pass along to them as a possible tutor.
Thanks,
Heather

Jun 21, 2012
Question for Homeschool teacher/tutor upstate SC NEW
by: Suzy

Are you located near Lake Wylie? What subjects would you be willing to teach? WOuld you do that at your home or mine? Thanks!

Jun 21, 2012
Question for Homeschool teacher/tutor upstate SC NEW
by: Suzy

Are you located near Lake Wylie? What subjects would you be willing to teach? WOuld you do that at your home or mine? Thanks!

Jul 21, 2012
I am a tutor. NEW
by: Jodi

I am a tutor in Hartsville, SC. I work with public, Christian and home school students. I was a classroom teacher and have tutored for seven years.

Jul 30, 2012
Homeschool Teacher NEW
by: Anonymous

My husband is a certified teacher in Texas. If you need a homeschool teacher, you can email him at jchedke@yahoo.com. We are moving to either Dallas or Austin in a week.

Aug 21, 2012
hiring a teacher NEW
by: Suzy

I live in Lake Wylie,SC not Texas.:) Although, I'm not a teacher, I decided to homeschool on my own this year. I think with a change of curriculum we'll do better this year. Thank you!

Oct 30, 2012
I need a teacher NEW
by: Anonymous

I need to hire a teacher to help homeschool my child who is 6. We reside in Minnesota if anyone can help please email me at teashaharris@yahoo.com

Jun 19, 2013
Homeschooling in Georgia NEW
by: C. Browne

I am a certified teacher, who does not believe in a one-size fits all educational model. If you live in Georgia and would prefer to homeschool and need help, I can help.
If you are looking for a low-cost, flexible, relaxed, academically stimulating, small group alternative for your child(ren), this is it!!

www.scholarlychoice.webs.com

Mar 17, 2014
homeschool teacher in Hickory nc NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi I am a mom looking to hire a homeschool teacher for my son. He is having some behavioral issues at the private school he is attending. please contact me if you are available to teach this coming fall.
Carol
thehope26@yahoo.com

Jun 21, 2014
looking for teacher to homeschool my children NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for a teacher to homeschool my children. I have a 6 year old entering 1st grade and a 4 year old entering prek. We are located in Fairfield, Ca. I taught my six year old how to read and my 4 year old his numbers, shapes, alphabets and sounds. I feel like I have reached my plateau. Please email or contact me if you are interested and can help. Anoited_01@yahoo.com

Thanks
Nikki

Sep 20, 2014
Science, anyone? NEW
by: Learntogether

I am currently a very successful science teacher at a great middle school. I really enjoy exploring science with my kids through hands on exploration, but would love smaller groups and a real world approach. My average class size is thirty students. Is there interest out there in the homeschool world for holistic and explorative science classes? Would this be something you would pay a certified teacher for?

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