The Accelerating Effect: How Tutoring Support Boosts Homeschooling Success

March 11, 2024
Blog posted March 11, 2024 by Megan Ward
Post last modified March 21, 2024

In recent years, homeschooling has gained considerable traction as an alternative educational approach. Driven by various factors such as flexibility, customisation, and individualised attention, more families are choosing to educate their children at home, while travelling or because of additional needs or supports. However, while homeschooling offers numerous advantages, it also presents unique challenges, particularly in ensuring academic progress and proficiency across different subjects. This is where tutoring support emerges as a valuable ally, offering tailored guidance and expertise to accelerate the learning journey of homeschooling students. In this blog, we delve into the reasons why tutoring support can significantly enhance the educational outcomes of homeschooling kids in Australia.

Personalised Learning:

One of the primary benefits of homeschooling is the ability to tailor education to the specific needs and learning styles of each child. However, even with this advantage, parents may find it challenging to address every academic requirement to effectively meet the needs of their child. This is where tutoring support becomes invaluable. Tutors can provide personalised instruction, identifying individual strengths and weaknesses to design targeted learning plans - they can offer the support we didn't know they needed. Whether it's mastering complex mathematical concepts or refining writing skills, handwriting or communication, personalised tutoring ensures that homeschooling students receive the attention and guidance they need to excel.

Expertise and Specialisation:

While homeschooling parents are often dedicated and well-intentioned educators, they may not possess expertise in all subjects or topics - we learned that during covid lockdowns!  As children progress through their education, they may encounter subjects that require specialised knowledge or advanced understanding. Or we know that things change rapidly in the education system and sometimes we are unable to keep up. In such cases, tutors serve as subject matter experts, offering insights, explanations, and practical exercises that supplement the homeschooling curriculum. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of science experiments or deciphering historical events, tutors bring a depth of knowledge that enriches the learning experience and this fosters academic growth.

Filling Learning Gaps:

Homeschooling allows for flexibility in pacing and scheduling, enabling students to delve deeper into topics of interest or spend additional time on challenging concepts, it allows for more freedom and creativity in moulding our young people. However, this flexibility can sometimes result in learning gaps, where certain fundamental skills or knowledge areas are overlooked or underdeveloped. Home Tutoring support plays a crucial role in identifying and addressing these gaps, ensuring that students have a solid foundation across all subjects. By providing targeted instruction and reinforcement, tutors help homeschooling students bridge the divide and progress confidently through their academic journey.

Enhanced Motivation and Accountability

Staying motivated and accountable is essential for academic success, yet homeschooling environments may lack the structured routines and peer interactions found in traditional schools. Without external motivators or deadlines, students may struggle to maintain focus and momentum in their studies. Tutoring support introduces an element of accountability, with regular sessions and progress assessments keeping students on track and accountable for their learning goals. Additionally tutors serve as mentors and cheerleaders, inspiring confidence and instilling a growth mindset that empowers students to overcome challenges and strive for excellence.

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Enrichment and Extension:

Homeschooling offers the flexibility to explore diverse interests and pursue individual passions beyond the confines of a standardised curriculum. We are able tp facilitating enrichment activities and extension opportunities may require additional resources and guidance. Tutors and coaches play a vital role in expanding horizons, introducing students to new ideas, projects, and experiences that ignite curiosity and foster creativity. Whether it's delving into advanced topics, engaging in hands-on projects, or participating in extracurricular activities, tutoring support enhances the homeschooling experience by broadening perspectives and nurturing holistic development.

What we see as significance at iCode School in the dynamic landscape of homeschooling, tutoring support emerges as a catalyst for academic excellence and personal growth. By offering personalised learning, expertise, and specialised guidance, tutors empower homeschooling students to accelerate their learning journey and unlock their full potential. Through targeted interventions, accountability, and enrichment activities, tutoring support addresses the unique challenges of homeschooling, ensuring that every child receives the support and resources they need to thrive. As homeschooling continues to evolve and expand, the partnership between families and tutors will remain pivotal in shaping the educational landscape and nurturing lifelong learners across Australia.

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Megan Ward has over 16 years experience in working directly with children and young people experiencing challenging behaviour. having worked exclusively with families, Australian agencies and with support networks to provide advice around emotional disturbances, guidance and leadership, her the main goal is the positive behaviour alteration, family happiness and harmony. Megan's qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and Fine Arts and a Masters in Special Education with a Major in Emotional and Behaviour Disturbances. Megan is the owner of a iCode School, specialising in NDIS tutoring, and support for children with learning disabilities.

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