Thanks for the e-mail. Even though I’m a few years away from high school yet I know it will come before I know it. I don’t know if you can offer any help but I thought I’d ask any way. My oldest is 11 and technically will be entering 6th grade next year which is middle school as you know, my concern is that I’m at a point where I no longer am comfortable or competent to teach him and was considering enrolling him in public school for math only. I can’t afford a tutor and I really don’t want him to suffer because of my lack of knowledge in this area. I was never a math wiz and it’s been a tough year for me helping him get through this year. My husband does two days a week and he grew up in a foreign country where they learned quite differently than here, so any tips you can offer would be helpful.
My daughter is in 6th/7th grade and is studying algebra through http://www.time4learning.com. There are also great (free) videos for advanced math on kahnacademy.org.
I am loving the Thinkwell math program. They have a homeschool version and it is working GREAT for my daughter who doesn't love math. There are videos of an enthusiastic math professor to go with each lesson. It also includes exercises and tests. I can't say enough good things about this program. It is a year long subscription and can be purchased several times per year on Homeschool Buyer Co-op for half price. After you buy the subscription the year doesn't start until you sign on for the first time.
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If you have a child in high school and are beginning to look at colleges, you will soon discover there are three different options for applying. The first is the good old fashioned way – applying directly to each college using their college application form. Second is using the Common Application. Third, which is relatively new, is using the Coalition Application.
During Alex's first week at college, he came home and thanked me for a specific skill he learned when we were homeschooling. Believe it or not, he thanked me for teaching him how to write essays in high school, specifically a quick essay.
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