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Consulting with Computer Geeks

Consulting with Computer Geeks
Do you love a teenage computer geek?  Don't you wish someone had a user's manual for them?  They can be as difficult to decipher as a JavaScript manual written in Chinese!  Let me throw a few ideas into the mix!  When I'm consulting with parents of computer geeks, I always try to touch on a few key topics:Grab credits where you can
Your child may be learning computer languages or other highly technical skills that are often learned in...
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Why Teens Love The HomeScholar

Why Teens Love The HomeScholar
It's ironic, really,  My children thought I was pretty tough on them.  But other people's teenagers seem to think I give great advice! Sometimes I talk to "Type A Mom" who is trying to cover two entire English courses during the same year, or the mother who insists on 5 or more AP classes at a time.  My advice to lighten up, and adjust expectations can be a huge relief to teenagers.Sometimes I talk to "Type...
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Need Homeschool Help? Private Consultation vs. The Gold Care Club.

Need Homeschool Help? Private Consultation vs. The Gold Care Club.
Panicky parents are asking for appointments.  With so many requests for a consultation, my calendar is filling up months in advance.  If you need an appointment my fee is $125 per hour.  You can get more information here. A much cheaper and much quicker option is to join the Gold Care Club.  As long as you can remember to call me on Wednesdays, you'll get help quickly, and it's only $97 per month for 20 minutes...
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