Thank you for your interest in my homeschool presentations! I am available to speak at support group meetings, conventions, and webinars or other online venues. My convention requirements include a complimentary double exhibitor booth, travel and lodging expenses for two, and an honorarium in the amount of $150 per one-hour workshop. Please feel free to contact me at Lee@HomeHighSchoolHelp.com for further information.
Click on the image to the right to see this entire presentation filmed at the Illinois Christian Home Educators Convention
In this workshop you will learn 12 keys to high school success, including the key to gaining confidence, the key to the love of learning, the key to choosing curriculum, finding success even with ever-changing situations. For parents with a pre-junior high or older student who want to make sure you can to help them succeed in high school, college, and in life. If you are feeling stress about the many responsibilities you have as the parent, teacher and guidance counselor through the high school years or you need some recharging, the helpful information in this encouraging class help you homeschool high school with renewed confidence.
Unlock the mysteries of the college application process! You will learn how to find a college that will perfectly fit your teen (location, fit, affordability, worldview, degree choices and other critical statistics), I will teach you how to guide your teen in writing the perfect college application essay, one that will demand admission and scholarship attention. You will understand how to prepare homeschool records that that will set your teen above their peers. Finally, I will prepare you for the bittersweet transition from homeschooling to launch - the loving art of letting go so you can release your teen with joy and confidence.
In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, and what it takes to make your transcript official. This class is the PERFECT motivation for parents who need to finish their transcript for the year. Or parents new to homeschooling who need to figure out the whole "transcript thing." It's great for parents who need a refresher course on calculating grades and figuring out credits, or those needing a nudge to get that job done quickly.
One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT, and ACT® tests. I've seen otherwise proud, overcoming, victorious homeschool moms be reduced to wobbly-kneed bowls of Jello when faced with their children taking these tests. This class will provide what it takes to understand these tests and how to put them in their proper perspective in your high school journey. Let me help you choose the right test for your child. You know, the one that makes them look like a genius. I will show you strategies that will help your child improve their scores by 50, 100, even 200 points per section, without sinking a dime into professional coaching program.
Learn how to create professional records that will convince colleges that your student is worthy of admission and the highest possible scholarships. No matter how humble your homeschool, you can compete and WIN scholarships over the students coming from the most intense college-prep high schools. Your homeschool records are the key to opening the gate to college admission and scholarships. Presenting colleges with professional, thorough, and beautiful homeschool records can give your student a HUGE competitive advantage over the two-dimensional transcript that most applicants provide. Come and let me show you how to do it simply and quickly.
Grab your teen and join Lee as she shares the secrets used to get full-tuition scholarships. You can afford college and earn BIG merit-based scholarships you thought were reserved for the uber-intelligent or Olympic-level athletes. You will learn about the 3 kinds of college scholarships, and which one earns the biggest rewards. You'll learn 5 ways to improve chances of merit scholarships. You will learn which college admission test is best, the SAT or ACT®, and why. I'll show you how to make SURE your child will stand out above the crowd, regardless of their gifts or challenges. You'll learn secrets to creating homeschool records that will reduce college costs.
Learn how to identify and avoid the big blunders repeated by countless homeschool parents. The first mistake may cripple your plans if your child ever changes their mind (and what teenager doesn't!). The second may leave your child unprepared for college. The third may result in the loss of thousands of dollars in financial aid. The fourth may cause your child to be lost in the crowd during college admission. The fifth mistake may render your kid unable to gain admission to the college of their dreams. Learn to avoid these mistakes in this workshop.
You don't have to change the way you homeschool in order to make your child fit the 'college box.' Create a unique transcript for your unique child, and it will help them stand out in the crowd of college applicants! This workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.
In this workshop you will learn which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. You will learn how to go beyond the core classes to meet college admission requirements, and the three critical and awesome electives you must include. Learn the keys to creating a successful homeschool year, and how to adapt the plan as needs change, and still succeed. You will leave feeling confident in your homeschool plan for the coming year.
Learn the key tasks required to guide your teen to an independent future. Come to learn secretes that professional college coaches know, and guide your child into their dream college and launch them into successfully into adult life. You will learn tasks required of every college coach, and what will make you an exceptional college coach. All you need is a little knowledge and encouragement, and you can achieve success. This workshop will give you the strategies to propel your teen into college and career success!
Scheduling your day and planning your school year is a worthwhile investment in sanity! A flexible plan allows you to actually get your priorities done and focus on the important rather than just the urgent. In this session you will learn strategies for identifying your priorities and creating a plan to develop well-adjusted and well-educated children living in family harmony. Middle school and high school issues are the focus, but you will learn how to manage with younger children, too. Lee will talk you through how to create a daily schedule and assignment sheets to help keep your kids on task./a>
Misuse of technology is a real and present danger. This eye-opening workshop offers hope for parents battling the technology monster. Learn how to deal with the harsh reality of technology in your home and balance technology in home education and curriculum choices. Learn how to set technology boundaries for healthy and happy children and teens.
Lee Binz and her husband Matt operate The HomeScholar (www.HomeHighSchoolHelp.com). Their mission is "helping parents homeschool high school." Lee and Matt homeschooled their two children independently for eight years, from elementary through high school graduation. Both boys earned full-tuition scholarships to their first choice university. Lee is now a homeschool consultant working with parents across the country and overseas. Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college; and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.
My son Kevin is a chess genius. When he was in high school, he was ranked second in state even though he never had a chess coach like the other kids. Instead of a coach, my husband purchased a high-powered chess program for his Palm Pilot, and he would play Kevin while using the chess program. We used to tease my husband that he was "strapping on his auxiliary brain" when he played with the chess computer in his hand.
Sometimes moms will feel sick with worry about creating transcripts or course descriptions. If you want to do it yourself, but you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, you can use The HomeScholar as your "auxiliary brain!" We can talk over the phone, and discuss class titles, credit value, course descriptions, grading criteria, and anything else that is wearing you down. I'll give you the brain-power boost, and you can make your own transcript with the information you glean from our discussion. Remember that I don't judge your homeschool, or evaluate your children, I'm just here to help if you need me!
How it works:
I only schedule one consulting session per day, scheduled in advance, and consultations are limited. Most appointments are one hour long, and payment for one hour is all you need to reserve your appointment. Then you can e-mail me all of the questions that have been bothering you. I will call you on the phone at our appointment time, and we can spend one hour together talking about anything that concerns you. Think about how great it will feel to get all of your homeschooling high school questions answered!
Price: $150 per hour
If you'd like some one-on-one coaching, but private consulting isn't affordable, consider joining my exclusive Gold Care Club. In addition to great training and resources, Gold Care Club members enjoy 20 minutes of private one-on-one phone consulting each week! In addition, they get to participate in a members-only webinar each month that covers critical homeschooling high school topics in depth, with plenty of time for Lee to answer all of your specific questions. That's $165 worth of private coaching every month, plus hundreds of dollars worth of additional training and helps, all for the very affordable price of $97 per month.
If you still need help, but the private consulting or Gold Care Club membership isn't a good fit, I offer an extensive collection of individual training webinars, called my Homeschool Training A la Carte classes. These 60- 90 minute long webinars come with many additional bonus resources, as well as an ebook and Question and Answers. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get the precise help you need, exactly when you need it. You don't need to worry about setting up appointments, or having an on-going membership. You can get the help you need, right now, all for just $15 per training class (or less when I have a sale!)