Is it possible for someone else to homeschool your children?

If you are a single mom and most work full-time, can you fit in home schooling in the evening or something? Or can you pay somebody that has previously homeschooled children before to teach your child the basics while you're at work, and then you work on it when the child is with you?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Aug. 5, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • It depends on your state. Here in NM no one but a biological parent can home school a child...technically. They don't have the officials to investigate, so we have home school co-ops all over the place. Some states are pretty strict with curriculum and standards.

    I don't think you can pay anyone who isn't a teacher to teach in any state, but I'm not sure.

    If you google homeschool and your state you should be able to find all of the guidelines you'll have to follow.
    desert_diva

    Answer by desert_diva at 12:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • I know that you can create your own schedule. You don't have to homeschool during traditional school hours. As far as paying someone, check with your local home school umbrella groups. Typically you are evaluated by the state or the umbrella group, so if they agree that your child is learning then I would think it would be ok...but not positive.
    bizlady

    Answer by bizlady at 1:53 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • You can pay a person to babysit your child. If he/she happens to spend that time teaching the child then so much the better but paying as a teacher is not acceptable unless he/she has the credentials. Sometimes they can teach with a Master's but credit many times is not accepted unless comprehensive testing is done by a certified teacher but like the other poster said check with your school district for rules on that.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:57 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • Send your child to public schools. You already seem not able to meet with the ideals of home schooling. School is a wonderful place for most children. Give it a try or a chance. Kids miss out on a lot from home schooling.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • im a single mom and starting a new job next week. my step mom home schools my kids.
    SydneyKaitlynn

    Answer by SydneyKaitlynn at 7:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • I was homeschooled in highschool through a Christian Academy. My parents didnt teach me, I would see a tudor twice a week and have homework that we would go over. You may want to look into that. I still walked at graduation with the rest of the school and all the other homeschool kids and I finished in the top 10% of my class.
    AlonnasMomma

    Answer by AlonnasMomma at 8:35 PM on Aug. 5, 2008

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  • I homeschooled until I had to go to work full time. I stopped because I knew that I wouldn't be able to give my children my all at night. I loved homeschooling my children because they learned so much more in such little time compared to the amount of time they are in school compared to the little amount of material covered. The beauty of homeschooling is that you don't have to do it during the traditional hours, you can do some in the evening and on weekends. If you have your children in activities or around other children you do not need to worry about socialization. Those who don't understand the nature of homeschooling often use that as a ploy against it. My daughter is social and she was homeschooled for 2 years. My husband and I are trying to figure out if we can go back to homeschooling. We loved it.
    hvnlygiftsof2

    Answer by hvnlygiftsof2 at 1:08 AM on Aug. 8, 2008

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  • I'm trying to figure out how to work the homeschooling & single mom thing myself. You can homeschool in the evening or on weekends, or both. You don't have to do it during the day. My problem is finding care for my children when/if I work. That is the hard part because most daycares don't take school-aged kids during the day. :/
    Sadie85

    Answer by Sadie85 at 11:20 PM on Aug. 20, 2008

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  • Yes depending on state laws. They may have to register as a private school that is what people have to do here in SC and NC. So I hope this helps just call the Board of Education they should be able to answer questions if not call the school your child attends. Email me with any questions.
    OctoberOrganics

    Answer by OctoberOrganics at 10:08 PM on Sep. 26, 2008

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  • I do homeschool
    OctoberOrganics

    Answer by OctoberOrganics at 10:09 PM on Sep. 26, 2008

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