Home Schooling is an increasingly popular choice, and it’s something that we at Exeter Tuition Centre know a lot about. If you are educating your child or children at home, or if you are thinking about taking the step, you’ve come to the right place.

Why consider Home Schooling?

The reasons for choosing to home school are as many and as varied as children themselves. For some families it’s a planned choice. For others it’s a situation that arrives unexpectedly and often comes with considerable stress and upset. Bullying, behavioural issues, or social anxieties can make it impossible to attend school. The good news though is that home schooling is a genuine and very flexible alternative to mainstream education in the UK. Most European countries have made homeschooling illegal, but England allows home educating families a great deal of freedom when deciding what’s right for their children. If school isn’t right for your child, perhaps home schooling is.

I’ve decided to home school. Now what?!

There’s no doubt that home schooling is a big commitment and for some families the idea of teaching your own child is daunting – but there’s no need to do it alone. At Exeter Tuition Centre we offer you our professional expertise. We give you as much or as little support as you need to guide you through the process of educating your child or children at home. The first step is the Free Taster Session, which includes an assessment of core English and Maths skills. Then we discuss what’s needed and help you to decide on a schedule. Home schooled children of primary school age commonly come only once or twice a week – and make at least as much progress as they would if they were at school all week. Older children studying for their GCSEs usually come once or twice a week per subject. We are here to offer guidance, advice and experience at every stage. We can tell you whether your child is falling behind or zooming ahead, and we can ensure that there are no gaps in their learning.

Why Exeter Tuition Centre?

We have a reputation for supporting home schooling families, and with good reason. Exeter Tuition Centre is owned and run by Diane and Tamsin, a mother and daughter team. Diane home-schooled Tamsin and her brother in the 1980s so we have first-hand experience from both the parent’s and the child’s perspective! Whether you are home-schooling by choice or by necessity, long-term or short-term, we can help you to make it the most positive experience possible. And don’t just take it from us. We’d be delighted to put you in touch with one of the families we’ve helped in the past.

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