Homeschool Teaching and Expertise
Hi there and thank you for this excellent forum. We recently adopted a beautiful little girl from China. She is now 18 mths old and my wife and I are considering home schooling her for a number of reasons.
I am a Secondary and Teriary teacher of 20 years and am apalled at the rising incidence of bullying in schools today.
My area of expertise is history, theology and music. If we decide to begin homeschooling from toddler age, I don't think my wife or I would have any problems teaching her the core subjects at a primary level.
My question and concern relates to Secondary level subjects such as Maths, Science, Physics, Commerce and the like. How do we, as prospective home schooling parents, provide the proper expertise for these subjects? Do we have to get a tutor for each subject? Is there an agency that provides a single teacher who can teach these subjects? What are the costs involved?
My apologies for asking all of these questions, but they are real concerns for us when considering home schooling her since we take our daughters future education and her overall development very seriously.
I hope someone can give us some advice please. Thanks in anticipation of your help.