Homeschooling opens up far more opportunities than public or even private school. Online homeschooling can open up even more. In this article, we are going to talk about how online homeschooling can help you find the career your student wants to pursue.
Online homeschooling can give you access to experts in the field. This provides a two-fold benefit. First, there is the opportunity for your student to pursue coursework that is beyond your field of expertise. They can go ahead and study advanced physics, even if you know nothing about the subject. Secondly, when online homeschooling gives you access to experts there may also be an opportunity for mentoring by someone who knows the ropes, so to speak.
The same goes for online tutoring. Your student will be put in contact with someone that is knowledgeable in the field they are studying and who likely will not mind answering questions and giving advice. They can become an excellent resource as your student tries to prepare for their chosen career.
Online homeschooling also prepares your student for a technology driven world. Whether they plan to be a master mechanic or a computer programmer, they will be working with technology. By navigating the technology involved with online homeschooling, they will not only sharpen their computer skills but be far less likely to be intimidated by new technology. Again, this is key regardless of what career your student wants to pursue.
If they intend to go to college, they’ll already be far more familiar than the average student with using technology to submit assignments, review course notes, and take exams. More and more colleges are going the route of hybrid classes – part face-to-face and part online – and even non-hybrid classes depend on online tools to turn in assignments, provide grades, and more.
Online homeschooling also helps you child to be more comfortable navigating the internet for information – like how to prepare for careers, admission requirements for prospective colleges, college pre-requisites, scholarships and grants, etc. They’ll be able to quickly and easily find the information they need to apply to the programs that interest them.
Finally, because they have been homeschooled, they’ll be entering their chosen career with a very solid foundation of knowledge because you have worked hard to prepare them. They’ll have better social skills when it comes to interacting with people outside their own peer group, and they’ll know how to behave with manners. They’ll have respect for authority, because you have provided them with an example of a person in a position of authority that earned and deserved their respect.
They already know how to be self-starters, and they understand that actually learning the material has little to nothing to do with sitting in a lecture hall for an hour. Your student will know that learning involves interacting with the material, thinking about, and applying it.
In short, both homeschooling and online homeschooling are excellent ways to prepare your student for the career they are dreaming about.
For 15 years Mimi Rothschild has been privileged to help hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers educate their children at home. The MorningStar Academy is a private online Christian school offering diplomas and teachers. The Jubilee Academy is an online Christian curriculum provider offering over 150 full year online Christian courses for PreK-12.