Eleven And Educated: My Homeschooling Story

“Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn”

– Ben Franklin

Hey, it’s Jerry Garrett back with another homeschooling post. This time, I’ll share how it’s been for me. So far, homeschooling has been a fantastic journey. I’ve discovered new interests and pursued passions I never would have explored in a traditional school.

As an example, I discovered a love for playing the drums during this time, which I was not able to do in a normal school setting. Homeschooling has given me the freedom to chase my dreams. We also embark on intriguing industry visits whenever my dad is available. No more juggling school schedules!

And another factor to take into account is the fact that I or rather we as a family can go on vacation whenever possible. If we have a need to travel, for example we travel to Bangalore quite often, we don’t have to struggle with doing homework at that time. Or we don’t even need to bother about the leave application we have to submit to the school.

Homeschooling fits our family like a glove. My dad’s flexible job allows him to teach us a lot, while my mom covers subjects like Tamil, math, and more. With their support, I’m learning skills that would have taken me years to start in a traditional school – like coding.

I’m fortunate to have access to top-notch online resources like CS50 by Harvard on EdX, which has helped me dive into the world of computer science.

Even managing to make a small game through the programming language known as C.

Everything falls into place: I learn a lot, my parents can handle it, and we thrive together on this homeschooling adventure.
We have made significant progress, my friends, and we have a long way to go. That’s all for this lesson. Until we meet again next week.

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