Homeschooling: A Personal Take

“The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.”

-Harold B. Lee

Greetings, Jerry Garrett here, and I have returned with a fresh post for your reading pleasure. This week, we shall dive into the world of homeschooling – a topic that frequently sparks curiosity, particularly since I am homeschooled myself. Allow me to shed some light on this educational alternative.

In traditional schooling, students endure 20 years of education (or as I like to call it, suffering), where they are taught subjects that may not align with their interests or future endeavors. For instance, Sanskrit – a dead language – is still taught alongside other unappealing subjects. While Math is undoubtedly essential, certain aspects of it are rarely applied in real life. Yet, these same students spend countless hours mastering them.

Upon completing their academic journey and entering the workforce, graduates often find themselves in an entirely different environment. While school emphasizes silence and listening to the teacher, jobs require active communication and collaboration with others.

Enter homeschooling – a more tailored approach to learning that I personally find superior. However, its effectiveness largely depends on individual preferences. Contrary to popular belief, homeschooling doesn’t equate to endless leisure at home. Rather, it involves studying subjects of genuine interest and relevance.

Take my own experience as an example: at the age of 8, I developed a fascination for computers but struggled to find time for it amidst my schoolwork. Now that I’m homeschooled, I can happily indulge in my passion and even create content like this post! My father ensures we learn subjects that truly resonate with us and have practical applications in our future careers.

In summary, homeschooling offers a more customized learning experience tailored to individual interests and needs. And with that, my dear readers, we conclude this week’s exploration. Until next time!

13 thoughts on “Homeschooling: A Personal Take

  1. Jerry very well written but all the credit goes to your father because home schooling is only possible if you have a right Mentor
    Kudos 👏 to ur writeup and ofcourse to your Dad too
    Long way to go
    Keep shinning and growing

    1. Thanks so much aunty! And yes, lots of credit goes to my dad for teaching and letting me being homeschooled.

  2. அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் ஆதி
    பகவன் முதற்றே உலகு.
    Can you read that statement without any assistance, Jerry? As in, do you know how to read and write in Tamil?
    If you can’t you may ask your dad what it talks about.
    Post a reply, then we’ll chat up further!

  3. Good write up Jerry – kudos to you and your dad. I am one of the first set of students of your dad – and that was a golden period….

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