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    krb
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    Hi,


    I'm a certified teacher in Mobile, AL looking for work. The prospect of tutoring homeschooling parents and cutting out all of the “middle men,” the administrators, specialists, and counterproductive union and board rules, is quite appealing to me. There's a flaw in my plan, though, I don't know where to advertise. Can any homeschooling parents in the area, who may very well be educators yourselves, give me some advice on finding my target market?

    I thought it made sense to start here.

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    I'm not in Alabama, but I can tell you how others do it in my state. I would try to connect with homeschool support groups. You can use Google to find them. Attend their meetings and introduce yourself. You may even offer or request to speak at one of their meetings. Pick a topic that would be helpful to homeschooling families that you could speak for 30 minutes or so.
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    Have you thought about virtual tutoring? I would be interested in tutoring for my children. We live in Indiana. I like the idea of a virtual tutor... using video calls and a virtual dry erase board to help the students. I also like the idea of small group, virtual classroom tutoring sessions. I think my 14 year old son would benefit from working collaboratively with other students in that type of setting. I also think it would help my 6 1/2 year old daughter who is struggling with reading fluency, to read to a teacher via a video call. I think she would enjoy that. My 9 and 11 year old daughters and son could benefit from a study session before a chapter test. (We are trying to teach study skills.) Just some ideas.
    I'm not sure if that helped you... I've been thinking about this a lot today and have spent time searching the internet for such a tutor. I'm not sure if independent virtual tutors exist. All I can find are major tutoring enterprises like etutor.com. I think it would be helpful for such a vitual tutor to have access to the T4L curriculum so that he/she could see what the kids are learning. I came on the forum to see if T4L has any plans to add virtual tutors or virtual classes in the future. We have been homeschooling for 5 years, using T4L for about a year now.

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    Thank you for the suggestion. I guess I will look in my area, or perhaps neighboring counties around the area, and see if such groups exist. I'm a little concerned that the homeschoolers are a pretty tight-knit group and might be reluctant to accept outsiders. I could be wrong, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AboundingAcres View Post
    Have you thought about virtual tutoring? I would be interested in tutoring for my children. We live in Indiana. I like the idea of a virtual tutor... using video calls and a virtual dry erase board to help the students. I also like the idea of small group, virtual classroom tutoring sessions. I think my 14 year old son would benefit from working collaboratively with other students in that type of setting. I also think it would help my 6 1/2 year old daughter who is struggling with reading fluency, to read to a teacher via a video call. I think she would enjoy that. My 9 and 11 year old daughters and son could benefit from a study session before a chapter test. (We are trying to teach study skills.) Just some ideas.
    I'm not sure if that helped you... I've been thinking about this a lot today and have spent time searching the internet for such a tutor. I'm not sure if independent virtual tutors exist. All I can find are major tutoring enterprises like etutor.com. I think it would be helpful for such a vitual tutor to have access to the T4L curriculum so that he/she could see what the kids are learning. I came on the forum to see if T4L has any plans to add virtual tutors or virtual classes in the future. We have been homeschooling for 5 years, using T4L for about a year now.

    That sounds wonderful. I'm interested. I know how to set up Skype sessions and talk with students about their lessons. I guess it could be a little low tech. The student could send in his or her assignment to be corrected, and I then we could chat about the corrections via Skype or FaceTime. I would like to find a program that would allow me to tutor face-to-face virtually and receive, mark, and comment on assignments in real-time, instead of via correspondence.

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    Default Would you be interested in 'consulting' ?

    Hi, I am in Mobile AL and we are going to be homeschooling for the first time...I honestly have NO IDEA how to go about setting this up! Would you be interested in being our 'consultant' to get everything established correctly?

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