The goal of home schooling isn’t to recreate the school setting in our own homes. It’s not about buying a cute little school desk at a yard sale and chaining your child to it all day. Learning is about discovery, exploration, and experience – all which are too expensive for a poorly funded institution to provide on a regular basis.

Just to give some instances on how a child can learn, consider this: You can take your child to the grocery store with you to shop when teaching percentages, economics, price comparisons, addition, etc. That’s the effective way to teach! In effect further, your child may consider it as a “nap” field trip (just like having a “nap” sleep)–well, field trip in a grocery store at the same time, learning simple mathematical computations is learning-by-doing!

Another is, how fun would it have been to teach children fractions through cooking! But cooking with 25 children (in a regular class) can get wild, especially during the “wait time” as you try to get around to each group. Real hands-on learning works at home, because the supplies are readily available and because you’re not trying to deal with 25 children at once.

Hence, through these practical examples, one-to-one teaching to your child is more effective than an hour and a half in the classroom with 25 students and one teacher.

Perhaps, one parent might ask? Can I really teach my child? I’m not a teacher! Consider this: if you parents, really want your children to develop a life-long love for learning it doesn’t matter if you can read and write. It doesn’t matter if you have graduated high school. It sure doesn’t matter if you went to college or have a degree in teaching.

A parent with a sixth grade education who wants her child to learn can educate her child better at home than a teacher with a master’s degree and 30 children in her classroom. To go further. we can say that the parent can spend one hour a day home schooling and her child learn more at the end of a year than the average child in the average regular school classroom. The bottom line is: one-to-one teaching is still the best ratio of educating children.
BASIS: Why Should You Homeschool Your Child? By: L. Preston (c) 2007