Does anyone have any experience hiring a private tutor instead of doing the homeschooling yourself? I think I'd be an awful teacher. I lack the patience, and have other things I'd rather be doing with my time. I'm willing to pay for a good teacher, though. If you've done this, how did it work out for you?
I'm doubling up the questions for efficiency, so here's question two: has anyone ever created their own homeschooling community school? I'm thinking of rounding up one or two more kids and having all the parents chip in toward paying the tutor. I think this could be a great thing, so if you'd done this (or if you've homeschooled other kids with your own), please fill me in on downsides.