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My 16 year old will not go to school at all she went last year for a few months but thats it Is it possable to have someone come to my home and home school her? And how how I go about doing this? I'm in Canada,Toronto
 

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Sure, someone would come to your house if you paid them<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Try looking up the Independant Learning Centres and the Avon-Maitland district school board. Both are Ministry of Education cyber schools and are free.<br><br>
You both may want to get your hands on the "Teenage Liberation Handbook", by Grace Lewellyen - fantastic, empowering book.<br><br>
She might want to try for her GED as well.<br><br>
High school is misery for many kids - I do not blame her for dropping out. Try to encourage her to take responsability for her own education and learning all the available options.<br><br>
Best to both of you!<br><br>
Kathy (also in Ontario)
 

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Ok great thank you I'll check these site today How would I go about finding someone to teacher her? Is there a site or something?
 

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ILC and other schools of that type are correspondence...so there won't be any teacher coming to your house. You might be able to higher a tutor from a place like Kumon or such but that will cost you big $$ if you are wanting them to cover the hours in a day that school does.<br><br>
It might be a good solution to set up some correspondance courses and then have tutoring for an hour or two a week if you feel she needs the face to face teacher contact.<br><br>
Good luck.<br><br>
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I don't know what the specific laws are in Ontario. It varies so greatly from area to area. I know in our state, you can hire a tutor or private teacher but then you are not legally homeschooling. You can hire someone to "babysit" your children but you have to sign a paper saying you are responsible for "homeschooling" your child. Before you can continue, you really need to hurry and find out the specific laws in your area.<br><br>
Next, perhaps you should do a search for homeschool groups in your area and speak to some of the leaders of those groups. Find out which ones have good active teen populations and activities for teens. Join one or two. Chances are, in these groups you will have curriculum recommendations, unschoolers who can give you advice, people who are extremely familiar with the laws, you might even find out about some classes in your area, things like home school science classes or math classes or whatever. I know in our homeschool group, there are quite a few ex-high school teachers or ex-professors, who would certainly be willing to tutor in their specialty for a fee.<br><br>
You both may want to get your hands on the "Teenage Liberation Handbook", by Grace Lewellyen - fantastic, empowering book./quote]<br><br>
More than that, buy a copy right now. Go to the store or go online and buy one NOW. Hand it to your daughter and have her read it NOW. You should read it, too.<br><a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780962959172&itm=1" target="_blank">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...62959172&itm=1</a><br><br>
Does your 16 year old want to go to college/university? Call your local universities and colleges and ask what the minimum age for registration is. Many institutions of high learning will take 14 year olds, even, so perhaps your 16 year old would enjoy taking a college level course in literature, philosophy, math, science, etc. I know that the university I went to in Canada had remedial math classes, perfect I would think, for a 16 year old wanting to catch up and prepare for university level classes.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thank you all I don't think she can do any kind of co-op or universities or colleges because shes soo behind now and would go any ways and does soo much better with one on one she was/is behind even befor she stoped going to school She needs to be tested to see what leavel shes at,but the schools wont test her until she goes to school for a perid of time<br>
I'm only looking for someone to come in and teach her for about 9-10 hours a week for now and ofcourse I'd pay I'v been told that the school board will cover 3 hours a week with a letter from a doctor
 
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