Why Homeschooling Is Beneficial For Students

Have you ever considered how homeschooling, being a rather unconventional approach to education, affects the student? Maybe you wondered if it really was beneficial; or maybe you thought that it was something that children with less learning capability did to keep up with the other learners; or maybe you thought directly the opposite, that homeschooling was for the nerds who surpassed all their peers. Whatever the case, in this essay I will address why homeschooling is beneficial for students.

The first problem with public schooling is that teachers cannot meet the needs of every student. Where a particular student is excelling, another student may be struggling. It gets more complicated when the class is divided between those who are struggling and those who are excelling. Part of this is solved through homeschooling where it is rooted in the Agile development concept. The Agile development concept is rooted in technological advancement, but is applicable in most areas of life. It is where information (needs, wants, and solutions) is passed to and from student to teacher and it accelerates the speed at which development happens. A homeschooling parent/tutor is dedicated to the learning of just a few children, so he/she is more able to see and fix the problems each of the students face.

The second problem with public schooling is that it puts children in bad environments. It is well known that kids get bullied and are exposed to peer-pressure in school. On top of this, kids are exposed to un-healthy relationships and situations. They do, learn, and say things they otherwise wouldn’t have if they hadn’t been exposed to it in the first place. It is known that a person is the average of the five people that they spend the most time with; those five people had better be the people you want your child to become.

In homeschooling, you can solve this problem because you can choose who your kids hang out with.

A common myth about homeschooling is that they don’t socialize. That is in fact not true. Actually, I would say that one of the benefits of homeschooling is the socialization. Here is what Calvert Education has to say about this:

“ …On average, homeschoolers participate more in their community, are less sedentary, and socialize with a wider mix of adults (especially professionals) than their public school counterparts.”

It has been my experience that homeschoolers are actually more outgoing than their peers in school. Homeschoolers also have a reputation for being rather well versed and dedicated. Homeschooling also facilitates better relationships between the parents and child.

In conclusion, homeschooling is beneficial for students because it allows for personalized learning and help, reduces bad influences and environments, builds better relationships within families. 

12 thoughts on “Why Homeschooling Is Beneficial For Students”

  1. I second this as well! I love homeschooling, and it gives me so much more time to do things I love, as well as allowing me to choose the curriculums ant subjects that I’m most interested in, but still give me a well-rounded education! Great essay!!

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  2. Just as a thought, most schools provide personalised learning for those who need it, and tutoring also. It can also prepare people for the real world and a workplace environment, where influences will not always be positive. Just a thought 🙂

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    1. Perhaps David, but in reality, I would conjecture that most students wouldn’t ask for that help, and most teachers either wouldn’t notice the need, or want to help with it. It’s too much work for them.
      I would disagree with you on your second point. Most schools make you learn information that you will not use in the “real world.” Ask your parents if they think that they remember 1/4 of the things that learned in school – let alone remember or use it! Homeschooling, on the other hand, provides the opportunity for the student to learn what he/she needs/wants to learn for those things that interest them. I know a math teacher who says that pretty much all the math you need to know is under algebra. Of course, if you are going to become some kind of engineer, obviously you would want to know more than that, but most people aren’t engineers, lol!
      On top of this, there are many homeschooling curricula/co-ops world-wide that are very social, and unfortunately, at times one has to deal with un-positive environments.
      Nonetheless, homeschooling, I would argue, still has much less un-positive environments than public school.
      What would you say from experience? You were home schooled before, right?

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      1. From my experience (yes, I am formerly homeschooled, and proud of that fact), most teachers identify (at least the good ones who want their students to succeed) that a student is struggling and will automatically be there to teach and show/explain. I also use most of my subjects on a daily basis, such as band class and shop class. But it extends past electives; english (helps with writing), world and national events (social studies, I can know what’s going on in the world), math (you can get by with only 3 math credits, making it so technically, you don’t have to go past alg 1), biology (I understand my health and how my body works which can help when I’m sick), health (ok, yea. That’s a pretty useless class), P.E. (70% of Americans are overweight. Definitely needed). Just a few for reference. I also know that not all homeschoolers go to a co-op (I went to 2), but some only go to Christian ones (there’s no problem with that, but it doesn’t allow you to meet and convert non Christians). I think it depends on the person and their parents parenting style. And, coincidentally, my Myers-Briggs personality is an architect 😂

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      2. Okay.
        It looks like your experience thus far in PS has been a generally positive one. However, some others are
        not so fortunate. It’s good that you are taking classes you like.

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      3. That is a problem that needs to be solved, there are many teachers that aren’t good at seeing problems. I think some sort of new school system should be created. A sort of HS till 9th grade, and then PS from there on out.

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      4. Yes, I was just saying (without directly saying) that, although your method might be better than the current one, I think that there are methods of schooling better than the one you suggested.

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  3. However, I do think homeschooling is a much better learning model for most students. It sure helped me a lot and prepared me for public school where I now have found a lot of contrasting features of the two schooling models.

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    1. Yes.
      I would encourage you to look into the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. Perhaps you will not be interested in it, but it has helped me so much. It’s cost effective, time effective, teaches information which is truly useful, and teaches how to get your college degree spending only $15, 000 (which, as you will know, is approximately 1/7 of the cost of a traditional approach to college.
      I tell you this because you have left the homeschooling model. It’s your life, and that’s fine to make those decisions, I just want you to be aware that there are curricula out there that will help you much more than public school probably will.

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