In recent years, homeschooling has increasingly become an attractive option for New York City students seeking educational alternatives. As specialists in homeschooling and homeschool coordination, we have witnessed great successes especially for students who have been wrestling with learning differences. The challenges for and concerns of families considering homeschooling are significant, so we want to share our thoughts about how to weigh this big decision. read more
Sometimes schooling plans can go awry: families move to New York City during the course of an on-going school year; students face extended time away as a result of illness, behavioral sanctions, or poor performance; sometimes even a combination of the two. Whatever the case, throughout the city, and especially in Brooklyn and Manhattan, we have seen an increase in recent years of families considering short-term homeschool as a option to bridge the gap. Here, our homeschooling specialists weigh in on the considerations and options families face.
Balance is often the first challenge in the educational life of students across New York City. In places like Manhattan and Brooklyn, the vast increase over recent years in the volume of homework and extracurricular commitments for students at competitive schools has been seen to correlate to health and psychological effect. From our experience as in-home tutors, we offer advice to parents about monitoring their children's workload and the costs it might take on them. read more
As in-home tutors and educational specialists, we witness daily the recent increase in school workloads, especially in New York City's competitive private schools. From Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens to Staten Island, and across the Bronx, kids are working longer hours on homework and putting in more screen time. We often help provide tutoring and study skills support to manage the load, but we advise parents also to consider the psychical and mental costs. read more