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Auburn Hills, MI – Tarla Gernert is the founder of Homeschool Connections Educational Services, a homeschooling program based in Southeast Michigan. By utilizing classroom-like facilities, such as in churches, Homeschool Connections has provided a plethora of interesting, in-person classes for homeschoolers since 2002 and currently maintains five different campuses throughout the region.
Tarla identifies several myths around homeschooling. One is that the student is home all the time and has virtually no socialization with peers. Another, is that the parent has to teach their children everything themselves. A third myth is that homeschooling children miss out on many opportunities that other children have. Fourth, and most pertinent to current trends, is that a remote, online curriculum is best, but what Tarla expresses is that homeschooling can be very different.
“We provide educational opportunities for people who homeschool their kids,” explains Tarla. “We offer interesting classes taught by people who are passionate about what they know and want to pass that on to our students. Parents pick and choose the classes they want their child to take for the semester or year. Our classes are hands-on, and activity-based so It’s multifaceted learning where the students are engaged and everyone is participating. It’s designed similar to a college model, where the students get a syllabus, have to be prepared for class, and come in-person once a week for classes to do labs, experiments, projects, and activities that will enhance their learning.”
“Homeschooling is like a secret door,” concludes Tarla. “Whenever you enter into it, you find a rich, full world of learning opportunities to help you educate your children.”
For more information, please visit https://www.mihomeschool.com/