My opinion is that if you are the primary teacher of a child at home, then you are homeschooling. In my opinion, tutoring is supplemental.
My opinions, however are based on the laws for my state. There may be some states where homeschooling is tightly controlled and they may define anyone other than a parent, having any academic contact with a child is to be called a tutor. I get that.
But, having said that, what you want to do is teach someone else's child at home, and so let's go ahead and call that homeschooling.
First, you need to check to see if it is legal where you are. In my state there is nothing restricting you from doing that. I know of parents that have taken on other's children and it has worked nicely. We also have massive homeschooling co-ops where some children (mainly jr.high/high school students) are able to take all their core classes in a group setting.
All of this is perfectly legal in my state. But what you must understand is it is perfectly legal because there are no laws restriciting it.
And, someone that takes on the responsibility of homeschooling someone else's child in their home (homeschooling) will not be represented by organizations like HSLDA.
HSLDA works to defend the rights of the parents teaching their children at home. But even then, if a parent was being told they could not make that decision to have someone else homeschool their child, I'm sure they could secure help if needed.
Now, having said all that, you would also need to seriously consider what you are doing. Not only would you have to meet your expectations, and the child's expectations, but the parent's as well.
You would need to have the parents pay for all materials, including field trips, homeschool group memberships, so on.
Then you would need a weekly salary that would include a set up fee (there is work involved in setting up lesson plans, researching curriculum, acquiring materials you need, so on)
You fee should be based on half a day, unless you are expected to provide care until parents get home from work.
If you will be caring for the child full time, I would look at full time care rates in your area and add $75/week plus expenses. Half days, I would charge full time care rates in your area plus expenses.
But, that's just me and my bag full of opinions....
one hundred billion dollars....actually I don't know....$21.93 per hour for the first 2 days and then a raise every week or so...jk..Yeah..I have no idea
This is, technically, not homeschooling, but tutoring.
To get an idea on tutoring rates nationwide (since you do not give any idea where you are located), see these sites:
Hope this helps. :)
Chatham is right, this is not home schooling...you would be tutoring. By most state's definitions, to be home schooling, you must be teaching your own children...ONLY. Even getting several families together each day to home school is generally not allowed, though getting together for specific activities (i.e. field trips, woodworking classes, etc.), are allowed. It's different for each state. But you do not hire someone to home school your children.
Find out the laws for your state. I will tell you how it is here, in case it is similar for you.
In CA there are different rules and definitions depending on which method you are using. The first consideration is school registration. The student must be enrolled at a school, or use the tutor option.
The full day tutor option has specific rules. You must have a CA credential, teach at least 4 hours a day, etc. This is not true of the other homeschool options. It is also not the same as just tutoring a child after school in math, for instance, because they are already enrolled in another school. "Tutor" has a special meaning when that is all your child has for schooling.
If the student is enrolled in a public or private school or independent homeschool program, and you are just helping with the work and daily care, that is acceptable, but you have to work it out as to who assigns the work and who is responsible for evaluations, preparation, etc. You can offer "daycare" to the child with additional academic focus without stepping on any toes, as long as the child is enrolled elsewhere. Anyone can offer daycare, but be prepared to answer truancy questions if someone becomes aware and "interested" in your business.
If you actually create your own "school," which is legal in CA, you can teach other children. You would have a private school and be subject to all the laws and codes of a school, although you can run it out of your home. Just check for local laws to see if you need a business license, inspection, etc.
I would suggest the "daycare" type option, so that someone else is responsible for the academic records and such. It is a big responsibility taking on the whole education of someone else's child. Let the parent keep some of that by researching what is legal, what programs and methods there are, and how he/she wants the child to be taught/raised. Then you are just an assistant on a daily basis.
I would charge depending on how much the parent is involved and how much material I am expected to prepare,etc. Make it more than day care costs, do it per hour, with add-ons for preparation, grading, materials, etc.
Get everything in writing, including waivers regarding safety and educational "neglect," etc. You don't want a parent blaming you when they have to repeat high school courses or can't get into a "good college."
Depends on experience, education, how many hours per week, etc. Also, it'd probably have to be something between what childcare for those hours would cost (like daycare rates for elementary kids during the summer) and private school costs for where you live.
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