If you are new to the group, you may need some additional information as you are joining in the middle of a transition.
I started this group a year and a half ago to help parents in need find FREE curriculum choices for their homeschooling. Our membership consists of homeschooling parents, daycare teachers, a handful of course authors and blog writers, and teachers of other varieties.
We started with a few links for free resources, then requests started to roll in and the list of links grew and grew. We proved that you can learn just about anything for free, even learn Elvish! We have been a great support to one another, sharing advice on every area of homeschooling. Our goal was simple, to encourage home-education no matter the financial strains we might find ourselves in. However, our audience had many reasons to come, the most common factor between us being the love for our children (or the children being loaned to us for a period).
Our group is over 10,000 strong now, and I find myself at a crossroads. I love the support we have built here, but I had to make a very difficult decision in order to keep my family fed, clothed and provided with a roof. We are moving the group to another platform, where I can do what I am already doing in the group, providing parents with links to free resources that meet their homeschooling needs, but with a more personal touch, and provide more services that I was not able to provide using Facebook’s platform. We are moving to a new educational platform. I have more information on the group’s page, but I wanted to tell you a little more about the consulting services I will be offering. Keep in mind that this is just a fraction of what I will be doing.
The group membership provides
~Support from other homeschoolers creating their own curriculum
~Weekly post loaded with links to free resources
~Free curriculum resources for every child in your family. Just ask and receive. UNLIMITED!!!
~Custom Curriculum I create for my own children.
To provide you with fitting curriculum choices, you will tell me about your child’s specific needs: subjects needed, and learning style (they do better with worksheets, videos, books or other criteria). I will consider those heavily when choosing curriculum for that subject and child. I will supply you with at least 10 resources, describe each resource, and explain how I would use each resource. (See pricing below).
With a phone consult, you receive an hour of my time via telephone or chat (soon with Skype). You will email any questions you have before the consult, so that I might adequately prepare and make the best use of the time during the consult. This consult covers all of your homeschool questions outside of curriculum, but may include curriculum choices as well. (See pricing below).
CREATE CUSTOM CURRICULUM
With this service, you will receive daily lesson plans for your child with links to content and activities. I tailor these plans to your specific needs. These are primarily for online learning, but can include hands-on activities.
~Curriculum Group – $5 a month
~Phone Consult – $15/hour
~Create a custom curriculum using FREE resources – fee $10 per subject, per month
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
~Free curriculum choices
~Teaching a child to read
~Building a homeschool curriculum
~Early Childhood Education
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
“Heather far exceeded my expectations. She sent me two pages of links (single-spaced with descriptions) broken down according to subject area and age group. I highly recommend Heather and look forward to working with her on the next project. “ ~CM
“Heather delivers every time. She listens to my requests and sends suggestions and options that are the exact fit I have searched hours for on my own, but couldn’t find. Great, fast communication, and wonderful results!” ~TS
“It is pretty awesome what you do?” ~JN
“Thank you so much for all the great information I had no idea that even existed Heather Pontious. I have looked into all of the link and sites you gave me and I have already gotten next week lesson plan ready and we sat down together and did it which you suggested and I can’t wait to get started “ ~AB
For more information on our move, click here.