“Thank you so much for all you have done for us over the past few years. Out of a difficult situation for our daughter has come an extraordinary education for her, which has helped her become a more mature, rounded young adult than I think she would have been at conventional school. All the tutors you have sent us have been great and taught her so much.” Home-schooling Parent of A-level student.
There was a time when most education was conducted in this manner. Before the advent of mass schooling, many families used individual tutors on a full-time basis to provide a rigorous education that took their children as far as they were able to go. Keystone is pleased to be able to offer this home-schooling model of education to parents. Some families have to home-school because of unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, expulsion or moving to the UK in the middle of an academic year. For others, it is a decision made on purely educational grounds. Keystone has experience helping in both cases. We have supported students in their own home, at Keystone's premises in Hammersmith and also online.
The Keystone Approach:
- Consultation between Keystone and family. This can be done over phone and email, but Keystone prefers to meet the family face-to-face.
- Keystone summarises the meeting with action points and creates a timetable for the child or children.
- Keystone carries out necessary clerical work to source and introduce the appropriate tutors into the home-schooling programme.
- Keystone oversees the home-schooling programme providing the family with regular, detailed reports.
"Our son returned home full of enthusiasm, I honestly can’t thank you enough. You have been utterly brilliant at the height of our crisis, getting us settled so quickly and our son back in to an environment where he can learn is more than we dared hope. He is inspired by all his tutors and re-engaged with studying. Thank you all." Home-schooling Parent of Student in Year 10
Within Keystone’s home-schooling offering, we are able to accommodate the option of learning ‘pods’. If your child is exploring the possibility of home-schooling and has a friend(s), who is also interested, Keystone can work with them together to create a ‘pod’ to learn in. The benefits of this are huge, allowing the student access to the friendly competition that they get in lessons at school, as well as the social aspect that can be lost during home-schooling. Keystone can accommodate ‘pods’ of up to 5 students, with an extra charge per student. Do let us know if this is of interest and we can discuss further.