How Oxford Can
Serve the Homeschooling Community
Oxford Academics and the homeschooling
community are a natural collaboration. My
classroom is designed to pique the student
imagination. In addition to the greatest books in
the Western Cannon, Oxford is littered with
scientific instruments, measuring devices,
anatomical models, anthropological skulls. Each
piece gives rise to questions that stimulate the
process of intellectual discovery.
For Homeschooling children, I
offer two-hour morning classes from 8-10 and
from 10:30-12:30. Specialized courses in
Literature, History, Philosophy, Writing,
Mechanics, and Science are available. Parents are
welcome to sit in.
Like Oxford Academics,
Homeschooling arose out of a general
disappointment with the decline in the standards,
direction, and values of the public school
system. Overcrowding, a threadbare curriculum, and
an amoral approach to public education have so
weakened the traditional classroom that schools
fail in the principal responsibility of education:
teaching the next generation how to learn.
Most of us need a guide to find
our way through, not just to learn, but to put our
learning into use a good education is just a voice
saying, look here, this is important, and here is
Plato, Aristotle, Dante,
Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Erasmus, Moore,
Galileo, Newton, Wollstonecraft, Swift,
Browning, Bronte, Shaw,
Wilde, Wittgenstein, Goethe, Sartre,
Camus, Nietzsche, Woolf,
Heisenberg, Hawking ,
Thorne, and Kaku, to name a few, are all cultural icons
because they have wonderful things to say about
the human spirit and the nature of the world.
Literature, History, Art,
Mathematics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Music, Poetry, and Physics
these are all inextricably linked together. They are all part of the
story of who we are, where we come from, and where
we are going. They
are the poem that is Humankind. Learning this poem
is part of learning to be human and humane.
Wanting to learn about the world
is natural. All of us
are born with the desire, the hunger to learn, but
so many miss out, there are distractions
everywhere. . .
is a place of focus, a place where, for a moment,
the distractions recede. Here,
Literature, History, Art, Mathematics,
Anthropology, Philosophy, Music, Poetry, and
Physics all come together as part of the same
It is our story; it is the music
of our lives. So it goes. . . .
How To Find Out More
to arrange an appointment.
in for an interview to discuss
your child's needs.
a time for diagnostic
testing.Allow 2 hours. Testing
will include some or all of the
appropriate SSAT, PSAT, SAT
up the time
and days of your child's sessions.
Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends.
- Individual or
and fill out the(click here) application
is that simple.
Call today to set up an appointment and to discuss
how I can best serve your child's needs. 805.451.5200.
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