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Peanut38
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Question about getting started, what qualifications or... Reply with quote

I do not have any children but my sister has 3 all under the age of 11. We live in a small town in Louisiana. I was homeschooled as a teen and then went on to college for business. Her children have been having problems at the small school they attend and she asked if I would mind homeschooling them. There are a couple other parents that want to pull their children out and have them homeschooled as well. They just don't want to do it themselves. I am curious how I go about getting started, what qualifications or certifications I have to have, etc. When I was homeschooled I went to someone elses house and did my work although she wasn't involved in any of it. She just sat me down and said "Do your work". I was always an A student in regular school, homeschool, and college. I feel that I can do this I just don't know how to go about getting started or if I'm even allowed to do it not being a parent. I have been in my sister's childrens lives since day one. She lives just down the street from me so I see them all the time. Could anyone give me some advice on this and help me out? Thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Forgot to add in Reply with quote

I forgot to add in that my sister as well as all the other parents want to pay me to teach their children. Not sure if this made any difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that in Lousiana you have to be a parent to teach under the homeschooling law, but you should be able to teach as a private school:
http://www.chefofla.org/faq.php#privateschool

There are no qualifications, record-keeping, or testing needed when homeschooling as a private school.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you're talking about is starting a small private school. You can't *homeschool* someone else's children. If someone else is teaching, it isn't homeschooling.

You will need to check into what the private school laws are in LA. In some states it's easy to have a private school--Texas and California, for instance, where the state doesn't regulate private schools at all (that's why they are *private*)--while some states are quite regulatory--Virginia, for example, requires teachers in private schools to be state certified.

If the laws of LA allow you to have a private school, then I don't see any reason not to.
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