What I enjoy about homeschooling
“I have control over the learning method, which I can design to best suit me. I can engage with topics that interest me at much greater depth than I would be able to in a regular classroom setting; thus, it fosters my love for learning. It allows me to develop a keener sense of self, such as about my learning habits and thinking patterns. This also extends to my understanding of my own behaviour patterns, e.g. what helps motivate me when I have become demotivated. I believe having this knowledge of myself will be of great value and use throughout my life.
“Homeschooling also teaches me how to be independent, instilling values of having self-discipline, developing the habit of doing self-study etc. It also allows for great flexibility, allowing me to engage in extracurriculars of my choice.”
“Homeschooling makes it easier to succumb to laziness, as I am in an environment not solely dedicated to studying. I have learnt to rely on discipline rather than motivation, as motivation levels may fluctuate, but work still has to be done. If I find it difficult to concentrate, I set goals that become increasingly bigger till the correct pace is reached. For example, studying for three hours a day, then four and so on until I reach the adequate number of hours. Being on my own can sometimes be boring so doing extracurricular activities can counteract the dullness. I also find it makes it more interesting if I read aloud while studying.”