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Home-schooling parents get help from a new teaching aide

It’s hard to look in pond water and tell the difference between a plant and insect larvae without the magnification power of a microscope. And for some home-schooled students, a microscope isn’t easy to come by.

Assisting home-school parents with developing lesson plans, such as analyzing pond water, and providing microscopes and other learning tools is a niche a Corvallis woman hopes to fill.

Last month, Suzanne Wright, a certified teacher, opened the Home Schoolhouse, a resource center for home-school families in downtown Corvallis. Wright offers parents and students textbooks and science kits to check out, a publishing center and workshops on teaching strategies.

She said she aims to support and encourage local home-school families.

Families pay a registration fee, deposit and monthly dues of $65 that entitles them to borrow books from an extensive library, participate in activities with other home-school families and receive guidance and advice from Wright. Read more…

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