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Friday, October 22, 2010

Starting a Homeschool Tutorial

ADDENDUM: The live webinar went wonderfully. You can view the recorded event here: How to Organize a Homeschool Tutorial.

How to Organize a Homeschool Tutorial
(click on title to register)

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Starting time: 8:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (7:00 pm Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Ana Braga-Henebry

Webinar description:
When children arrive at the middle school age, the need for social interaction seems to increase. At the same time, the academic subjects that begin to tackle are better done in a group setting many times.

A tutoring center with classes available for homeschool students may fill this need without parents having to resort to enrolling their kids part time in a school setting or community college, which at times may not a viable option.

A tutoring center may be a very good option for classes for homeschooled children in middle and high school ages.

Ana will speak on how her support group's own tutoring center started and how it is simply run. Also, what academic areas are best done in a group setting? She will mention the classes they have held and what classes they are holding this year, plus easy ways to find available space and tutors.

The story of Ana's support group's successful tutoring center is inspirational and helpful to Catholic homeschoolers everywhere.

Presenter's biography:
Ana Braga-Henebry has seven children with her husband, Geoff Henebry, a research scientist and university professor who is found immersed in field work or international conferences in the four corners of the world at any given time. They live in an acreage north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ana has an art degree from the St. Teresa d'Avila College, Brazil, and a Masters in Humanities/Aesthetic Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. In her thesis Ana discussed the poetry of a prolific Brazilian Benedictine monk, translated a hefty selection of his work, and elaborated on the translation process.

Ana and Geoff were married during graduate school and were blessed with two children before their dual graduation in 1989. The family has lived in Texas, Kansas, Brazil, New Jersey, and Nebraska as they followed Geoff's career in academia. They were blessed with more children in every state, adding to a chaotic and wonderful total of seven children. Today they are experimenting with acreage life, collecting fresh eggs daily, and attempting to care for vegetable gardens in South Dakota, which is a long way from Ana's childhood years in the very big city of Rio de Janeiro.

Ana reviewed children's and parenting materials for Parent Council, LTD. from 1994 until 2002. She has enjoyed reviewing for Love2Learn, the premier Catholic Resources reviews site, since March 2006. Ana writes a monthly feature for Faith & Family Live and has worked on a variety of writing projects. She has also been on the editorial board of Mater & Magistra, the only national Catholic homeschool periodical, writing both feature articles and book reviews, since its inception. She blogs vignettes of family and acreage life with pictures, recipes, and occasional favorite books or opinions on contemporary issues at

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