Did home schooling, 31 March 2008, The Times of Trenton, Trenton, New Jersey
As a home-schooled student, Buckley, my guess is, had lots of practice answering and asking questions. That is the hallmark of good tutoring. Most teachers acknowledge that good tutors can take a student farther, faster and provide a greater depth of knowledge than can the traditional classroom. That is why many of the best schools try to offer some tutoring or individual attention when needed. Tutoring may be part of regular instruction or may occur at special times during the day or be fore and after school.
The kind of home-school education Buckley received was likely dynamic and interactive. Classrooms, such as science labs, initially pair or group students so that equipment could be shared. Test results show that students benefit from this interaction. Buckley’s home education was broad as well as deep, creating a person of many interests. Besides his superb communication and people skills, he became a popular mystery writer and a self-taught navigator who sailed across two oceans with his son.
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