Who am I?

I’m an Educational Consultant who specialises in helping parents when mainstream isn’t working or not an option they want to use. I have helped people with alternative systems & opting to home educate. I answer the many & varied questions parents have. Read my reviews to learn more, as each family is different in what they need. Through the networks I’m connected to, I can help you to find community assistance for registration as well as social support.

What is my home education experience?

I’ve been a practicing Home Educator from June 2006 to January 2023 (16.5 years). Over that time I’ve helped with countless registrations in NSW. Helping families new to home education, or those who have needed assistance after home educating for some time, is an honour. I love helping children to be free to learn.
My eldest graduated with a Diploma at 17 through TAFE, worked, moved out of home & recently, at the age of 21 have relocated to commence Bachelor degree in 2023. After completing a combination of Home Education & 3 TAFE certificates, my now 18 year old has been accepted into our local University to commence a degree in 2023.
With no more registrations required for me, I’ll be becoming ‘out of the loop’ with what APs are focused on & what NESA requires. As of 15th December, 2022 I’m no longer assisting others with NSW Registrations, after giving 100 days notice.
Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeeducationnsw to find appropriate support for NSW registration & renewals.

What else do I do/am doing now?

    • Assisting thousands of families with their children’s education since 1999, initially for those using mainstream or Montessori schools & from 2009 for those home educating.
    • Small Business owner since July 2007, initially helping parents learn how to tutor their own children & demystify the school system, syllabus/curriculum etc & then later how to learn outside of systems.
    • Collaboratively maintain networks for homeschooling & unschooling groups across Australia as a volunteer or paid administrator.
    • Formerly employed as Tutor, Primary School Teacher, Montessori Preschool Assistant & University Sessional Academic.
    • Regular speaker at Homeschooling, Parenting, Natural Learning conferences & summits across Australia, including the annual Australian Homeschooling Summit (next: Feb 2023) hosted by Fearless Homeschool.
    • Co-Author of targeted & affordable Home Education How To Workbooks, for parents, available through Always Learning Books.
    • Currently writing fiction books about Home Educators so our children can see themselves in Literature, & writing about our experiences authentically so the broader community can eliminate inaccuracies based on inexperience & assumptions.
Authentic representation in literature matters! written with cream background, grass in foreground, tree to right.Please email or message through my Facebook page for consultations
Zoom/Skype/Messenger consultations by appointment only
Cost: according to your own means, at your discretion, via direct deposit or PayPal. As a guide, the award rate for this type of Educational Consultancy is roughly $50-80 per hour, when taking into account my formal qualifications & years of experience.
The pricing respects the families I’ve always wanted to support, those who can’t afford a tutor, & also respects that most of us take a financial hit when we start home educating. Keep in mind that my motivation is to help you so your child is free to learn, & payment needs to really be what you can afford. If you can see me at a meetup park day after the consultation & feel like you didn’t over or under pay me, & we can chill out as parents, then we’re good.

 

4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Claire Chapman says:

    hi Tamara,
    i’ve just found your blog through the educating parent site …
    i’ll definitely be hanging around! i’ve got 4 (13 – 6) under our roof!
    could you please send me a copy of your document of Proformas for the new NSW syllabus? i’m very interested to see. we’re in Sydney but have a little place near Wyong too.
    warm regards,
    Claire

    1. Tamara Kidd says:

      Hi there Claire,

      I was wondering how your journey is going since I emailed you back?

      All the best,
      Tamara

  2. Jeannie says:

    Hi Tamara
    Just starting the process of homeschooling my 13 year old. I’m wondering if you offer a service that helps me to register and set up a program.
    Regards
    Jeannie

    1. Tamara Kidd says:

      Hi Jeannie,

      How has 2016 been going for you both?

      All the best
      Tamara

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