Who is Tamara Kidd, from Tutor Your Own Child?

I’m an Educational Consultant who specialises in helping parents, especially when mainstream isn’t working or not an option they want to use. Frequently this means Homeschooling, Unschooling and all methods of Home Education. From freestyle to curriculum based and all stages in-between, together we can make ‘Homeschooling’ simple.

Starting this business in 2007, I’ve helped people with alternative systems and opting to tutor their own child. Then, working as a volunteer within the home education community, my business lines blurred, so much so that I didn’t charge home educators until 2016.

Over the years I’ve answered the many and varied questions parents have regarding all approaches to education, and parenting. Whether I was volunteering or paid, my support has been the same, and a parent committed to help the child to be free to learn fills me with joy.

What is Home Education?

Home Education is parenting 100% all the time, and essentially can be described as not delegating the formal education portion of a child’s development to a school. What it feels like is co-parenting with a school ceases. The freedom can be liberating, and the weight of responsibility can be overwhelming. You might feel like Alice falling down a rabbit hole, passing through the looking glass. I help you to navigate how to do that successfully.

Do you think you need to purchase a complete education curriculum? You do not. Have you assumed you’ll need to outlay $100s before you can get started? PLEASE DO NOT! Always ask the community how people do it without expensive setup costs, because many will tell you that they regret buying before working out what their children need and are willing to use.


Learning about the world, in the world, is very hard to replicate in a school environment.

My perspective

I’m one of many who have moved from working in a school as a teacher, to opting to home educate their own children. I started home educating in 2006 and continued for 16.5 years. Being in a very diverse community of parents, and caregivers, who are choosing this approach to education is humbling. It has been the best teaching gig I’ve ever had, and it’s also been deeply satisfying to see children’s needs being met without so many of the limitations that are part of School life.

What I’m currently offering, in 2024

Read the reviews, read the Welcome to the Community main page, to learn more about what I have offered, as each family is different in what they need, so you can get to know my approach better. Scrutinise any source of information, is my advice.

I’m not available for one-on-one registration support, or consultations this year, but I can connect you with one-on-one assistance.

Want access to free advice? To date, I have also published 51 Mentor Videos for Nurture Parenting Magazine. I am still adding to them every fortnight. Ask me a question, and I’ll answer it there, all 100% free.

If you’re in NSW, the best help available is through the Facebook group Home Education NSW. I still volunteer in this group as time permits.

In QLD, the best help is through the Facebook group Home Education Qld.

If you’re not on Facebook, I can put you in touch with a person who can help you directly. They are either volunteers or through paid services, offering the same one-on-one support I have provided for the past 10 years or so. Although I hold no liability for their services, I only recommend people with proven experience who align with how I work.

What am I doing if I’m not doing one-on-one consultations?

I’m taking time out to write 19 interconnected books that authentically represent our community, I have recorded advice at Summits through Fearless Homeschooling and their ALL ACCESS MEMBERSHIP.

Feel free to join me on my Substack. It’s where I will collate and update what I have already contributed, and then keep people updated with what I’m doing now. I’ve been working on a massive writing project for the past 12 months and people are starting to ask how my books are going.

I can also help you develop your own curriculum, plans, unit studies and comprehensive evaluations and records through these parent workbooks, created by Beverley Paine, April Jermey and me.

Essential Step by Step Parent Workbooks

Save a heap of money by creating your own learning plans for home educating your children - don't buy something off the shelf that doesn't match their learning styles and needs, it's not that hard to write your own, let Beverley, Tamara and April show you howinstead of buying online lessons and unit studies you have to print out and adapt let us show you how easy it is to develop themself and save yourself a heap of moneyLearn how to translate your children's activities into educational records with this parent workbook, a course in the why and how of home education evaluation and record keeping

This is a complete ‘how to’ home education course.


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,

    1. Tamara Kidd says:

      Hi there Claire,

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

      All the best,

  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.

    1. Tamara Kidd says:

      Hi Jeannie,

      How has 2016 been going for you both?

      All the best

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.