considering schooling at home?
You don’t have to do it alone. We can connect you to a private educator that can offer an enriching educational experience in the safety of your home. Our private educators are available to provide personalized instruction either in-home or virtually, according to a schedule you set. Whether you want to hire a private educator for just your children or create a group environment with multiple families “sharing”, we can help you determine a solution that offers you stability and much needed support. Not sure if at-home learning with a private educator is the right fit for you? Check out our FAQ’s below!
With this option, you’ll have the ability to use one of our in-home educators at an all-inclusive hourly rate. This is recommended for families who need instruction for less than 30 hours a week.
This option is recommended to families who need 30 hours or more of instruction each week. We are offering placements for the full academic school year. We suggest this route for families looking for private schooling with a teacher to provide and implement curriculum.
With this option, you may elect to have either 5 or more kids available or have multiple families with less than 5 kids to be instructed at one time. This is a great option for families who are looking to share the service with other families!
Frequently Asked Questions
A private educator or private teacher implements curriculum in your home or virtually for one or more children and is typically able to simultaneously work with children of different grade levels, alternating 1:1 time with each child. For a higher hourly rate, a private educator can create his or her own curriculum tailored to the needs of your family but can also help carry out existing curriculum set by the school or parent. A private educator can also function like a tutor and assist for just an hour or two at a time for families who are just needing limited educational support.
For families who need less than full-time instruction, we recommend using an agency-employed homeschool helper through our Flex Services. In this case, you would need to become a member and pay our agency directly for any hours you use. The cost for this service is $30/hour with a 2-hour minimum. The educator will be equipped to teach up to 5 kids at a time.
With our Flex Service, we have two options of memberships families can choose from:
Our Classic Membership is designed for families who don’t have a set, consistent schedule of the days and times they need care. This membership is most beneficial for families who need sporadic care, such as an occasional date night or back-up care.
Our Premier Membership is designed for families who do have a set, consistent schedule that they can provide to us in advance. By doing so, we’re able to reserve a single nanny or teacher to work exclusively with your family.
Families looking to hire a full-time or long-term private educator (one year or more) should go through our Placement Services and pay a one-time placement fee. The client will then be responsible for paying the private educator directly for his or her services. Hourly rates vary depending on the number of children, grade level, if any additional care is needed, and curriculum planning. This can range from $20-$50 per hour. This is the recommended service for families who want someone 30 hours a week or more or a long-term implementation of a structured curriculum.
You are only responsible for paying a placement fee if a teacher or educator is successfully hired by a family. The placement fee will vary depending on the package you select:
Teal Program: Client is responsible for paying Trusting Connections 10% of the candidates gross annual compensation. In return, you will receive a 30-day replacement guarantee.
Silver Program: Client is responsible for paying Trusting Connections 12% of the candidate’s gross annual compensation. In return, you will receive a 90-day replacement guarantee and 20% off our Classic Flex Membership.
Gold Program: Client is responsible for paying Trusting Connections 15% of the candidate’s gross annual compensation. In return, you will receive a 180-day replacement guarantee and a complimentary 12-month Classic Flex Membership.
Once you register, we can get you on the schedule to work with one of our homeschool helpers sometimes within a matter of days. To Hire a Teacher through our Placement Services, we recommend that you initiate the registration process approx. 4-6 weeks in advance.
There is! Any of our private instructors or nannies can provide their services virtually.
Our Virtual Teachers are priced at $25/hour for members and $29/hour for non-members. We have a 1-hour minimum requirement for this service.
We highly recommend becoming a member of our agency to utilize these services at our member rates of $30/hour. You may choose not to become a member. The hourly rate, in that case, would increase to $34/hour.
We are requiring all of our in-home educators through our Flex Service to be either a certified teacher OR have 2 years experience in a classroom.
With our Flex Service, our instructors can teach up to the 8th grade in instruction. For grades and curriculum higher than 8th grade, we would recommend the Placement Educator Service to ensure you’re matched with someone who can provide ongoing full-time curriculum.
You may elect to provide your own curriculum or one of our in-home educators can create a curriculum for your children. It is recommended to go through the Placement Educator route if you’re looking for long-term curriculum implementation.
There is a 2-hour minimum that must be scheduled with our in-home educator through our Flex Services. With a placement, you may determine the amount of hours each week.
Great idea! The hourly rate will stay the same at $30/hour. There will be a nanny surcharge of $4 per each additional family. The billing of the services each week would belong to 1 main family. Each additional family would need to sign a non-member waiver, unless they are a member.
If you are planning on hosting the in-home teacher at multiple houses, each family that is hosting would need to complete our registration process and have a consultation completed. You may remain a non-member, but the registration process would need to be completed in order to have the proper paperwork on file.
There is! Our teachers can accommodate up to 5 children under their care. If there are more than 5 children present, we would require 2 teachers.
We are currently providing private educators for the Dallas-Forth Worth, Phoenix, Tucson, and their surrounding areas. Please inquire internally if you’re outside of those areas to confirm.
Our Virtual Teacher service is offered nationwide.
Register with our agency and pay a $65 initiation fee to get the process started. That initiation fee includes an in-home consultation. Our Care Director will come out to your home, sit down with you and get to learn more about your unique needs and preferences. We will help connect you with a private educator that is the perfect fit for your family.
Check out Home School Legal Defense Association’s website here for more information regarding your state’s homeschooling laws, requirements, etc.