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Local homeschool teacher: ‘The beautiful thing is, you get to grow with them, you get to learn with them’

Wright has dedicated herself to homeschooling, and wants to make sure all parents are well-informed

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - It's yet another byproduct of the COVID-19 Pandemic, a jump in families opting to homeschool their children. In some parts of Arizona, the number of parents filing to homeschool their children has more than doubled.

During the pandemic, students were asked to stay home and during that time parents got a first-hand look at how the traditional education system worked for their children.

Tanya Wright a Yuma parent who has chosen to homeschool says that the benefits of homeschooling are numerous. Wright points out that the present system is overwhelmed with large classes and literally no one-on-one time between teachers and their students.

Wright says that traditional brick-and-mortar schools have a set-in-stone curriculum and if a child were to fall behind, they were basically on their own.

But, when you take control of your child's education, Wright says you can see firsthand where your child is struggling and focus on that particular subject.

In response to the growing interest in Homeschooling, Champion Church is hosting an informational meeting. Wright says the meeting will be unlike any other.

According to Wright, parents of children currently being homeschooled will be in attendance. And, they will have parents of children who have long since graduated and are living full lives.

The Homeschool Informational Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Champion Church (Avenue 5E, north of 37th Street).

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