The Haskel Herald – July 2023

WHAT’S NEW?

We have had a busy and productive year so far! For those of you who are new to the Haskel Herald, welcome! We are glad you are here! First, our upgraded website launched at the end of March, allowing teachers to manage their own profile updates and parents to securely message them via the Haskel platform. Another exciting addition is the map feature that allows you to search for local offerings. Anything else you’d like to see on the Haskel website? Email us at Admin@HaskelAcademy.com and your recommendation may just be in our future upgrades! Next, we traveled to Greenville, SC, to the Great Homeschool Convention where we met many wonderful people and spread the word about how Haskel is already connecting the homeschool community to excellent educational resources and how we are looking to expand our directory to list teachers, tutors, co-ops, microschools, and clubs in every state in the US. Finally, we had a wonderful time at the CSTHEA Chattanooga Home Education Expo a couple weekends ago where we connected with even more people who are enthusiastic about this upcoming school year. We reconnected with some folks who are already taking advantage of Haskel’s free profile pages, such as Morris Model Education and Tailor-Made Homeschooling. We met some fabulous new educators, clubs, and co-ops as well, such as Saxum Homeschool ClassesTriumph Academy, Jill Cooper, Karl Heintz, and many others. We greatly enjoyed getting to connect with so many interesting people to help spread the word about all that the Chattanooga area has to offer.

HASKEL HELPS

Teacher Tips
  1. This is your friendly reminder to update your Haskel Academy profile with your offerings for the 2023-2024 school year! While you’re at it, double check your contact information to ensure it is correct.
  2. Put yourself on the map! No, really! Add an address so that potential students can see in what area of town your classes meet. Meet in your house and don’t want to put your home address? Use the address of a public location near you. A nearby park or post office are perfect locations to list when you really just want to show a general area where your classes will be held.
Suggestions for Students & Families

The 2023-2024 school year is about to kick off! Here are some helpful tips when conducting your search for a new educator, co-op, or club:

  • Ask for recommendations from your network. Chances are if your friends have enjoyed a class, you will too!
  • When you think you’ve found a good fit, ask for references or look for reviews online.
  • Meet in person with a potential teacher or tutor to see if it might be a great fit for you or your child.
Share Your References

Is there a teacher, co-op, school, or club you’ve really enjoyed? Share your recommendation with us here! Please include their name and contact information so that we can reach out. We’re always looking for recommendations!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS, CO-OPS, TUTORS, SPORTS TEAMS, & CLUBS!

Do you teach outside of the traditional school system as a tutor, teacher, or coach? Do you lead a co-op, microschool, club, or learning center? Register today to have your classes, school, or organization listed on our searchable directory for free. Click here to get started!

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Platform Guidelines

When using our site, there are a few things to keep in mind that can help you find a great teacher. When you find a teacher that you think might work, don’t forget to do your homework before agreeing to anything!

Ask Around

Has anyone you know used the teacher before? Sometimes a warm referral can be a great way to make a connection!

Ask For References

Don’t be afraid to ask the teacher for references. A phone call or email to someone can help you verify information

Background Checks

There are several resources available for a very low cost to do some research in advance of deciding if a teacher is right for you or your child.

Meet In Person

Meeting over coffee or lunch can be a great way to get to know a teacher before any work is to be done