Nowadays, a form of education outside the constraints of traditional schoolshome schooling - is becoming increasingly popular around the world. In most developed countries, this form of education is fixed at the legislative level and more and more parents prefer this form of education for a variety of reasons. Let's take a closer look at them. 

1Negative socialization in the school environment - the peer group in which your child spends most of the day every day during the school year can heavily influence the model of behaviour and personality formation of your child. Even private schools and boarding schools, despite a more thorough selection of students than public municipal schools and tougher discipline, cannot boast of ideal relationships in school groups - swearing, cigarette, alcohol, rude communication, humiliation - all this, unfortunately, is not a rarity among teenagers at school. Many parents try to avoid such negative socialisation by creating mini-groups for their children and hiring teachers privately.   

2) The lack of an individual approach to the child in the classroom - the teacher throughout the lesson adapts to a certain category of children - either for those who are good at learning at a fast pace, which is usually only a few students (unless of course, this is an elite profile school) or those who, on the contrary, learn at a slow pace. In any case, an indicator of the pace and quality of assimilation of the material is the “average temperature in the ward” - and a certain group of children who belong to the category of “gifted” or those who need a fairly slow pace of work and a more detailed and simple presentation of the material suffer. Individual child education “face - to- face” is much more effective with the same or even fewer training hours, as the training is conducted taking into account the individual characteristics of the student. 

3) The time it takes to study compulsory subjects at school, but studying them is not beneficial to a child’s future. A student can get much deeper knowledge, skills and abilities outside the school’s walls, for example, in a music, art school or sports school. For example, music lessons do not make sense if the child attends a music school or physical education lessons if the child attends a sports section or basic life safety lessons - if the child is passionate about rock climbing or hiking .

4) The ability to create a more personalised individual curriculum for the child - to devote more time to an in-depth study of subjects and the development of creative abilities of the child.

5) The ability to learn a foreign language with native speakers, using modern means of communication, to find a native speaker for your child is not a problem. For example, you set an ambitious goal - your child should be fluent in English and pass IELTS 8.5. And this goal is quite achievable if the classes are taught by a teacher for whom English is a native language, and who knows the most modern and effective teaching methods. It is almost impossible to achieve such results in the secondary school of the Russian Federation - that is why children who aim for such a high result attend private paid language schools for many years. However, in these schools, the teachers are often Russian English teachers who have never gone abroad and work according to old-fashioned methods.   

6) There is no risk of reducing the child’s motivation to study, as the training is carried out individually “face to face” or in a mini-group, which allows the teacher to “adapt” to the individual characteristics of each child. 

7) The ability to get an education without a geographical reference to a specific place on the map is a very important advantage for the category of parents who, due to certain life or professional goals, often change their place of residence. In modern society, more and more people are becoming freelancers - this allows you to engage in professional activities from anywhere in the world at a convenient time, and, therefore, spend more time on the education of your children.   

8) The ability to choose a teacher for your child - At school, the child cannot choose their teacher - this is done by the school administration. In the case of family education - the choice of the teacher remains with the parents. This makes it possible to make a decision based on the individual education of the child and the teacher who most satisfies the requests of the parents and student.  

9) The ability to study according to an individual curriculum.

10) The ability to independently choose a certification schedule for subjects, taking into account the individual pace of development of the material and the choice of an in-depth study of a number of subjects. This makes it possible for the child to finish school externally before peers.  

11) No need to purchase a school uniform. 

12) Lack of expenses for a child’s meals in the school cafeteria. 

13) Reducing transport risks and transportation costs on the way to and from school.

14) Reducing to zero the risks associated with moral humiliation, violence against a person, crime and the negative impact of asocial elements of society, including terrorist acts. 

15) The ability to avoid diseases spread by the viral route is now particularly relevant:   

16) An ideal solution for a child with special educational needs - various forms of mental illness, diseases of the musculoskeletal system and so on.

We have listed only the main reasons why parents choose this particular form of education for their children. According to statistics in the UK in only three years, the number of children whose parents have chosen a form of education outside of traditional schooling has grown by 40%.   

The article: argues both in favour of family education and against, especially in terms of the quality of education outside the school. But in the end, the positive aspects of home schooling are much greater, which is demonstrated by the continuous increase in the number of students outside the school.   

One of the leaders in teaching children outside school is the United States of America. According to the source: about 3.4% of students are enrolled in home schooling, which is about two million students and this number continues to grow steadily. Of the many reasons for the transition to home schooling, three main ones can be distinguished: the negative impact of the environment at school, religious and moral aspects, and the poor quality of educational services at school.  

The statistics that can be seen in this article: 

show that there is a positive dynamic in the development of home schooling, even in countries where this form of education is prohibited or is largely regulated by the state. On the map above, green indicates countries where home teaching is permitted, red indicates countries where it is prohibited and countries that do not have a home school status are identified in grey and yellow where this form of education is possible but subject to certain requirements. 

In Russia, there are currently between 50,000 - 100,000 students in home schooling and this number continues to grow. Only in our Intellect school online, which works exclusively for Russian-speaking students, the number of students doubles annually. At present, our students are not only residents of Russia, but also Kazakhstan, the Philippines, and Ukraine. It should be noted that the demand for home schooling in Russian-speaking families living abroad is growing, this is due to several factors, including: the shortage of Russian-speaking teachers, as well as the prospect of obtaining a state certificate of basic or secondary education - which can be achieved on the Intellect School online. 

Thus, taking into account the global growth trend in the number of people who want to get an education outside the walls of a traditional educational institution, the task of creating a universal online school that can combine a wide range of educational opportunities, regardless of the country of residence, with a convenient set of services becomes more and more relevant. This will make learning convenient and comfortable.  


 Description of the platform Intellect School online 

The main advantages of the Intellect school online platform over other online platforms include the following:   

· Adaptability and versatility educational platform - it can be used in any country for the organisation of training, which distinguishes it from other existing platforms - the majority of online educational platforms are rather conservative and decide a limited number of educational issues.   

· Automatic scalability of online schools - teachers register online with the online school, create their own profile, a library of learning resources, types and descriptions of courses, a calendar with a schedule of available time for classes. Students also register online with the school, choose subjects, teachers and a schedule, based on their educational needs. They create their own library of training resources, tests they can achieve certification in subjects at a convenient pace. Students can also take advantage of the student personal electronic journal that records the date passed and themes, as well as test results  - thus the platform can combine a wide range of educational programs.

· Minimum costs for administering the platform and posting educational content: clients and teachers independently post all the training materials necessary for organising classes, both in open access and closed to the local number of students.  

· Possibility of obtaining certificates of education in both individual subjects and the level of mastery of programs - the program of the main (GCSE) and secondary (A-Level ) schools.  

· One of the major advantages of online schools Intellect School Online is a team of teachers-professionals, who have extensive experience and knowledge teaching children with special needs. Teachers can specifically design and adapt the program for children with learning and development problems, including children with autism, as well as children with multiple developmental disabilities who cannot attend school.   

·  Intellect school online is focused not only on getting home education for children from 6 to 18 years old, but also on the adult category of students - for taking courses in various areas, for example, English courses or computer graphics and design courses. At the end of the course, Certificates of a standard form are issued.   

· The presence of a large amount of educational material in open - free access, which is formed by teachers registered with the online school independently, including adapted programs for children with special educational needs.  

· A wide selection of methods and forms of obtaining education: you can get education by independently studying subjects using materials in the public domain of the platform or with teachers in subjects that the student or his parents choose based on the goals and objectives of the training.

· Access to test libraries, homework, and test materials 

· Convenient electronic individual lesson schedule 

· Ability to create a student’s personal library from teaching materials of teachers of both open and closed access, which greatly facilitates the learning process   

· Unlimited space of the student’s and teacher’s library for storing teaching materials in various formats: video, audio, electronic textbooks on subjects, texts, drawings, and so on.   

· Convenient storage structure for educational materials and a search system 

· A wide range of teachers in academic subjects 

· Ability to obtain certificates of study for individual subjects 

· Possibility of obtaining state-standard certificates on the development of the program of primary and secondary schools. 

· Automated system for assessing student achievements and results of intermediate certification - transfer from class to class is carried out automatically after grading in subjects. 

· Great opportunities for teachers from around the world to become an employee of a large team of Intellect online school teachers, get free registration at the school, post information about yourself in your account and on a presentation card, post-study materials in the library without space limitations, post information about the courses taught and academic subjects and start working with students. 

· A convenient electronic calendar for the teacher to create a class schedule allows you to independently create the most convenient class schedule with students taking into account your time zone. You can view in your personal calendar, not only the dates and times of classes in subjects, but also specific students who are enrolled in the course.   

· A convenient virtual classroom allows you to bring the lesson as close as possible to the real one thanks to the good quality of the video service, all lessons are recorded in the archive, which allows the student or group of students to view the lesson an unlimited number of times and even transfer video lessons to their library.  In conclusion, I would like to emphasise that Intellect School Online is an opportunity to learn from those teachers that you choose, not a school. It is a convenient individual training schedule, taking into account the individual characteristics of the child’s development and their abilities. Learn at your own pace, in the language that is most convenient for you and get Certificates of Education!

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                                                                 Always yours, the development team