Various Ways to Homeschool: Blog Four – Tanner Wilson

Hey Tanner! Thanks for doing this interview for
To get started, tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Tanner Wilson. I am a 15-year-old high school sophomore.

Alright then! What’s your schedule like?
Depending on what day of the week it is, I will get up around 7:00 A.M. to go to my classes or complete schoolwork. My classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and last from 8:00 to 12:30. After leaving class, I will go home to relax and work on any homework, then at 2:45 I will go to my basketball practice, which lasts until 4:30. After practice, I will go home, eat and work on homework.

Do you take any classes outside of home?
I take three classes through my homeschool group. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Awesome! How flexible is your schedule?
My schedule is fairly flexible, due to the fact that I can do any school work ahead of time, though my basketball schedule keeps me from taking any long trips.

When do you socialize?
I am able to socialize during in-between class periods, at basketball practice and at events through my homeschool group. Our group has a few different kinds of events, one such event is the monthly youth nights that our group puts on. These usually consist high school age students doing any kind of event, such as swimming, bowling or even having a house party.

What subject is the easiest for you and why?
The easiest subject for me is the Earth Science course I am currently taking. I would say it is the easiest for me because I have always had a love of geology, and for whatever reason, it just clicks for me.

What subject is the hardest for you?
My hardest subject has always been math.

Do you take breaks during a school day?
I generally take a lunch break. When I take that break, I will also do something like relax and read a book or watch TV for 30 minutes.

How do you think homeschooling has benefitted you?
I believe homeschooling has benefitted me in that it has given me a safe environment free of influences such as drugs, and I truly believe that the hands-on education often attributed to homeschooling is very beneficial educationally.

If you had the choice to be homeschooled or go to public school, what would you choose?
This has been a topic of debate for me, but I have always chosen to continue homeschooling. Part of the reason for continuing to homeschool is the friends I have made through the group, and the other reason is that I believe I am given more opportunities.

Thank you, Tanner! 

Check out next week’s blog to learn how one of my best friends, Erin Salazar, homeschools! Have a great week!

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One Response to Various Ways to Homeschool: Blog Four – Tanner Wilson

  1. Vicki says:

    Nice interview. Good to hear about other homeschooling high schoolers. All my 5 kids have homeschooled through high school, too.

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