My Homeschooled My Life

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“Did you go to school in your pajamas?”, “How did you make friends?”, “How can you stand having your parents teach you?” These are the questions that plagued the first eighteen years of my life. I don’t like to admit it, but I was homeschooled. Not a modern homeschooler that takes dual-credit or online classes, but an actual homeschooler. What does being homeschooled have to do with my math experiences? The majority, if not all, of my math experience involved my immediate family. Mom, dad, and my older brother were responsible for sparking my interest, teaching me basic concepts, and preparing me to teach myself. Being homeschooled, without a doubt, changed my life. It gave me opportunities and taught me lessons that made me the person that I am today. In middle …show more content…
When I was younger, I understood math because my dad could explain it in simple terms, with examples, and in a way that I could connect with logically. Regrettably, when I was older, things became more difficult when I had to begin teaching myself. Being homeschooled was the best and worst thing that could have happened to me. It was the best, because the uniform of the day was always pajamas, I never had an instructor that I didn’t like, and I was able to learn a lot at an early age. Conversely, it was the worst because I didn’t have access to formal instruction in the latter years of high school. The reason I don’t tell people that I was homeschooled is the same reason that I don’t tell people that I play chess, debate, knit, crochet, sew, and can solve the Rubix cube. It is not because I am ashamed of any of these things, rather I don’t like the stereotype, or the perception, of being “nerdy”, “un-socialized”, or “introverted”. That is not me and that is not how I want people to think of me. At the end of the day, regardless of what people think, I would not have traded my math experiences for anything in the

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