A small sampling of what some of my families have said…
Terri never hesitates to promptly answer questions any time of year. I have sent her a lot of emails! 🙂 I value her advice and opinions so much that I finally signed up for her mentoring program a few months ago. This has been a sanity-saver for me! Even though I consider myself a veteran homeschooler, I feel so much more confident in our plan for this upcoming year because of all the feedback I’ve received from Terri.
I highly recommend Terri for anything you need, whether it be a yearly evaluation, a one-time consult, or her mentoring program. Jackson Family
homeschooling was not in my plan. Because she spoke not a word of English, I
decided to “temporarily” keep her at home until she learned the language and got more
comfortable with our culture. As I said, that was three years ago and two evaluations
later with Terri Hedrick.
Why would I recommend Terri? Her credentials caught my attention first and then I
reviewed her educational philosophy and her method of performing annual evaluation.
We met for the first time when I had just been homeschooling for about 8
months. I brought way too much paperwork and I’m sure I dominated the conversation
for the first half-hour with questions and worries. She was so reassuring to both
my daughter (who was also there) and to me! She gave us recommendations for
curriculum and inspired us with her proactive, yet comfortable professionalism. She
is practical! During the year, I know that Terri is only an e-mail away and her website
offers a wealth of information.
My daughter is now reading way above grade level and is rapidly catching up in other
subject areas. She keeps her own reading log to show “Ms. Terri” when we next meet. Crystal B.
When I prepared their first portfolio for Terri, I was nervous that she would not understand my philosophy of schooling, and how incredible it can be to continue to see your child’s love of learning thrive with child driven assignments, research and activity. I drove three hours to meet her for coffee, and have her meet my children in person. It is one of the best investments I have made in my home school! It felt amazing to meet someone who not only understood my philosophy of learning, but who had dozens of other ideas for ways to continue to help my children thrive. Although she did not use the same teaching style as I, she was open to the idea that there are many right answers when it comes to learning, and that thinking outside of the box was one of the greatest benefits we all share as homeschoolers.
I am confident that Terri would be adept in accommodating a wide range of learning styles, and working easily with fellow homeschooling parents to create the best learning experience for their children. Christine F.