Farrar doesn’t believe that any one approach or curricula is right for all families. She has an extensive knowledge of different curricula, resources, and philosophies, and has developed her own curricula. She also has experience with alternative forms of assessment. Crafting individualized plans and routines that really work is a particular passion of Farrar’s. She is an expert on children’s and young adult literature, and on incorporating good books into learning.
Farrar is the author of Tweens, Tough Times, and Triumphs: Homeschooling the Middle Grades. She currently teaches theater locally as well as a high school course based on the humanities core she wrote for Simplify, Global Perspective Studies.
Without Farrar’s recommendations we might still be flailing around trying to figure out how to get started. She has her own philosophy for her kids, but was very receptive to where we are and what our lifestyle and philosophy are. She made suggestions that fit our life and was not pushy or judgmental about what she thought we “should” be doing.
a homeschooling parent in the Washington D.C. area