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OUR TEAM

Home School Coaches love what they teach and it shows.  Many are credentialed teachers, professionals in their field and have advanced degrees in the subjects they teach.

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Abby Lai, Founder

Home School Coaches is the largest homeschool tutoring company in Los Angeles and is dedicated to supporting parents in their journey to educate their children.

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Established Instructors

We only hire the best for your children.  All Home School Coaches have been referred by homeschool parents and are carefully vetted with thorough background checks.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


We offer all core classes, as well as many options for electives. Check out our comprehensive subject list below. If you don't see the subject that you are interested in, feel free to send us an email with your request. We work with instructors who serve multiple co-ops, so we would be happy to recommend an alternative co-op that would be able to better serve you. Our classes offered both through 1-on-1 lessons with tutors and through group classes. Group classes are offered for variety of course lengths, and are taught both in-person through co-ops* and online. Check out our Coaches page and our online classes page to learn more. *Due to COVID-19, our coaches, co-ops, and businesses are not currently able to offer in-person services. Core Classes

  • Math
  • Writing
  • Language Arts
  • Science
Music
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Ukulele
  • Trumpet
  • Drums
  • Voice
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese
Other Electives
  • Sewing
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Chess
  • Art of Problem Solving




How do I get started with a tutor?


There are a couple of different ways for you to get started. First, you can check out our Home School Coaches tutor page to search for tutors. You’ll be able to search for instructors based on subject, location, availability of online lessons, and whether they specialize in working with students with special needs. You are also welcome to call or text us at (626) 872-1522 to speak with one of our representatives who can help you find just the right instructor. Once you’ve selected an instructor, please complete the form on their profile page. This form will also provide you with details on how to submit a purchase order or PayPal payment for lessons, and will allow you to complete our Family Liability Form. After receiving your payment and liability form, we will send you an email to confirm the start of your lessons. *Due to COVID-19, our coaches, co-ops, and businesses are currently unable to offer in-person services.




Can my child take a class even though she is younger than the recommended age?


Absolutely! We trust that you know your child’s abilities best and we’re happy to work with you to help your child soar. If for some reason the class doesn’t work out, we will be happy to help you find a class that will be a better fit.




Can we create a group class?


Yes! Invite your child’s friends to create a group class with your favorite Home School Coach. This is a fun and affordable way for your child to take Spanish immersion, math, writing, sewing, and much more. After all participating students have registered, the fun can begin! For group classes, one parent serves as the official contact to facilitate communication between the group and the Home School Coach. The parent contact also helps to reschedule or cancel classes. Make-up classes for an individual student’s absence in a group class are not permitted.




Do you offer classes?


Yes! We offer a wide assortment of classes. To learn more about our online classes, visit adlifeedu.com which features many of our best Home School Coaches’ classes. For custom classes, you can create a class that can take place virtually or at your home. Simply call, text or email us at (626) 872-1522 or email info@homeschoolcoaches.com. Finally, we offer co-op classes at Cornerstone in Sierra Madre, and we are also partnered with multiple co-ops throughout the area. Click here for a list of the co-ops that we partner with. *Due to COVID-19, our coaches, co-ops, and businesses are not currently able to offer in-person services.




What if I need to switch tutors?


If you feel like your tutor is not a perfect match, don’t worry; you always have options. We want to make sure that you’re matched with an instructor who can help your child excel. We have over 100 instructors that you can choose from, and we will gladly help you find the perfect match. Simply call, text or email us at (626) 872-1522 or email info@homeschoolcoaches.com.




Are you a vendor of my charter school?


Home School Coaches is a proud vendor of the Blue Ridge Academy, California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, Granite Mountain, Heartland, ILead, Inspire, Mission Vista Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Springs Charter School. If you don’t see your school listed here, we would be happy to apply to become a vendor for them. Simply email us at info@homeschoolcoaches.com with the name of your school, and we’ll get started from there.




Do you have a location?


We offer classes at multiple locations through partnerships with co-ops and businesses throughout the region. Let us know your location and what you’re looking for, and we’ll be happy to refer you to in-person classes. Our tutors also offer in-person lessons at your home, local library or online. *Due to COVID-19, our coaches, co-ops, and businesses are not currently able to offer in-person services.




Where do the lessons take place?


Coaches can meet you in your home, local library, coffee shop, co-op campus, park play day, or virtually anywhere that sustains a good learning environment. A few of our instructors also provide lessons out of their studios. We ask that at least one parent or guardian stay nearby in case of an emergency.




What is your cancellation policy for classes and tutoring lessons?


All cancellations or schedule changes must be made directly with the instructor by 6pm the night prior to a lesson, otherwise you will be charged in full for the missed lesson.




Do you offer online lessons?


Yes! Many of our coaches offer online classes. You can view our complete list of coaches here; each coach’s profile will indicate whether they offer online lessons. In addition, you can check out our webpage for group online lessons.




I have a teacher that I love working with. Can they become a Home School Coach?


We would be happy to consider adding your favorite teacher to our group of wonderful coaches. Simply send us an email at info@homeschoolcoaches.com. In your email, provide us with your teacher’s contact information, and tell us why you love working with this person.




I work full-time from home. Can you help me?


Yes, we can help you in many different ways. We offer online classes for a multitude of subjects, as well as an assortment of tutors who can provide individual instruction. Our tutors can (1) help implement the curriculum of your choice, (2) arrive with lesson plans ready, or (3) be a Subject Guide to help implement a whole semester of math, science or language arts by working with you to map out assignments, teach lessons, assign homework, and review areas that need improvement. With Subject Guides, the parent will approve the lesson plan, provide goals, help ensure the student completes their work, grade work (when applicable) and maintain communication with the instructor to monitor progress.




I'd prefer to not teach certain subjects. Can you help me?


Absolutely! We want you to enjoy the best parts of homeschooling. If you love teaching history and writing, but can pass on math and science, let us help. We work with over 100 instructors to offer tutoring and classes in the areas you need the most support in. Our goal is to help you preserve your relationship with your kids and enjoy the good stuff about homeschooling.




Who are Home School Coaches?


Our team includes credentialed teachers, veteran home school educators, and professionals teaching in their industry, which means that each of our coaches has many years of teaching experience. The well-being of your child is of the utmost importance to us, so we never hire strangers off of the internet. Every single instructor is referred to us by a trusted source, and is also vetted via a background check that includes a Department of Justice live scan.





 
 

Chenning Peng

Homeschooling Mom of 4

Pasadena, CA

“Abby Lai is an amazing resource for homeschooling, and has encouraged me in our family's homeschooling journey. She has a wealth of knowledge about classes and teachers, and has a gift for "matchmaking" students with the right coach. Abby is easy to work with, thoughtfully considers your concerns and preferences, and also has her own experiences as a homeschooling parent to draw from. We have met some of our favorite homeschool coaches through Abby and Home School Coaches. These are teachers that we have benefitted from for years, through multiple children! When I get into conversations with new homeschoolers, inevitably I will ask them, "Have you heard of Home School Coaches? Have you met Abby Lai?" I would not hesitate to recommend Abby and Home School Coaches to any homeschooling family. There is so much variety within the course offerings, as well as the personalities and teaching styles of the coaches, that I feel that there is something (or someone) there for anyone homeschooling.”

Edward Li

Barnabas Robotics

Pasadena, CA

“Our robotics teachers have been working with Homeschool Coaches for over 5 years, and it has been wonderful. I appreciate the time that they take to make sure that every child is matched with the right learning opportunity. Abby and her team operate with love, honor, and respect. They are a light within the homeschool community. I would recommend any family to check out their classes!”

Erin Chianese

English Teacher

Los Angeles, CA

“As a teacher working in many venues and organizations, I have especially appreciated working for Home School Coaches. It is professionally run by Abby Lai and her team, with excellent care and communication. HSC provides a needed service, connecting quality teachers to the homeschooling community. I have enjoyed learning alongside all my students, classes and families through HSC.”

James Wigglesworth

Math Teacher

Arcadia, CA

“Abby has a sixth sense for connecting people. It stems from the deep care and empathy she has for those in her life. Her intuition for figuring out each person's philosophy and their unique qualities is unmatched. Teachers trust her to know their skills and understand their strengths. Families trust her to recognize their needs and actualize their goals. In the 5 years I've known her, she's proven time after time to be professional, resourceful, loyal, empowering, encouraging, and energetic. I trust her implicitly and respect her greatly.”

Jennifer Goodrich

Homeschooling mom, Vocal and Life Coach, Singer/Songwriter

Altadena, CA

“Abby is one of the most trusted people in the homeschooling community. I have gone to her and her business, Home School Coaches, for years to find the best of the best teachers and have always had the most successful experiences. Abby is one of the most optimistic, joyful, intelligent, and compassionate people I know, and to have a business owner with those qualities at the helm - that is a powerful equation. I would not be a successful homeschooling mother if it wasn't for Abby's grace and empowerment. Thank you, Abby and HSC!!”

Jennifer Russell

Educational Facilitator, iLead Exploration

Orange County, CA

“Home School Coaches has heart! As a fellow tutor and an Educational Facilitator for a charter school, I can testify that Abby Lai and her staff of employees and tutors care deeply about the families and students they serve. They work personally with each one, trying to meet each student's learning style, needs, and personality. They work tirelessly and patiently to support the homeschooling community and the public charters they serve. They are open to feedback and are always finding ways to improve their process and program.”

Kristie Savage

Blue Ridge Academy

Los Angeles, CA

“As a homeschool teacher with Blue Ridge Academy, I love working with Abby and recommending her tutors (coaches) to my students. Abby does an excellent job of finding high quality coaches and matching their skills/personality to the students. The feedback I receive from students is always extremely positive. Home School Coaches is my first stop when students need extra help.”

L. Foster

Homeschool Mother

Pasadena, CA

“I knew Abby even before she started Home School Coaches. She's always been the same: kind, caring, smart, and always thinking ahead. She put all of these characteristics together and created a wonderful resource for us homeschooling families that was much needed. Home School Coaches has been a godsend to our family. We have found community courses that were fun and challenging for every age of our children (we have 5), and tutors that were passionate and knowledgeable. We are no longer homeschooling, but I've recommended Home School Coaches to family, friends, strangers - really anyone who is in need of academic support and/or challenge. Keep up the good work guys! I hope you'll even be around for my grandchildren.”

Mary Anne Cheraz

Director of PathFinders Homeschool Classes

Glendora, CA

“Through Home School Coaches, Abby Lai has created a rich portfolio of classes and teachers to benefit the community at large. Of all the organizations in the area, Abby has become the network which connects them. Her ability to appreciate, engage, and be inclusive of many teaching and learning styles has allowed Home School Coaches to become the Cornerstone of education in the San Gabriel Valley.”

Michele Small

Math Teacher

Monrovia, CA

"Home School Coaches strikes an excellent balance of caring for both their families and their tutors. Personally, they have helped my tutoring business thrive by interfacing with charters to provide funding. Their attention to detail and kindness in doing so has made them an excellent company to work with."

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