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.
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.
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.
All content taught is non-sectarian.
Home School Coaches is not a school. We support an independent study model and offer classes and tutoring to support parents and students in their educational journey!
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.
American Sign Language
Art of Problem Solving
How do I get started with a tutor?
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?
Do you offer classes?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a vendor of my charter school?
Do you have a location?
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?
Cancellation for Classes
If you need to cancel a class registration, please contact us at email@example.com with the following information: class title, day, and time; student’s name; your name, email, and phone number. To receive a full refund, please contact us regarding the cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the first class session.
Free trial classes are available for AdLife or Cornerstone during the first two weeks of a course. A student may attend one lesson free of charge during this time and only for courses 8 weeks or longer. Students may use up to three free trials per semester.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on unused or cancelled lessons.
If your student will be absent from a class session, please communicate this to your instructor. Unfortunately, we do not offer make-ups or prorated refunds.
If your student misses 3 consecutive lessons without communicating with your instructor, your student may be dropped from the class and you will forfeit the class fee.
If no students have joined the meeting 10 minutes after the start time, the lesson may be cancelled at the instructor’s discretion. This is considered a missed lesson and is not eligible for a refund.
If an instructor cancels a class session, payments may be prorated to compensate for the missed session if a make-up day cannot be scheduled.
If an instructor cancels a class series, you will receive a prorated refund based on the percentage of lessons you have paid for that were canceled.
If your student will be missing a tutoring session, please communicate this to your instructor by 6 p.m. the night before the session to reschedule. If your student misses a lesson or you cancel later than 6 p.m. the night before a lesson, you will be charged in full and will not be able to schedule a make-up lesson.
Do you offer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Homeschooling Mom of 4
“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.”
“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!”
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.”
“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.”
Homeschooling mom, Vocal and Life Coach, Singer/Songwriter
“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!!”
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.”
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.”
“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
“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.”
"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."