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in-person Classes
small group classes for common courses

Aside from private tutoring, Tika also offers small group instruction and tutoring for common math and science courses. 

This is a great way to work with Tika in a more economical way for those that want to get ahead in school, homeschool part-time, gain expertise, or drop in for asking questions.


These select courses meet once a week and are eligible for homeschooled course credits. All homeschooled courses have to be submitted to your school to be reviewed by the administration, along with your child taking an amplitude test. If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to call Tika at (630) 440-1244.

WHY homeschooling some courses outside of school

is so beneficial for your child: 

  • Putting an end to consistent struggles with a particular subject

  • Receive live, individualized attention will help them finally gain confidence in school

  • Our holistic educational model will build their academic character set

  • Getting ahead in school will help them take AP courses sooner

  • Ideal for those students who need flexibility due to career, job, or athletic endeavors

  • Finally taking time to build expertise in a particular subject area

  • Enjoy course content with a more traditional, classical approach

  • Ability to take summer school and get ahead

  • Those students who need credit recovery and do not learn well online


As with all of our programs, your child will gain unparallel confidence and capitalize on their expertise, intelligence, character, and readiness for college and career success. All of these courses have live instruction by owner, Tika Haake.


All of the Math and Science courses offered with CarpeDiem Academics require you to purchase a membership for Schoolhouse Teachers. Your membership provides a backbone and framework for the academic content and recordkeeping. We have been working with this company for years and always blown away by their depthful academic content and organization. Subscriptions vary in price, but are very affordable ranging from monthly to yearly; if you are signing up for a full year course, we would recommend waiting until mid-summer when discounts as at max.  

are our programs accredited?

Simple answer is NO, because we are not a school, but a tutoring company. We offer personalized tutoring services to gain knowledge and possible credits for particular subjects.


Online courses do offer accreditation, but those courses do not offer personalized learning and are often boring for kids. Accredited courses can also limit the freedom in teaching and this would not make sense since they already come with their own online, pre-recorded instructor. Honestly, online education for foundational courses taught in Junior High through High School could jeopardize a student's clear and depthful knowledge of a subject. This is the main reason we use the affordable programs from Schoolhouse Teachers. Saving money allows you to hire us and give your child live, exceptional tutoring so they receive the best education and academic foundation. 


With that said, all of these courses are eligible to transfer to your public or private school. With the help of pre-organized lesson plans provided, we will create a portfolio of your child's work to submit to your school to earn credits for graduation requirements. 


Please feel confident you have options to help your child succeed academically whether full time, in-school or using us for part-time homeschool support. The goal of every educator should be to help children in our community to succeed academically, while feeling mentally and emotionally supported in whatever format helps them.

i am a homeschool mom myself!

homeschooling help near me

I used to provide the basic framework for many of the classes I taught. This gave me a foundation to build on and manage the course, but I went well beyond to challenge my children to think deeper and complete more challenging problems. Since I had such a small classroom, the courses were naturally "Honors" level courses. Remember, since Schoolhouse Teachers is not an accredited organization to allow for freedom in education, sometimes your child's school may require an amplitude test to transfer credits to High School. However, rest assured receiving this personalized education, your child well be well prepared beyond the standard.




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