Our teachers each had years of experience in a classroom before coming to teach at Oak Meadow. Most have advanced degrees, and their primary focus is guiding your student to success, mastery, confidence, and understanding.
Students usually remain with the same teacher through grades K-4, and grades 5-8, unless otherwise requested. In high school, they are assigned subject-specific teachers, one for each discipline. A student may have the same English or math teacher for several years in a row. This allows the teacher to get to know the student well, and provide on-going support, encouragement, inspiration, and motivation.
When you enroll with Oak Meadow, your teacher is there to help you. Whether you are enrolled for a single course for a single semester, or five full-year high school classes, you can expect your teacher to provide feedback on submitted work, grades, guidance, support, and semester evaluations. Teachers also work with parents (grade K-6) and students to modify or adapt the curriculum as needed to suit a child’s needs, skills, passions, and goals.
While teachers work one-to-one with each student, they do not take on the role of tutor. Most of the teaching comes from our print-based materials, and your Oak Meadow teacher is available to guide progress through the feedback they provide. They are available by email, phone, or video chat, but please note that (for the most part), teachers are not involved in implementing of lesson material. If you feel like your student would benefit from in-person assistance, you may want to consider working with an on-site tutor, who can work with the Oak Meadow curriculum and co-ordinate with the Oak Meadow teacher. If you have questions, please contact us.