So what are the key benefits of learning from home? Many distance learners have discovered a number of advantages of studying in the home environment.
Learning from home:
Are there any disadvantages to learning from home?
Susannah Harris has been learning from home for the past two years and is studying for a GCSE in Maths. This is Susannah’s experience.
“I started learning from home when my second child went to school. I had been a full time mum up until this point and I knew I needed to retrain to get back into the job market. I had always wanted to be a teacher but I failed my GCSE Maths at school. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand the subject, it was just that I wasn’t able to pick things up quite as quickly as some of the brighter ones in the class. Learning from home means I can work through the study pack at my own pace and don’t have to worry about being left behind. I’m actually beginning to quite enjoy it. And if I pass my examination in June, I’ll be able to apply for teacher training college.”