Homeschool Consulting Service

After a gap of some years, Donna is pleased to once again offer her consulting service to homeschoolers. Having worked at all levels of Waldorf education in schools and through charter schools, in youth projects and at home with her own children—having been a parent educator, teacher, parent, youth worker, and teacher of adult students for 35+ years, she is well placed to offer her services this way. Please read here for further information about Donna’s biography and work.


  • For those of you who just need a short call to clarify a question or talk through something specific, the 30 Minute Call might work well.
  • Others need longer and a One-Hour Call might work best. A reduced-price Three-Call Package is also available.
  • Our Year-Long Family Support Service is good for a parent who likes to be able to perhaps have a regularly scheduled call or to know that Donna is available should she be needed by telephone or email. This service is priced per family and can begin at any time.
  • The last options is the most exciting and is strictly limited—this is the ‘Homeschool Teacher Support Service and is for those who need more guidance and support than the Year-long Support Package provides. This option includes sending examples of your child’s work to Donna for her to discuss with you and is focused on Donna helping you with specific skills such as story-telling, form drawing, painting; creating and sticking to realistic schedules and goals; making main lesson books and creating projects; balancing and juggling various. This service is focused on Donna helping you become the teacher you want to be for your children—she is not working with your children directly. The only exception could be for a modified version of this service with high schoolers. Even then, there will be no zoom (or similar) interaction.

PLEASE NOTE THAT GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE CONSULTATION SERVICES ARE FOR PEOPLE WORKING WITH THE CHRISTOPHERUS CURRICULUM. AN EXCEPTION COULD BE FOR A 30 MINUTE CALL WHICH MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A PARENT USING CHRISTOPHERUS.

DONNA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TURN DOWN PEOPLE WHO REQUEST CONSULTING–AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF WORKING IN PARENT EDUCATION, SHE HAS DEVELOPED A FEEL FOR WHO SHE CAN WORK WITH AND WHO WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY SEEKING ASSISTANCE ELSEWHERE.

The Homeschool Teacher Support Service runs from August until 1 June each year.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS FULL FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021.NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

The main difference between the Year-Long Family Support Service and the Homeschool Teacher Support Service is that the latter is focused primarily on helping you teach your particular children, based not only on conversation, but on looking with Donna at examples of their actual work. Both Services provide support regarding family dynamics, schedules, discipline, understanding the curriculum and so on. However, while the Year-Long Family Support is priced per family, the Homeschool Teacher Support Service is per child.

Please click on the links above to find out more about each kind of consulting service, including the price. Many people, especially in these extraordinary times, will not be able to afford the fees we need to charge to keep Christopherus sustainable: if you feel able to support your fellow-homeschoolers, please consider making a donation here. If you are financially-challenged, please email Donna donna@christopherushomeschool.org and she will add you to a list of those needing financial assistance. Once donations come in, she will contact those on the list on a first-come, first-served basis.


Note that we provide a free support service from Christopherus families here.


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Due to the chaos created by the global effects of COVID, Donna is unable to offer consulting right now.

Thank you.