Great Ways to Home Educate (GWHE) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting homeschooling families in Connecticut's Litchfield, New Haven, Fairfield, and Hartford counties.

Standardized Verbal Test Prep Summer Workshop

Where: New Milford, CT
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout August (8 sessions)
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $300/student for all 8 classes
Instructor: Francesca Morrissey
Texts: Kaplan SAT 2015 Strategies, Practice and Review with 5 Practice Tests (ISBN-13: 978-1618655837) and Gruber's Complete ACT Guide 2015 (ISBN-13: 978-1402295676).

We will cover vocabulary, synonyms, analogies, reading comprehension and the essay, but our focus will be on mastering strategies for a successful score. An example of what we'll focus on: learning the meaning of common prefixes, suffixes and roots as opposed to memorizing lists of vocabulary words; identifying types of analogies to help eliminate choices; how to annotate excerpts in the reading comp section in order to best manage one's time. Students will need to purchase SAT & ACT Prep books.

To register for the workshop or if you have any questions, email Education without Walls or call 860-318-6464.

Thank you!

Sewing Class

Learn a Life Skill:

Where: Bethlehem, CT
When: August 25 – 29, 2014
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: Twenty hours of class for $120 ($6.00 / hour)
Ages: 12 and up or approval by the instructor
Class Size: Minimum 3 students; Maximum 6 students
Instructor: Rebekah Miller

From no knowledge, to how to choose fabric and accessories, use a sewing machine, variety of stitches, read and use a pattern.

Sew a tote bag AND either shorts, pants, or skirt with pockets.

Taught by Fashion Design Senior who was homeschooled. Bring your own sewing machine or one can be provided.

Contact for more information or to register for the class.

Applied Inspirations

New Milford
Education without Walls in New Milford, CT is offering the following classes starting in September:

These classes will be held on Tuesdays in Southbury with a tentative start date of Sept. 2.

All classes will be taught by Peter T. Miller.

Peter T. Miller is the Founder and CEO of Applied Inspirations, LLC – Learn by Doing Kits. He believes in getting students excited about learning and agrees with Benjamin Franklin and other scholars that we all learn best by doing. Benjamin Franklin, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn." Peter is one of those naturally gifted teachers who takes a complex subject and makes it fun and easy to learn.

For more information, email Karen S. Miller or visit

Education without Walls

The following classes will be offered for the 2014-2015 academic year in New Milford, CT. All classes run Labor Day to Memorial Day, unless otherwise noted. Students are welcome to take only one class or several, as interest and scheduling dictates. Most classes have a maximum of 6 -8 students.

Class availability: All classes have at least one space available, except the Psychology class, which now has a waiting list.

There are many more classes offered. For complete class list and descriptions, email Education without Walls or call 860-318-6464.

Thank you!

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Great Ways to Home Educate is an all-volunteer, nonprofit that relies entirely upon donations to support the numerous activities we provide throughout the year. There are three easy ways to support us:

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