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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:29 am 
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Hi all, I am in need of an English speaking tutor for Maths, English and Bulgarian for my two children aged 11 and 15. We are in the Yambol region. We have homeschooled for the past 3 years and would like to continue to do so if possible.

Please could you get in touch if you are a tutor or know of any in the area please?

Many thanks indeed

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:54 am 
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Hi Astro
So I would presume that you have arrived in BG.Give this number a bell,her name is Dyliana,she is our official translator/interpretor,nice lady based in Yambol.She ''might'' know someone or point you in the right direction........her number is 0888899757..tell her Steve from Charda gave you the number.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:56 am 
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I don't wish to be the damp cloth again, but I thought that I read on here recently that Home Schooling is not allowed in Bulgaria. Question  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:16 am 
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I'm sure the likes of Dyliana will put them right on the subject..
You must have a bucket full of clothes waiting to be thrown on peoples posts.. Wink Laughing Laughing
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:51 am 
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Moscow_Wolf wrote:
I don't wish to be the damp cloth again, but I thought that I read on here recently that Home Schooling is not allowed in Bulgaria. Question


HSLDA

I read recently but can't remember where, that a Government vote on the subject was due in September.

A trawl of Official Gazettes might be in order for the OP.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:39 pm 
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Moscow_Wolf wrote:
I don't wish to be the damp cloth again, but I thought that I read on here recently that Home Schooling is not allowed in Bulgaria. Question


Your right MW home schooling is illegal in BG, children up to the age of 16 years have to attend a state school.

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I have heard that in some cases the schools have been very good at laying on extra Bulgarian classes and support for non Bulgarian speakers, but I think they will find the style of Education here very different from the UK style. It is nearly all face the front, listen and remember by rote from what I understand. Very very good for maths and sciences, not so good on the humanities.  
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And no "Self Esteem" classes or "everyone passes" exams.... Wink
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Wow NEWS FLASH!!!

http://www.standartnews.com/english/read/bulgaria_allows_homeschooling-9618.html

Bulgaria's children of compulsory school age are now having the option to study at home. MPs this week voted for a homeschoolong amendment in the text of the Law on schools and preschools.

Up to now only children with special talents or needs were given the option of home training, however, the new law gives the green light to the so-called individual form of education to all childeren under 16 as well.

The children who learn at home have to sit an exam each year to check how they mastered the material. If it is established that they do not do well, parents are required to enroll the child in another form of education.

To teach the child on its own, the family has to be authorized to do so by an expert committee of the regional department of education.

The decision raised sharp debate, as MPs from the BSP indicated that this creates difficulties for the socialization of children and parents. They also indicated that there is a risk some families to leave their children at home for religious reasons, which hides the danger of radicalization.

Committee Chairman Milena Damianova countered that the state actually introduces control and that even now 500 children study at home and are not covered by the educational system.
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Mastered the material, sounds like they have to stick to the national curriculum.  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:49 pm 
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Many thanks all for the positive replies. This is something we looked into before moving to Bg. It is illegal for Bulgarian children to be home educated (well it was at the time of researching back in the UK) but not for British children. My lad has Tourettes and has been homes schooled for the past 3 years or more. We are only looking for a little help as English reference books are very hard to come by here. We have been in touch with Krassi and Dylianna, both were amazing. Many thanks  
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That's interesting, astro - so the law here doesn't apply to foreigners? That may be the case but it sounds a little unlikely - and fluency in Bulgarian sounds like a sine qua non....
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But it is possible to home school a child here who has a disability, regardless of nationality.  
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