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Highly-Affordable Courses
Expertly Designed and Individually Taught 
by a 
College Professor and Homeschooling Father


  • Internet access is required for all courses. Students should have a high quality computer security system to deal with viruses and other problems that can occur when using the Internet.

  • Students must have access to a dependable email system. If using a free email system like “gmail”, the student is responsible for keeping the mailbox clear enough so he/she can receive new mail.

  • Students should preferably have access to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and (free) Adobe Reader to view and use course materials sent in these formats, as well as to create and submit their work.

  • Students who have Macs instead of a PC can still take courses with Dr. Byers. Instructions/information can be sent to the students via PDF files. Students can submit their work to Dr. Byers via a PDF file or in the body of an email. 

  • The only challenge with Macs is being able to provide the student with corrections, edits, and other feedback in writing courses if the assignment is submitted in a format other than Word. Some Macs are able to convert documents to Word. Please work with Dr. Byers to determine the best options if you are a Mac user.

  • Students will submit all assignments to the instructor via email and the instructor will return graded work and comments also via email. 

Dr. Byers' Qualifications

  • ​I've been a teacher for my entire 30 + year career. I am currently a full-time professor for a private university teaching courses in leadership, education, business, history, and management.

  • I have a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning

  • A Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education

  • A Master's Degree in Leadership and History with three concentrations: 
            --Leadership in Western Civilization 
            --Leadership Morals and Ethics 
            --Leadership in U.S. Businesses

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Speech, Communication, and Theater.

  • I wrote my dissertation on homeschooling, which I later converted to a book I co-wrote with my wife; the book is entitled "College-Prep Homeschooling". Our second book followed a couple of years later, "Leadership Lessons for Homeschooled Teens".

  • Many years ago, I developed and taught some courses to homeschooled teens, which were delivered face-to-face. It was at that time that I realized the need for quality educational experiences for the middle school and high school levels and thus I began this business. 

  • The courses I offer homeschoolers are based on over 30 years of experience with homeschooling and the best practices of education--particularly with regard to preparing for college. And yes, I use the same courses with my own children.

  • I also provide speeches, presentations, and training to a variety of groups on numerous topics.


 Typically, the academic requirements for high school graduation  are similar to those for admission into most colleges and  universities in the United States as indicated below:

One credit is the equivalent of one full year (2 semesters) of study.

  • English: 4 credits with a strong emphasis in developing reading and writing skills

  • Mathematics: 3-4 credits to include algebra, algebra 2, and geometry--some schools also require trigonometry

  • Social Sciences: 3-4 credits to include U.S. history and U.S. government (other courses may be related to world history, U.S. and world geography, and an array of other options) 

  • Natural Sciences: 3-4 credits including earth science, biology, and chemistry (at least one semester must include lab time)

  • Foreign Language: 2-4 credits in the same foreign language  (depending on the requirements of the college and university to which the student is applying). Homeschoolers will want to provide details about the lab requirement, such as when, where, and how students practiced speaking and listening to the language. Some schools will waive this as an admission requirement, but then require the student to study a foreign language while they are in college. Please check with the college or university to determine what constitutes a foreign language and how the school determines proficiency.

 What about electives?

 Many of the "electives" in high school are not required for college  admission. However, they may be useful on the student's high  school  transcript to show that the student was well- rounded and  participated in not only academic courses, but in extra-curricular  activities, such as clubs, theater, sports, music, art, cheerleading,  physical education, career/technical education, and other formally  organized groups. 

 The Leadership and Participation Bonus

 Participation in such activities says many positive things about  the college applicant; positions of leadership and responsibility in  such activities say many more positive things about students!

 What about the ACT and SAT?

 Some schools require the incoming students to take the ACT or  SAT test with minimum score requirements. Some schools have  their own placement tests to be taken with ACT or SAT or instead  of these more traditional tests. 

 Keep checking with the school on the requirements!

 College admission requirements change periodically so I  recommend checking with the schools your child wants to  possibly attend to make sure you have everything you need.
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Dr. Byers' Qualifications

Going a bit further back in time . . . 

  • I was a trainer in a corporation for many years. 

  • My experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE) led to my being able to teach college courses in that field for several years, which was my entry into the field of higher education. I taught numerous courses to students who wanted to become preschool teachers, childcare center directors, and/or who were working to earn their degrees in the ECE field. I spent a total of ten years in that field.

  • My wife and I moved from Denver to Omaha in 1996 to become family teachers at Boys Town. We successfully provided a home for nine teenage girls and became "Certified Family Teachers" before we left when we found out we were expecting another child. 

  • Over the years, I've done quite a bit of volunteer work, especially with homeschoolers via coaching flag football, teaching boys P.E., being a Cub Scout leader, and being a judge for speech and debate events.

Your child's educational success is always my goal!