Some of the evaluators listed here were suggested by homeschooling families; others have submitted their own names to the NHHC. If you decide to use an independent evaluator, contact him/her as early as possible in the year to find out how he/she plans to evaluate your child, what information/documentation you will need to provide, how much the evaluation will cost, etc. Also, it is up to the parent to verify the evaluator's credentials -- be certain the evaluator's certification (if required) is current. For a list of states with reciprocal teacher certification with New Hampshire go to http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/interstate_contract.pdf.
It's your responsibility to determine if you and the evaluator are able to work together and share a similar educational philosophy. For example, if your evaluator is only comfortable with home education programs that follow a structured curriculum, and you prefer a more relaxed, hands-on approach, you'll want to find this out sooner rather than later.
We have posted information about compiling the Homeschool Portfolio and a form that an evaluator can fill in and submit to you, if they so choose. There is also a cover letter for parents to send with the teacher's portfolio evaluation to the participating agency, if they choose to submit the annual evaluation to the participating agency. This is no longer required by law.
Note: The NHHC does not endorse or promote the views of any individual, group, or organization whose name or contact information is included on this web site. All reference to services provided by or resources available through any individual, group, or organization on this web site is included solely for information purposes. The NHHC reserves the right to remove the name and contact information of any individual, group, or organization with or without cause and without prior notice.
Julie Way M.Ed. firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 520-2022
I have been an educator for 35+ years and am a certified Reading and Writing Specialist and Educational Therapist working with students with learning disabilities. I have experience working with students from nursery school through high school. I also homeschooled my (four) children for 14 years. I have been doing homeschool evaluations for 12 years. My fee is $40.00 for one evaluation and $10.00 for each additional.
Kathy Anibal, 37 Greeley Hill Rd, Bedford, NH 03110, 471-9280
Tim Neville, Student Focused Educational Consulting www.studentfocusedec.com 225-7432
Jeanette Whaland, 224-2165
Kate Kinville, Brookfield, NH, My4crk@aol.com, 833-0994
Certified elementary teacher grades K-8, experience evaluating homeschoolers for 10 years. $50 per evaluation.
Sonia McDaniel, 379 Brown Road, Candia, NH 03034, 587-0003, email@example.com. 10 years of experience in working with children of all ages levels and abilities. Certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, Learning Disabilities Specialist, Reading Specialist. I currently have an in-home based tutoring service. Specializing in children who have challenges in reading, writing, reading comprehension, fluency, and spelling. Tutoring $40/an hour, Evaluations $40/hour.
Patricia Jones, Claremont, NH
(603)542-4352, firstname.lastname@example.org, Advantage Learning Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~nhteacher19b/
NH certified teacher with endorsements in elementary education, general special education, and learning disabilities. I have a Masters in Education and over twenty years teaching experience in public and private schools. I am available to do portfolio evaluations, tutor or provide academic assistance, and provide consultation and support to homeschooling families.
Rebecca Marie McHugh, 64 West St., Concord, NH 03301, email@example.com
603-219-0353. M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College, MA & NH certified teacher in Social
Studies, grades 5-12, Teacher of Social Studies & Language Arts, and Spanish. Have worked extensively with students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities as well as with gifted
and talented students. Fee: Initial meeting free of charge. That way we can decide whether
we are a compatible match. If you choose to hire me to perform the NH assessment, I charge $50 for a High School Assessment, $40 for Middle School and $30 for Elementary School.
Jessica Pickowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org. I currently teach Language Arts at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, NH. I am certified to teach Language Arts for grades 5-8, and am HQT for English grades 5-12.
Jennie Steinhauser. I am NH certified grades 5-12. I am completing my 6th year as a homeschooling mother; prior to my homeschooling, I taught for 10 years in the Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools, and 1 year in a private school in Connecticut. My fee is $50 per evaluation, but I am willing to barter time or talents! Please contact me at 226-0739 or email@example.com.
Steven De Fronzo M. Ed.
NH certified Teacher/Guidance Counselor, 30+years teaching experience, past experience includes standardized test administrator and evaluator, home school teacher, all levels, all subjects, available at your request, phone 603-382-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara Hatfield, 749-4231, email@example.com .NH certified teacher (M.Ed.) for grades K-8 and a homeschooling mom of three.
Michelle Thibaudeau-Johnson, E. Kingston, NH 603-642-5441 firstname.lastname@example.org. Homeschooling parent, bachelor’s degree in ECE/Elementary Education, a master’s in MFCC and Art Therapy, taught for 5 years and worked in family literacy, special ed. and Title I programs. I am comfortable with structured and less structured homeschooling philosophies as well as unschooling and am open to doing evaluations for children in NH, MA and for those with special needs. Portfolio evaluation - $40 for first child with discount for multiple children; fee increase for evaluations scheduled for the last two weeks of June; surcharge for travel over 20 miles.
Tonya Dreher, 54 New Boston Rd., Francestown, NH (603) 547-8330, email@example.com.
Certified English teacher, grades 5 through 12, with experience teaching literature and writing courses, Title One, ESL, and humanities. Will evaluate students of all ages and can travel in Hillsborough County and most
of southern NH or evaluate in my home. $40 for first child and $30 for each additional child from the same family.
Also available to tutor in English, specifically writing. Expertise includes research writing, critical and analytical essays, the writing process, and the college essay.
Dawn Florino, 317 Montelona Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045, (603) 497-2720, firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently teaching middle school language arts and math. Especially prepared to evaluate students ages 6-14. $50 per evaluation.
Alicia Harressey, 240 Whitehall Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106, 644-3307, email@example.com. Certified K-6 teacher, taught First Grade for 10 years, is currently a stay at home mother. Founding parent and current Board of Trustee Member of Mill Falls Elementary Montessori Charter School in Manchester, NH. Fee of $50 per evaluation, discount for siblings.
Elizabeth Marston, 20+ years teaching experience, certified teacher with a degree in elementary/special education with special interest in mathematics, reading and outdoor/farming education, certified in Wilson reading program, a multi-sensory reading program. Available for tutoring and home school evaluation. $50 per evaluation, $40 tutoring, family rates, sliding scale or barter. Please write 560 Brockway Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine DeRosa, M.S. Ed. (603)578-3491 or (603)620-2601 or email@example.com. I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading, in the states of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I have over 15 years teaching experience from preschool through college, and am a former homeschooler. I am available for portfolio evaluations starting the second week in May, M-F. I am willing to travel. Family discounts are available. I charge $40 for Evaluations.
Marijo Varney, M.Ed with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction; I am NH certified grades K – 12 with an emphasis on Special education. I offer a wide range of home school consulting services designed to assist the home-schooler at all stages of their educational career. Support is available in many areas including but not limited to: making accommodations, modifications, and curriculum development for special needs, guidance through state requirements, end of the year portfolio assessments, assist parents with lesson planning and record keeping, as well as placement assessments to determine what academic level is appropriate for your child. Portfolio assessments for the homeschool community are offered as a means of evaluating your child’s end of the year progress. Also offered are informal math, reading and writing assessments. Formal evaluations are available upon request. I am a former homeschooling parent who has worked with several school districts, organizations and within the homeschool community since 1998. End of year evaluations are $40 each with discounts being offered to families of more than three children. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Branch, 177 Main Street, Kingston, NH 03848, 603-828-7856. Mrs. Branch has a great blend of public school and homeschooling background. She is a NH certified teacher (K-8) who was also formerly homeschooled through grade 9. She has experience as a classroom teacher, remedial reading/math tutor, teacher leader, and workshop presenter. Please contact as early as possible to discuss the portfolio process as the school year develops. $40 per evaluation with discount for multiple children. Best way to contact is via email at email@example.com.
Angela Gilman, Laconia, NH, 603-387-0708, firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Teacher K-8, Masters in Curriculum and Teaching, Taught in public school for 6 years, $40 per evaluation.
Eileen Horner, 14 Elm Street, Windsor, VT 05089, 802-674-6635, cell 802-683-7393, email@example.com. Masters in elementary education. NH certification in elementary education. Vermont Educator's License, Grades K-6. Homeschooler in NH and VT (5 children) for ten years. Now teaches at Mid Vermont Christian School, Quechee, VT. K-6 evaluations, $40 first child, $30 for each additional child from the same family. Travel beyond 20 miles charged at $0.20 per mile.
Margaret Bentley, M. Ed., S.A.I.F. 548-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I hold a NH certification in Elementary Education, Learning Disability Specialist, General Special Education and Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Assessment, with 25 years teaching experience from preschool through high school. I offer services in teaching organizational skills and specialized reading instruction. I am available to tutor, do portfolio evaluations and evaluations for learning disabilities. Family discounts are available. Tutoring $35/hour, Portfolio Evaluations $40.
Lucinda Boutin, (603-660-0272) 48 Mammoth Road, Manchester NH 03109, email@example.com. NH certified teacher available for portfolio evaluations, as well as math tutoring. Currently teaching at the Little Harbor Academy.
Liberty Harbor Academy, 1230 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101, 603-296-0939
Jessica Pickowicz, 384 Belmont St.,603) 707-0565. firstname.lastname@example.org My philosophy of education is grounded in differentiated instruction, and I am a strong supporter of homeschooling. I am a language arts teacher at Rundlett Middle School in Concord (2006-Present).
Angela Poitras, email@example.com. Title 1 Teacher for 3 years, Literacy Intervention Specialist for 2 years, and this is my ninth year as a 1st Grade Teacher. I have a bachelors degree in both Elementary and Special Education and a Masters Degree in Reading.
Tracy Cohen, 149 NH Rte, 123, Marlow, NH 03456. 603-446-7067, firstname.lastname@example.org. Former homeschooling parent, will evaluate and/or tutor any child, special needs or not, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. I charge 50 dollars an hour-and I do charge for the time it takes me to write the report as well.
Wendy Bisbee, 6 Peter Rd., 603-930-5442. Certified in elementary education and middle school math. Can do portfolio evaluations and testing.
Kira Brewster, M.Ed, available for portfolio evaluations. I am a NH certified teacher with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and General Special Education, Master of Education degree with an emphasis on Literacy and Curriculum, and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I have worked with children with a variety of special needs, as well as the gifted and talented. Please contact me at email@example.com or 603-315-1154 and check my website www.nhnextstep.com. $50 per evaluation. Subject to additional charges for travel.
Andrea Levesque, firstname.lastname@example.org 603-781-8161
I am available to do evaluations after 4pm and by appointment only. Email or call for availability, email preferred. $40 per evaluation.
Michael Conley, Ed.D. has been evaluating homeschooling programs for 10 years. He can review your materials quickly or spend time with you and your child to understand your goals and perhaps offer suggestions and resources. Sliding scale. Call 603-249-9560 or email him at Michael@michaelconley.net. Also check his website 108steps.net.
Daleen K.Clark, Monadnock region. Current homeschooling parent/ NH certified educator available for evaluations and tutoring. 15 years experience with diverse child education programs, including: special education, private school, children's evangelism, public school, tutoring and homeschool groups. Please email for further information: email@example.com Voicemail: 827-4900
Karina Bertrand. I homeschool two children (a girl and a boy) and have a NH teacher certification in Music Education, grades K-12. I have had experience evaluating portfolios for ages 17 and under. I am a relaxed, eclectic homeschooler myself and have an appreciation for the varied learning styles and curriculum used (or not used) in homeschooling. Each child is unique and develops at their own pace. I am happy to discuss your child's development, education, curriculum, or the joys and concerns of being a homeschooling parent for free. The evaluation is $30 for each child. Please call 673-9489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gayle Hardy, New Durham, NH, 859-3305, email@example.com.
A licensed Elementary Educator for over 20 years, with experience in early literacy instruction, Reading Recovery Techniques, and continuing,intense literacy instruction up through middle school. Experienced in: providing early math instruction in a variety of methods to reach many learning styles, Waldorf curriculum, and in integrating all subject areas into meaningful curriculum. I tutor in my home or yours, and have experience working with typical learners, children with Downs Syndrome and those on the Autism spectrum. Evaluations and help throughout the year available.
Peggy Ames, M. Ed., firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 763-4868, Newbury, NH
NH certified Learning Disabilities Specialist, 20+ experience in public school and tutoring elementary school students with learning disabilities. I am available to tutor, do portfolio evaluations, provide academic assistance or consultation to support homeschool families. My specialty is reading and written language (Project Read, Stevenson, Rave-O, Language ! etc) but I also tutor elementary math.
Patty Wood, 863-8315. Her NH teacher certification is currently lapsed (she cannot do portfolio evaluations), but she will administer Iowa and CAT tests.
Amy Nicolai, M. Ed., 603-918-0293, Newton, NH. email@example.com. Certified NH teacher (K-8) highly experienced in teaching and tutoring children in the area of special education. Experience includes both one-on-one and classroom teaching environments. Services offered include tutoring, assessments and evaluations for all subjects, and assistance with curriculum design. Newton, NH and surrounding areas. Cost: $40 per evaluation, $30 per tutoring session.
Karen Garbenis, 603-793-9893, PO Box 147 North Hampton, NH 03862, firstname.lastname@example.org. Available to tutor, perform informal assessments including portfolios, and to assist with curriculum design. Certified in general and special education and will work with families to adapt education plans to learning differences.
Karen Deighan M.ED, CAGS, home schooling parent certified in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading. Tutoring in Reading also available. email@example.com, 539-3551.
Brenda Lush, 539-5603,firstname.lastname@example.org. Homeschooling parent certified in general special ed (K-12) and biology.
Pete Mehegan, 485-2166. - homeschooling father of seven children; NH certification. Currently certified teaching in the public school system (high school French), willing to do evaluations in the Manchester/Concord area.
Christina (Tina) DiBona, Pelham, NH , 603-765-8378, MORKIDS4US@aol.com
I am certified to provide evaluations in NH and MA. I am a relaxed homeschooler and am open to all methods of home education. I will be happy to provide a typed evaluation for your children in grades one through twelfth.
Please call for rates and appointments. Family discounts are available.
Bethany Ruth Barnosky, 251 Carley Road, Peterborough NH 03458, 603-924-0130, http://www.candlestarservices.com , email email@example.com] I am a homeschool mom and New Hampshire certified teacher (Mathematics, grades 4-12) who has been evaluating homeschool portfolios since 2003. I assist homeschoolers in the creation of high school transcripts, teach some local classes, help with curriculum challenges, and tutor students (and parents!) in various subjects—especially math and science. Please give me a call if you would like to set up an evaluation or have any
questions about the assessment process. CandleStar Educational Services seeks to provide simple, affordable educational support to families in and around the Monadnock region.
Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton Seacoast Area
Challenge Your Child has certified teachers who are experienced home school program evaluators. Contact Carole Hartley, BA, MA at 603-430-0256 or 603-502-6582 to schedule.
Gayle Lynch, 603-894-0166, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a NH certified teacher who has been home schooling my 3 children for the last 9 years. I am familiar with and support a wide variety of home schooling styles. I am certified in grade pre-K to 8th and have experience with struggling learners. $40 per evaluation, with family discounts available. Please call or email for an appointment.
Alexandra Lockwood. I hold a NH teaching certificate in elementary education and almost done with my certification to be a reading and writing specialist (one class to go and I’ll be finished as of 11-2012). Please contact me at j.pilar at comcast.net(please put together the email address to send mail) or 973-2106. $40/hour.
Tracy Hanson, Hanson's Educational Services, 276 Beryl Mountain Road, South Acworth, NH 03607,
603-835-6484, email@example.com. New Hampshire and Vermont certified in Elementary and Special Education. State certified at Supplemental Service Provider for Title 1 programs.
Springfield (Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region)
Evelyn Tatro, M.Ed. - Academic Evaluations, K-8, $60.00ea. Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region from Hopkinton to Hanover, Claremont to Franklin. SIMPLE and QUICK! Will travel to you or meet you in between. Evaluations include: review of work completed, short/informal assessment, statement for you/your school district. Credentials:( See Posting-Tutor), HQT K-6, HQT English Language Arts, Certified Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist, Instruction Specialist for the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Lebanon, NH. Call 603-717-2337(c), 603-763-4333(h), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indra Edmonds, 666-7873, email@example.com
NH Certified & Highly Qualified Teacher, M.Ed. grades K-8, former classroom teacher and now a homeschooling mom of two.
Jess Bucknam, 772-2075, firstname.lastname@example.org. I am certified in both elementary education (M.Ed) and as a reading specialist. I taught for 8 years in Rockport, MA and also have a great deal of tutoring experience. I have written homeschool evaluations for the past several years. I would be happy to do portfolio evaluations (K-5) and am most comfortable with a traditional curriculum. I am also available to perform Informal reading assessments (QRI-4 and John's Basic Reading Inventories). Evaluations $40, Tutoring $35/hour, Testing upon request.
Jeannine Petriel, 117 Lull Road, 487-6015, email@example.com. I worked for 10 years in public and private schools with special needs children from age 3 to 21 and the adult special needs population. I am comfortable working with all different types of homeschoolers including unschoolers.
Rachelle S. Cox, M.Ed NH Certified Teacher K-12th grade in Special Education. I am currently employed as a Student Advocate-Director of Alternative Programs at Kennett High School working with "at risk" students ages 16-21 years old. I am available to do evaluations. 603.616.1894. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley M.R. Minster, MS.Ed. Home Education & Family Services/Royal Academy, http://www.homeeducator.com/HEFS, 15 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039, 207-657-2800, 207-657-2880, Fax: 207-657-2404, Email: email@example.com. Portfolio reviews and testing services.
John M. Flagler, MS, Education. Has Masters in Literacy Education and a Bachelors in Special
Education with sixteen college credits in assessment and statistical analysis. I have experience in all academic
evaluations including the following: Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery of Achievement-III
(Certified), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Revised, Test of Written Language-3, Key Math Inventory of Mathematical Skills, Brigance Inventory of Basic Skills. Dual-certified teacher in the State of Maine, presently working for the Scarborough school system.
Online Portfolio Evaluations
Karen Smith provides portfolio evaluations to New Hampshire homeschoolers from material you email to her. Parents send the following information: 1) Child’s Name, Date of birth, Address, Parent’s name
2) From your child’s portfolio:
a) 2 samples from EACH subject studied (preferably something from the beginning of the school year and something from the end so that I can see progress has been made.) You can send these samples by email (pdf format) or by regular mail. If you send by regular mail, please send copies of the samples as I do not mail samples back to you. Samples may include worksheets, quizzes, online work, photos of projects, field trips or transcripts from any educational program.
b) List of reading materials
3) After a review of the samples, I’ll send you the completed evaluation form by email.
The cost is $30 for one child and $20 for each additional child in the same family done at the same time. Payment should be sent at time of request. Checks or Money Orders (payable to Karen Smith) only. I’m sorry I do NOT accept Paypal. (Please note that checks take 3-4 days to clear my bank and completed forms will not be sent until then. No wait time for money orders. For more information, contact Karen Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8276 Shenandoah Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317.