I have a brilliant husband. Truly. I am convinced that there isn't a subject that, even previously ignorant about, he cannot master.
The key to his success is that he has learned the true art of studying.
He recently finished his fifth (of a total of eight) correspondence course through the City of Saskatoon. These courses take anywhere from 4-6 months of study, minimally four evenings per week. His ultimate goal is to be well prepared in the next few years when all the "higher paid supervisor positions" become available because of several people due to retire. Having a better position means one job (that means no night work for me as well), home every evening with his family, and a little more breathing space in terms of the future. I truly appreciate his hard work and dedication in this regard.
He got 99% on his latest exam. He has had no less than 95% on any of his previous courses, and I believe averages around 98% with all five.
He has told me that it was a smart college professor who taught him the art studying, and it has obviously paid off.
I am the primary home educator in the family (dedicating much of my time as well to research on homeschooling in general) AND am very outspoken (big shock......) about home education. However, I am convinced that it will be my husband's superior study habits and fantastic teaching ability that will help the kids most in the years to come. Any success they may have with their schooling will most likely be because they have a dad who taught them proper study habits and patiently found ways to help them understand a concept. He excels at both.
And I am more than okay with that. In fact, I'm grateful.