Co-ops are often much less structured and are just group gatherings with classes on informal subjects taught by parent-teacher volunteers. The cost is usually very minimal, but the lack of consistent structure may not aid families seeking help with teaching their children core subjects or spiritual formation.
A formation cooperative blends the structure of a tutorial program with the volunteerism of a co-op, resulting in the benefit of a much lower cost than tutorials yet providing a structured learning environment, as well as character and virtue development for the entire family.
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A tutorial provides a thorough, structured classroom setting with compensated tutors, where students go to classes generally two days per week. While the benefits are numerous, the cost of a tutorial can be prohibitive for homeschooling families on limited incomes.