The Homeschool Curriculum Route-Finder Tool

In 2013, we created a database of homeschool-related curricula and resources that would eventually become this site, The Homeschool Resource Roadmap. Then in 2015, we expanded The Roadmap's original purpose and built what would become the very detailed resource charts now housed within the site's Deluxe Charts Project. The Roadmap lists and describes well over 6,000 different resource providers and, with an average of more than 7,500 page views per month, is clearly helping a lot of homeschoolers - all at no cost.

Right now anyone can visit The Roadmap - for free - and click on any section of interest to begin searching for appropriate homeschool-related resources and other helpful information. For example, if you were looking for elementary math material, you could follow a short thread to get there: Deluxe Charts Project > Ages 5-18 > Math: Elementary. And when you clicked the link for Math: Elementary, a PDF file charting all 1,000+ options for elementary math would open. You could view and use the chart online, download it, and/or print it out for further study.

Part of the First Page of the Math: Elementary PDF File

The Deluxe Charts Project details the content available to home educators in over 300 different subject areas for Ages 0-18. And, though at first blush the thought of parsing through the charts of interest might seem daunting, many users have confirmed that doing so is actually quite intuitive with just a little practice.

Even so, some people don't want to take time to dig into the charts for themselves and would prefer, instead, for someone else to it for them. And it is for those people that we have developed a paid product, THE HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM ROUTE-FINDER TOOL - a.k.a., The Route-Finder.

If you purchase The Route-Finder, we'll send you a link to a brief survey with questions related to the different columns on The Roadmap's charts. We'll then use your answers to personally study the relevant charts on The Roadmap and create a report for you, listing all the options that will likely best suit your kids' needs.

Each report is unique - because each parent will have a different combination of survey answers. But take a look at a few samples, generated for real parents who were kind enough to beta-test the tool for us, to give you an idea of what to expect:

Seemingly similar tools do exist elsewhere and are sometimes available for free. But The Route-Finder is different from those products in at least three ways:
  1. Other tools are often sponsored by affiliate programs and will, thus, direct you to just a few favored options. But The Homeschool Resource Roadmap - the single most comprehensive listing of homeschool-related material around - is not fueled by affiliate income. Thus, we'll share with you every possible relevant resource, not just our personal preferences;
  2. We do not use a computer-generated algorithm. Instead, every report is unique, based on each individual's answers to the survey questions. We take as much time as necessary to study The Roadmap charts and write a customized report for each client;
  3. We are not offering The Route-Finder to collect email addresses for product promotion. While The Roadmap's curator has thus far written one book and hopes to write others, we won't use your email to try to sell you anything else. The Route-Finder is a stand-alone paid product, not a marketing tool.
As of Spring 2024, we've written reports for over 265 people - new and veteran homeschoolers alike - and have received valuable feedback and favorable reviews. Among the most insightful of comments was one from a mom who said that The Route-Finder both expanded and narrowed her options, all at the same time. She said it enabled her to learn of several resource companies of which she'd never heard before - thus expanding her view - but simultaneously helped her to home-in on options that most fit her kids' needs, narrowing her search in a very valuable way.

Now, even as we believe that a worker is worthy of his wages (1 Timothy 5.18) and know that The Route-Finder is worth a lot in terms of the time and hassle it saves busy homeschooling parents - not to mention the fact that it will likely save its users lots of money in the long run by preventing the purchase of unhelpful curricula - we also know that most homeschoolers live with budgetary constraints.

Thus, we offer The Route-Finder at very reasonable rates: 
    • Multi-Subject Package Report: $30.00
    • Individual Subject Report(s):
      • One Child = $30.00
      • Two Children = $55.00
      • Three Children = $75.00
      • Four Children = $95.00
      • Five Children = $115.00

When you buy the tool, we will send you - using the email you provide with your purchase - a link to a Route-Finder survey, and we'll use the survey results to generate your customized report just as soon as possible.
  • A Multi-Subject Package Report lists all the relevant package programs (i.e., incorporating several different subject areas in one product, for use with just one child or for multiple children together).
  • Individual Subject Reports are customized for each child in your family, listing options in five single-topic subjects for each child. 

We're actually a "one-woman show" - i.e., Tina Hollenbeck does all the work associated with The Roadmap. Thus, if we receive a lot orders at one time, writing reports may take a few days (and Individual Subject Reports take more time than Family-Integrated Reports). But we know you might feel under a time-crunch, so we'll do our very best to be prompt. You will receive our email address with your survey link, and/or you can contact us here via The Roadmap if necessary, so you will be able to get a hold of us to check on the status of your report.

What do you think?
Would you like to see a rather extensive list of viable curricular options?
Do you want to save the time and hassle of searching The Roadmap yourself?
Would you like a veteran homeschool mom to do the digging for you?

Yes? Click the relevant link below.


ONE Child
TWO Children
THREE Children
FOUR Children
FIVE Children

With your payment for a report, Tina will write a report listing for you all the options that meet your stated parameters. For many people, that is enough, and they'll take the decision-making process from there. If, however, you would like even more personalized service, we now offer - for a flat fee of $100 - an extra step. A personalized consultation includes: 
  1. A 30-minute phone call with Tina, during which she'll gather additional information about your preferences;
  2. Her time to actually visit the websites of companies that come up in her initial report, during which she'll narrow the options even more to more closely align with your needs.
You may request the personal consultation before or after Tina writes your initial report.