Ask Dr. Callahan
By Karen Braun
Does the thought of teaching your child high school trigonometry or calculus cause you to panic and break out in a
cold sweat? Well, Dr. Callahan has developed a remedy for your math anxiety: AskDrCallahan ( www.askdr
callahan.com/). AskDrCallahan is a complete college prep high school curriculum including courses in algebra,
geometry, algebra 2 with trigonometry, and calculus.
Dr. Dale Callahan is both a homeschool father and an engineering professor at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham. He knows exactly what you need to do to help your child master advanced concepts and succeed at
the college level. His courses include a DVD for each lesson, along with the best standard college-level textbooks. Free support and a
money-back guarantee are also available.
To learn more about Dr. Callahan and the courses, TOS decided to do what his course name suggested—ask Dr. Callahan.
TOS: How did you develop your interest in mathematics?
Dr. Callahan: I really did not much care for math when
I was in high school. I was talented enough at doing
math—but I would not say I was interested. I just liked
what math could do for me. It was not until later, when I
was teaching at the college level, that I discovered what
math is all about. I began to see how math is a language
that we use to communicate complicated facts of nature.
It was then that I began to see a beauty—not in the math,
but in the way math reveals truth about the world.
TOS: How did you get interested in homeschooling as
an educational option for your family?
Dr. Callahan: We did not get interested. We were
totally against it. One day a coworker I respected told
me that he homeschooled his six children. Both our
daughters were students at a private school, so I thought
he was crazy. I even went home that night and told Lea
how nuts this guy was. Then everyone we met from that
time on homeschooled. We decided God was trying to
get our attention, so we started to investigate. All we