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Alexandra Swann

Alexandra Swann


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated Brigham Young University at 15 years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was 16, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, "No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen," was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling.

From 1988 to the present, Alexandra has worked in the field of residential and commercial financing. She has served in top community positions and received numerous business awards, including "2012 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year" from the SBA's El Paso, TX, office.

In 2010, Alexandra re-released "No Regrets" with a new foreword to the 20th anniversary edition of the book updating readers on what her family is doing today. She is also co-author of "The Fourth Kingdom" and "The Twelfth Juror," both published in 2010 by Frontier 2000 Media. "The Fourth Kingdom" was selected as one of four finalists in the "Christianity Today" 2011 Christian Book Awards in the fiction category. Her newest novel, "The Planner," about the dangerous consequences of progressive big government and Agenda 21, was released in June of 2012.


Homeschooling Articles by Alexandra Swann

Setting Up Your College Study Schedule Alexandra Swann shares pointers for students studying at home.

College at Home Alexandra Swann started college at age 12, shares her study tips.

"I Was an Accelerated Child" Alexandra Swann and her siblings share what it's like to graduate high school by age 11.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Teaching Blends

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

Classical Education

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Laptop Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Character Matters for Kids

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

University Model Schools

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry