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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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Gift of a Mentor

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Laptop Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Debate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?