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Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Amanda Freitag, homeschooled grades 7-12, received her writing degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN) in May 2005. Two weeks later, she returned as Coordinator of Grants and Alumni & Parent Relations. She spends her spare time rescuing frogs from her dog, Henry, and freelancing as a magazine and grant writer.


Homeschooling Articles by Amanda Freitag

How to Teach Good Writing Without an English Degree Amanda breaks down what you need to know in order to teach college-ready writing skills.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

I Was an Accelerated Child

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

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

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 3

Teach Your Children to Work

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Gift of a Mentor

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks