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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

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Myth of the Teenager

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

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AP Courses At Home

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The History of Public Education

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