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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

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

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

University Model Schools

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Teaching Blends

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

Narration Beats Tests

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?