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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

University Model Schools

Who Needs the Prom?

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Gift of a Mentor

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

AP Courses At Home