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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

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Myth of the Teenager

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Who Needs the Prom?

Classical Education

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

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teach Your Children to Work

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 3

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teaching Blends

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

I Was an Accelerated Child

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Start a Nature Notebook

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman