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Betty Berring and Vivian Young


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

In 1986, after five years of struggling with public and parochial schools, Betty began homeschooling her four children. To ensure a smooth transition into college for her children with every opportunity afforded entering freshmen, she researched every aspect of higher education.

By the grace of God, after a personal two-year battle with the state government, she and her husband were able to secure the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship for their son Nicholas and other qualified homeschool graduates.

Betty has since offered guidance on college entrance and scholarship requirements by writing articles, conducting a workshop, and giving personal support to other homeschooling families.


After teaching both daughters to read before age five and working with their teachers to provide supplementary material for them, Vivian, with the encouragement and help of her husband, homeschooled the girls after fifth and third grades. Grateful to the Lord for guidance in meeting deadlines, one daughter entered college with a National Merit Scholarship and the other entered later with a Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship. Based on her experiences, Vivian started writing articles, giving occasional speeches, and counseling others on college admission requirements.


Homeschooling Articles by Betty Berring and Vivian Young

Meeting College Admission Requirements Betty Berring and Vivian Young give us the information we need to get started!

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University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

Shakespeare Camp

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

I Was an Accelerated Child

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

Teach Your Children to Work

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style