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Renee Mathis

Renee Mathis


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Renee Mathis secretly admits the real reason she loves homeschooling is that she has a legitimate reason for buying all those books! Her educational background includes majors in home economics, journalism, and child development. Past jobs include stints at a local TV news station, cooking school, and undercover restaurant reviewer. Currently she is involved in leading the West Houston Home Educators support group with her husband Steve, teaching their five children, acting as Assistant Sysop on the PHS forum on America Online, and reviewing products for PHS.


Homeschooling Articles by Renee Mathis

Planning For Success Renee Mathis helps you choose the perfect planning system.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

Classical Education

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teaching Blends

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

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teach Your Children to Work

Character Matters for Kids

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Narration Beats Tests