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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The History of Public Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

Who Needs the Prom?

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Math

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

AP Courses At Home

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors