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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

Popular Articles

Critical Thinking and Logic

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

I Was an Accelerated Child

Narration Beats Tests

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Gift of a Mentor

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Math

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teach Your Children to Work

A Reason for Reading

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

University Model Schools

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Organized Part 3

Shakespeare Camp

The History of Public Education

Classical Education

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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Laptop Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing