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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Debate

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

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Bears in the House

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

The History of Public Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers