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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.


Popular Articles

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 3

AP Courses At Home

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

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

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

University Model Schools

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor