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Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

University Model Schools

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Shakespeare Camp

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

Narration Beats Tests

Bears in the House

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education