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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

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

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps