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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

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Math

Laptop Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Character Matters for Kids

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 3

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

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teaching Blends