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Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Amanda Freitag, homeschooled grades 7-12, received her writing degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN) in May 2005. Two weeks later, she returned as Coordinator of Grants and Alumni & Parent Relations. She spends her spare time rescuing frogs from her dog, Henry, and freelancing as a magazine and grant writer.


Homeschooling Articles by Amanda Freitag

How to Teach Good Writing Without an English Degree Amanda breaks down what you need to know in order to teach college-ready writing skills.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlotte Mason Method

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teaching Blends

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

AP Courses At Home

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 3

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1