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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

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Character Matters for Kids

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Shakespeare Camp

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee