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Marian Kester Coombs


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Marian Kester Coombs is a freelance writer, part-time tutor, and mother of two daughters at home in Crofton, Maryland. Her husband Francis is managing editor of The Washington Times. Her B.A. degree is in history and art history. She has written on many subjects, primarily cultural, since she was in high school.


Homeschooling Articles by Marian Kester Coombs

How to Not Raise a Slacker Kid One of my favorite writers, Marian Kester Coombs, explains why kids today often want to be slackers instead of scholars, and what we can do about it.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Laptop Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Character Matters for Kids

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Combining Work and Homeschool

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The Gift of a Mentor

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlotte Mason Method