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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

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Critical Thinking and Logic

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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The History of Public Education

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How to Win the Geography Bee

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A Reason for Reading

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Classical Education

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Shakespeare Camp

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The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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Myth of the Teenager

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