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Renee Mathis

Renee Mathis


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Renee Mathis secretly admits the real reason she loves homeschooling is that she has a legitimate reason for buying all those books! Her educational background includes majors in home economics, journalism, and child development. Past jobs include stints at a local TV news station, cooking school, and undercover restaurant reviewer. Currently she is involved in leading the West Houston Home Educators support group with her husband Steve, teaching their five children, acting as Assistant Sysop on the PHS forum on America Online, and reviewing products for PHS.


Homeschooling Articles by Renee Mathis

Planning For Success Renee Mathis helps you choose the perfect planning system.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlotte Mason Method

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Who Needs the Prom?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Debate

Bears in the House

Narration Beats Tests

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

Critical Thinking and Logic

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

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee