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Sarah Hensley

Sarah Hensley


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

With a B.A. in Philosophy, Sarah Hensley is currently Marketing Director for Hexco Academic. Originally founded as a data processing company ("Hexco" stands for "Hexadecimal Company"), Hexco switched its focus to developing products to prepare for all levels of The National Spelling Bee. Nine of the last fifteen National Champions used Hexco materials, and all of the past four Champions. The company develops and distributes homeschool products in spelling, literary criticism, expository writing, etymology, mental math, and others. You can visit their website at www.hexco.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Sarah Hensley

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success National acclaim! Big scholarships! Or maybe just learning to be an excellent speller. Find out how Spelling Bee contestants prepare for their big day- and what it takes to win.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Teaching Blends

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AP Courses At Home

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Narration Beats Tests

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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