The Principia Center
Amy Myers, Instructor Coordinator
The Principia Center is a resource for homeschool families in Columbia, SC. We provide weekly instruction for students in grades 7-12. Our courses meet on Mondays for a total of 32 weeks during the academic year at Northeast Presbyterian Church. We are so excited about the way God is providing for many home schooling families in Columbia through this ministry.
Varsity Learning Tools
In total, we have over 50,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 120 subjects. This includes all levels and areas of math, science, English, history, and foreign languages, as well as all the common standardized exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, SSAT, and so on. In total, students have taken over 20 million problems on the site. Each question is tagged down to the core academic concept being tested:http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests The platform also includes free web-based classroom assessment software: http://www.varsitytutors.com/classroom-assessment. If you have any questions about the resource, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Caroline Duda. Varsity Tutors LLC Website:www.varsitytutors.com Admissions Advice: www.varsitytutors.com/blog
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
I am writing to ask if you would include my business as a resource to your home educator network. You can find it at www.virtualfieldtrips.org. As you will see, we offer a library of destination-based videos that K-12 home educators can access with their students. Students can visit places around the world that they may not otherwise ever get to see. We cover destinations such as London, Paris, Washington D.C. and will soon be offering a visit to Jerusalem ! Rainforests and other habitats are also a focus for our destinations. It’s also worth mentioning that we have a series of videos that deal specifically with the social studies curriculum for the younger grades. These are online lessons that align with the curriculum, covering topics such as landforms, customs and traditions, work and money, and other topics consistent with the social studies curriculum. The price is extremely low, only $24.95 for a full year of access. We also offer a 30-day free trial. If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to email or phone me. Thank you, Dale Petersen
This micro/macro textbook on economics was developed by college professor Mark Skousen, based on his course at Columbia University, and is unique for the way it ties principles of the Austrian School of Economics (including Mises, Hayek, Schumpeter, et al) to standard economics education. Skousen starts his “microeconomic” section with the “theory of the good” and the profit-and-loss income statement to explain the dynamics of the market process, entrepreneurship, and the advantages of saving.
For Special Publisher Discount of $34.95 plus $5 S/H (add $10 for outside the US) Call Eagle Publishing at 1-800-211-7661 or email:CustomerService@MarkSkousen.com
The Making of Modern Economics
Winner! 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Here is a bold, innovative account of the lives and ideas of the great economists–Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others–all written by a top free-market economist. Presented in an entertaining and persuasive style, Professor Mark Skousen tells a powerful story of economics, with dozens of anecdotes, illustrations and photographs of the great economic thinkers.
Order from Amazon.com (Now available on Kindle!)
Skousen Publishing, Inc
PO Box 2488 Winter Park, FL 32790
How do you even learn about available internships, much less help your student get one? A little ebook called, Coffee & Copies or Courage & Creativity: How to Get a Valuable Internship.
Lymboo Math is an online math program designed to ensure the future of children by improving their math skills. Lymboo Math helps students build a strong foundation in math through its comprehensive content, a structure that provides continuous reinforcement, and a rigor that promotes mastery. For more information visit their website at lymboo.com
Just released a new YOUTH evangelism training program, called “Roots”! This six-session, video-driven youth curriculum is based on Season 4 of our TV program, “The Way of the Master,” which they host. It also contains new footage, including special interviews with the Duggar family, from TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting.” With homeschool quizzes and discussion guides, this course is perfect for homeschoolers and family devotions. It’s been commended by Sean McDowell, K.P. Yohannan, Joni Eareckson Tada, and others. (For more info and a short video promo visitwww.livingwaters.com/roots.) Joel Nava Living Waters Publications
My name is Charles Abramson and I am the professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University. For over twenty years my laboratory has been developing hands-on inquiry based activities. These activities are free and I will be glad to assist anyone who would like to use them. Below are some free articles that contain detailed instructions. It should be noted that the articles are written for a university population. Parents can contact me through Skype, Email, or phone. I receive many requests from high school students around the country for the activities and I (and my graduate students) are always willing to help.
Charles I. Abramson, PhD
Oklahoma State University
Department of Psychology
116 N. Murray Stillwater, OK 74078
Varsity Tutors recently launched a powerful new academic resource, a comprehensive suite of free practice tests, flashcards, and daily questions for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels. Their website is www.varsitytutors.com. Download an overview highlighting all the features of their online testing tools here.
While not necessarily a curriculum (although some DO use it as such), it’s one of the best resources online for spelling and vocabulary…and the site can even be used to print handwriting worksheets and other printables! That web address is www.spellingcity.com.
HomeschoolLiterature.com is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first ever book club featuring fictional children’s books with homeschooled characters! Participation in the HomeschoolLiterature.com Book Club is ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Simply come by HomeschoolLiterature.com to register, and you can access all of the Book Club materials immediately! While you are there, check out our large and growing list of book reviews for homeschoolers.
eTAP‘s tutorials are proven to help students with different learning styles. Content is not limited because included is open sources to supplement our instruction. Being open source allows eTAP to connect/link to all the other learning resources that are graphic and instruction rich. eTAP pricing has great value since eTAP gives access to all K12 grades and subjects plus GED, SAT, ACT, etc. for one low fee of $39/month that includes use by all family members.
Project WET Foundation in Bozeman, Montana recently released DiscoverWater.org — a brand new FREE online resource for students and teachers about water and water related topics including: water on Earth, the water cycle, ocean, fresh water, watersheds, water conservation and protection, direct and indirect water use and water and health.
Reading with Jesus
“You Can Teach Your 4 or 5 Year Old Child To Read In 90 Days,” is a fun, powerful and easy- to- use tool for the entire family! To order the step-by-step audio instructional compact disk with the delightful Alphabet Song and Lullaby Based on The Word of God, email at Rev. Dr. Carol McIlwain Edwards. For more information, go to:
www.Online Fellowship .org
Learn Math Fast System
I am the author of the Learn Math Fast System, and a former homeschooling mom. We are having great success getting students back up to grade level in record time. This is how I taught my son math and today he is a Civil Engineer! www.LearnMathFastBooks.com
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Homeschool Buyers Co-op works on behalf of homeschooling families throughout the country by negotiating discounts for educational products from leading suppliers of products such as curriculum, media, science kits, books, educational games and toys and more! Membership is free to all homeschoolers.
The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is endorsed by Diane Flynn Keith, Editor-In-Chief, Homefires, and author of “Carschooling”. What a great help to families who educate their children at home! Join the Co-op today – Homeschool Buyers Co-op - and be sure to tell a friend!
See the Light Shine
See the Light www.SeeTheLightShine.com we’d like you to try it for FREE! See The Light has developed a line of Biblically-based art curriculum perfect for homeschool families. 4 LESSONS FOR $14.99 OR A COMPLETE SCHOOL YEAR OF 36 WEEKLY LESSONS ON DVD FOR ONLY $99.99. READY TO TRY IT FOR FREE? VISIT www.SeeTheLightShine.com/FreeDVD
Let's Go Learn
Let’s Go Learn offers web-based diagnostic assessments and supplemental instruction programs in reading and math that are used by thousands of students daily. Let’s Go Learn’s programs are research based and aligned to South Carolina’s curriculum standards. To find out about our homeschool solutions, please click here to visit our homeschool page .
Maths Builder is a complete primary mathematics course online. Comprehensive range of teaching resources. Includes motivational interactive games, and Worksheets, over 1000 interactive learning games designed to master each essential skill in Primary Mathematics. Diagnostic tests identify each child’s weaknesses. Register for the free four-week trial or explore the website.
Home Room Learning
Bring a private school home with HomeRoomLearning. HRL offers an exceptional and student-centered curriculum, along with innovative course design and master teachers for the online learner. Visit our website, homeroomlearning.com, to learn more about us.
ATETV.org is a new website designed to highlight careers in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering and to be used as a tool for parents, students and teachers to experience career opportunities that are new and innovative. The video’s are free to view. There are more than 40 videos featuring various careers from Laser technology to Wind farming. For more information, contact Stephanie Euer
www.creationlens.org for free, downloadable Faith/Science Lessons, ready-to-use, hands-on, activity-driven Faith/Science lessons for Grades PK/K to Grade 4 in either a Christian or Catholic Christian format.
Christian Mother Goose
Christian Mother Goose invites homeschoolers and families to her sparkling, new Blog Site! All ages will be inspired by this Pictorial Panorama of fascinating facts and stories tied to Christian history through legendary rhyme. It is fun, educational, and free!! Posted twice weekly. Come visit!
Piano & Trumpet Lessons (Greenville)
Deborah Pope is a qualified and experienced music teacher recently moved to the Greenville, SC area and trying to start up her own music studio and currently teaching piano or trumpet for all levels and ages. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see her facebook page for credentials, qualifications, experience, education, awards, and studio policies.
Sewing Lessons (Columbia)
I offer sewing lessons for folks of all ability levels. Class 1 is hand sewing to learn the basics. Class 2 is using a sewing machine (yours or mine). Class 3 is altering a store-bought pattern to meet your needs. I have been teaching folks to sew for over 20 years. If several homeschoolers want to share a time and space, I’ll be happy to come up with a group rate. Please contact me at SeamstressKrys@aol.com or 803-360-2513.
Tutor (Greenville, SC)
I have been teaching in private schools for over 30 years. I have taught History, Western Civ and Latin/Greek. I have attached my resume for reference as to my credentials. I have decided to retire from full time teaching but still feel teaching is a vocation to which I am called. I would love to tutor/teach children who have progressed beyond the capabilities of their parents and self-education. I have worked with learned disabled and children of all ages. I would be willing to travel throughout the Upstate and work with students individually or in groups. Sincerely, Ellie Rhodes 903 McDaniel Avenue Greenville, SC
SightWords.com. is a free website with printable resources that are designed to promote learning in both formal and informal classroom settings. The content is easy to understand and simple to use, tailored to the needs of homeschooling parents who may not have formal training as educators. SightWords.com’s features include: Customizable Flash Cards in three different sizes (http://www.sightwords.com/sight-words/flash-cards/) Classroom-tested Lessons, complete with “how-to” videos (http://www.sightwords.com/sight-words/lessons/) Twelve fun Games from Go Fish to Snakes & Ladders, easy to print and customize (http://www.sightwords.com/sight-words/games/)
PIANO LESSONS (Columbia)
David Edwards, father of four homeschooling children, offers piano lessons in the Columbia, SC area. Mr. Edwards received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of South Carolina and served as pianist for the United States Air Force TAC Band in Langley, VA. www.DavidEdwardsPianoStudio.com for further information or 803-787-4947.
Physics Course (Sumter)
PHYS 101 - The Physics of How Things Work
(can be taken in Summer 2016)
A practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life– from concrete examples to basic physical principles.
PHYS 201 - General Physics I
Algebra-based course for students of science and other disciplines. Primarily classical mechanics. No previous background in physics is assumed.
PHYS 211 - Essentials of Physics I
Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering. Primarily classical mechanics.
The small class sizes ensure more attention for individual students.
Besides, tuition is the lowest among all the USC campuses.
Apply online at
Dr. Hui-Yiing Chang
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of South Carolina Sumter