About Cindy Downes and Contact Info

 

Cindy Downes is a veteran homeschool mom who educated her two children at home from preschool through twelfth grade. She homeschooled from 1981 through 1985 in Delaware, 1985 through 1988 in Virginia, from 1988 through 1991 in Pennsylvania, and from 1991 through 1994 in Oklahoma where her children graduated.

She taught homeschool workshops, administrated three homeschool support groups, provided consulting services to homeschoolers until 2003, and served as a trustee for OCHEC (Okahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation). She has been featured on "Good Morning America (video no longer available)" "OETA's Stateline" (Google version) and "Homeschool Talk Radio" as well as in the "Old Schoolhouse Magazine."

Besides writing for and maintaining this website, Cindy attended college with her homeschooled daughter, Shelly, and earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Journalism in December 2009. She is currently a freelance writer.

When she's not writing, she enjoys searching bookstores, reading (she loves mysteries!), cooking, biking, photography, container gardening, going on "girls' day outs" with her friends, ham radio, and traveling with her husband. She also like animals, especially her cats.

Although she has a daughter who is a Read/Write/Visual Learner and found schoolwork easy, she also has a son who is a Visual/Kinesthetic Learner which made teaching him a challenge. He was unable to learn in a typical classroom environment and with traditional, fill-in-the blank, multiple-choice textbooks. Over the years, the Lord showed her ways of teaching which not only helped him to be a successful student but also inspired him to develop his own computer graphics business.

This website is the result of that adventure. She has including everything she learned when teaching her own two children, as well as what she learned from consulting with others who dealt with problems such teaching multiple children at multiple grade levels, teaching older children while taking care of infants and toddlers, teaching Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory Learners, and teaching teens who want to start a business or go into the ministry rather than attend college. In addition, she continually adds free unit studies as she writes them. Her goal is to keep this website up-to-date with the best curriculum she can find that will help parents of children who are Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Learners or who have one or more of the other problems listed above.

She supports this website by selling The Checklist, Oklahoma History Online, Oklahoma Scrapbook and being an affiliate of Amazon.com and Christian Book Distributors. In addition, she is writing a number of others resources which she hopes to complete and make available for sale in the near future. Hopefully, these small business ventures will also be helpful to you.

She loves hearing from her readers. Tell her a little about yourself, your children and your homeschool. She likes to put testimonials on her website about how her readers have found this website helpful. This is what keeps her doing what she does! Also, if there is anything she can add to this website or if you find errors, please let her know.

She hopes this website is as much of a blessing to you as it is fun for her to keep it going!

Cindy's Homeschool Story - The Long Version

Contact Info:

Contact Cindy at cindy@me.com.

Mailing address: Cindy Downes, 1608 E. Tacoma Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.

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