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Mrs. Lee Binz:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Binz, Lee "The HomeScholar"

17837 1st Ave S.
Suite #145
Normandy Park, Washington (WA)  98148
United States of America (US)

Website(s) The HomeScholar Website
The HomeScholar Helper Blog
The Total Transcript Solution
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School
The HomeScholar on Facebook
The Comprehensive Record Solution
The HomeScholar on Linked In
The HomeScholar on Twitter
The HomeScholar on YouTube
Parent Training A la Carte
The HomeScholar Gold Care Club
The HomeScholar Silver Training Club
The HomeScholar Instagram
The HomeScholar Pinterest
Lee Binz Author Page on Amazon
The HomeScholar High School Solution
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Featured PresentationsSince 2007, Lee Binz has given hundreds of presentations on homeschooling high school to homeschool groups and conventions across the country.

31st Annual Michigan Home Education Conference (INCH) (2014, MI)
2013 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2013, WA)
2012 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2012, WA)
2011 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2011, OH)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (Oct. 2010) (2010, WWW)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May 2010) (2010, WWW)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2009) (2009, WA)
2009 Clark County Home Educators Resource and Information Night (2009, WA)
15th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2009) (2009, WA)
2009 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2009, WA)
The 15th Annual OCEANetwork Conference (2009, OR)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2008) (2008, WA)
14th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2008) (2008, WA)
2008 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2008, WA)
2008 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2008, WA)
Pacific NW Homeschool College Fair (2007) (2007, WA)
13th Annual WATCH Conference & Family Retreat (2007) (2007, WA)
2007 Washington Homeschool Organization Annual State Convention (WHO) (2007, WA)
2007 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2007, WA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Popular Presentations

(1 hour each. Includes handouts)

12 Keys to High School Success

In this workshop you will learn 12 keys to high school success, including the key to gaining confidence, the key to the love of learning, the key to choosing curriculum, finding success even with ever-changing situations. For parents with a pre-junior high or older student who want to make sure you can to help them succeed in high school, college, and in life. If you are feeling stress about the many responsibilities you have as the parent, teacher and guidance counselor through the high school years or you need some recharging, the helpful information in this encouraging class help you homeschool high school with renewed confidence.

College Applications Simply Explained

Unlock the mysteries of the college application process! You will learn how to find a college that will perfectly fit your teen (location, fit, affordability, worldview, degree choices and other critical statistics), I will teach you how to guide your teen in writing the perfect college application essay, one that will demand admission and scholarship attention. You will understand how to prepare homeschool records that that will set your teen above their peers. Finally, I will prepare you for the bittersweet transition from homeschooling to launch - the loving art of letting go so you can release your teen with joy and confidence.

High School Grades, Credits and Transcripts

In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, and what it takes to make your transcript official. This class is the PERFECT motivation for parents who need to finish their transcript for the year. Or parents new to homeschooling who need to figure out the whole "transcript thing." It's great for parents who need a refresher course on calculating grades and figuring out credits, or those needing a nudge to get that job done quickly.  

High School Testing Simply Explained

One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. I've seen otherwise proud, overcoming, victorious homeschool moms be reduced to wobbly-kneed bowls of Jello when faced with their children taking these tests. This class will provide what it takes to understand these tests and how to put them in their proper perspective in your high school journey. Let me help you choose the right test for your child. You know, the one that makes them look like a genius. I will show you strategies that will help your child improve their scores by 50, 100, even 200 points per section, without sinking a dime into professional coaching program.

Homeschool Records that Open Doors

Learn how to create professional records that will convince colleges that your student is worthy of admission and the highest possible scholarships. No matter how humble your homeschool, you can compete and WIN scholarships over the students coming from the most intense college-prep high schools. Your homeschool records are the key to opening the gate to college admission and scholarships. Presenting colleges with professional, thorough, and beautiful homeschool records can give your student a HUGE competitive advantage over the two-dimensional transcript that most applicants provide. Come and let me show you how to do it simply and quickly.

Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers

Grab your teen and join Lee as she shares the secrets used to get full-tuition scholarships. You can afford college and earn BIG merit-based scholarships you thought were reserved for the uber-intelligent or Olympic-level athletes. You will learn about the 3 kinds of college scholarships, and which one earns the biggest rewards. You'll learn 5 ways to improve chances of merit scholarships. You will learn which college admission test is best, the SAT or ACT, and why. I'll show you how to make SURE your child will stand out above the crowd, regardless of their gifts or challenges. You'll learn secrets to creating homeschool records that will reduce college costs. 

The 5 Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School

Learn how to identify and avoid the big blunders repeated by countless homeschool parents. The first mistake may cripple your plans if your child ever changes their mind (and what teenager doesn't!). The second may leave your child unprepared for college. The third may result in the loss of thousands of dollars in financial aid. The fourth may cause your child to be lost in the crowd during college admission. The fifth mistake may render your kid unable to gain admission to the college of their dreams. Learn to avoid these mistakes in this workshop. 

Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child 

You don't have to change the way you homeschool in order to make your child fit the 'college box.' Create a unique transcript for your unique child, and it will help them stand out in the crowd of college applicants! This workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.

Planning High School Courses

In this workshop you will learn which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. You will learn how to go beyond the core classes to meet college admission requirements, and the three critical and awesome electives you must include. Learn the keys to creating a successful homeschool year, and how to adapt the plan as needs change, and still succeed. You will leave feeling confident in your homeschool plan for the coming year. 

How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach

Learn the key tasks required to guide your teen to an independent future. Come to learn secretes that professional college coaches know, and guide your child into their dream college and launch them into successfully into adult life. You will learn tasks required of every college coach, and what will make you an exceptional college coach. All you need is a little knowledge and encouragement, and you can achieve success. This workshop will give you the strategies to propel your teen into college and career success!

Keynote Presentations

(1 hour each. Includes handouts)

Scheduling is the Key to Sanity

Scheduling your day and planning your school year is a worthwhile investment in sanity! A flexible plan allows you to actually get your priorities done and focus on the important rather than just the urgent. In this session you will learn strategies for identifying your priorities and creating a plan to develop well-adjusted and well-educated children living in family harmony. Middle school and high school issues are the focus, but you will learn how to manage with younger children, too. Lee will talk you through how to create a daily schedule and assignment sheets to help keep your kids on task.

How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries in Your Home

Misuse of technology is a real and present danger that can lead to a zombie apocalypse in your home. This eye-opening workshop offers hope for parents battling the technology monster. Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting teens involve navigating around ever-changing gadgets and technology. Learn how to deal with the harsh reality of technology in your home and how to set technology boundaries for healthy and happy children and teens. Learn to balance technology in home education and curriculum choices. 

Lee's Achievements

Founder: The HomeScholar LLC

  • Creator of "The Total Transcript Solution" - tools and training for creating a homeschool transcript that colleges will love.
  • Creator of "The Comprehensive Record Solution" - tools and training for creating homeschool records that colleges will love.
  • Creator of "The High School Solution" - tools and training for creating a homeschool plan from middle school through graduation.
  • Creator of "The College Launch Solution" - tools, training, and support to help you successfully launch your teen into college and life
  • Author: "Setting the Records Straight - How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Records to Win College Admission and Scholarships" and 39 other books on homescholing high school, which can be found on her Amazon author page.
Binz's Bio

Lee Binz is The HomeScholar, Her mission is helping parents homeschool high school. Lee and her husband Matt homeschooled their two boys, Kevin and Alex, from elementary through high school. Upon their graduation in 2006, both boys received four-year, full tuition scholarships from their first choice university. This enables Lee to pursue her dream job - encouraging parents to homeschool their children through high school.

Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling:

   1. Homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment.
   2. Every child deserves a college-prep education, whether or not they choose to go to college.
   3. Parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children.

Lee is not a certified teacher, and she does not judge your homeschool or evaluate children. Instead, she comes alongside other parents to help.   Here is an article about the journey Lee and Matt took when homeschooling through high school.

Her free resource guide, The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School, ( is a great introduction to high school essentials. Her free homeschool newsletter ( provides monthly encouragement and support. You can get a daily dose of high school help at her homeschool blog, The HomeScholar Helper, ( recently voted as the "best homeschool business blog."

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Lee "The HomeScholar" Binz and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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