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William Butler Yeats  By his adulthood, Yeats had become a famous poet and playwright. But as a young student he had great difficulty learning to read, so his parents kept him at home. All his life his father, who was a painter, continued to be the source of his intellectual formation.
George Patton  George Patton was a general who rose to fame during WWII. He struggled with reading, so his father homeschooled him until age 11, when he entered school. Patton memorized scriptures and poetry to develop his memory. He proved himself to be extremely intelligent and ready for success.
Tim Tebow Even though he did academics at home, he played on local public school sports teams and found he had a gift for football. After he won the Heisman trophy in college, he said, “A lot of times people have this stereotype of homeschoolers as not very athletic -- it’s like, go win a spelling bee or something like that. It’s an honor for me to be the first one to do that.”
Venus and Serena Williams  Both Williams sisters showed promise at the game of tennis from a very early age, so their father decided to homeschool them to fit their practice schedule. Without the help and affluence of the junior tennis circuit, they still managed to become two of the greatest players ever.
Sandra Day O'Connor  Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. As a young girl, O'Connor lived on a remote ranch in Arizona with no schools nearby, so she was homeschooled by her mother for the early years of her education.
Albert Einstein  Albert Einstein is most famous for discovering the special and general theories of relativity. In his early elementary years he attended a Catholic school. But when he was 10 years old, the Einsteins couldn't afford tuition anymore and homeschooled him with the help of a medical student who tutored him in math and science.
Irving Berlin  It's hard to say if Irving Berlin was homeschooled or simply non-schooled. Growing up in New York City in a desperately poor family, he only had two years of formal schooling. He spent his youth teaching himself to play music and write songs, eventually writing a great number of classic songs such as “God Bless America.”
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie grew up to become the famous author of many mystery novels, but as a child  she was too shy to go to school. Because of this she was homeschooled with the help of a tutor. She later said that the freedom of her education nurtured her creativity and taught her the ability to come up with original ideas.
C.S. Lewis  C.S. Lewis is best known for his theological writing and his Narnia books. During his life he was also a bit of a celebrity and his appearances on the radio were highly popular. Growing up in Ireland, he was homeschooled with the help of tutors until his mother died and he was sent to boarding school.
The Jonas Brothers  The Jonas Brothers are openly supportive of their homeschooling background and have even given interviews and had  fan interactions specifically for other homeschooled kids. They homeschooled partly because of the flexibility it provided as their music career took off and partly out of a commitment to learning their Christian faith.
Ansel Adams  Famous photographer Ansel Adams may have had a learning disability. He says, “ In school… each day was a severe test for me, sitting in a dreadful classroom while the sun and fog played outside. Most of the information received meant absolutely nothing to me.” He began being homeschooling from the age of 12 and soon discovered and nurtured his artistic talents.
Frank Lloyd Wright  Frank Lloyd Wright designed some of the most well-known buildings in the country, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He was homeschooled until around age 11, and much of his education used a form of tactile blocks called  Froebel Blocks, which are designed to develop spacial skills and creativity. These are skills that he later put to good use.
Woodrow Wilson  Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States. Before his life in politics, Wilson was an academic who served as the president of Princeton, but as a child he struggled with learning because of dyslexia. To help overcome his difficulties with reading, his father homeschooled him until he went to college.
Taylor Swift  Taylor Swift began her musical career at the age of 14 and a public school schedule didn't work anymore, so she began homeschooling. Swift says, “  My homeschooling has been a great experience... My education was always a big deal to me, and I’m so glad homeschooling allowed me to keep it up."
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