About the Author: Denise Boiko

new author photoDenise Boiko and her husband Ron homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Now an “empty nester” with two college graduates (one of whom is in medical school), Denise enjoys teaching group classes to local homeschoolers in the subjects of biology, anatomy and physiology, composition, and literature. With a biology degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, as well as a lifelong interest in writing, she uses this background to give homeschoolers an appreciation for God’s world and to help them see the written word as a way to minister to others and to share God’s truths.

Obviously, one strong passion is in the area of preparing homeschoolers for college, and Denise aims to help as many homeschooling families as possible with their questions in this area. The book Homeschooled and Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey emerged from the years of research and planning involved in launching the Boikos’ daughter into college at Stanford University as a biology major, and their son into the University of Southern California as an engineering major. Designed to help families navigate the often-intimidating path from homeschool to college, the book contains all the information Denise would have liked to see in a book at the outset of their own family’s college prep journey.

Denise is available on a limited basis to speak at homeschool meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please contact her for details.

Speaking Engagements

January 11, 2014 LINKS Homeschool Group (Fremont, CA)
College Planning Workshop
December 12, 2013 College Week Live (Web Presentation)
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
October 26, 2013 HEART Academy (San Jose, CA)
College Planning Workshop
September 28, 2013 Eureka Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Tour of the College Application"
July 6, 2013 Celebration Academy (Livermore, CA)
"Teaching High School at Home"
April 13, 2013 CHEA of California 26th Annual Bay Area Convention (Santa Clara, CA)
"Sharpen Your #2 Pencils: Preparing for the SAT Exam"
March 9, 2013 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Let's Talk Transcripts" and "College App Overview"
February 1, 2013 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Leadership and Extracurriculars"
November 14, 2012 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Demystifying the UC Application Requirements"
October 25, 2012 College Week Live (Web Presentation)
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
October 13, 2012 HEART Academy (San Jose, CA)
College Planning Workshop
March 24, 2012 Tri-Valley Explorers Homeschool Support Group (Livermore, CA)
Preparing for High School Seminar
June 11, 2011 Tri-Valley Explorers Homeschool Support Group (Livermore, CA)
"Course Planning Quirks and Questions"
April 30, 2011 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Course Planning Quirks and Questions"
April 14, 2011 Burlingame, CA
"Course Planning Quirks and Questions"
April 7-9, 2011 Exhibit Hall
Pacific Homeschool Super Conference (Santa Clara, CA)
March 5, 2011 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Finding Your Strengths, Using Your Strengths, and Finishing Strong"
November 13, 2010 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"College Prep Puzzle Pieces"
October 7, 2010 Teaching Hearts at Home (Newark, CA)
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
June 26, 2010 Tri-Valley Explorers (Danville, CA)
Preparing for High School Seminar
May 8, 2010 HEART Academy (San Jose, CA)
College Prep Workshop
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
April 30 - May 1, 2010 CHEA of California 24th Annual Bay Area Convention (Santa Clara, CA)
"Sharpen Your #2 Pencils: Preparing for the SAT Exam"
"In Love with Life: Teaching and Appreciating the Life Sciences"
"Natural Delight: Creating Nature Notebooks"
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
April 24, 2010 Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society (San Jose, CA)
"Extracurriculars and Leadership"
January 26, 2010 Trinity Christian School (San Jose, CA)
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
December 5, 2009 HEART Academy (San Jose, CA)
"Homeschooled & Headed for College"
November 20-21, 2009 San Jose, Los Altos, and Redwood City, CA
Book Launch for Homeschooled & Headed for College
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