Zan Tyler

BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept



After being threatened with jail when she began homeschooling in 1984, Zan fought for the rights of her family and other homeschoolers. She founded and presided over the SC Association of Independent Home Schools for ten years. Though she has received several high honors for her work advocating for homeschooling and parental rights, Zan considers her greatest privilege in life the twenty-one years she and husband Joe spent homeschooling their three children from kindergarten through high school.

The author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential, she has appeared on NBC's Today Show and her articles appear in a variety of online and print publications, including HSLDA's Court Report. Zan is an Ambassador for the Home School Foundation, a ministry dedicated to helping homeschool families in need. She derives deep joy from speaking to and encouraging homeschooling parents across the country and around the globe.

Zan currently serves as Director of Language Arts, Bible, and Press for Apologia Educational Ministries where her goal is to produce inspiring, challenging, biblically based resources and curriculum for homeschooling families. Zan enjoys traveling, watching her adult children embark on the homeschooling journey, playing with her grandkids, and laughing hysterically with Joe wherever they go.

 Zan Tyler

Workshops from Zan Tyler ( may vary by event location )


Motivated Kids Move Mountains

Infusing our children’s lives with motivation can be difficult in the midst of math, whining, sibling rivalry, mounds of laundry, and the daily demands of life. We can, however, refuse to get bogged down in the to-do lists of life and remember that homeschooling creates an environment where kids can become highly motivated in learning and in life. In this session, we will consider four powerful principles you can implement in your home today that will motivate your children to become mountain movers.

Life in the Fiery Furnace: How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout

Homeschooling places great demands on parents and leads to great expectations.This workshop contains many practical tips for streamlining your life. It also encourages a biblical vision for what you are ultimately trying to accomplish in your children's lives through homeschooling