About Margarita

My name is Margarita Noyes. In the early 1980’s when I was in college, I hoped to be a career Christian missionary. I went to seminary and because I thought it would be useful on the mission field, I also took a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. In the years that followed I taught English in a variety of settings and also trained other teachers. My students are now ESL teachers around the world.

Eventually I had 4 children, and I began to homeschool them. This was quite new (and illegal) in the United States in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and I had several friends who had to move out of state to avoid losing their children to “social services.” We had a printed procedure in my house so everybody knew what to do in case the police came to the door.
Those were exciting days.

Each of my children was unique and had different interests. That forced me to teach all kinds of subjects. Today one of my sons has a PhD in aeronautical engineering; one has a degree in digital marketing and owns a consulting firm that helps small businesses grow; one daughter is an artist and mother of 5 kids; and another is a globe-trotting missionary. And all of them expected me to be able to help them with their studies throughout their years of college!

Today I am a grandma and I am busy running 2 businesses and helping my daughter homeschool her children. A few months ago my son in law, Pedro de Carvalho, mentioned that a Brazilian was in town for 3 months and wanted Immersion English (a product I offered years ago). I had space and time so I welcomed Júlio Stanczyk as an English student. It turns out that he is also an online education professional! Together we decided to restart English for Philosophy Students and begin creating content for a new generation of professor Olavo de Carvalho students. So here we are, studying Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, and republishing content from my first days of teaching and learning with Olavo. I hope you enjoy it!

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