Upcoming Tutorial Classes

Sophomore Literature & Art

Students will have an integrated approach to sophomore literature.  Literary texts will be read and analyzed.  An appreciation of literature as an art form and an understanding of the role of literature in its historical, social, and cultural contexts will be developed.  The class will have pre-reading, written, vocabulary lists, grammar, and memorization assignments each month. Students will build on their word counts with a culmination of a three-thousand word (3000) research assignment at the end of the spring semester.  The two textbooks (see below) will be read over the year.  The grammar will be incorporated as part of the pre-work, using the IXL.com – Language Grade 10.  Grammar will be assigned (see syllabus), teacher will go over in class the areas which proved the most difficult for students.  The vocabulary will be listed on vocabulary.com; a specific list set, according to the book being read, will be assigned.  Students are to work towards incorporating up-to thirty (30) words from the vocabulary list(s) in their various writing assignments.  The literature will consist of a full-length fiction novel and play each month (unless otherwise noted in syllabus). This class is a companion class to the Sophomore Art & Art History class. Students are encouraged to take both courses for a comprehensive worldview; however, the literature class is devised to be stand alone.

    • This class is designed for High School Sophomores
    • Students register for the full year.
    • Classes meet five and a half (5.5) hours each, once a month.
      • Fall semester:  August – October
      • Spring semester:  February - April
    • Cost:  Literature - $280 (supply fee included)

 

Sophomore Art & Art History

Students will have an integrated approach to Art and Art History.  The class will have each month:  pre-reading (articles), vocabulary lists, and sketchbook assignments.  This course is considered Drawing 2; students will be delving more into advanced drawing techniques.  The drawing skills will build toward live model (no nudes) art work.  Art History will focus on either a specific artist or time period.  At the beginning of class, there will be a still life exercise.  Each month, the articles will consist of a specific artist, artistic philosophical question, or specific piece of art. Students will do a theme project which will benefit the community at large.  This class is a companion class to Sophomore Literature & Art. Students are encouraged to take both courses for a comprehensive worldview; however, the Art & Art History class is devised to be stand alone.

    • This class is designed for High School Sophomores; however, younger students with basic drawing skills are encouraged to apply.
    • Students register for the full year.
    • Classes meet five and a half (5.5) hours each, once a month.
      • Fall semester:  August – October
      • Spring semester:  February - April
    • Cost:  Art & Art History - $280 (supply fee included)

 

Government

Students will explore the concepts of government, civic responsibilities, political process, and individual rights.  The class will have pre-reading, vocabulary lists, and speech assignments.  The vocabulary will be listed on vocabulary.com.  There will be a specific list set, according to the book being read.  The literature will consist of fiction and non-fiction, exploring the themes of government and civic responsibilities.  Students will have to memorize and recite significant historical speeches (according to assignment, may be all or portions of a speech).  In addition, there will be debate topics to help train students in the art of rhetoric speaking and writing.  In addition to teaching time, we will culminate the first week with a Mock Trial session.  The second week will culminate with a Mock Senate. 

    • This class is designed for High School students; however, younger students who are interested in government are encouraged to apply.
    • Students register for the full two week intensive.
    • Classes meet four (4) hours each day, Monday - Friday.
      • Intensive occurs in January
    • Cost:  Government - $270 (supply fee included)
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