Introduction to Literary Analysis (Grades 8-11)

This full-year group tutorial is an excellent place to begin high school level English studies as it takes students step by step through crafting a strong thesis to selecting key evidence to honing insightful analysis. During weekly 90-minute meetings over two 15-week semesters, students will learn how to read a text and understand the elements of great writing. In addition to many short stories, students will read core works of English literature. A study of Latin and Greek roots will help students improve their vocabulary. The tutorial also includes a systematic exploration of study skills to help students succeed throughout their high school years.

Day/Time  Thursdays at 11am ET/8am PT.  Academic calendar available here.

Min/Max Students  5/10

Texts  

Windows to the World by Lesha Myers

Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Student Choice: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

OR I am Malala (Young Readers edition) by Malala Yousafzai

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Tuition  $450 plus a $20 non-refundable registration fee

Platform  The tutorial uses the flexible Google Classroom interface along with Zoom for live class meetings. Meetings are recorded in case of absence.

Registration  By submitting the registration form, you are reserving a place for your student and agree to be billed once the minimum enrollment of five students is met. Registration opens February 15, 2021.