Middle School is the perfect time to explore online learning. Students enjoy building community while strengthening the skills they need to succeed in high school. This full-year group tutorial has weekly 90-minute meetings over two 15-week semesters and includes grammar, vocabulary, composition, and literature studies. Whether they’ve had a little or a lot of previous experience, students make great strides using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Fix It! Grammar series along with the theme-based history writing lesson books. Wonderful stories provide the basis for engaging discussions while learning about literary genres and techniques. Middle School English is offered in a three-year rotation (Ancient Times, Middle Ages, and Distant Lands) that allows students to jump in and out at any point.
Day/Time Thursdays at 1pm ET/10am PT. Academic calendar available here.
Min/Max Students 5/10.
Texts For the 2021-2022 academic year, we will focus on Distant Lands with the following books:
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis
The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle
The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi
The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
IEW’s Following Narnia® Volume 1: The Lion’s Song
IEW’s Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1, Book 2, or Book 3 (depending on previous grammar instruction)
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 Closed: This tutorial has filled for the 2021-2022 academic year.