Middle School English (Grades 6-8)

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  5/12

Texts  For the 2022-2023 academic year, we will focus on Ancient Times with the following books:

Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 by Mary Pope Osborne

Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2 by Mary Pope Osborne

Aesop’s Fables

The Pirates of Pompeii by Caroline Lawrence

Arabian Nights by Martin Woodside (Classic Starts Version)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

IEW’s Fix It! Grammar: Level 2, 3, or 4 Student Book (depending on previous grammar instruction)

*Note: Fix-It! Grammar has been redesigned. Check with tutor for proper placement.

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

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

Registration  This tutorial has been confirmed for the 2022-2023 academic year. By submitting a Registration form, you are reserving a seat for your student and will receive an invoice that is payable upon receipt. Register here.