World Literature explores how stories shape humanity and how humanity has shaped our stories. This full-year group tutorial has weekly 90-minute meetings over two 15-week semesters and covers time-honored classics of world literature. Each text is broken down incrementally to ensure complete understanding. Highlights and key points for each work are discussed in class. Students should be proficient in basic essay writing as we will focus on polishing literary analysis skills and working with advanced style techniques. Grammar and vocabulary are discussed in context. Students who prefer audio versions of the books are welcome to use them. The tutorial requires weekly note taking.
Day/Time Thursdays at 9am ET/6am PT. Academic calendar available here.
Min/Max Students 5/10
The Iliad by Homer
The Ramayana by Valmiki (R.K. Narayan prose translation)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
The Inferno by Dante
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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 This tutorial is confirmed for the 2021-2022 academic year. By submitting the registration form, you are reserving a place for your student and agree to be billed upon receipt. Register here.