World Literature (Grades 9-12)

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

Texts

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 meetings, which are recorded in case of absence.

Registration Closed for the 2021-2022 academic year.