Online Study Center for Family Learning
                 Online Study Center for Family Learning

2017- 2018 Online Courses


Cost: $580/year plus $60 registration fee (unless otherwise specified)

These are our traditional year-long courses. The tutors meet weekly or twice weekly with a small group of students: a minimum number of 6 and maximum of 15.



Feasting on Dante: A Five Course Literature Class

Chef: Dr. Grace Kosloski

   Appetizer One: The Aeneid: Literary Precursor to Dante

   Appetizer Two: A Brief Introduction to Rhetoric

   Intermezzo:  Confessions of St. Augustine

   Main Course: Reading, Reflecting and Writing through the Divine Comedy

   Dessert: Excerpt from Canterbury Tales by Chaucer


Day and Time:  Friday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Prix Fixe: $580 per person (bring your own books and beverages) 


Texts and Resources: Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Crider’s Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay, The Divine Comedy. Dante’s Divine Comedy by Professors Cook and Herzman. Publisher: The Great Courses (Teaching Company)  

Course Description:
2017-2018 Dante Course.docx
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Latin 1

 (this is a seminar course)

Textbook: Latin for the New Millenium: Level 1

Day and Times:  Wed. 3:00- 4:15 pm ET

Tutor: Mrs. Beth Harvey

Latin I Seminar Course.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [136.0 KB]
Latin 2
Textbook: Latin for the New Millenium: Level 1 and Level 2
Day and Times:  T/Th 11:00 - 12:15 am ET
Tutor: Mrs. Beth Harvey
2017 Latin II Description.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [89.0 KB]


Intensive 2 Week Summer Review of Concepts

Would you like to enter our Latin II, but you have been studying a different text?  

Dates: August 7- 18, 2017 (Mon - Fri)

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET  (Sessions will be recorded in case a student must miss one.)

Text: Latin For the New Millennium I

Tutor: Beth Harvey

Cost: $180 (Half of this will be applied to the tuition for Latin II!)


This review is especially for those students who would like to enter our LNM II course in the Fall, but who have been studying a different curriculum in Latin I, such as Henle, Latin Alive, Wheelock's.... (read more)

Latin 3

Textbook: Latin for the New Millenium: Level 3  

Days and Times: M/W 11:00 am ET

Cost: $750/ year

Prerequisite: Permission of Tutor

*The class will be finishing up the latter half of LNM Level 2 in the Fall before starting Level 3.

Latin III Description & Syllabus
2017 Latin III Syllabus.docx
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Advanced Latin 


Days and Times:  T/Th 11:00 am ET

Textbook: *Free* materials developed by Dr. Grote for study of the AP Latin Syllabus.

Cost: $750/ year

Prerequisite: Permission of Tutor

Dr. Grote is an experienced tutor in classical studies, and especially in Latin, having offered his expertise to students numerous times before to prepare for the AP Latin exam. His more than 50 students have averaged 4.6 out of 5 points possible on the exam. 

Class Size: Minimum number of 6 - Maximum 12

Latin IV Description:
2017 Latin IV - AP preparation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [90.7 KB]


Rhetoric and Prose Analysis of C. S. Lewis:

Essays, Allegory, Satire, and Myth


Tutor: Grace Kosloski, PhD

Days and Times: M/W (starting Wednesday, September 6, 2017)

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Textbooks: The Office of Assertion; 4 Walking to Wisdom Literature Guides published by Classical Academic Press; 4 works by C. S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last Battle, The Screwtape Letters, and Till We Have Faces

Syllabus for Rhetoric I
2017 Rhetoric Lewis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [130.9 KB]




Rhetoric II: Thinking with Socrates


Tutor: Grace Kosloski

Days: T /Th  (starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017)

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET

Text: Think with Socrates by Paul Herrick

Rhetoric II: Critical Thinking with Socrates introduces the 10th - 12th grade high school student to critical thinking, using the methods, life, and ideas of Socrates.

Syllabus for Rhetoric II
Rhetoric II Thinking With Socrates.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.2 KB]

Our New Seminars

A unique combination of live weekly seminars with asynchronous courses...


  • Greeks and Romans
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • U.S. History



  • Homer 
  • Virgil
  • Arthurian Romance
  • Dostoevsky

  • The 20th C. Novel


The Trivium

  • Aristotle's Rhetoric 
  • Traditional Logic
  • Classical Latin
  • English Grammar


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How Do the Online Courses Work?

Our courses meet once or twice a week via WizIq, an online, virtual classroom in which teachers and student can interact in real time. The teacher speaks into a microphone, shows video clips, draws on the "blackboard," puts up pictures, charts, etc. Students can respond with a question or a comment by "raising their hand" and either typing into a chat box or speaking aloud. Students may also "come to the blackboard" to participate in exercises.

In addition to live interaction, our online courses include graded assignments, homework, and a final grade suitable for a high school transcript. Teachers will usually email worksheets, tests, and other assignments to students, who will complete them on their honor. Outside of class, teachers can be reached by phone or email. The sessions are usually recorded and available to the student for review.


Read more about our tuition and registration policies by downloading this:  Click here.


Individual Tutoring Information

Many of the tutors are delighted to provide one-to-one tutoring for students in their area of expertise. They all have experience in providing individualized programs of study for students. 

For Latin Tutoring:
Tutoring Rates - Beth Harvey.pdf
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For Writing and Literature Tutoring:
Tutoring Rates-Grace Kosloski.pdf
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Technical Information: About the Online Sessions

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