English and Literature
Tutors: Bernhardt, Brown, Green, and Herring
Price: $350 plus class fees
Grammar and Composition 1: Students will build their writing skills in this class by learning the mechanics of grammar, organizational patters, good writing models, and their unique voice and style. This course is designed for the beginning and intermediate writer.
Grammar and Composition 2: This class will develop a student's writing by engaging in argumentative, persuasive and research writing. This course is designed for the advanced writer.
American Literature: This course will cover American literature using analytical discussions. Essays will be written with each literature text. Students will learn to recognize genre, theme, conventions, devices and motifs. There are two American Literature tutors this year. Please read their detailed course descriptions for more details on their classes. This document is available on our home page.
British Literature: This course will cover British literature using analytical discussions. Essays will be written to accompany each literature text. Students will learn to recognize genre, theme, conventions, devices and motifs. Due to the literature texts of this course it is designed for 10-12 grade students.
MS English 1: Students will learn outlining skills for expository essays,creative pieces and basic reports. They will learn to add style using openers, strong verbs, quality adjectives and other decoration techniques. Grammar practice and literature reading will be a regular part of the class.
MS English 2: Students will be instructed in analysis, written response and critique of literature texts. They will write essays using thesis statements, transition words, proper introductions and conclusions. Grammar practice and new vocabulary use will be a regular part of the class.