Tutor Seminars are held two days a week, typically sixty to ninety minutes in length, during the course of two 12-week semesters. Structured learning plans are assigned for non-seminar days administered under the discretion of parents and focused on the individual need of the student.
About Tutor Seminars
Tutor Seminar size is capped at fifteen for Rhetoric students and at twelve for Logic students – to offer a balance in peer discussion and individualized instruction.
Tutor Seminars are designed to assist parents in the education of their children, with resources and community to offer rigorous academics while valuing family centered education.
Course material is designed by the tutor and will draw from original source documents, textbooks (online and print), and tutor designed resources. In order to minimize financial burdens and sporadic material content- tutors have organized many resource styles. However, parents may also choose to utilize their own choice in curriculum on non-seminar days and use any portion of the Tutor designed materials they deem beneficial.
Each course has an additional materials archive -The Bookshelf- to allow students deeper and individualized learning on non-seminar days. Parents are encouraged to design elements of their children’s courses with the assistance of the additional materials archive.
In keeping with a classical christian tradition courses are designed to integrate the subject development through history, parallel fields of study, and biblical worldview. Fundamentally, training discerning thinkers with a breadth and depth of knowledge to serve in the Kingdom.
Parents are the primary instructors, guides, and organizers of their children’s education.To that end every course emphases family-centric learning, while seeking to provide every possible tool for every learning style and interest.
On a purely voluntary basis, parents are invited to invest in community activities and lessons in areas of expertise and interest.
- A parent with a skill that enriches course work may wish to offer a single activity.
- A parent with a particular interest, such as: chess, sports, dance, music, etc. is invited to invest with more regular meetings in a club fashion.
- A parent with a passion outside of teaching may wish to invest with their talents in other capacities.
First Day: September 3rd
For students beginning the academic year before labor day- materials are available on The Bookshelf.
Thanksgiving Break: November 15th – November 27th
Five days of non-seminar work is structured in this break time.
End of Autumn Tutor Sessions: December 3rd
Final Assignments Due: December 11th
Review lessons and final assessments are available for the week of December 11th through December 15th though tutor Seminars are not held.
First Day: January 22
Two weeks of non-seminar material is structured for the beginning of January.
Agape Break: February 19th – February 23rd
Easter Break: March 26th – April 6th
Five days of non-seminar work structured in this break time.
End of Spring Tutor Sessions: May 3rd
Six days of non-seminar work structured between May 3rd and May 25th.
Four additional days are structured May 11th – May 14th for Family Adventure.
Final Assignments Due: May 25th
Review lessons and final assessments are available for the week of May 21st through May 25th though tutor Seminars are not held.