CORNERSTONE TUTORIALS—Excellence in Writing® through literature!
Each online course uses the Institute for Excellence in Writing® methods and materials, taught with Starting Points and Cornerstone Curriculum's Worldviews of the Western World series. 

MENTORED LEARNING. Let me, your IEW Certified Instructor Cathy Flowers, assist you in your homeschooling journey. With live, interactive sessions, students receive consistent weekly tutoring, book discussions to develop literary analysis, regular writing and grammar instruction, and detailed, personalized feedback with a grade on all assignments. Classes are designed to build oral and written communication skills in speech and composition.
                                              2017-2018 COURSES
Features the Institute for Excellence in Writing®’s 2017 United States History-Based Writing with literature, book discussions, grammar instruction, and grading service. Students study, discuss, and write about the explorers to the twentieth century with age-appropriate novels that integrate with historical topics. They will learn all nine writing models and style. One full credit in English: IEW writing, literature and book discussion, and Fix It Grammar. See the full U.S. Writing Class description here. For students going into grades 6-8 (ages 11-13). Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 Eastern Time. Begins August 15, 2017. Enroll here.

Based on Cornerstone Curriculum’s World Views of the Western World high school series by David Quine with Excellence in Writing® methods and materials, each one-year high school course features “the best of the best” original sources and classic works. Each year I teach two courses in this high school series. Subjects are integrated in each class for multiple credits in:
Bible                        Western Civilization
Literature                American Government
Writing                     Political Theory
World History          Humanities
American History    Fine Arts History and Appreciation

ANCIENT THOUGHT. This course contrasts the ideas of the Biblical world view and the Greco-Roman world view through such ancient works as Genesis, Job, Homer’s Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid, Romans, Plato’s Republic, and Augustine’s City of God. Civilization through 500 A.D. This course uses IEW’s Windows to the World and Fix It Grammar for writing assignments and essays directly related to their studies. This Christian, comprehensive course includes live, interactive class discussions and direct writing instruction. Students receive personalized feedback and grade for each assignment. Bonus: Optional history readings and art studies with assignments. Full description here. High school. 4 credits in this one class! Wednesday, 10:00-Noon Eastern Time. Enroll here

THE REVOLUTIONARY AGE. Compares and contrasts four major revolutions: The English, American, French, and Russian Revolutions from 1600 through early 1900s. Works include Hobbe’s Leviathan, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Rutherford’s "Lex Rex," the American Founding documents and works, Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities, Paine’s "Common Sense," and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. This Christian, comprehensive course includes live, interactive class discussions and direct writing instruction. Students receive personalized feedback and grade for each assignment. Full description here. High school. Prerequisites: Essay writing. 5 credits. Tuesday, 12:30-2:30 Eastern Time. Enroll here

ONLINE ANNUAL SCHEDULE--Starting Points, Ancient Thought, Renaissance & Reformation, The Revolutionary Age, Modern Era (by invitation). Taught in rotation:
2017-2018:  U.S. History Writing (gr. 6-8), Ancient Thought (HS), Revolutionary Age (HS).

2018-2019: World History Writing (gr. 6-8), Starting Points (gr. 8+), Renaissance & Reformation (HS)

"One of the best programs I have seen that offers a clearly Christian classical education is David Quine's World Views of the Western World" ~Michael Farris
"Those looking for a serious world view course that is the primary focus of the high school years need look no further!" ~ Cathy Duffy, Top 100 Picks