October 14, 2019

Great Books Classes

It's tough to choose an online tutor for your children, especially for a class as central and important as Great Books. There are a lot of options out there, and you can't always tell a lot from a teacher's website. So, instead of giving you an exhaustive list of online Great Books teachers, we'd like to point you to only two. We know them personally, and would highly recommend their classes. You'll have to be quick, though; they have a great reputation, and their classes tend to fill up early.

First, we recommend Wes Callihan of Schola Classical Tutorials. Wes grew up on a farm in Idaho and graduated in History from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has taught at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho; the University of Idaho; New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho; and at Veritas Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has written curriculum for several ACCS and other Christian schools, has written some Great Books study guides for homeschoolers (published by Veritas Press), speaks regularly at Classical Christian education conferences for home educators and private schools, and teaches summer intensive Latin courses. He has written columns and short fiction for Credenda/Agenda and Antithesis and contributed to the book Classical Education and the Home School, (published by Canon Press). Schola Classical Tutorials, a program of live internet courses in the Great Books and the Classical Languages, began in the fall of 1997 and is his contribution to the growing classical Christian education movement.

We also recommend Wes Callihan's son-in-law, Aaron Wells, from Artesian Wells Classical Tutorials. He was born and raised in Bishop, California and has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College in Moscow, ID. He was home-schooled through high school, while also taking classes in the Great Books, Latin, and Rhetoric from his father-in-law, Wes Callihan of Schola Classical Tutorials. Aaron taught Latin, History, and Literature at Logos Christian Academy in Fallon, Nevada for three years before he moved to Moscow, ID and began teaching online in 2007. He especially enjoys good literature, history, and baseball.

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