The Tutorials began as an extension of Shanan Classical Co-op, which was founded by Robin Hancock in 1995. As our students grew older, we realized the benefits of group learning while maintaining the control as home school parents. Thus, the Tutorials came to be and began with British Literature and Personal Finance in 1998. More than 20 years later, we have expanded into a full spectrum of courses offered, focusing on the core subjects necessary for high school graduation and college entrance — math, science, and English — as well as a full range of classical courses and elective subjects.
These tutorials were started to meet the personal needs of a few families but are now utilized by many home school families in the Greater Southern Charlotte and Union County area. Due to the fact, it was meeting needs and producing great results with the students, it was opened up to a wider community and we hope to continue to do so.
Our long-term goals are not to become large, but to remain tutorial and personal in nature while committed to a challenging yet supportive environment for the students. We are dedicated to bringing tutors to Shanan that enjoy teaching and sharing with young people, and who bring to the students their enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge.