Location

 

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 8600 Potter Road in Weddington

(where Potter Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road meet, at the roundabout)

Contact

For questions regarding Tutorials
(Instructor-led 8th grade - High school) shanantutorials@gmail.com 

For questions regarding Co-op
(Parent-led Birth - 8th grade) contact: shananclassicalcoop@gmail.com

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Course Offerings

Social Studies

American History – Tutor: Mrs. Jen Litowski 

Your high school student will gain a rich understanding of our nation's past by reading the history narrative and primary source documents, reading some classic American literature, completing a few writing assignments, map work and hands-on projects, and studying what the Bible says about issues and ideas in history. We will learn:

  • To understand history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit will highlight spiritual issues related to events in American history.

  • About events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century

  • To enjoy studying history through the words of people who made it by reading some classic American literature, poetry, documents and speeches
     

Requirements: This class and will require a minimum of 1.5 hours /day to be successful. The student will read the required passages, do map work, take quizzes and work on presentation projects. Class time will be used for content discussions, questions, presentations and mastery of material.
 

Required texts:

  • Exploring America, Parts 1 & 2, and American Voices, by Notgrass (2014 printing) approx. $100. Notgrass does not discount their curriculum, but they do offer free shipping on orders over $50

  • Exploring America Student Review Pack (includes Student Review, Quiz & Exam book, & Answer Key) approx. $17

Course Credit: The course will fulfill a full credit for social studies at the high school level.

Available: Freshmen and Above

Annual Tuition: $475/ 40 Contact hours 

World History – Tutor: Mrs. Jen Litowski 

Exploring World History by Ray Notgrass is a one-year homeschool curriculum for high school that teaches students to understand history from a Christian perspective of faith in God and respect for the Bible. It provides one full-year of credit in world history. Your high school student will gain a rich understanding of world history by reading the history narrative and primary source documents, completing writing assignments and hands-on projects, and studying what the Bible says about issues and ideas in history.

 

Requirements: This class and will require a minimum of 1.5 hours /day to be successful. The student will read the required passages, do map work, take quizzes and work on presentation projects. Class time will be used for content discussions, questions, presentations and mastery of material.

Required Texts:

  • Exploring World History Part 1 and Part 2, In Their Words (a collection of original source documents), and Guide for Parents. This package gives you all of the lessons and assignments you need to complete the course, but it does not include any review or test material.  (2014 printing) approx. $110. Notgrass does not discount their curriculum, but they do offer free shipping on orders over $50

  • The Student Review Pack includes the Student Review, with daily review questions, literature review questions, and Bible commentary; the Quiz and Exam Book, with a quiz for each unit and six exams; and the Answer Key.  approx. $17

 

Course Credit: The course will fulfill a full credit for social studies at the high school level.

Available: Freshmen and Above

Annual Tuition: $475/ 40 Contact hours 

Adventures in American History (8th grade students) - Tutor: Suzie Garris

Adventures in American History is a brand new course for our new eighth grade line-up which will unfold the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, this course will cover American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, the text, American Republic,  demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history. 

TEXTBOOK: Bob Jones University Press, "The American Republic," 2nd edition, 8th grade student textbook, older and newer versions acceptable. 
ISBN 978-1-59166-425-3

Prices range from $5-50, some available at Homeschool store 
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=9781579243128&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-ISBN-_-used

Available: 8th graders

Annual Tuition: $400/ 40 Contact hours 

Government/Economics - Tutor: Clay Broussard 

 

This course will be a passion filled journey that results in significant learning on critical subject matter for which the Christian church appears consistently unprepared for.  At a high level, the course will explore the concept of Human Freedom and its dependence on Judeo-Christian foundations through a survey of Government and Economics.  The 2 disciplines will be presented as interdependent.  We will explore their historical representations, current events and the philosophical basis for any system of government and economics through a comparative approach to the ideas of the USA from the Founding up to the present.  The course will evaluate the rebuttals coming from present day critics of the American purpose with their attending assaults on individual rights.  The major implications of Marx and the extreme movements to the left in American culture will be not only investigated but evaluated through selected histories of countries that have adopted the Atheistic/Marxist approach.  All of this will be done in the context of a “garden variety” high school credit that will be a core requirement on any high school transcript.  The course will serve as a college level vaccination not only to the assaults on historic Christianity in higher education, but the more sophisticated attacks on capitalism, the American military, and individual rights.  In higher education and in our media, these criticisms of seemingly non-religious subjects, end in an attack on Christianity.  In addition, these attacks are causing so many young people to fall away from the faith and a major issue associated with this is the severe lack of understanding of the moral case for capitalism and the protection of individual rights as is only possible through limited government.  The student will exit the class with a new perspective, or a more developed understanding of the perspective they already have. 

 

The instructor has spent a 20 plus year career in international business (currently a Director of Supply Chain for a large global corporation), holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas @ Austin and has completed the coursework for the  M.A.A in Apologetics (awaiting completion of Field Service) from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, NC. 

 

Required Resources/Texts for the Course:

1-  Holy Bible

2- Access to the internet for reading in the public domain and email pdfs

3- "Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt. This can be purchased used for about 1$ on abebooks.com

4- "The Problem of Socialism" Thomas Dilorenzo

Course Credit: The course will fulfill a full credit for humanities (social studies) at the high school level.

Available: Freshmen and Above

Annual Tuition: $475/ 40 Contact hours 

Church History/Apologetics - Tutor: Clay Broussard

Christianity Class:  Biblical/Systematic Theology, Theistic Philosophy, Apologetics, Church History

 

This course is a journey of discovery and faith.  It will be sweeping in its scope through surveying the critical elements of the Christian faith and all the extraordinary implications associated within.  It will ground the student in a holistic view of the Faith, focused on the credibility of the Bible itself as well as through examination of the criticisms of the faith throughout the millennia and why the teacher believes they all fail in their efforts to undermine the faith.   We will evaluate World Religions (4 Major), the development of Christian culture, Ethics and a penetrating investigation of what is “real”, trustworthy and praiseworthy in God’s creation.  It will be both approachable to any level student yet offering glimpses of the profound intellectual depth of our faith. 

 

Required resources for the course: 

  1. Holy Bible, ESV

  2. Access to the Internet for reading in the public domain.

Course Credit: The course will fulfill a full credit for humanities (social studies) at the high school level.

Available: Freshmen and Above

Annual Tuition: $475/ 40 Contact hours 

Personal Finance/Consumer Math - Tutor: Mr. Shawn Hill

Needful and yet practical, this is a math class that every student should take before they graduate from high school.  The topics that are covered will last your child a lifetime, preparing them to make wise financial and consumer choices.     

The topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Money – The Basics

  • Setting Financial Goals

  • Budgeting

  • Saving and Investing

  • Credit/Debt

  • Financial Institutions and the services they provide

  • Insurance

  • Careers

  • Taxes

 

Textbook: 7 Sisters Homeschool Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective ***Do not purchase individually, as students will purchase together closer to the school year for a significant group discount***  

Course Credit: 1 credit of Social Studies  (or can be applied towards a Math credit)

Annual Tuition: $580/ 80 Contact hours