Teach to the Text

Teach to the Text connects homeschooling families and adult learners with excellent teachers outside of schools, online academies, and year-long course curricula, facilitating a more contemplative approach to learning.
At Teach to the Text, students can study a Great Book under the guidance of an excellent teacher and have some fun along the way. No enrollment necessary!

How it works:
  • Each text is treated as a self-contained, independent, unit study.
  • Each text study includes a physical Study Guide, videos and quizzes that can be completed as an asynchronous course.
  • Each study has been created by a real teacher with years of experience teaching that text in a traditional or online classroom.
  • Teachers remain accessible to their students via online Office Hours and/or can be contracted for additional services (including online classes) as needed.

Recommended for: ages 14 and up

Let's Read The Iliad!


The Iliad is the natural starting place for a classical course of study, as it is the first story we have in Western civilization, dating to around 850 B.C.

Ages 14 and up

Taught by Ms. Finnigan

Let's Read The Odyssey!


Greek warrior and King of Ithaca must battle strange creatures, the elements, and his own nature on his journey home from the Trojan War. The he must set things right in his kingdom.

Ages 14 and up

Taught by Ms. Finnigan

Let's Read Agamemnon!


Aeschylus, "The Father of Tragedy," explores ideas of justice in this play about a king's return from the Trojan War and the ugly fate that awaited him.

Ages 14 and up

Taught by Ms. Finnigan

Thank you to VELA Fund!

Thanks to a grant from VELA Fund, Teach to the Text will be awarding value of $10,000 worth of scholarships throughout the 2023-24 school year to:

  • homeschool co-ops
  • with students in grades 9-12
  • interested in studying classical literature together.

Apply today!

Live Composition Courses

Live courses start every 8-12 weeks, except Writing Coaching, which can be purchased at any time.

Short Stories:
Reading and Writing

For Juniors and Seniors
Taught by Ms. Finnigan
Starts every 8 weeks

Great Essays:
Breaking the Mold

For Juniors and Seniors
Taught by Ms. Finnigan
Starts every 12 weeks

Writing Coaching
with Ms. Finnigan

Ages 11 and up
Taught by Ms. Finnigan
Start at any time!

Ms. Finnigan is available to teach private online writing classes custom-tailored for your group (9th grade and up).
Send an email to:

[email protected]

Who better to study a book with than the person who wrote it? The Author Series brings authors and readers together in live, small, online classes, turning authors into teachers, readers into students, and texts into dialogues.

Here’s how it works:
  • Students engage in a course of study based one particular text.
  • The class meets regularly for online sessions.
  • Students can ask questions on the material.
  • The author usually does a presentation in each session followed by Q&A.
  • Great discussions are had by all and students walk away with a deeper understanding of the material.

Recommended for: ages 18 and up
(Younger students may enroll with parent permission)

Logos Rising
with Dr. Jones

September - December 2023

Behold the Lamb
with Fr. Emmanuel McCarthy

Thursdays, November 2023

Exploring Geocentrism
with Dr. Sungenis

January - March 2023

Have an author you'd like to study with in a live class?

Submit a request.

If the class ends up happening, you'll get a free enrollment!

Have questions?

Email [email protected] and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.

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