Welcome to Teach to the Text!

Teach to the Text offers live, asynchronous, and independent study courses for homeschooled students and lifelong learners, with a special focus on high school composition and classical literature. Most writing courses are secular, while most literature courses are taught from a Christian worldview, grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Questions? Email Ms. Ellen Finnigan at [email protected]. You'll receive a response within 24 business hours.

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!

Recommended for: ages 14 and up

Let's Read The Iliad!

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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

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

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!

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)

Have questions?

Email [email protected] and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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