Intro to the Study of Classics & College Writing

Want to learn the real history behind Gladiator, Troy, and 300? Gain all this knowledge as well as the writing, research, and argumentative skills to succeed in college-level humanity courses by taking this course!

Locations: San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 9-12


  • Learn how to read and comprehend dense material
  • Understand how to write a college-level argumentative paper
  • Write weekly responses to questions pertaining to chosen texts
  • Compose a college-level paper pertaining to classical text(s)
  • Gain an understanding of the societies of the Ancient World and how they still influence our lives today

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

The transition from high school to college-level writing is one that nearly every college freshman finds challenging. Whether or not students plan on majoring in the humanities, they will inevitably take a course that requires advanced reading and writing skills. This summer course is designed to bridge the gap between college and high school writing and help students gain exposure to the most influential works of literature in human history.
Students will choose two works from the Greco-Roman time period to read, discuss, and write about over the course of the summer. Short responses of a paragraph or two to discussion questions will be assigned each week.

At the end of the course, students will submit a 4-6 page argumentative paper about one of the works they read over the summer. Detailed constructive feedback will be provided throughout our odyssey together!


Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

Contact AJ Tutoring to Enroll in Summer Tutoring
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
Free Consultation