Welcome to Bandusia Tutorials!
Bandusia Tutorials is an online tutorial service that has provided homeschoolers with rigorous writing and literature courses for five years. The classes take place in online conference sessions, and students receive feedback from the tutor on weekly homework assignments.
Please explore the site to learn more about the classes and the tutor, Elena Valle, a former homeschooler herself.
Courses Offered in the 2013-2014 School Year:
All class times are Central Standard Time.
|Title||Grade Level||Class Time|
|Expository Writing (Live Online Class)||Junior High/Early High School||Mondays, 2:00-4:00 PM|
|Expository Writing (Asynchronous)||Junior High/Early High School||n/a|
|High School Literature TBA||High School||Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM|
|Creative Writing (Asynchronous)||Junior High/High School||n/a|
Why the name “Bandusia”?
Bandusia Tutorials is named after the Fountain of Bandusia, which the poet Horace wrote about in the first century B.C. This fountain is a small waterfall on the ancient grounds of Horace’s Sabine farm, near the village of Licenza, Italy. Horace wrote in one of his poems that the Fountain of Bandusia would become famous because of his words–and it did: two thousand years later, people all over the world are still transported to those waters through his poetry. And if you happen to be in Rome and are looking for a literary adventure, you can find your way through the Italian countryside to the ruins of Horace’s home and the Fountain of Bandusia itself.