I received this comment:
I am interested in the Henle Latin 1 online class for my son who will do Challenge A with Classical Conversations.
Have you ever considered doing a class that just corresponds with what they will cover with each level? For Challenge A students they only cover part of the book, Challenge B covers the same as A and then more and Challenge 1 covers the whole book.
Would you recommend this class for a Challenge A student? He has limited Latin experience, but really likes Latin and has been working on his own this summer to learn more.
Here is my reply:
First of all, I apologize for the long delay. I was on the road for weeks. Home now. Catching up.
I have considered teaching such a class. However, I have limited time. In order to teach Henle 1, Henle 2 and eventually Henle 3, and 4, I am forced to teach Henle 1 in the first year. Not only that, I personally feel it is dishonest to charge families for Latin 1 and to then spread a Latin 1 course over three years.
Here is what I would recommend. Join the online Henle 1 class if you like. Go as far as you are able. For instance, you could join the class and drop out at chapter 24 if is just too difficult at that point. The next year, when I teach the class again, you could join and go further. Perhaps even finish the book. You only pay tuition once. In the second year, you would choose the option: “I am repeating this class.” I do no charge tuition when a student is repeating a class. Students can repeat as often as they like.
Also, if you decide to sign up, only to realize the class moves too rapidly, you are welcome to a full refund. I have tried to provide multiple safety nets for families. My wife and I homeschool our five children. It gets expensive. I know how it feels. I want families to feel no risk when it comes to Latin.
Please let me know if you have any more questions. I am home now, and will be online every day but Sunday.