I received these questions:
How many weeks is your class? (Does it somewhat correspond to the CC 30-week plan)? Do you assign homework and do you collect it/grade it? Will the homework correspond at all to the CC 30 week Latin I (Challenge I) curriculum?
And just to be sure, he will be able to watch the lecture after it has broadcast live? (which is around 0700 PST on Wed I think).
And one final question, besides the lectures, what other materials will he have access to with the subscription?
Here is my reply:
I apologize for the delay. Finally catching up this morning…
I may have already answered your questions, but I am having trouble keeping up these days, and I don’t remember…
First, we are planning to meet 35 times. With breaks, that comes out to about 40 weeks. Of course, since I leave my classes up after teaching them you could extend that as long as you wanted. Or, you could squeeze it into less time. I have quite a few students who use the previous classes only. In fact, many prefer this as they can move at their own rate. Students are always welcome to contact me if they have any questions.
Second, no. My classes do not match up with the 30 week CC plan. As best I know, CC spreads First Year Latin by Robert Henle out over three years. I teach it in one.
Third, no. I really hate to say this, but, I am not currently taking on any more students under the grading option. I am maxed out. I simply do not have time to take on new students. In the past, I had two options. $25 a month option grants access to every live class I teach and grants access to every recorded class on my site (currently about 700 videos). This option remains open. In the past, if you needed me to grade, the price doubled. However, due to the number of students who opted for grading, I am currently not able to grade the work of any more students.
As my site has grown, the emails have grown. I receive hundreds of emails a day. There are two kinds of emails. Half are from students whose work I grade. The other half are general inquiry emails. The general inquiry emails are requiring more and more of my time.
I am working to build tools to help students check their own work. I will be creating more quizzes and tests for my site. I have already begun loading my own answer keys to my site, and I will be loading more. These are free to subscribers. Over the past six, or seven years I have created a massive database of responses to my students. These I am uploading to my site for my subscribers. I also have forums where students are able to interact with other students and are able to check each other’s work.
And, finally… I only charge per family. A subscription grants access to every live class I teach. It also grants access to all of the previous class on my site.