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A Survey of Great Shorts

Discover the magic of short stories, like "The Gift of the Magi," "The Necklace," and "The Sniper." Unlock the joy of reading and the power of writing.

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1:1 Private


Ages 8-12



Live Sessions

Up to 16

Graded Assignments

About the Course

Billed as


/ month

4 sessions per month x $72.2 per session

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Schedule & Assignments

Our private tutoring sessions are 45 minutes long and are scheduled based on your weekly availability. You will be paired with the same tutor for the duration of your course.

Course Duration: 4-6 months

Weekly Reading & Writing Assignments

45-Min. Live Session & ~1 Hour of Homework

Access to On-Demand Videos

About Our Instructors

Learning with Letterly means learning with our dedicated and experienced instructors. Credentialed by some of the top universities in the U.S., our team is unparalleled in its passion for individualized student success.

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Course Syllabus

Annotated Reading

Read and analyze the central ideas and key themes of classic short stories, like “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Necklace,” and “The Sniper.” Acquire new vocabulary using context clues and apply your knowledge of new note-taking techniques.

Applied Grammar

Break down the essential components of sentence structure, including how to combine words and phrases. Develop an understanding of different types of clauses and conjunctions.

Building Paragraphs

Map out cohesive paragraph structures and develop smooth transitions between narrative sections. Discover expository paragraphs and learn how to collect credible evidence.

Final Project

Write a short story of your own; start with surveying the concept of flash fiction, investigating how to build effective characters, and building plot diagrams. Deepen your narrative technique with the principle of “show, don’t tell,” and revise your story with an editing exercise.

What Are Our Lessons Like?

We offer on-demand videos to supplement your 1:1 sessions! You may need to refer to them for homework or to refresh your notes. Here are a couple of video clips from the curriculum for you to check out!

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In school, I just read a passage and answer multiple choices ... at Letterly, we do more reading, annotating, and writing. We learn how to make it stronger using conjunctions, clauses, and more. We then learn how to use these methods in our writing.

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