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Burning & Banning Books

Explore the history of censorship as you dive into Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Discover the deeper meaning of an author's purpose and point of view as you learn the skills to write an Opposition Editorial.


1:1 Private


Ages 14-17



Live Sessions

Up to 16

Graded Assignments

About the Course

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4 sessions per month x $72.25 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

Discover the history of book-banning and censorship before analyzing Fahrenheit 451. Acquire new vocabulary using context clues and apply your knowledge of new note-taking techniques.

Applied Grammar

Define common mistakes in longform writing, including run-on sentences and improper punctuation. Diversify your syntax and incorporate advanced conjunctions into your writing.

Building Paragraphs

Develop a hook and lead for an Op Ed about the impact of book-banning. Learn about the journalistic components: nut graf, history graf, explanatory paragraph, call to action.

Final Project

Write a critical response to the text; use an outline to effectively transition between an introduction, evidence-based body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Deepen your argument using insightful explanations and persuasive techniques.

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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What's in Your Letterly Class?

Top Instruction

  • 1:1 instruction with students & alumni from top universities

  • Access to on-demand supplemental instruction for selected courses

  • Proprietary curriculum designed by ELA experts based on classic literature

Progress Tracker

  • Visualize and track progress across ELA standards

  • Checkpoints highlighting areas of strength & weakness

  • Certificates of completion

Personalized Feedback

  • Weekly writing assignments with in-depth feedback 

  • Applied grammar & editing exercises
  • Final project with step-by-step instruction

Student Support

  • On-demand technical support and troubleshooting

  • Access to Letterly advisors

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