Artesian Wells Classical Tutorials is a live, internet tutorial service offering classes in Latin, Logic, and the
The classes offered for the 2013-2014 school year are:
Summer Classes: Artesian Wells Classical Tutorials is offering summer classes during the month of July. This summer's class includes
a Jump Start class for students entering Latin II.
Prerequisite: Wheelock's Latin 1 or its equivalent.
Introduction to Latin:
This course is for students 13 years old and older who would like a solid foundation in Latin before starting the high school
Latin I course.
Latin 1: The Latin I Tutorial covers most of basic grammar and syntax and includes readings in Latin.
This course is for students 14 years old and older.
Latin 2: This course covers the remainder of the grammar in Wheelock's Latin and include readings in classical and medieval Latin,
including the Vulgate Bible.
Prerequite: Latin I or equivalent (recent completion of the material covered
in chapters 1-22 of Wheelock's Latin).
Latin 3: The emphasis for this course is to enable students to read a wide variety of ancient Roman and medieval authors.
Prerequisite: Latin 1 and 2 or their equivalent (completion of Latin grammar).
Latin 4: Students will delve into Vergil's Aeneid.
Prerequisite: Latin 3 or its equivalent.
Logic: This course for students 13 and up will teach students the basic principles of logic, both introductory and intermediate.
It covers basic logical syllogisms and fallacies, and symbolic logic.
Prerequisite: Students must be 13 years
old or older.
Introduction to Great Books: This one year course will prepare students ages 13 and up for the Great Books tutorials. Students will learn the historical
and cultural context in which the ancient Greeks and Romans wrote, including the important people, places, authors, battles
and stories which influenced the authors and content of the Great Books course.
Prerequisite: Students must be 13
years old or older.
Great Books 2:
This course covers Roman literature and history as well as many early church fathers: Virgil, Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, Suetonius,
Josephus, Cicero, Caesar, Eusebius, Athanasius, Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Augustine.
Books 1 (or by special arrangement).
Artesian Wells uses WebEx,
a live conferencing software. The format makes use of chat, audio, and other teaching tools such as an interactive whiteboard
(used as a "live" classroom would use a whiteboard, to write notes and draw diagrams, but also used to put up pictures
of people and places we talk about). The students listen to the tutor's voice and respond in real-time using the chat
box, while the tutor answers the questions and comments (and laughs at most of the jokes) as they pop up in the chat box.
Students are welcome (but not required) to ask and answer questions using their own microphone as well. The classes may be
recorded for students to watch later if they are unable to make a particular class (due to illness, etc.), but the video function
is not used, as it takes up too much bandwidth and interferes with the audio for most computers.
Aaron Wells teaches most of the classes at Artesian Wells. He was born and raised in Bishop, California.
Aaron has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College in Moscow, ID. He was home-schooled through high
school, while also taking classes in the Great Books, Latin, and Rhetoric from his father-in-law, Wes Callihan of Schola Classical
tutorials. Aaron taught Latin, History, and Literature (among other subjects) to junior high and high school students at Logos
Christian Academy in Fallon, Nevada, as well as local homeschool tutorials and years of online tutorials. He especially enjoys
good literature, history, and baseball.
Wells teaches the Introduction to Latin course and is the registrar and secretary for Artesian Wells. She studied Latin through
her father, Wes Callihan, and successfully completed the intensive Latin and Greek courses led by the classical languages
professor at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. She has taught Latin for years in homeschool classes locally and
online, tutored college students, and taught for a year at Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA. Emily has cut back on teaching
time in order to raise the three newest Latin scholars and baseball fans in the Wells family: Henry (4), Sophia (2), and Roy
For references, either of the tutors can put you in contact with the following people:
Dr. Peter Leithart