Artesian Wells Classical Tutorials is a live, internet tutorial service offering classes in Latin and the Great
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 4 (Vergil): Students learn to read large selections of the greatest Roman author's magnum opus: Vergil's Aeneid.
Prerequisite: Latin 1, 2, and 3 or their equivalent (completion of Latin grammar).
Great Books 4:
This course covers authors from the 1600s through the 1900s, including Milton, Bunyan, Austen, the American founding fathers,
and influential modern philosophers.
Prerequisite: Great Books 1, 2, and 3 (or by special arrangement). National Latin Exam Preparation:
This short course (mid-January through mid-March) prepares students to take the National Latin Exam in March, including overviews
of various areas of Roman history, geography, culture, mythology, conversational Latin, Latin still in use today (derivatives,
Latin sayings, etc.), and practice taking previous exams.
Prerequisite: Students must be currently enrolled in
a Latin class. Students studying Latin with other tutors are welcome to join us for the NLE preparation course!
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, acting in local community
theater productions, 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 used to teach Latin 1,
2, 3 and Introduction to Great Books as well but has cut back on teaching time in order to teach the next generation of scholars
and baseball fans in the Wells family: Henry (7), Sophia (5), Roy (3), and Mary (1).