Tutorials

 

The Language Tutorial

In the Language Tutorial, students study foreign languages and translate them into English, compare them with each other and with English, and thus learn something of the nature of languages in general and of their own in particular. Throughout the four years students explore language as the discourse of reason through the medium of foreign tongues: Greek in the first two years and French in the last two. More>>

 

The Mathematics Tutorial

The college believes that mathematics is an integral part of our understanding of the human intellect and of the world. The Mathematics Tutorial seeks to give students an insight into the fundamental nature and intention of mathematics and into the kind of reasoning that proceeds systematically from definitions and principles to necessary conclusions. During the four years they study pure mathematics and the foundations of mathematical physics and astronomy. More>>

 

The Music Tutorial

The sophomore music tutorial seeks to develop an understanding of music through attentive listening and through close study of musical theory and analysis of works of music: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Palestrina, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg, among others. Students undertake a thorough investigation of the diatonic system, a study of melody, counterpoint, and harmony, and an investigation of rhythm in words as well as in notes. A music tutorial has one tutor and 13 to 16 students and meets three times per week. Two shorter sessions are for discussion, and one longer session combines two tutorials and brings students together to sing.

"Love conquers everything [Amor vincit omnia]: let us, too, yield to love."
- Virgil