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Group Courses

A group course condenses the study of a particular topic. If the best way you learn is together with other students, it’s perfect for you. 

You have access to course materials – lessons, exercises, and reviews – on a set schedule. You study on-demand lessons and complete assignments before meeting with your teacher weekly. In these live Zoom sessions, called collabs, your teacher provides feedback on your work and answers your questions, and you present your projects for peer comments and critique. As an enrolled student, you also have live access to an on-duty teacher during Inkwell’s weekly Drop-In Q&A office hours hosted on Zoom. Upon completion of all course requirements, you receive a certificate. 

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The quality of instruction in group tutoring is the same as that of private tutoring. The same well-qualified teachers use the same materials and cover all of the same concepts, spending the same amount of time to deliver lessons. Additionally, you have collabs, meetings with your student group. By combining the best of private tutoring and class instruction, we make Inkwell’s quality education more affordable for you.

Upcoming Courses

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"Just So" Way!

“Just So” Way! explores Kipling’s imaginative origin tales. You’ll be drawn into his whimsical world as you read and discuss three stories from the collection--then write your own!

July 12, 19 & 26;
August 2 & 9

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Grammar Pursuit, Round 1

Grammar Pursuit is a games-oriented course designed to teach you the basics of proper grammar and encourage you to apply that knowledge to your writing. It covers nouns, verbs, and prepositions.

June 22 & 29;
July 6 & 13

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Creative Writing Club

For each club meeting, you'll receive an exciting prompt and an exemplary story to inspire you to write your own original story of 1000 words or fewer to share with your group.

June 30, July 21, August 11

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Grammar Pursuit, Round 2

Grammar Pursuit is a games-oriented course designed to teach you the basics of proper grammar and encourage you to apply that knowledge to your writing. It covers direct objects, modifiers, and conjunctions.

July 17, 24 & 31;
August 7

The Details


Quarterly, Inkwell tutors groups on topics of high interest. These sessions are open to enrollment for all eligible students. Click here to read Inkwell’s Policies, Terms & Conditions, which require your consent in order for you to enroll in a class or workshop. If you don’t see the topic you need, request it by leaving a message on our contact page or by calling our virtual office number (248) 270-5222.


Tuition for group tutoring varies by course. See the sidebar for Inkwell’s courses for the current quarter and click on one to enroll.



Will I be graded on the class?

No. Because our courses do not necessarily equal the total amount of work that you would invest in a full school term, we award certificates of completion only. You can track the number of points you earn and compute a percentage score for yourself.  

I have a conflict and cannot meet on all the collab dates. Can I still register and take the course?

Yes. You may watch the videos and complete the worksheets at times convenient for you. You would miss the collabs, but you can request a link to view the recorded meeting later.

Do you prorate class tuition for late enrollment or for sessions missed?

No. Class fees are calculated based on a minimum student enrollment. Our service package does not accommodate any type of credit. 

My child is a grade above or a grade below the level recommended for the class. Can I still sign up?

Yes. You know your child best. We trust your judgment whether the class would be too advanced or too easy. We don’t want students discouraged if work is too hard or bored if work is beneath their ability. 

What is your refund policy?

Class fees are enrollment-based; therefore, tuition is non-refundable except under the following condition. If you drop a course for a legitimate reason on or before the first meeting day, or collab, you may be approved for a refund of up to half the tuition paid. No other refunds will be considered.

I don't see the course that I need. Do you offer other topics of study?

Yes. If you don't see the course that you're looking for, contact us to let us know your needs. We might have that course in our independent study catalog, or we might be able to build it for you if you have a group of students who would like to study the same topic.  

Do you provide your courses to homeschool groups?

We'd love to! If you are the director of a homeschool group or co-op and would like to host one of our courses, contact us to let us know your needs. Let's discuss how we can work together to help students learn.  

Private vs. Group Instruction


Many people think that private instruction is superior to group instruction. That is not always the case! Many factors are involved in your choice. Click on the video clips below to determine what’s best for you. If you still need help deciding, contact us. We’ll be happy to schedule a conference call to discuss your particular needs.

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