How can a History Of Science tutor help you?
We often think of science in what the medieval philosophers termed in actu exercito - in exercised act. That is, we think of science as something that we learn in order to do or at least to know the current state of the art. Rarely do we think of the long history of science as a discipline of much interest. Every new accomplishment seems to be the most important aspect of science, so what use can there be to study the history of science? It turns out, there is a lot of use to it, but the barrier to entry is often very steep and difficult to climb. If you are taking a course in the history of science or the philosophy of science, Varsity Tutors can help you connect with the perfect tutor to aid you in this complex field of studies through one-on-one history of science tutoring.
Studying the history of science requires a two-fold set of skills. On the one hand, you must be able to digest the many forms of information and sources that are presented for a history course. Indeed, if your course really covers the whole of scientific history, you will need to learn about even the early mathematical accomplishments of the Egyptians and Greeks, along with the modern themes of quantum mechanics and non-Euclidean geometry. From the detailed works of Aristotle to the Arab astronomers to Dietrich of Fribourg's explanation of the rainbow in the fourteenth century, many of your courses will discuss scientific discoveries that predate the main concepts of science that are such an integral part of the popular historical imagination. Add to that the history of classical mechanics, the great climax and seismic shifts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in physics, and contemporary topics, and you have quite a difficult set of historical facts and figures with which to become acquainted. Furthermore, the subtleties of the philosophy of science, both ancient and modern, and the extra-scientific skills that you need are quite formidable. On the other hand, the history of science also requires comprehension of technological accomplishment; therefore, you will need apt skills in the basic outlines of scientific knowledge across various disciplines in order to master this course. In order to find success in this difficult field, consider requesting the help of a tutor. History of science tutoring can be quite helpful in dissecting the dual nature of historical and scientific mastery.
Your personal tutor will draft an individual learning plan that suits your needs from your personal learning style to your course syllabus and beyond. Each tutoring session is held at a pace that supports your learning habits. If you need to spend additional time working with one aspect of science's history, you are free to do so in as many sessions as you need. In addition, these are held based on your timetable, rather than the tutor's, to ensure optimal flexibility around your personal schedule. With such a flexible schedule, it is easy to fit in time to learn either face-to-face online or in person.
With so much being demanded of your studies, it is little wonder that the history of science or philosophy of science can be quite a demanding class. Instead of feeling doubtful about your success in this intriguing but difficult subject, find an expert tutor who can help you through the many and varied topics that need to be learned in order to succeed. No matter what your background, a tutor can help you build on your previous knowledge and experience, thus leading you step by step to proficiency and excellence in the history of science. Contact Varsity Tutors today to help you connect with a history of science tutor!
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student and I spent most of our time working on the next chapter of her history text (the growth of western democracies). We talked about Queen Victoria and Benjamin Disraeli and how the British government changed at this time, specifically the suffrage movement. She is planning to make notecards for all of her key people, terms, and ideas for review. We discussed the idea of still color-coding the Info on the cards, especially because she felt that had helped before. She thought that was a good idea and plans to incorporate it.
For English, we focused mainly on logical fallacies: determining indirectly stated premises, misleading and deceptive reasoning, and refuting faulty claims. We discussed writing a formal argument paper based around avoiding committing formal logical fallacies and identifying them in others' work. We also spent time reviewing last week's ACT vocabulary and format for ensuring her grasp and command of grammatical terms and mechanical structure. She was assigned the first writing project for the novel I gave her."