Hello! I'm Sean. I'm a former college instructor at Georgia State University and a licensed attorney in Missouri offering tutoring services in the St. Louis area and online. I earned a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in May 2018, and an M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University in 2015. I am available to provide tutoring services in test preparation (including the SAT, GRE, LSAT and Bar Exam), assistance with law school classes, and assistance with reading, writing, and analytical skills for students of all ages and abilities, from grade school to college. I am also happy to teach grade school mathematics, and a variety of other subjects. Please see the subject offering section of my profile for more information. Feel free to send me a message if you are interested in learning more. And happy studying.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence College - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: Georgia State University - Master of Arts, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
GRE Verbal: 169
Boxing, playing basketball, reading, and practicing Spanish.
AP US History
College Application Essays
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I emphasize practicing the skill we are working on. I model my tutoring after the way a music teacher would teach a lesson, and a coach would work with an athlete. So, unless you request it, I won't ask you to do additional work outside of our tutoring sessions. We can work on the assignments you already have in front of you, and/or the practice problems available in study guides. I find that it is also helpful to help set a goal after meeting once or twice--say, a grade on an assignment that you'd like to earn, or a score on a standardized test that you'd like to get-- and then help you reach that goal.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Do practice problems, set provisional goals, and then discuss the possibility of meeting again.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?