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I am a recent graduate of Columbia University where I received my MA in Philosophy. I am currently preparing to continue my study in philosophy in a PhD program. My training in philosophy has afforded me ample training in critical thinking and reading strategies applicable to a broad variety of subject areas. In addition, my studies have emphasized strong analytical writing skills for composing clear, organized, and persuasive papers. I am always excited to help students formulate their ideas and personality! into words. While writing has been the main focus of my tutoring experience, I am also passionate about specific subjects especially History, Psychology, and, of course, Philosophy. As a graduate student preparing for a career in teaching, I have a personal investment in helping students achieve their educational goals. When Im not studying, I enjoy playing and listening to music, cooking, and film.

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Richard’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Rhetoric and Philosophy (Double)

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Arts, Philosophy

Test Scores

SAT Writing: 720

GRE Verbal: 162

GRE Analytical Writing: 6

SAT Subject Test in World History: 750


Philosophy, Music, Food, Film

Tutoring Subjects

AP Human Geography

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College World History

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Geography

High School World History







SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social studies

Test Prep

US History

World History


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