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I began college at the age of 16. At the age of 20, I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, where I studied Philosophy and wrote for The Daily Tar Heel. I now work as a professional tutor at South Piedmont Community College.

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Joe’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Philosophy

Test Scores

LSAT: 151


Running, hiking, fishing, drinking coffee, homebrewing, American literature

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American History

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Conversational German

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing



German 1

German 2

German 3

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Political Science

High School World History

High School Writing


Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry




Microsoft Office

Middle School Math


Philosophical Ethics


Political Science


Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Technology and Computer Science

World History

World Literature

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe students are able to flourish on their own once they understand the underlying processes that are required to solve problems. Therefore, I coach students through their work by showing them how they should think as they face a problem.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Typically, I like to gauge where a student is in his coursework by asking what specific questions he may have or by looking at any study materials he may bring.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students become independent when they are allowed to practice things on their own. I can teach a student the process of going through a math problem, but she becomes an "independent learner" when she can use the process I've taught her, apply it to different problems, and then apply it and other processes in order to solve increasingly complex problems.

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