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I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and German. This course of study has motivated me to pursue an MA in German and continental philosophy. While this area is fascinating in itself, I am very thankful for my philosophical education because it has also sowed within me a deep commitment to teaching, teaching that aims not only for understanding, but also for creating and encouraging interest in specific topics and in learning itself. While I agree that the goal of teaching is to help someone learn a certain topic, the greatest achievement in teaching I have experienced is giving someone the ability to reason, and the drive and ability to begin teaching themselves. I enjoy teaching certain topics because of their power to bring this about, including languages, mathematics, and (of course) philosophy. All of these areas stretch from an elementary to an advanced level, and I consider it of cardinal importance to equally value the successful communication both of elementary topics, such as algebra 1 or German word order, and complex ones, such as deontological critiques of utilitarian ethics. By valuing all levels of difficulty, I am able to give students a firm foundation, with which they can grasp truly complex ideas in the topic at hand and in their future learning. While my interests in the areas described are powerful and abundant, I also enjoy painting, composing, hiking and camping.

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David’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 32

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Math: 770

SAT Verbal: 760

GRE: 325

GRE Quantitative: 158

GRE Verbal: 167


Painting, Philosophy, Hiking, Camping

Tutoring Subjects


Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Biology



Conversational German


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


European History


German 1

German 2

German 3

German 4

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing


Latin 1


Life Sciences


Philosophical Ethics


Public Speaking

SAT Writing and Language


Social Sciences

Social Studies

Test Prep

World History

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