PHILOSOPHY TUTOR Having both a Master's degree and Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, I have taught various courses in the subject in the Baltimore Metropolitan area on a regular basis for the past 30 plus years. These include Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Critical Thinking, Ethics and Business Ethics. Over the years, teaching these subjects in some of the best Community Colleges in the Nation as well as an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), I have learned how to tailor my teaching style to meet the needs of students with a great variety of competencies and skill levels. I especially pride myself on my ability to present complex Philosophical theories, positions and arguments in simple straightforward ways that not only hold and engage students' interest but which bring along as many as possible to an adequate understanding of the material in any given course. This ability and nurturing mindset is what I think especially outfits me to be an outstanding tutor.
Also, having both assigned and graded well over ten thousand essays and term papers in Philosophy, I can be an invaluable resource in helping new learners plan, structure and write assignments in an area which may at first seem new, opaque and strange.
LSAT LOGICAL REASONING, LSAT ANALYTICAL REASONING These sections, which comprise the bulk of the LSAT thus underscoring their relative importance, test the sort of basic reasoning skills taught in even Introductory Logic and Critical Thinking classes like the nature of disagreements, how the addition or subtraction of evidence can affect the relative strength of inductive arguments, analogical reasoning, common deductive argument forms and the ability to accurately draw conclusions from them when they are combined into a set of premises, and common reasoning fallacies occurring in arguments in ordinary language. Having taught the skills which lie behind the reasoning questions on the LSAT, I can quickly assess areas a given candidate needs more work and practice and fill them in on background knowledge they will need to improve their exam performance.
ETHICS, MEDICAL ETHICS, BUSINESS ETHICS Students whose moral compass was honed in a particular cultural and/or religious tradition, can often find themselves a bit overwhelmed when in an Ethics course they are not only presented with moral viewpoints compatible with their own background but are also required to master the basics of a number of perspectives in secular ethics which they may not only find to be unfamiliar but even incompatible with their own basic moral beliefs. An experienced Ethics tutor like myself can help them navigate their way through the maze of conflicting ethical traditions they must master a basic knowledge of without losing sight of their own moral stance.
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBJECTS While the bulk of my teaching experience has been involved with teaching adults, my own educational background and caring nature fits me well to tutor younger children in basic math, reading and writing. While a specialist in a Liberal Arts subject, having attended an engineering high school, the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, has given me a strong math and science background, too. This equips me to tutor in these subjects.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Asbury College - Bachelor of Philosophy, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Philosophy
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