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I recently received my doctorate in philosophy after seven years in graduate school. I was most concerned with ethics, social and political philosophy and philosophy of education. I believe that my work as a graduate student lecturer strongly influenced my research as a graduate student and helped me to formulate a strong position on civic virtue education in my dissertation.

As a graduate student I found that I was most passionate about teaching. I loved working in the classroom. I enjoyed everything, from learning more about philosophy as my students gave their input and reactions to the subject matter to overcoming challenges and hurdles that are common in large and diverse classrooms. I am excited to continue teaching with Varsity Tutors.

In particular, I look forward to learning about the unique nature of each of my students (what they are passionate about and how they learn best) so that I can adapt my approach to best fit their needs. That is a challenge that I truly enjoy and I believe that, as teachers, one of our main goals must be to be adaptable. Not all students learn in the same way and as a graduate student I was given the opportunity to teach to a wide range of diverse students and learn how to become adaptable.

As an undergraduate I also studied biology so I am also passionate about the sciences (in particular genetics and anatomy). I worked as a lab instructor for an undergraduate genetics lab and it was there that I first learned about my passion for teaching!

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Augusta’s Qualifications

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Undergraduate Degree: Mount Holyoke College - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy


Interests: Philosophy- ethics, feminist ethics, political and social philosophy, civic virtue education Hobbies: reading (thrillers, fantasy, science fiction), video games (Nintendo Switch), drawing

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