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Troy P.

Tutor in Philosophy, Guitar and Basketball

La Crescenta, CA (91214)

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I have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Religion and Philosophy, respectively. My specialization lies mainly in continental philosophy, modern philosophy, and postmodernism, but I am able to tutor at the intermediate level in classical and analytic philosophy as well. I tutored in a formal capacity in high school and college, and have experience leading graduate level seminars and teaching undergraduates in the British class tutor format. I am upbeat, caring, patient, attentive, and have good communication skills with kids. Most of all, however, I simply enjoy the dynamic of teaching/learning, and find one-on-one tutoring to be an especially fruitful way of achieving that end.

I played basketball for my junior high and high school basketball teams, and spent the 2008 school year coaching a local frosh team. Basketball is my oldest and most time-tested passion, and I consider coaching to be the single most-fulfilling thing I've done. If you're looking for someone to help with your shot mechanics, dribbling skills, footwork or general knowledge of basic sets and terminology, then I'd be happy to oblige.

Regarding music, I have been playing guitar for over 10 years and am more than comfortable teaching beginners the basics.

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Troy’s subjects

Elementary Education:
English, Study Skills


I have a long history of experience with basketball. I grew up playing in several youth leagues from the local YMCA, church leagues, and elementary and junior high school basketball at my particular schools, and I played high school basketball at my local high school. I took a short break from athletics during my college tenure, but found an opportunity to coach a junior high/freshmen team at a local school during my senior year. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, and I hope to engage in coaching, whether at the individual or team level, for as much of my adult life as possible.

Study Skills

I believe that my certification in the "study skills" category should be based upon my past achievements. I have a BA and an MA in the Humanities, have written more than two dozen research papers including a 50,000 word master's thesis, and have experience as a teacher for the last two years (and a tutor for the last three). Based upon these credentials, I believe that I would qualify as a tutor of study skills.

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The Master's College

The University of Aberdeen (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Troy will travel within 15 miles of La Crescenta, CA 91214.

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