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My strength in tutoring elementary students is my ability to break down complicated assignments and ideas into their simplest parts so that they suddenly become manageable. I like to learn about the learner, understand his strengths, and relate material to his interests. I hold a B.A. in Philosophy, I've passed the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) and I would love to help your elementary student surpass his grade level. In addition to my formal training, I've had the opportunity to assist my brother--8 years my junior--with his homework ever since beginning elementary school 11 years ago.
The credential that qualifies me to tutor logic is my B.A. in Philosophy. How does a B.A. in Philosophy qualify me to tutor logic? What this credential means is that I have the level of competency with logic that is required to demonstrate a body of philosophical knowledge as recognized by the certifying institution of CSUEB. Logic, as it is approached in philosophical study is not only rigorous--due to the analyses and evaluations of highly abstract and complex ideas--but is examined from a variety of contemporary perspectives which allows the learner to develop a well-rounded understanding.
Experience that qualifies me to tutor within logic as a subject is the extensive writing and argumentation I had to work out under the guidance of exceptional instructors of such classes as "Introduction to Logic: reasoning in everyday life," and "Philosophy of Education."
The experience of studying logic as an undergraduate has imbued me with the sense of responsibility of continuing studies in logic post-graduation since logic is the basis of intelligible thought and expression in general. I hope it is comforting to you as tutee, or parent of tutee, knowing that your tutor has a vested interest in furthering his own understanding of the subject rather than viewing it as a subject already brought to completion.
Having graduated with his B.A. in Philosophy, and working on applications for graduate programs in Philosophy, Corey has familiarized himself with a few different ideas of what Philosophy is and what it means to teach Philosophy as a subject. Whether you require assistance writing an essay for one philosophy class or have an existential responsibility to become more philosophical--that is, to live philosophically--Corey's experience with a wide range of instructors is sure to be a valuable resource. In addition, he maintains a relationship with his most committed classmates and instructor who are always ready to assist if the problems faced are too difficult to solve alone.
Whether you are young or old, an occasional or avid reader, Corey can help you improve your reading. As a philosophy major Corey had to meticulously dissect difficult books and essays that helped him to sharpen skills such as: identifying the author's argument and its parts, and comprehending the structure of a nuanced story. For the learner who requires assistance with more fundamental skills, things such as pronunciation and sentence structure can be addressed. Corey has also had experience working with ESL and "special needs" students on most of these skills.
Having graduated from college, Corey developed some tactics of his own that served him well as a student and which can be passed along to his tutees. He has assisted ESL students with essays, special needs and elementary students with all subjects, and college students with critical, abstract analyses of texts. His vocational experience is in a college tutoring center, freelance tutoring, and elementary school instructional assistance. In general, Corey tackles the task of developing study skills in the learner by breaking it up into three areas of competency necessary for student success; they are: time-management, comprehension, and composition.
Writing a report, story, or essay? No matter. Corey can help you to write more expressively, accurately, succinctly, and with organization that will make your ideas more accessible to readers. His academic training was at CalState East Bay where he achieved a B.A. in Philosophy. Ever since then he has been gaining experience in the field of education through tutoring and work as a paraeducator for the San Francisco Unified School District.