Reading comprehension involves proficiency in both logical and verbal reasoning. Let me, a trained philosopher (with plenty of practice in critical thinking!), show you how to tackle the different factors at play in a reading comprehension question so that you can take them all into consideration before choosing the correct answer!
I plan to enter a PhD program in Classics soon. Classical archaeology is a major component of studies in Classics. I have studied mainly Greek archaeology, but I can also teach you the basics in non-Greek archaeology of the ancient and classical periods.
I am a certified teacher and experienced home tutor. A native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, I was educated in Chinese, Spanish, and English - all at the same time, from age 7 onwards. I have lived in 7 different countries, both in the West and in the East (where I worked as a trade journalist in Taiwan), and I have travelled to at least a dozen more.
I'm a student at the University at Buffalo's Department of Classics. I have a 4.0 GPA, and I plan to enter a Classics PhD programme soon. At present, I hold a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy. My love of antiquity, most especially Greek antiquity, first blossomed through the study of Plato. I'm a vocal supporter of the study of the ancient and classical languages, as this study trains the mind to think analytically in a way only surpassed by the study of philosophy. Please feel free to browse the other subjects I teach on my profile, including Philosophy, Greek, and Latin.
My reasoning abilities were honed during the years when I trained as a philosopher. In addition, I taught Elementary School-level classes in Taiwan. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth grade and eighth grade students around the world. TIMSS 2007 placed Taiwan in the No 1 spot for 8th Grade Mathematics. Let me help you with your maths questions!
As a former classroom teacher and longtime tutor, I have found that communication is the key to successful engagement with the world. This means that, in order to understand and be understood, one has to be able to speak the national language as well as know the conventions of that language. One's performance in the workplace, in school, and in other professional or social settings is dependent on one's ability to communicate effectively with not only one's peers, but people of all ages. This is where I come in! Not only do I have degrees in English / Literature (one from a U.K. university), but I'm also a trained philosopher, which means that I've had a lot of practice in verbal as well as logical reasoning. I'm also multilingual - not only have I mastered the art of effective communication in English, but I am able to do the same in other languages!
I received my TEFL certificate in 1998, from the Royal Society of Arts/Cambridge exam board (now OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations)). In 2004, I returned to ESOL teaching once again, this time to speakers of African languages, Portuguese, and French. In 2005, I received my teaching qualification (QTS - Qualified Teacher Status) from the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE - now the Teaching Agency), and with this qualification I taught secondary school English (ages 11-18). Since then I have been a home tutor to speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Turkish.
Having lived, worked, and studied in England for 7 years, I am at present a Classics student. As such, I am particularly interested in the history of England and of Great Britain, and of the Mediterranean region.
I have been using computers and the Internet for 14 years in my capacities as an electronic security trade journalist, copy-editor, concierge service operations manager, classroom teacher, private tutor, undergrad student, and grad student.
As a freelance copy-editor and former trade journal editor, I think of myself as a walking guide to common grammar and usage problems. Additionally, as a trained philosopher, I have studied the philosophy of logic, paying close attention to linguistics principles (logic and linguistics having more than a few things in common). Finally, as a philosopher and a classicist (Latin and Greek), I am accustomed to discussing the correct use of punctuation; finding ways to make a smooth transition from one idea to another; and thinking about the usage and rules of transitive verbs, collective nouns, and much more.
My love for the ancient Greek language and for ancient Greek thought and culture is what made me return to full-time study with the aim of obtaining a PhD in classics. Within the discipline of classics my interest is focused on classical languages and literature. I have a 4.0 GPA, and I am an enthusiastic supporter of the study of Greek and Latin. When tutoring students, I begin with Homeric Greek, by translating passages from the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" into English, paying close attention to the grammar and structure of this ancient Indo-European language; and then I move on to Attic Greek to continue practising using the skills acquired through the study of the Homeric dialect.
I'm an avid supporter of studying the ancient and classical languages. My concentration within classics is classical languages and literatures, and not a single day goes by that I do not read and study some Latin or some Greek, or both. Studying Latin and Greek takes dedication and a true love of languages, as well as being very curious about the way that the ancestors of Western culture lived and thought. I am deeply attached to the study and the teaching of the languages of the ancient Western civilizations; I have decided to devote my life to these studies and my success in this field and enjoyment of undertaking research in it, define me as a person. I look forward to teaching you Latin!
A certified classroom teacher of English and ESOL English, and longtime home tutor, I majored in Philosophy and English, have a graduate degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, and I am at present studying Classics (Latin and Greek). English literature and World literature (I speak multiple languages) have had more prominent a place in my life than anything else.
I hold both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Philosophy; the former from a U.K. university and the latter from a U.S. university. As a philosopher, I have been trained in critical thinking and in logical and verbal reasoning. After having studied Aristotle's works on logic, I decided to study Classics in order to be able to read the world's first logic texts in their original language - ancient Greek. I will show you how to tackle those tricky logic multiple-choice questions!
I have been using Microsoft Word for 14 years: First, as an undergrad; next, as a classroom teacher; after that, as a private tutor; then, as a trade journalist and freelance copy-editor; and finally, as a grad student. I can show you how to use features such as "Track changes" and CV templates; and how to insert customized tables, symbols, footnotes, page numbers, and others. I can also teach you how to write an annotated bibliography; and show you the basics of different writing styles.
I hold a B.A. in philosophy from a U.K. university, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. I enjoy disputation! I believe that, by reading through Plato's dialogues, one by one, a philosopher realizes that there are always more things to learn about the traditional philosophical issues. Deeply influenced by Plato's "Republic", I am also an advocate of many of Protagoras' views, and Nietzsche's and Kierkegaard's. In fact, ancient philosophy has had such a great influence on my development as a thinker that at present I am completing a degree in Classics in order to be able to read the philosophical works of the ancients in their original language.
I have taught Elementary School subjects to students in Taiwan, whose skills in mathematics are very strong. Please read my subject description for Elementary Mathematics, and feel free to browse my profile!
Other than tutoring the 25 subjects listed on my profile, I'm also a freelance copy-writer, and I edit academic papers and non-academic articles in sociology, ontology, philosophy, and other disciplines. I maintain an online profile which shows my top scores (top 10% of site users) in tested skills such as Editing Skills, Academic Writing, Business Writing, and British v.s. American English. My clients got to know my work during the years when I worked as a security industry trade journalist, and also while I have been pursuing an academic career. I'd be happy to show you examples of my work; please ask if interested!
I tutor 30 subjects on WyzAnt.com, including SAT Reading and ACT Reading. I am certified to teach secondary school-level English, and I have tutored this subject for many years.
I'm a certified English teacher and experienced tutor. Literature and the study of languages are my primary interests. As an avid reader, and lover of the written and spoken language (I speak several languages), I have had students tell me that before they had me as their tutor, they used to dislike having to study languages, but now they enjoy it! Feel free to browse all the subjects I teach, on my profile.
As a former journalist, a freelance copy-editor, a Grad School graduate, and a trained philosopher, writing is one of my main interests and as such I pay meticulous attention to the way I use words to express myself as concisely and clearly as possible. When writing, one should aim to avoid superfluous words and phrases, tautologies, and passages which sound "learned" but are empty of meaning. Let me show you how to improve your ability to express yourself in written language!
Growing up in South America, I was educated in Spanish, English, and Chinese - all at the same time. My skills in all three languages as well as in other academic subjects gave me the top place in the class in all the subjects I took. I have tutored Indo-European languages for many years (including Spanish) and have a profound love of languages. Tutoring can take place with or without the aid of textbooks; for example, in conversational Spanish classes I place less empahasis on grammar and language structure and more on being able to speak phrases in common usage. In these classes, I also tailor the conversation topics to the needs of the students (e.g. Spanish for the purposes of travelling, emigrating to a Spanish-speaking country, passing a test, getting to know Argentinean culture or Spanish culture, etc.)
I was educated in the U.K., and I'm an avid supporter of correct pronunciation, grammar usage, and sentence structure in both spoken and written communication. As a trained philosopher, I believe in being concise yet accurate in the use of vocabulary to express one's exact meaning. Furthermore, as an experienced teacher both in the classroom and in the tutoring environment, I believe that oral communication needs to be effective in conveying the concepts which students have to grasp in the process of learning the target language or the target academic subject/area of study.
As a former trade journalist and longtime academic, and a voracious reader, writing has had a central place in my life for three decades. And what is writing without one of its most basic components - the ability to spell words correctly? Not only do I excel in writing (and spelling!) in American English, but the same applies to my skills in British English. Don't sell yourself short - let me show you how to improve your spelling!
I have been in full-time education for 21 years. I hold a B.A. in Philosophy and English, an M.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, and at present I am studying Classics (Latin and Greek).
I am also a certified classroom teacher, and I have been a home tutor since 2006. As a successful learner and experienced teacher, over the years, I have implemented the best strategies to help me process and retain new information, according to my learning style and strengths, and I can teach you to do the same. I can show you how best to use your time so that you can learn as efficiently as possible.
I am a highly rated and experienced teacher who understands that successful study skills are the key to learning and retaining new information. I know how to maximize the potential which each student has. Often this potential may seem hidden to you, if you have not yet discovered how you learn and study best. My philosophy is to attack the work "from all sides", meaning use as many different approaches as it takes in order to help you retain the piece of information you aim to acquire and then store in your brain.
I have tutored both native and non-native speakers of English for many years. I have taught in Taiwan, South Africa, Israel, England, and the U.S. I've had students whose mother tongues were French, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and various African languages. I'm a certified teacher and I've also taught other Indo-European languages.
In order to write and communicate verbally in an effective and efficient manner, it is necessary to use words as concisely and precisely as possible. This is where having command of good vocabulary comes in. I have mastered the use of English vocabulary to such an extent that I have published articles in trade journalism, and I have written academic papers (I have graduated from Grad School). As someone trained in Philosophy, Literature and English, Social Thought, Classics, and Education, I have also written papers in various fields, each with its own set of jargon. I've also tutored both native and non-native speakers of English for many years, and as such I have experience teaching students how to improve their vocab.
A student of the ancient and classical worlds, I have also lived, worked, and studied in Bolivia, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, England, Taiwan, and the U.S. I was educated in three languages simultaneously: English, Spanish, and Chinese. Additionally, as a former trade journalist, I have worked with industry experts in the U.K., Scandinavia, Israel, India, the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. I am fascinated by the "national psyche" of every country I have visited and ever hope to visit. History, along with Classics, Philosophy, Social Thought, and Literature, is one of my main interests.
As a former trade publication journalist, I have had numerous articles published both in print and online. And, as an academic I have written papers in Philosophy, Social Thought, Classics, Literature and Comparative Literature, and Education; and I have copy-edited papers in Philosophy, Sociology, and Ontology. I can show you how to become a skilled writer in your field, or for Elementary/High School purposes.