As a PhD student in Philosophy, I have a good understanding of what makes for successful academic writing. When I tutor, I do my best to impart the skills necessary to produce efficient and fluid academic writing. Whether you seek a proofreader for mechanics or editor for content and argumentation, I can provide both services.
I served for two years on the editorial staff of Arche, the Boston University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. My responsibilities in this role included participation in the article selection process, helping to write grants for fundraising, and proofreading and editing selected articles. While serving as an editor, I encountered a wide variety subjects and styles of argumentation. I can say with confidence that I can competently read and analyze any writing in the humanities.
I have a total of about two years experience teaching English to non-native speakers both privately and in groups. Thus, as a proofreader of the writing of non-native speakers, I have a good grasp of the common mistakes and pitfalls that make the writing of non-native speakers rigid and sometimes difficult to read. Moreover, as a speaker of two other languages--Greek and Georgian--I can articulate to my students the grammatical and syntactical constructions they carry over into English that make their writing sound awkward. I spent six months tutoring a Japanese Master's Student, and by the end of the semester, she was earning A's on all her papers. Besides reading for argumentation and style, I can also provide general guidance for writing more fluid English.
Besides English, I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant at University level teaching Logic. The course includes Natural Deduction, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning; for this reason I've also included probability in those subjects that I'm competent to tutor.
Finally, I can offer tutoring in ancient and modern Greek. My specialization in ancient Greek philosophy requires me to read advanced and sophisticated Greek. Here my knowledge of the modern language is a great benefit, as it gives me a fluency in reading that many students of ancient Greek lack. In sum, I can offer lessons to anyone studying classical, New Testament, or modern Greek.
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