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Troy D.

World History, Humanities, Philosophy, History

Toledo, OH (43606)

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I have been working in education for almost 15 years. I began as a college-level math tutor and started teaching in 2004. I like to teach Humanities, Philosophy, World Civilization, and some History (Ancient Greek History, Rome, etc). I can also teach some basic mathematics like logic, Venn Diagrams, set logic, etc.

I have a Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Toledo in philosophy with a minor in psychology. I have a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. I started teaching as Teaching Assistant at Texas A&M while working on my masters degree. I taught three discussion sections of logic every semester for two years while earning my masters degree. I started teaching at the college-level at Southwestern Illinois College. I logic here from 2007-2009. I started teaching at Macomb Community College in 2010. I taught Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics at Macomb until 2012. I started teaching logic, ethics, and philosophy and humanities courses at Oakland Community College Southfield in 2011 and I still currently teach here. I have also taught at Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, and Saginaw Valley State University.

When tutoring, I like to ask the student what they want to get from the lesson. I then teach them what they want to know to do well with their classes they are focused on. I emphasize technology, participation, and communication. We work through problem sets, answer book-posed questions, and talk about the material.

I very much enjoy learning and I want you to learn how you learn. Tell me what you want from the lesson and I will try to convey a good answer.

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Troy’s subjects

Math:
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Botany, Philosophy, Psychology
History:
Anthropology, Classics, Religion
Art:
Art Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking

Classics

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. I have studied Ancient Greek philosophy, culture, and civilization. I have taught ancient Greek philosophy for almost 10 years.

Logic

I took Introduction to Logic, Symbolic Logic, and Advanced Formal Logic as an undergraduate student. I took Mathematical Logic 1 as an M.A. student. I wrote my masters thesis at Texas A&M University on philosophical logic. My doctoral dissertation was on philosophical logic at SIU-Carbondale.

I taught logic as a Teaching Assistant for two years at Texas A&M. I was the lead logic professor at Southwestern Illinois College in Granite City, IL for two years. I taught two sections of logic at Henry Ford Community College. I currently teach Informal Logic and Symbolic Logic at OCC-Southfield for the philosophy department as an adjunct.

I like to begin with the theory then use examples for tutoring logic. I deal with fallacies, syllogisms, Venn Diagrams, truth tables,proofs, and arguments.

Public Speaking

I took public speaking classes while I was in high school. I have been teaching philosophy since 2004. When I am teaching I always have to work on my public speaking skills. I also presented at conferences a lot while I was in graduate school at SIU-Carbondale.

Religion

I have a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. I have studied World Religion and Eastern Religions for over 14 years. I teach religion in my philosophy classes I teach at a local community college.

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Education

The University of Toledo (philosophy)

Texas A&M University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Troy will travel within 5 miles of Toledo, OH 43606.

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