Search
Joshua H.'s Photo

Joshua H.

Logic and Language Guru

Logic and Language Guru

$35/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

About Joshua


Bio

I've been teaching languages, both formal languages (logic, set theory) and natural languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin) for upwards of a decade. I formerly did curricular consulting and curricular design for a handful of ESL firms in Taiwan, but more recently branched out on my own to begin providing apps that teach target languages more efficiently and cheaply. Along the way, I learned enough computer science, Python, and JavaScript to competently teach those subjects, as well.

My main...

I've been teaching languages, both formal languages (logic, set theory) and natural languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin) for upwards of a decade. I formerly did curricular consulting and curricular design for a handful of ESL firms in Taiwan, but more recently branched out on my own to begin providing apps that teach target languages more efficiently and cheaply. Along the way, I learned enough computer science, Python, and JavaScript to competently teach those subjects, as well.

My main drive as a tutor is to equip students with relevant and practical knowledge so that they can work through problems independently. Since my efforts have been largely autodidactic, though backed by formal tests and certifications (with the exception of formal logic, which I learned by loading up on logic coursework in the course of my philosophy degree), I feel that I'm able to provide insights into the learning process that help foster the development of techne skills over mere episteme knowledge.

I have a BA in philosophy, and I elected to take whatever logic courses I could fit into my schedule. So, I learned the ins and outs of all of the major formal languages (PL, FOL, HOL, etc.), proof theory, model theory, and more. I also successfully taught logic to hundreds of students on the Chegg platform before it closed in January of 2021. Students appreciated how I was able to cut through a lot of the fat of these foreign formalisms and train them in straightforward, step-by-step methods.

I'm also in the process of publishing a PWA that solves syntactic deductions in all of the abovementioned formalisms, plus some others (modal K and, later on, axioamtic set theory).

I've spoken Spanish for over 20 years. My wife is Mexican, my son (born 2020) is half-Mexican, and we split our time between Mexico and Arizona. I breezed through the Spanish CLEP test to get my 16-credit foreign-language credit requirement over a decade ago, and I've since focused on improving my knowledge of regionalisms. (CEFR C2/N)

I've spoken Manda


Education

Arizona State University
Philosophy

Policies


Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Computer

Python

Corporate Training

Spanish

Homeschool

Spanish

Language

Spanish

Math

Logic

Logic

Since completing my philosophy degree, I've taught hundreds of classes in propositional logic, first-order logic, higher-order logic, mathematical logic, modal logics, and more. I am also developing an app that solves natural deduction derivations for the aforementioned languages (expected March, 2021 release date). Mostly, though, I've trained countless students through their logic coursework, explaining in explicit detail how to approach topics ranging from translation (English-to-FOL, for instance), model and counter-model creation, syntactic derivation, and metalogical topics (including proof theory).

Most Popular

Spanish

Summer

Spanish

Examples of Expertise


Joshua has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (13 ratings)
5 star
(13)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Show reviews that mention

All reviews

Knowledgeable and accommodating!

I had quite a last minute request and Joshua was kind enough to help me with my Python assignment on text analysis. Although it was quite a specific module, Joshua had the well-rounded knowledge needed to perform such tasks. I would strongly recommend him if you are looking for tutoring on one of the subjects he is offering. It is rare to find someone who can tackle a problem from many points.

Kinaida, 2 lessons with Joshua
Contact Joshua

Response time: 7 hours

$35/hour

Joshua H.'s Photo

Joshua H.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Joshua

Response time: 7 hours