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Greg S.

Culver City, CA

$95/hour

PhD Tutor Wants to Teach You to Read, Write, and Think for Success

Background check passed as of 5/18/15
5.0 average from 223 ratings
Exceptional tutor!
— Gregory, Glendale, CA on 8/13/15

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Reed College (Portland, OR)
Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Education

Reed College (Portland, OR) (Philosophy)

University of California, San Diego (PhD)

About Greg

Hi, I'm Greg.

I have been teaching writing and critical thinking skills to college and college-bound students since 1997. I have a BA in philosophy from Reed College, and a PhD in philosophy from UC, San Diego. I am a philosophy instructor at El Camino College and Rio Hondo College, and have taught at four different campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District. Previously I spent four years teaching philosophy at UC, San Diego, and three years there teaching in the Humanities Writing Program. I have worked as a freelance tutor on and off over the last ten years. I am a published academic author and a fiction writer.

My view is that clear and concise writing is the most important skill of the successful college student, and is crucial for effective communication in business. I am experienced teaching recursive writing in a variety of subjects and genres, as well as in helping students prepare for tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, SSAT/ISEE and TOEFL. I have taught students of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, and with various learning styles and levels of academic preparation. I am experienced in developing, implementing, and assessing IEPs.

I am skilled at making abstract material concrete, and at motivating students to engage with material they may previously have found challenging. I am engaging, funny, and nurturing, as well as diligent, honest, and punctual. I do not waste your time or money.

Let me help you or your child to write and think for success!
Hi, I'm Greg.

I have been teaching writing and critical thinking skills to college and college-bound students since 1997. I have a BA in philosophy from Reed College, and a PhD in philosophy from UC, San Diego. I am
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Culver City, CA 90230
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"Exceptional tutor!"

- Gregory, Glendale, CA on 8/13/15

"Great tutor and thoughtful"

- Deborah, Santa Monica, CA on 11/8/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Minglei, Santa Barbara, CA on 11/6/16

"Worth EVERY penny!!"

- Katrina, Kansas City, MO on 10/1/16

"Outstanding tutor. Insightful and results oriented."

- Helen, Mountain View, CA on 9/8/16

"Best Writing Coach"

- Viviana, Los Angeles, CA on 9/5/16

"Patient and very knowledgeable tutor"

- Syndette, Torrance, CA on 8/4/16

"Great Teacher"

- Terrie, Los Angeles, CA on 7/28/16

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Cameron, Manhattan Beach, CA on 6/19/16

"Recommend"

- Ely, Torrance, CA on 5/2/16

"Open another window of your mind"

- Shuzheng, Auburn, AL on 5/1/16

"Good progress!"

- Sanjoy, Los Angeles, CA on 4/26/16

"Knowledgeable and patient!"

- Vahevan, Glendale, CA on 3/26/16

"Patient and super smart"

- Peter, Beverly Hills, CA on 3/13/16

"Amazing!"

- Alexia, Los Angeles, CA on 3/12/16

"Proficient, knowledgeable, and most importantly EFFICIENT."

- Sevak, Glendale, CA on 12/11/15

"Insightful, clear and intuitive"

- Marie, Madison, WI on 9/13/15

"He is very easy going and works patiently with my 12 year old son."

- Vicken, Los Angeles, CA on 9/1/15

"A real teacher!"

- Brigitte, Los Angeles, CA on 8/14/15

"A wonderful tutor!"

- Wannie, Los Angeles, CA on 8/13/15

"Amazing!"

- Sahar, Beverly Hills, CA on 8/6/15
Math:
Logic
Science:
Anthropology, Philosophy,
Psychology
Music:
General Music, Guitar, Music History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, Common Core, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I have extensive training and teaching experience in the humanities, particularly in philosophy and the classics:

— Israel and Greece
— Rome, Christianity and the Middle Ages
— Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Europe
— Enlightenment, Romanticism and Revolution
— Modern Culture

Logic

I have a PhD in philosophy and have extensive training in categorical, propositional, predicate, and modal logic, as well as training in the meta-theory of logic (mathematical logic). I have studied the philosophy of logic extensively, and wrote a dissertation, a book, and a review essay on the history of logic. I have taught introduction to logic and critical thinking/discourse at the college level every semester for the last three years. I am familiar with all the commonly-used logic books, as well as with commonly-used software such as Logic 2010.

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy and am the author of a book--*Heidegger and Logic* (Bloomsbury, 2010)--and several papers. I have taught philosophy at the college level since 1997. My areas of specialization are European philosophy, history of ancient and modern philosophy, and philosophy of logic. My areas of competence include ethics, philosophy of science, and social/political philosophy.

World History

I am qualified to tutor AP World History with Wyzant, and have a great deal of knowledge of world history. I can also help with how to prepare for standardized tests in general, and AP tests in particular.

Writing

I am experienced teaching recursive writing, including expository, argumentative, and creative writing. I have taught critical thinking and discourse skills to college students since 1997. I have extensive training and teaching experience in the humanities and related social sciences, and spent several years teaching in the Humanities Writing Program at UC, San Diego (Revelle College). I have freelanced as a writing tutor for the last decade. I am a published academic (Heidegger and Logic: The Place of Logos in Being and Time) and a fiction writer.

Reed College (Portland, OR)
Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Education

Reed College (Portland, OR) (Philosophy)

University of California, San Diego (PhD)

Exceptional tutor! — Greg is probably the best tutor I have had for any subject. He really makes sure that you fully understand the subject matter on a deep level. In addition, Greg is excellent at breaking down complex questions or problems. What used to seem difficult, Greg has made easy to understand. The confidence that I have in my understanding of the material, increases after every lesson with Greg. I would rec ...

— Gregory, Glendale, CA on 8/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Greg will travel within 20 miles of Culver City, CA 90230.