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Greg S.

Ph.D. Tutor Wants to Teach You to Read, Write, and Think for Success

Ph.D. Tutor Wants to Teach You to Read, Write, and Think for Success

$90/hour

  • 2,749 hours tutoring

About Greg


Bio

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 I 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...

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 I 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 that it is crucial for effective communication in business. I am experienced teaching recursive writing in a variety of subjects and genres and 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!


Education

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

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have 20+ years experience proofreading and copy editing.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a PhD in humanities. I am a Published academic author with 20+ years experience teaching English/reading/writing skills.
Literature,

Literature

I have a PhD in humanities and 20+ years experience teaching literary classics.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have 20+ years experience proofreading and copy editing.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in humanities and 20+ years experience teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in a variety of disciplines.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Classics,

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
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy. I am a Published academic with 20+ years experience teaching philosophy.
World History,

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.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a PhD in humanities. I am a Published academic author with 20+ years experience teaching English/reading/writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in humanities and 20+ years experience teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in a variety of disciplines.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Logic

Logic

I have a PhD in philosophy, I'm a published academic, and I have 20+ years experience teaching categorical, propositional, predicate, and modal logics.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a PhD in humanities. I am a Published academic author with 20+ years experience teaching English/reading/writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in humanities and 20+ years experience teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in a variety of disciplines.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy. I am a Published academic with 20+ years experience teaching philosophy.
ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy. I am a Published academic with 20+ years experience teaching philosophy.
Psychology

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in humanities and 20+ years experience teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in a variety of disciplines.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Outstanding tutor!

He patiently helped my daughter develop critical thinking skils and writing in her AP Lang and comp class. He also helped build her confidence which helped decrease her frustration

Sara, 16 lessons with Greg

Knowledgeable and Patient

Greg has a deep understanding of Philosophy and can explain it in simple terms. He breaks everything down.He really helps my son with his Philosophy papers. We highly recommend him.

SUSAN, 3 lessons with Greg

Wonderful Tutor

Greg clearly prepared beforehand and knows his material very well. He is also very kind and make sure all my questions are answered. Overall, I have had a positive experience with Greg

Paul, 10 lessons with Greg

The best tutor I have met.

Greg inspires you to think and motivates you to get started. It is really such a privilege to have access to such a scholar.

Karim, 27 lessons with Greg

Articulate and knowledgeable English tutor.

Greg tutored my 10th grade son in essay writing for his English Honors class. He seemed genuinely interested in finding out the best way to help my son by initially calling me first before the lessons started. My son has had two sessions with Greg and has found his teaching style very helpful. We plan to continue to use Greg not only for school but also for the ACT English and writing portion of the test.

Tim, 14 lessons with Greg

Professional and excellent tutor

Greg is professional and provides clear and logical instructions for both student and parents, he is able to provide educational materials and frame works according to our goal. We will highly recommend Greg.

Jack, 14 lessons with Greg

Superlative tutor!

Greg is incredibly knowledgable on so many philosophical topics. He is also friendly and patient and understanding and accommodating. And he does a fantastic Job of brining complex abstract concepts down to earth. Highly highly recommended!

Amber, 1 lesson with Greg

A very good and interesting tutor

Greg is a very good tutor, fully adapted to my needs! We spoke for an hour about my book and different philosophy topics. I will certainly take other lessons with him in the future. A real pleasure!

STEPHANE, 1 lesson with Greg

Good Progress!

Greg helped our student complete her history assignment, and got her reading a new chapter in her assigned English text. It was a productive lesson!

Sanjoy, 233 lessons with Greg
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$90/hour

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$90/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 3 hours