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Tomas R.

El Cerrito, CA

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Saint Mary's College
Philosophy

Education

Saint Mary's College (Philosophy)

About Tomas

Aside from any work that may come through Wyzant, I have already been tutoring and teaching Latin to different groups of students. I much prefer tutoring to classroom teaching, since it is much more of a natural human interaction. I have also helped a student complete an online summer geometry course in two and a half weeks where he was expected to finish it in eight.

I must also say that I just generally like being helpful. Likewise, I like to help a student figure out and finish work which someone else has given them as opposed to being the one assigning and grading work which I now do regularly as a Latin teacher. I know how stressful it can be to tackle school work alone, so I like to be there for people who need the help.

Aside from standard knowledge of these subjects gained in high school, my specialties in math derive from my studies of Euclidean and Cartesian geometry in the Integral program, which have a focus on the logical structure of mathematical proofs, at Saint Mary's College in the Integral Program. I have studied and excelled in formal logic, both syllogistic and symbolic, in both high school and college. In college especially, I spent a great deal of time helping my fellow students in both geometry and logic and rather enjoyed it--especially with logic.

I studied Philosophy as my major at Saint Mary's College. I came out at the end of my senior year with the best thesis my Adviser had seen in twenty years. I earned a background in Ethics and Metaphysics.

Most of my studies in Latin actually took place in high school, first through a private school and then through a private tutor, which adds up to three years in Latin prior to college and one year in college where I went straight to the Aeneid. I also attend the mass in Latin (i.e. the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite) which constantly exposes my to the "dead" language.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you would like some help. Contact me through my phone or email preferably and we can discuss scheduling appointment.
Aside from any work that may come through Wyzant, I have already been tutoring and teaching Latin to different groups of students. I much prefer tutoring to classroom teaching, since it is much more of a natural human interaction. I have also helped a student complete an online summer geometry course in two and a half weeks where he was expected Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of El Cerrito, CA 94530
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic
Science:
Philosophy
Language:
Latin

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Logic

I have studied Formal Logic in both High School and at Saint Mary's College. During this time I spent a lot of time helping my fellow students gain competency and proficiency. Aside from directly studying Logic, my studies have always been of a logical nature, especially in college. I studied the Geometries of Euclid, Ptolemy, and Descartes which are focused on the logical structure of proofs. And I assisted students as I did with Formal Logic. I graduated with a major in Philosophy with a thesis that my adviser, Prof. Steven Cortright, called "One of the best theses he has read in twenty years" and if Philosophy does not have logic, there isn't much to it.

Saint Mary's College
Philosophy

Education

Saint Mary's College (Philosophy)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tomas will travel within 40 miles of El Cerrito, CA 94530.