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Barry B.

Norwalk, CT

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College Philosophy Tutoring

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University of Tennessee
Philosophy
Unversity of Tennessee
Master's

Education

University of Tennessee (Philosophy)

Unversity of Tennessee (Master's)

About Barry

I have earned both undergraduate (BA) & Master's Degrees (MA) in Philosophy from the University Of Tennessee.

My Master's Thesis concerned Sartre's observation of self-division in modern man as outlined in his Being and Nothingness. (I used examples from both philosophy and literature to back up this claim.)

Areas of Specialization include the following: Twentieth Century Philosophy, The Existential movement (Sartre, Nietzsche, etc.), Philosophy of Literature (broadly conceived as including movies, plays, music, and modern novels).

Areas of Competence include the following: Ancient Philosophy (Plato & some of the Pre-Socratics), Phenomenology (Husserl, etc), Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes, Hume, Locke, Kant, etc. up to The Enlightenment).

I have noticed that most students who need help really need it with classes which cover introductory material. That generally involved some Ancient Philosophy (Socrates, Aristotle) & Modern Philosophy - focusing on Descartes, Locke and Hume. I can help with many intro classes which include Twentieth Century Philosophy, i.e, Sartre, Camus, Nietzsche, Husserl.

I also help students write paperwork, that is, bring out their ideas and make them concrete - ready for the completed version.

While philosophy is my main focus, I can help folks who are beginning in chess and would like help with openings, and things of that sort.
I have earned both undergraduate (BA) & Master's Degrees (MA) in Philosophy from the University Of Tennessee.

My Master's Thesis concerned Sartre's observation of self-division in modern man as outlined in his Being and Nothingness. (I used examples from both philosophy and literature to back up this claim.)

Areas of
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Norwalk, CT 06850
Math:
Logic
Science:
Philosophy
English:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Chess

I have played chess since I was ten. I have also taken lessons from a USCF chess master for three years. I have played in USCF tournaments since I was fourteen, and I have also taught chess to at least twenty others, including chess strategy.

Philosophy

Will help with introductory classes as well as more advanced studies.

University of Tennessee
Philosophy
Unversity of Tennessee
Master's

Education

University of Tennessee (Philosophy)

Unversity of Tennessee (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barry will travel within 30 miles of Norwalk, CT 06850.