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David F.

Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor

Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor

$60/hour

  • 406 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

I'm a professional writer and editor who graduated from Notre Dame magna cum laude in Ancient Greek with a second major in philosophy. I have hundreds of hours' experience tutoring Latin, logic (philosophy), algebra, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT) online to students ranging from six years old to age 70+.

Formal logic can be so intimidating, and there is so little good help available for it online. Every class approaches the subject a little bit differently and that makes it very...

I'm a professional writer and editor who graduated from Notre Dame magna cum laude in Ancient Greek with a second major in philosophy. I have hundreds of hours' experience tutoring Latin, logic (philosophy), algebra, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT) online to students ranging from six years old to age 70+.

Formal logic can be so intimidating, and there is so little good help available for it online. Every class approaches the subject a little bit differently and that makes it very hard to find guidance. So let me be your Vergil, escorting you through the hellscape of logic translations, operators, derivations, rules of inference and replacement, nested quantifiers, truth tables, truth trees, and the like. I have taught the basics of logic to a six-year-old -- I can probably teach it to you, too.

Speaking of Vergil, I studied Latin for eight years between high school and college, and I continue to be a lifelong learner in the subject. For fun, I translate Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars. I can meet you in Latin wherever you are. I have a copy of the introductory texts for nearly every major curriculum -- e.g. Ecce Romani, Latin for the New Milennium, The Oxford Latin Course, etc.

But English writing is my true area of expertise. If you've written up a draft of that big paper, then I am just the person to help proofread and polish it for you.

Please send me a message on Wyzant -- I respond quickly and I can find availability for nearly any schedule.


Education

The University of Notre Dame
Ancient Greek
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Cancellations under 24 hrs in advance incur a fee equal to the full cost of the scheduled lesson. No-shows are considered canceled 20 mins after start time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2020

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

My college major was Greek, which had a Latin requirement to go with it, but really I am better in Latin. I have been studying Latin in some form almost constantly since 7th grade. This year I have been translating Caesar for fun.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I am a professional writer and editor with 20 years' experience on the job.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Professional writer and editor for 20+ years and test-prep tutor going on 3 years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a professional writer and editor with 20 years' experience on the job.
Writing,

Writing

Master's Degree in Journalism. Twenty years on the job as a writer and editor.
ACT Reading, SAT Reading

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

As a second philosophy major who studied logic and retained alove for this often-frustrating subject, I regularly tutor propositional and first-order logic, truth tables, natural deduction proofs. I can help you understand premises and conclusions, rules of inference and replacement, fundamental rules of deduction, quantifiers, conditional proofs, proof by contradiction, formal and informal fallacies, logical truth, consistency, etc. Starting from nothing but the fundamental intro and elim laws, I have helped students on this platform derive DeMorgan's law (all four ways), the distributive law of conjunction over disjunction and vice versa, disjunctive syllogism, the law of double negativity, the commutative law, and the tautological "A or not A." When it comes to logic, there isn't much online to go on, and the professors of this topic can be outright sadistic in what they're willing to throw at first-year students even in the first week or two of class. Let me help show you the ropes -- I promise you'll understand what's what the time we're done.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have several years' experience tutoring algebra -- let me help you catch up with your class!
Writing,

Writing

Master's Degree in Journalism. Twenty years on the job as a writer and editor.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

Latin

Latin

My college major was Greek, which had a Latin requirement to go with it, but really I am better in Latin. I have been studying Latin in some form almost constantly since 7th grade. This year I have been translating Caesar for fun.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have several years' experience tutoring algebra -- let me help you catch up with your class!
Logic,

Logic

I second-majored in philosophy at Notre Dame, and now I regularly tutor students in propositional and first-order logic, truth tables, natural deduction proofs, and the like. I can help you understand premises and conclusions, logical consistency, tautology, rules of inference and replacement, fundamental rules of deduction, quantifiers, conditional proofs, proof by contradiction, formal and informal fallacies, etc. Starting from nothing but the fundamental intro and elim laws, I have helped students on Wyzant derive DeMorgan's law (all four ways), the distributive law of conjunction over disjunction and vice versa, disjunctive syllogism, the law of double negativity, the commutative law, and the tautological "A or not A." When it comes to logic, there isn't much online to go on. Let me help you out, you'll understand a lot better by the time we're done.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have several years' experience tutoring algebra -- let me help you catch up with your class!
Writing,

Writing

Master's Degree in Journalism. Twenty years on the job as a writer and editor.
Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

As a second philosophy major who studied logic and retained alove for this often-frustrating subject, I regularly tutor propositional and first-order logic, truth tables, natural deduction proofs. I can help you understand premises and conclusions, rules of inference and replacement, fundamental rules of deduction, quantifiers, conditional proofs, proof by contradiction, formal and informal fallacies, logical truth, consistency, etc. Starting from nothing but the fundamental intro and elim laws, I have helped students on this platform derive DeMorgan's law (all four ways), the distributive law of conjunction over disjunction and vice versa, disjunctive syllogism, the law of double negativity, the commutative law, and the tautological "A or not A." When it comes to logic, there isn't much online to go on, and the professors of this topic can be outright sadistic in what they're willing to throw at first-year students even in the first week or two of class. Let me help show you the ropes -- I promise you'll understand what's what the time we're done.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

As a second philosophy major who studied logic and retained alove for this often-frustrating subject, I regularly tutor propositional and first-order logic, truth tables, natural deduction proofs. I can help you understand premises and conclusions, rules of inference and replacement, fundamental rules of deduction, quantifiers, conditional proofs, proof by contradiction, formal and informal fallacies, logical truth, consistency, etc. Starting from nothing but the fundamental intro and elim laws, I have helped students on this platform derive DeMorgan's law (all four ways), the distributive law of conjunction over disjunction and vice versa, disjunctive syllogism, the law of double negativity, the commutative law, and the tautological "A or not A." When it comes to logic, there isn't much online to go on, and the professors of this topic can be outright sadistic in what they're willing to throw at first-year students even in the first week or two of class. Let me help show you the ropes -- I promise you'll understand what's what the time we're done.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have several years' experience tutoring algebra -- let me help you catch up with your class!
Writing,

Writing

Master's Degree in Journalism. Twenty years on the job as a writer and editor.
Algebra 2, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Professional writer and editor for 20+ years and test-prep tutor going on 3 years.
ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Logic

Logic lesson went really well. Olivia is starting to see multiple operations ahead now, which is really good. She's seeing the patterns even without the rules. We started learning equivalence.

Isaac, 22 lessons with David

Great teacher

I found my self encountering problems with understanding some elements of Philosophical logic studies. I chose David from a few options from Wyzant and he patiently and professionally took me through the learning process. His methods of instruction and questions assured a solid learning experience. I recommend David with high level of confidence.

Thomas, 6 lessons with David

Great teacher

I found my self encountering problems with understanding some elements of Philosophical logic studies. I chose David from a few options from Wyzant and he patiently and professionally took me through the

Thomas, 6 lessons with David

Amazing!!

My son learned so much in his sessions with David! He helped him with his paper and had a great experience. My son said he learned more in his sessions than an entire year from his English class on structuring, grammar and story telling. Definitely recommend and will be scheduling more sessions in the future!!!

Anita, 2 lessons with David

Experienced and knowledgeable tutor

David is a great teacher for logic derivation. We went over practice problems and he was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. If you are looking for help with logic and reasoning education, then I would recommend setting up an appointment with David.

Brian, 5 lessons with David

Very Helpful!

David was very helpful in helping my son understand concepts of logic. He was thorough and took the time to understand what my son was working on prior to the tutoring session. We will definitely schedule more sessions!

Amadou, 8 lessons with David

Fantastic Tutor

David helped me understand confusing concepts in an already confusing class. I appreciated the help and in the future would definitely look to David if I need further help in the class.

Nathaniel, 3 lessons with David

Very Helpful!

David was very helpful in helping my son understand concepts of logic. He was thorough and took the time to understand what my son was working on prior to the tutoring session. We will definitely schedule more sessions!

Amadou, 8 lessons with David

great instructor, very patience.

David really made my Latin understandable while preparing me for my next quiz. I’m looking forward to my next session!

Freddie, 20 lessons with David

Amazing Latin Tutor!

David was amazing! Took his time and reviewed the 2018 National Latin Exam with very limited notice. I look forward to continuing to work with David.

Patrick , 6 lessons with David
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