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David F.

Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor

Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor

$52/hour

  • 133 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 their teen years to age 70+.

In logic, we work on fallacies, truth tables, quantifiers, rules of inference and replacement, natural deduction, and predicate logic. In math, I've helped guide college students...

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 their teen years to age 70+.

In logic, we work on fallacies, truth tables, quantifiers, rules of inference and replacement, natural deduction, and predicate logic. In math, I've helped guide college students through the entire ALEKS system, and I've also helped high schoolers factor polynomials and graph parabolas. No algebra problem is too big or too small.

I studied Latin for eight years in various capacities between high school and college. Lately, I have been taking advantage of the pandemic to translate Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars. I can meet you in Latin wherever you are -- I possess the first four volumes of Ecce Romani but I can also acquire the textbook you are using and help you understand those complicated constructions and translate everything into good English prose.

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

Please send me a message on Wyzant -- I respond quickly, and I am available most weekends and most other days (especially Mondays and Wednesdays) after 5 p.m. Eastern time.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $52
  • Rate details: Happy to negotiate group rates where appropriate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ACT English,

ACT English

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

Writing

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

Examples of Expertise


David has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 17 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Logic for a 6 year old

David has successfully taught our six year old the operators in logic and how they work and is now teaching her arguments with their premises and conclusions. She is picking it up quickly and her mind is expanding to be able to process logic, which is exactly what we wanted to accomplish.

Isaac, 3 lessons with David

Great tutor!

David taught me logic - nested quantifiers, conditional identities, de Morgan’s law, etc. I can not recommend David enough. He made me feel more confident in the material I was learning and made sure I understood each concept before moving onto the next. His great attitude and patience is a wonderful bonus! If you need help, David is your guy!

Kimberly, 2 lessons with David

Great tutor!

David taught me logic - nested quantifiers, conditional identities, de Morgan’s law, etc. I can not recommend David enough. He made me feel more confident in the material I was learning and made sure I understood each concept before moving onto the next. His great attitude and patience is a wonderful bonus! If you need help, David is your guy!

Kimberly, 2 lessons with David

Learning quickly

Good pace, and getting excellent results working with David. He's an excellent teacher for our 11 year old. We have decided we will work with him a lot more.

Kias, 11 lessons with David

David is knowledgeable and patient

David was a excellent tutor. He checked in to ensure our son understood everything, and when he didn't he took the time to fill in the gaps. David did an excellent job setting the pace of the learning. He was very patient and very knowledgeable. Our son needs a lot of Latin tutoring, and we look forward to working with David for all of it.

Kias, 11 lessons with David

Very helpful!

This was a very informative and helpful session. I really began to understand and felt comfortable in the learning atmosphere! I feel more confident with formal deductions and will definitely continue to work with David for Logic tutoring sessions.

Shay, 6 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

David was very helpfull with my reasearch paper. He is smart an patient. Probably the best tutor I've ever had. Strongly recomend him to anyone who's writting an academic paper or anything related to writing.

Taron, 2 lessons with David

Extremely engaging!

I was looking for a tutor for my daughter in Latin and I am so glad we found David! I had her meet with other tutors but her level of engagement was the most with David. He found ways to not only go through the material she is learning but find ways for her to actively and critically think about the lessons. Excited for her to continue learning from him!

Annie, 9 lessons with David

Very knowledgeable.

David has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the subjects we've covered. He's also able to easily convey the concepts and help a novice like me, really understand the material. I'd recommend David for anyone who is looking for tutoring, he'll help wonders!

Nicholas, 7 lessons with David

Great latin tutor

David was great helping with Latin. My son just started taking it and David really knows his stuff!!! He did a great job explaining things and making them make sense!

Leigh, 1 lesson with David
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$52/hour

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Response time: 40 minutes