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Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor
David F.

865 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $56

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David F.'s Photo

Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor
Experienced Latin and formal logic tutor
David F.

865 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

865 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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: $56
  • 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

  • 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

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 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Fantastic Teacher

Amazing tutor. Great for intro to logic philosophy courses. He is great at simplifying the material and explaining the rules that logic is riddled with.

Toby, 2 lessons with David

very pleased!

My daughter said he was very helpful and she plans to use him going forward this year with Latin 3.

Elizabeth , 5 lessons with David

Great teacher

Great teacher!!! Help Vince understand assignment. Vince was more confident and understands after this session on how to do the homework.

Marcia , 9 lessons with David

Great teacher

Great teacher!!! Help Vince understand assignment. Vince was more confident and understands after this session on how to do the homework.

Marcia , 9 lessons with David

Great teacher

Great teacher!!! Help Vince understand assignment. Vince was more confident and understands after this session on how to do the homework.

Marcia , 9 lessons with David

Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Very communicative!

My son really looks forward to working with David. He is very proactive about reminders or notifying of conflicts which is extremely helpful. Highly recommend.

Camille, 18 lessons with David

Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to!

Helps greatly with symbolization and derivations! David puts in extra effort to make sure you have a good understanding of the material. David helped a lot with difficult material and made it easy to follow and understand!

Hannah, 2 lessons with David

great philosophy tutor!!!!

Helped me a ton on my philosophy essay and understanding the topics associated within the essay!! Gets back quick for scheduling a time

Alexa, 3 lessons with David

Great teacher

Great teacher!!! Help Vince understand assignment. Vince was more confident and understands after this session on how to do the homework.

Marcia , 9 lessons with David
Hourly Rate: $56
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