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Steven M.

Philosophy PhD Candidate - Better Writing, Reading, Thinking

Philosophy PhD Candidate - Better Writing, Reading, Thinking

$40/hour

  • Carbondale, IL 62901

About Steven


Bio

My name is Steven, and I'm a PhD candidate in philosophy at Southern Illinois University. I'm finishing my dissertation this year, which means I'll receive my doctorate in May of 2015. It's been a long road to get here. I nearly failed out of high school, spent a couple years working as a cashier, and then stumbled into the local community college before transferring unexpectedly to Ripon College on a full scholarship.

Set adrift by my parents’ divorce, I was unsure of what I wanted, what...

My name is Steven, and I'm a PhD candidate in philosophy at Southern Illinois University. I'm finishing my dissertation this year, which means I'll receive my doctorate in May of 2015. It's been a long road to get here. I nearly failed out of high school, spent a couple years working as a cashier, and then stumbled into the local community college before transferring unexpectedly to Ripon College on a full scholarship.

Set adrift by my parents’ divorce, I was unsure of what I wanted, what mattered, and what it was all worth. I went to community college in hopes of earning a promotion to store manager, landed in an elective course on political philosophy taught by a professor who genuinely cared about his teaching and his students. The hard questions he asked, the unthinking assumptions he swept aside, and the many office hours we spent talking about how philosophy applied to life showed me that my thoughts could matter. It was thanks to this man that I ended up at Ripon, despite my laughable transcript and nonexistent standardized exam scores.

From him I learned how to teach and tutor. My work is student-centered, encouraging, careful, and friendly. I try to show students the best they can be instead of how they're now limited. Learning can be fun, and it matters. That's why I've chosen to make it my life's work.


Education

Ripon College
Philosophy, Religion
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Masters
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Political Science,

Political Science

One of my PhD areas of specialization is political theory. I'm a published author and I have two other political theory essays under review right now.
Philosophy

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Math

Logic

Logic

I have twice taught university level Elementary Logic at Southern Illinois University. I have taken a graduate level course in deductive logics, and my research requires familiarity with modal logic.

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English, Reading, Writing

Other

Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English

$40/hour

Steven M.

$40/hour

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