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Steven M.

Carbondale, IL

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Philosophy PhD Candidate - Better Writing, Reading, Thinking

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Ripon College
Philosophy, Religion
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Master's
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Enrolled

Education

Ripon College (Philosophy, Religion)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Master's)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Enrolled)

About Steven

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Carbondale, IL 62901
In-person lessons
Math:
Logic
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Speech
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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.

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.

Ripon College
Philosophy, Religion
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Master's
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Enrolled

Education

Ripon College (Philosophy, Religion)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Master's)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 20 miles of Carbondale, IL 62901.