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Samantha D.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Patient Writing Tutor for Liberal Arts, Philosophy, and Education

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University of Colorado, Boulder
Humanities
University of Colorado Denver
Master's
Loyola University Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Humanities)

University of Colorado Denver (Master's)

Loyola University Chicago (PhD)

About Samantha

My name is Samantha. I am a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago and I happily stumbled into the field of Philosophy of Education from my Master’s program in the Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver. Upon completing my master’s thesis, I was left with a question: What role does education play in the political decline of democratic systems? I had a suspicion that the relationship between political decline and democracy hinged on students’ education in diverse ways of living and I was eager to study it further. Instead of immediately pursuing a Ph.D. to explore these lingering questions, exhausted and broke I pushed them off to the side, until I was offered a job teaching Introduction to Philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver. My world changed over the course of teaching that class. I fell in love with teaching, and I once again found myself pondering the vexing intersection of political decline, democracy, and education. My energy renewed and career path clarified, I set out in search of an interdisciplinary program that would facilitate the exploration of philosophy and education. Without further ado I left the Rocky Mountains and moved to Chicago with my dog, Henry, to begin in earnest a search for the answers to my questions.

I have completed all coursework for my PhD in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies including classes such as: Social and Political Philosophy: Global Poverty and Inequality (PHIL 480); Globalization and Educaiton (ELPS 550); Democracy and Education (ELPS 498); Quantitative Research Methods (RMTD 420); Qualitative Research Methods (RMTD 421); Philosophy of Education and Social Justice (ELPS 520); Sociological Analysis of Urban Education Policy (ELPS 421). Over the past few years I have also written and publish 5 peer reviewed articles, presented numerous conference papers, and served as a writing tutor at Loyola's writing center.

Things I'm good at: logic; creative writing; writing techniques, conceptualizing big ideas; proofreading; grammar

Things I'm not so great at: math

Looking forward to writing with you!
My name is Samantha. I am a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago and I happily stumbled into the field of Philosophy of Education from my Master’s program in the Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver. Upon completing my master’s thesis, I was left with a question: What role does education play in the political decline of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60610
Science:
Anthropology
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
Anthropology,
Classics,
Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

As an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder I majored in Humanities, minored in Religions Studies, and specialized in Cultural Anthropology. Courses taken include: Gender and Culture; Regional Cultures Africa, Exploring Nonwest Cultures/Maya; People's of the South Pacific; Explorations in Anthro/ Tourism; Physical Anthropology I and II. I am currently working toward a PhD in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at Loyola University Chicago and have completed further coursework in qualitative methods, such as ethnography. While I currently teach courses disciplines such as philosophy and history anthropological methods of inquiry are central to the contemporary study of educational policy and practice.

Classics

I have both a masters and bachelors in Humanities. If you are unfamiliar with the disciplinary classification Humanities coursework varies widely across university campuses, but largely centers on questions such as: What does it mean to be human, and what has it meant historically? As an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder I majored in Humanities, minored in Religions Studies, and specialized in Cultural Anthropology. At CU undergraduate training in the humanities featured extensive coursework in the Classics, including special topics courses in: philosophy, Greek tragedy, and rhetoric. As a masters student I focused on Greek philosophy, specifically Plato. My MA thesis was titled "Democracy and Degeneration in Plato's Republic" and I have sense published two peer reviewed articles on aspects of Plato's philosophy.

University of Colorado, Boulder
Humanities
University of Colorado Denver
Master's
Loyola University Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Humanities)

University of Colorado Denver (Master's)

Loyola University Chicago (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Samantha will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60610.