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Cristofre K.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

Eclectic PhD Tutor for Philosophy, Humanities, Writing & More

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/16/15
5.0 average from 45 ratings
Thorough and Brilliant
— Jordan, Chicago, IL on 2/1/16

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University of New Hampshire ( cum laude)
Philosophy, English
Loyola University Chicago
Master's
Loyola University Chicago
PhD

Education

University of New Hampshire ( cum laude) (Philosophy, English)

Loyola University Chicago (Master's)

Loyola University Chicago (PhD)

About Cristofre

I have a Ph.D. In philosophy and have taught classes such as critical thinking (informal logic), intro to philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and the German idealists. The humanities courses I have taught encompass a variety of disciplines, including sociology, art history, literature, anthropology, and film. In addition, I have taught psychology at the graduate level.

In any of the subjects I teach, my primary concern is how well the student learns the subject matter, and as such I tailor my approach to the specific needs and strengths of the student. There is no cookie cutter mold for how an individual student learns. Hence I adapt how I teach to each student's particular way of learning, including the strengths and weaknesses of the individual.
I have a Ph.D. In philosophy and have taught classes such as critical thinking (informal logic), intro to philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and the German idealists. The humanities courses I have taught encompass a variety of disciplines, including sociology, art history, literature, anthropology, and film. In addition, I have taught Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60613
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Thorough and Brilliant"

- Jordan, Chicago, IL on 2/1/16

"Amazing Professor"

- Heinz, Chicago, IL on 12/2/16

"Cris is a serious and great tutor!"

- Ran, Brighton, MA on 3/26/16

"Helpful tutor"

- Jonny, Chicago, IL on 2/24/16

"Very reliable and has a lot of patience"

- Marian, Chicago, IL on 11/4/15

"Affable, patient, attentive, thorough and knowledgeable:"

- David, Chicago, IL on 10/11/15
Science:
Anthropology,
Philosophy,
Psychology, Sociology
English:
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Classics,
European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Anthropology

Taught online courses for Colorado Technical University in Anthropology, under the rubric of the Humanities, called World Cultures & Values. Used the textbook: "Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology," with supplemental writings, including: "The Pirahã" by Daniel Everett; Malinowski on "Science & Magic"; "The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language" by Benjamin Whorf; and "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" by Horace Miner.

Classics

With a PhD in philosophy, and having taught humanities courses for a number of years, I have taught a wide range of what are usually called classics. Works taught - and this is not an inclusive list - include, in the realm of philosophy: Plato's dialogues ("The Republic," etc.), Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Hume, and John Stuart Mill. In the realm of literature, I have taught Sophocles, Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Melville's "Moby-Dick" and "Bartleby the Scrivener," Edgar Allan Poe, William Golding, and Cormac McCarthy.

Grammar

I have 15+ years teaching, which includes editing and correcting grammatical errors or simply confusing constructions. In every paper I grade or review, I always check for correct grammar. In fact, part of the points for any given paper consist of the use of correct grammar. If a student has a problem, I will go through the paper line by line to show her what grammatical mistakes were made and ways to fix those errors.

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy and have taught a wide variety of courses in philosophy.

Proofreading

I have 15+ years in grading undergraduate and post-graduate writing; this includes correcting grammar, spelling, and evaluating the overall internal logic of papers. I have also worked in the not-for-profit sector, where I had to both write and evaluate a wide variety of written work.

Reading

I have over fifteen years of experience in reading and grading student papers, both in undergraduate and graduate school. I grade not only for content, but also grammar, spelling, style, and the internal logical coherence of the student's writing. I have also written numerous lesson plans for students from K-12, mainly geared for students in CPS schools.

Social Studies

In both the philosophy and humanities courses I have taught, I have used various texts typically associated with the social sciences (including psychology). I have taught excerpts from Max Weber's "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," Marx's "The Communist Manifesto," Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents," Stanley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority," Putnam's "Bowling Alone," and Jane Jacobs's "The Death and Life of Great American Cities."

Sociology

My expertise in sociology is part and parcel with my qualification in social studies. As mentioned, I have taught excerpts from Max Weber's "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," Marx's "The Communist Manifesto," Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents," Stanley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority," Putnam's "Bowling Alone," and Jane Jacobs's "The Death and Life of Great American Cities."

Writing

I have over fifteen years of experience in grading student papers, both in undergraduate and graduate school. I grade not only for content, but also grammar, spelling, style, and the logical coherence of the student's writing. I have also written and edited writing in the not-for-profit sector (10 years). I have published essays on the peer-reviewed site "The Artifice," and have also published poetry.

University of New Hampshire ( cum laude)
Philosophy, English
Loyola University Chicago
Master's
Loyola University Chicago
PhD

Education

University of New Hampshire ( cum laude) (Philosophy, English)

Loyola University Chicago (Master's)

Loyola University Chicago (PhD)

Thorough and Brilliant

Cris is a wonderful tutor. His insight into my program, help with my paper and reassurances when I am full of anxiety about my topic makes him worth every cent he is paid. He is an asset to anyone that works with him.

— Jordan, Chicago, IL on 2/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Cristofre will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60613.