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Lance G.

Philosophy Grad, Chess Coach, & Autodidact

Philosophy Grad, Chess Coach, & Autodidact

$40/hour

  • 71 hours tutoring

  • Manhattan, IL 60442

About Lance


Bio

Greetings! I'm Lance; thank you for visiting my page. I studied philosophy at Benedictine University after taking a long break from schooling and learning to study on my own. My teaching style reflects my primary area of research. Brute memorization accomplishes little genuine understanding. Instead, my approach encourages pupils to think through, question, and process information. That sort of questioning, I believe, promotes knowledge of the subject. Facts are useless without...

Greetings! I'm Lance; thank you for visiting my page. I studied philosophy at Benedictine University after taking a long break from schooling and learning to study on my own. My teaching style reflects my primary area of research. Brute memorization accomplishes little genuine understanding. Instead, my approach encourages pupils to think through, question, and process information. That sort of questioning, I believe, promotes knowledge of the subject. Facts are useless without systematization—it's only when they're processed that they produce something of real benefit to a student. By trying to answer certain questions about a field—by applying their reasoning abilities to the material at hand—students create understanding.

I have been teaching chess for almost seven years now. My experience has included coaching and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached won state competitions; others were runners up. Two teams I worked with placed top ten in the nation; one student became the national champion for his grade level. I was vice president of Benedictine University's philosophy club and often aided students in improving their grades in a variety of philosophy classes. An undergraduate was having trouble in a logic course. She received a B+ on the final as a raw grade and an A after the curve. I also worked with two undergraduates who had B and C papers in a modern philosophy course and had been given the opportunity to re-write them. With some guidance, both students received A's on their papers. I worked as a proofreader for a student taking a writing-intensive business ethics course. She ended up receiving perfect marks on her writing and an A in the class.

It is my goal to help students succeed in their current subjects of study and improve their capabilities as learners. The abilities to read and listen well, to process information logically, and to ask the right questions are key to academic success. Instructors notice these sorts of qualities in their students.

If you have questions or are interested in setting up a trial meeting, I encourage you to contact me. I respond quickly to all messages.


Education

Benedictine University (Illinois)
Philosophy

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $42 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/22/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, Government & Politics, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

Logic,

Logic

I have taken and succeeded in two logic courses in university. In the more recent one, I received greater than 100% in the course after the curve; professor wrote in a recommendation letter that I had the highest grade in the class of 76 students by a significant margin. Own, have worked through, and can teach from approximately ten different logic books. Have tutored a logic student who was struggling; she ended up receiving an A on her final exam.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Government & Politics, Philosophy, Study Skills

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Philosophy, Psychology

Special Needs

Phonics, Study Skills

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have been teaching chess for six years now. My experience has included teaching for and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached went on to win state competitions; others were runners up. Two teams that I worked with placed top ten in the nation; one student I worked with became the national champion for his grade level.

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Great First Class

Had alot of fun losing to Lance lol, definitely showed me some stuff in just the first hour. Excited for my second class.

Tony, 2 lessons with Lance
Tutor responded:

Some of your chess skills are definitely above the 1000 ELO level you currently hold. In learning about your weak-points and developing conscientious chess habits, your rating will improve and, sooner or later, you'll get the better of me in a game.

Essay writing improvements

We have just started working with Lance to help my son (a freshman in HS) improve his essay writing skills. We appreciate the depth of knowledge Lance is bringing to the meetings and his questions to help our son work through how to write better essays in short time periods. We recommend Lance’s skills.

Christie, 29 lessons with Lance

Great teacher, very knowledgeable

Lance has helped my son expand his knowledge and understanding of philosophy. He was very patient with going over each topic, in order for my son to retain and verbally reiterate the lessons learned.

Christina, 12 lessons with Lance

Knowledgeable and great tutor

We were very nervous initially because the subject was extremely difficult. Lance talked with us and calmed us down he listened to me about the urgency and probably understood. Sasha felt very comfortable with him and I would recommend Lance to everyone he has the knowledge of the subject but, he is very understanding and teaches in a calm manner with great pride. Thank you for helping my daughter, Lance.

Monika, 2 lessons with Lance
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much! Sasha is very bright and made quick progress on the parts of the subject with which she originally struggled. I suspect she will continue to improve and will achieve very high marks in the course.

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Lance G.

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Response time: 47 minutes