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Ryan S.

Philosophy Tutor with a PhD from UCSD

Philosophy Tutor with a PhD from UCSD

$125/hour

  • 364 hours tutoring

About Ryan


Bio

I'm currently teaching for the Cornerstone Program at Purdue University. I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), a master's degree in philosophy from Michigan State University (MSU), and a bachelor's degree in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas. I've taught introductory logic for the UCSD Extension Program and at MSU, and I've been tutoring satisfied Wyzant students in logic since 2011, so I'm an excellent choice for students who need...

I'm currently teaching for the Cornerstone Program at Purdue University. I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), a master's degree in philosophy from Michigan State University (MSU), and a bachelor's degree in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas. I've taught introductory logic for the UCSD Extension Program and at MSU, and I've been tutoring satisfied Wyzant students in logic since 2011, so I'm an excellent choice for students who need help with propositional and symbolic logic (e.g., deductive vs. inductive reasoning, formal and informal fallacies, truth-tables, translations and proofs, quantifiers, etc.). I also specialize in moral philosophy. I've taught ethics course at UCSD, the University of San Diego, Miramar College, Woodbury University, Montgomery College, and Carroll Community College, so I am well-equipped to help you with your ethics courses. I can help you understand the relevant concepts and theories, and I can provide constructive feedback on paper drafts or direction for writing papers. I also have an extensive background in philosophy in general, and I've taught introductory, non-ethics philosophy courses for the University of San Diego and Miramar College, so I can help you with other, non-ethics philosophy courses as well. In fact, as someone with years of experience with academic writing, I can provide useful feedback on any type of academic writing, including personal statements for med school, vet school, and other forms of higher education.


Education

University of Kansas
philosophy, psych
Michigan State University
Masters
University of California San Diego
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $195
  • Rate details: Please note that I will charge students who do not show up for scheduled lessons for a 30 minute lesson.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Lafayette, IN 47909
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I have taught many GRE courses for the Princeton Review, and I have helped many Wyzant students prepare for the GRE. Some students I have helped with every section of the GRE, while others have only wanted help with the math portion.

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas, so I have years of experience with writing my own academic papers (several of which have been published online or in academic philosophy journals). I also have years of experience with writing instruction, including three years as a teaching assistant for the Humanities Writing Program at UCSD, and with providing constructive feedback on others' writing, including personal statements and other essays for admission into higher education programs.
Proofreading

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas. I'm currently teaching an intro ethics course at Woodbury University in San Diego, and I've taught other intro ethics courses at the University of California San Diego, Montgomery College, and Carroll Community College. I specialize in moral philosophy and have extensive knowledge of philosophy in general.

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas, so I have years of experience with writing my own academic papers (several of which have been published online or in academic philosophy journals). I also have years of experience with writing instruction, including three years as a teaching assistant for the Humanities Writing Program at UCSD, and with providing constructive feedback on others' writing, including personal statements and other essays for admission into higher education programs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Logic,

Logic

I've taught introductory logic courses at both the University of California San Diego and at Michigan State University, and I've been tutoring satisfied Wyzant students in logic--both propositional and symbolic/predicate logic--for over 6 years now.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas, so I have years of experience with writing my own academic papers (several of which have been published online or in academic philosophy journals). I also have years of experience with writing instruction, including three years as a teaching assistant for the Humanities Writing Program at UCSD, and with providing constructive feedback on others' writing, including personal statements and other essays for admission into higher education programs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas. I'm currently teaching an intro ethics course at Woodbury University in San Diego, and I've taught other intro ethics courses at the University of California San Diego, Montgomery College, and Carroll Community College. I specialize in moral philosophy and have extensive knowledge of philosophy in general.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas. I'm currently teaching an intro ethics course at Woodbury University in San Diego, and I've taught other intro ethics courses at the University of California San Diego, Montgomery College, and Carroll Community College. I specialize in moral philosophy and have extensive knowledge of philosophy in general.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in philosophy from the University of California San Diego, an MA in philosophy from Michigan State University, and a BA in philosophy & psychology from the University of Kansas, so I have years of experience with writing my own academic papers (several of which have been published online or in academic philosophy journals). I also have years of experience with writing instruction, including three years as a teaching assistant for the Humanities Writing Program at UCSD, and with providing constructive feedback on others' writing, including personal statements and other essays for admission into higher education programs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I have taught many GRE courses for the Princeton Review, and I have helped many Wyzant students prepare for the GRE. Some students I have helped with every section of the GRE, while others have only wanted help with the math portion.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Ryan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (86 ratings)
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Knowledgeable and passionate about philosophy

Ryan helped me out with my Philosophy of human nature course. He clearly explained to me the ideas of Plato, Nietzsche, Aristotle, and St. Augustine. He also proofread my writing and gave detailed feedback. I scored an A in the course and I would recommend working with Ryan!

Aleks, 8 lessons with Ryan

Extremely knowledgeable

Ryan is very knowledgable and helped me a great deal. I threw a very large number of questions at him. He was also easy to work with: timely responses to messages and very flexible with scheduling.

Andrea, 1 lesson with Ryan

So knowledgeable and Helpful!!!

Ryan helped me SO much with my philosophy class this quarter. He helped me break down concepts, outline my papers, and helped me understand all the difficult philosophy arguments for my final exam!!! (which is amazing because I do not know anything about philosophy...). I highly, highly, HIGHLY, recommend Ryan!!! He is so knowledgeable and he really tries to help you understand by breaking down the information to you in such an easy and simple form. Again, amazing experience!!!

Mona, 3 lessons with Ryan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I have been out of writing practice for quite some time and Ryan was easy to work with. I appreciated Ryan's assistance in helping me organize my thoughts and look forward to working with him in the future.

Keri, 2 lessons with Ryan

Knowledgeable, helpful

He Went through and greatly helped me with a paper. Whether it was grammar or issues with clarity, he would highlight these problems and offer apt solutions. Also, he was quick to respond to the paper. I look forward to working with future assignments.

Cole, 2 lessons with Ryan

very clear

Ryan was very clear on the stances and sub topics of my assignment. He helped me understand things clearly yet I know I still need help in the future he is very helpful with explaining what and how to approach the assignment very well.

Brittney, 1 lesson with Ryan
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