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Jake G.

Kensington, MD

$100/hour

Jake G, PhD, Humanities

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Hampshire College
Political Science, History
Texas A&M University
Master's
Syracuse University
PhD

Education

Hampshire College (Political Science, History)

Texas A&M University (Master's)

Syracuse University (PhD)

About Jake

I am fortunate to have over ten years of teaching and mentoring experience. My PhD is in philosophy, and I specialize in moral and political theory. In addition to working with college students, I have considerable experience tutoring high school and middle school students in classics, English, history, literature, politics, and religion.

I am passionate about making complicated ideas accessible, as well as assisting others to write clearly and generate strong arguments. My personal approach to tutoring is to assess the main idea of each assignment, break down the assignment into discrete units, and tackle each component one at a time.

I am available most days from 9am to 9pm. My base rate is $100/hour.

My goal is to make the humanities fun and meaningful for each student. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am fortunate to have over ten years of teaching and mentoring experience. My PhD is in philosophy, and I specialize in moral and political theory. In addition to working with college students, I have considerable experience tutoring high school and middle school students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Kensington, MD 20895
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Film
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I have taught courses on ancient philosophy. I have therefore taught the two giants of ancient theory: Plato and Aristotle. I have also taught the pre-Socratics, the Stoics, and Epicureanism.

Criminal Justice

I have taught courses on the theory and history of punishment. I also have one published peer-reviewed journal article on theories of incarceration. In the paper, I defend non-retributive theories.

Film

I have taught film studies courses. I know a great deal about the history of cinema, as well as the major film theories. I have connected both theory and history, when, for instance, I have taught Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle in relation to French New Wave.

Political Science

I majored in political science. I have also taught many political theory and history courses. My dissertation was also on contemporary political theory and how it informs contemporary debates on education.

Public Speaking

I have experience giving many public lectures on a wide variety of topics. These topics include incarceration, higher education, and economic inequality. I also have experience mentoring college and middle school students on debate.

Religion

I have taught courses on philosophy of religion and the history of religion. I can teach on subjects such as the metaphysics of God and proofs for God's existence. I can also teach on subjects such as how the ancient Greeks understood God, Roman paganism, the transition from Roman paganism to Christianity, and medieval theories of God.

Social Studies

I have taught almost all of the sub-disciplines that make up social studies: philosophy, religion, history, political science, and jurisprudence. I have also taught most of these sub-disciplines to middle school students. I am therefore highly qualified to tutor social studies.

Hampshire College
Political Science, History
Texas A&M University
Master's
Syracuse University
PhD

Education

Hampshire College (Political Science, History)

Texas A&M University (Master's)

Syracuse University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jake will travel within 8 miles of Kensington, MD 20895.