Private Tutor, Academic Philosopher
Private Tutor, Academic Philosopher
I have tutored and taught a wide range of topics (math, science, writing, and more) at a wide range of levels (from advanced elementary school students to graduate students and merely interested adults). I really enjoy figuring out what the best way is to approach a subject with a given student. We won't just be doing flash cards or extra problems from the book (unless that's really what works for a student); we'll find ways of approaching the material that connect with things the student is...
I have tutored and taught a wide range of topics (math, science, writing, and more) at a wide range of levels (from advanced elementary school students to graduate students and merely interested adults). I really enjoy figuring out what the best way is to approach a subject with a given student. We won't just be doing flash cards or extra problems from the book (unless that's really what works for a student); we'll find ways of approaching the material that connect with things the student is comfortable with and enjoys.
My specialties are working with students who are "bad at math" and those who need more engaging intellectual stimulation (e. g. they're "bored at school because it's too easy").
I have two PhDs stemming from work in the philosophy of science that depended on an advanced understanding of parts of philosophy, science (esp. physics and biology), and mathematics (esp. probability theory).
I've been tutoring math (grade 6 and up) since 2002, specializing in working with students who are scared of the subject. In the past 5 years, I have been teaching introductory and advanced logic courses at the university level.
I've worked extensively with students on developing and writing papers for college courses in Philosophy. I also have significant personal experience writing, with publications in journals of Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Great Extra help for precalculus midterms
Max was very helpful for my daughter. She feels more comfortable and prepared for her precalculus midterm. We will definitely seek Max's help again and recommend him.Marlen, 1 lesson with Max
Helping Me Organize a Challenging Mac Photos Project
I’ve had two lessons with Max so far, and he’s doing a great job. My mother passed in 2015 and ever since then, I’ve been struggling to organize her Dropbox. I have photos and creative projects of hers on an IPad, laptop, flash drives and CDs. My goal is to move all the photos and other important memories into the Dropbox so I can share them with my siblings. My biggest concern was uploading Photos from Mom’s very old IPad into her Dropbox. At first, we had difficulty pulling up all the photos, but Max figured out a way, and now I’m able to upload them while I’m on the IPad. He also retrieved IPhoto and Photos Library links (I would never have found the actual photos – you have to click on many folders within the link to actually get to 1 photo). I’m in the process of looking for duplicates and organizing the photos within those two links into one folder. I feel we’ve accomplished a lot in just two sessions. I’ve had an extremely difficult time finding an in-home tutor specializing in Macintosh computers (and generally, computer techs repair, they don’t teach), so I’m very grateful to have found Max! He has a systematic way of approaching problems. It’s great to have a tutor who can help with a specific project, rather than simply teach the basics.Maria, 3 lessons with Max
Logic reasoning and arithmetic math
What I loved the most about my tutoring session with Max was that he focused first on figuring out my learning style and as we worked through several logic reasoning problems, he explained different ways on how I could approach each problem. Then, he figured out which method matched my learning style and I went with that. I am happy to have learned a new skill today and was able to figure out these problems on my own and makes me feel more confident in my abilities for my upcoming test! I will have Max as my tutor in the future and will recommend him to friends and family.Awilda, 3 lessons with Max
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