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Brian K.

PhD Focusing on Philosophy, English, History, and Writing

PhD Focusing on Philosophy, English, History, and Writing

$90/hour

  • 78 hours tutoring

About Brian


Bio

I hold PhD in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, in Houston TX. I taught as an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas from 2013-16, and at the Wentworth Institute of Technology from 2016-17. Working with students, both in a classroom setting and one-on-one, is a job I love. My lessons are always challenging, but I strive also to make them engaging, interesting, and relevant. I have a strong emphasis on improving my students' ability to write and deepen...

I hold PhD in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, in Houston TX. I taught as an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas from 2013-16, and at the Wentworth Institute of Technology from 2016-17. Working with students, both in a classroom setting and one-on-one, is a job I love. My lessons are always challenging, but I strive also to make them engaging, interesting, and relevant. I have a strong emphasis on improving my students' ability to write and deepen their reading comprehension.

Primarily, I work with adults looking to deepen their understanding of philosophy--to engage, as Socrates put it, in the examination that makes life worth living. For the most part, this revolves around discussing ideas, whether they are derived from reading great thinkers or from real life experiences, and often a combination of the two. It may also include curated readings (think: college syllabus) with focused, structured discussions or even writings, depending on what you find works best for you.

All of this occurs in a flexible format structured around your schedule.

Additionally, I tutor serious and advanced students in high school and college become better thinkers across a multitude of disciplines, including but not limited to the study of literature, history, politics and government. Additionally, I aid students in expanding their vocabularies, improving their logical thinking and their abilities to construct arguments. This includes SAT/ACT and GRE preparation in verbal and writing sections.

I will travel either to your home or to a suitable public location for our session. I request a 5 hour cancellation notice, for travel and scheduling purposes. I am also available for online tutoring within a flexible schedule, for which I require only a 1 hour cancellation notice, and for which my available hours extend from 11am until 10pm ET.


Education

Southern Catholic College
English Literature and Philosophy
University of St. Thomas (Philosophy), Houston, TX
Masters
University of St. Thomas (Philosophy - PhD), Houston, TX
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: $90 per hour is the standard rate for individuals and groups of four (4) or fewer people, with an additional $15 per person beyond that.
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/29/2015

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a student, a professor, and a generally technologically-inclined individual, I have spent years using Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Word. In the preparation of documents for publication, including my own dissertation and a grammar textbook, I have learned the nuances and features of the program thoroughly, including its uses for purposes of presentation and formatting for different style sheets.
Microsoft Excel

Computer

HTML,

HTML

I have spent many years supplementing my income by doing web design and development as a side business. HTML was the first programming language I ever learned, and I have used it for well over a decade. As an undergraduate student, I led a three week seminar for fellow students, teaching them how to design their own websites using HTML.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a student, a professor, and a generally technologically-inclined individual, I have spent years using Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Word. In the preparation of documents for publication, including my own dissertation and a grammar textbook, I have learned the nuances and features of the program thoroughly, including its uses for purposes of presentation and formatting for different style sheets.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I teach as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I have additionally taught grammar and writing for high school students at a home school co-op, and have produced my own textbook on the subject with a substantial focus on grammar. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I emphasize the need to understand the use of language in terms of wholes and parts, and thereby show the integration of grammatical knowledge into the overall intellectual pursuit.
HTML,

HTML

I have spent many years supplementing my income by doing web design and development as a side business. HTML was the first programming language I ever learned, and I have used it for well over a decade. As an undergraduate student, I led a three week seminar for fellow students, teaching them how to design their own websites using HTML.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a student, a professor, and a generally technologically-inclined individual, I have spent years using Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Word. In the preparation of documents for publication, including my own dissertation and a grammar textbook, I have learned the nuances and features of the program thoroughly, including its uses for purposes of presentation and formatting for different style sheets.
Microsoft Excel, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I teach as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I have additionally taught grammar and writing for high school students at a home school co-op, and have produced my own textbook on the subject with a substantial focus on grammar. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I emphasize the need to understand the use of language in terms of wholes and parts, and thereby show the integration of grammatical knowledge into the overall intellectual pursuit.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I work with my students on their command of the English language both through written and spoken assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, discerning the functions of the parts of speech, understanding the role of syntax, studying the rules of grammar and the principles of style, and both broadening and deepening one's vocabulary. I have employed these methods both as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas, in teaching at a local home school co-op, and now as an Adjunct at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Grammar,

Grammar

I teach as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I have additionally taught grammar and writing for high school students at a home school co-op, and have produced my own textbook on the subject with a substantial focus on grammar. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I emphasize the need to understand the use of language in terms of wholes and parts, and thereby show the integration of grammatical knowledge into the overall intellectual pursuit.
Literature,

Literature

As an undergraduate student, I majored in English literature (and philosophy), and have a deep love for the great works written in and translated into English. From Homer to Dostoevsky, Shakespeare to Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo to George Orwell, I keep the habit of regularly reading and studying literature to this day. I encourage students to read literature both in its historical context and the tradition in which it was composed, as well as by critically examining the themes, methods, and structures through which great works communicate perennial truths and insights.
Writing,

Writing

I previously taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and now teach at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I additionally taught grammar and writing for exceptional middle and high-school students with a home school co-op from 2011-16, with a focus on simultaneously improving reading comprehension, and have produced my own textbook on the subject. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I have one published book, another on the way, and several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As an undergraduate student, I minored in history, in the course of which I took several classes which focused on United States government and political theory in general. I also participated in many seminars on political thought. I have also taken a graduate course on political philosophy and theory.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I completed my PhD in Philosophy, with an area of specialization in metaphysics and epistemology, at the University of St. Thomas in TX. I also hold a Master's in Philosophy from the same institution, and a Bachelor's with double majors in English Literature and Philosophy, with minors in History and Theology, from Southern Catholic College. Additionally, I taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas from Fall 2013--Spring 2016, including classes in Human Nature, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology, and taught high school classes with a co-op from 2011-2016. I taught Ethics at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston MA, from 2016-2017, and now focus exclusively on private education as a personal philosophy.
World History,

World History

As an undergraduate student, I minored in history. I have always found the study of great ideas, great events, and great human beings to be an essential aspect of educational development. As a graduate student in philosophy, I have often enriched my understanding of philosophical teachings by studying the historical contexts in which they were developed. In the converging global culture of today, it remains important for students to understand the diverse cultures and traditions of different countries and societies--which requires that we know their history. Therefore, I emphasize not so much the memorization of dates and names, but an understanding of the significance of historical events, which I find to be a more effective method of learning than simply parroting a timeline.
American History, European History

Homeschool

English,

English

I work with my students on their command of the English language both through written and spoken assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, discerning the functions of the parts of speech, understanding the role of syntax, studying the rules of grammar and the principles of style, and both broadening and deepening one's vocabulary. I have employed these methods both as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas, in teaching at a local home school co-op, and now as an Adjunct at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Writing,

Writing

I previously taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and now teach at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I additionally taught grammar and writing for exceptional middle and high-school students with a home school co-op from 2011-16, with a focus on simultaneously improving reading comprehension, and have produced my own textbook on the subject. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I have one published book, another on the way, and several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Reading, SAT Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I work with my students on their command of the English language both through written and spoken assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, discerning the functions of the parts of speech, understanding the role of syntax, studying the rules of grammar and the principles of style, and both broadening and deepening one's vocabulary. I have employed these methods both as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas, in teaching at a local home school co-op, and now as an Adjunct at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Writing,

Writing

I previously taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and now teach at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I additionally taught grammar and writing for exceptional middle and high-school students with a home school co-op from 2011-16, with a focus on simultaneously improving reading comprehension, and have produced my own textbook on the subject. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I have one published book, another on the way, and several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Reading

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As an undergraduate student, I minored in history, in the course of which I took several classes which focused on United States government and political theory in general. I also participated in many seminars on political thought. I have also taken a graduate course on political philosophy and theory.
Philosophy

Philosophy

I completed my PhD in Philosophy, with an area of specialization in metaphysics and epistemology, at the University of St. Thomas in TX. I also hold a Master's in Philosophy from the same institution, and a Bachelor's with double majors in English Literature and Philosophy, with minors in History and Theology, from Southern Catholic College. Additionally, I taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas from Fall 2013--Spring 2016, including classes in Human Nature, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology, and taught high school classes with a co-op from 2011-2016. I taught Ethics at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston MA, from 2016-2017, and now focus exclusively on private education as a personal philosophy.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I completed my PhD in Philosophy, with an area of specialization in metaphysics and epistemology, at the University of St. Thomas in TX. I also hold a Master's in Philosophy from the same institution, and a Bachelor's with double majors in English Literature and Philosophy, with minors in History and Theology, from Southern Catholic College. Additionally, I taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas from Fall 2013--Spring 2016, including classes in Human Nature, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology, and taught high school classes with a co-op from 2011-2016. I taught Ethics at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston MA, from 2016-2017, and now focus exclusively on private education as a personal philosophy.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I previously taught as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas and now teach at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. My students are required to write several papers per semester, and often meet with me individually in order to improve their writing abilities. I additionally taught grammar and writing for exceptional middle and high-school students with a home school co-op from 2011-16, with a focus on simultaneously improving reading comprehension, and have produced my own textbook on the subject. Additionally, I studied English literature as an undergraduate, and have privately tutored peers and students for many years. I have one published book, another on the way, and several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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