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Claudio D.

Ph.D. in philosophy and social studies; 10+ years teaching experience

Ph.D. in philosophy and social studies; 10+ years teaching experience

$20/hour

  • 140 hours tutoring

About Claudio


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Hi! I am an instructor of Philosophy and Political Science at Virginia Tech, as well as an independent researcher. I have worked with students of all ages for the last ten years, both as a professor and as a private tutor. I am knowledgeable across all areas of the Humanities, and can tutor in most subjects up to college level, with an emphasis on social studies and philosophy (including formal and informal logic). I am especially experienced as as an English language tutor, both for native...

Hi! I am an instructor of Philosophy and Political Science at Virginia Tech, as well as an independent researcher. I have worked with students of all ages for the last ten years, both as a professor and as a private tutor. I am knowledgeable across all areas of the Humanities, and can tutor in most subjects up to college level, with an emphasis on social studies and philosophy (including formal and informal logic). I am especially experienced as as an English language tutor, both for native speakers and for non-native speakers taking up ESL.

I am English-Italian bilingual, native in both languages, so this is smooth sailing for me! I have experience tutoring both Italian students learning English and American or British students learning Italian. I can help you with grammar, pronunciation, and conversation.

I have helped hundreds of students as a Writing/Reading/Speaking Lab Consultant at Wartburg College. I can assist you with: (1) reading comprehension and argument reconstruction; (2) basic English literacy skills, especially for younger kids and ESL students, including TOEFL/IELTS test prep; (3) argument planning and paper outlining; (4) strengthening the content and original voice of your paper; (5) finding more and better research sources; (6) ensuring your paper's adherence to your teacher/professor's required citation style; and (7) fixing your grammar and style.

For the last 7 years I have taught at Virginia Tech in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science. I have taught intermediate and advanced classes in ethics, logic, and political theory. I can tutor students of any age in most disciplines related to my work and teaching expertise, including: (1) high-school and college level philosophy courses, in any area; (2) government studies from elementary to college level, including civic education and social studies;

Whether you're 6 or 60, I look forward to working with you!


Education

Wartburg College
Philosophy, English
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
Masters
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
PhD

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Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

10+ years experience writing PowerPoint slides for college classrooms and corporate workshops. I received formal training in effective communication strategies using this medium.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

10+ years experience developing written and audiovisual materials for classroom and corporate training workshops, making extensive use of the entire Office software suite.
Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

10+ years experience writing PowerPoint slides for college classrooms and corporate workshops. I received formal training in effective communication strategies using this medium.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

10+ years experience developing written and audiovisual materials for classroom and corporate training workshops, making extensive use of the entire Office software suite.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

10+ years experience as an online and in-person tutor for English literature and composition. I specialize in GUMPS (grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, spelling) and in teaching proper grammatical thinking.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

10+ years experience writing PowerPoint slides for college classrooms and corporate workshops. I received formal training in effective communication strategies using this medium.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

10+ years experience developing written and audiovisual materials for classroom and corporate training workshops, making extensive use of the entire Office software suite.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

English and Writing graduate. 10+ years experience tutoring college and graduate students in better English writing.
Italian, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

10+ years experience as an online and in-person tutor for English literature and composition. I specialize in GUMPS (grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, spelling) and in teaching proper grammatical thinking.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in philosophy, political science, and sociology. My undergraduate B.A. is in English and Writing, with an emphasis in English literature, and I have remained involved in the critical literature throughout my professional life. I am qualified to tutor in all aspects of English, from literature to composition and ESL.
Grammar,

Grammar

10+ years experience as an online and in-person tutor for English literature and composition. I specialize in GUMPS (grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, spelling) and in teaching proper grammatical thinking.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

English and Writing graduate. 10+ years experience tutoring college and graduate students in better English writing.
Writing,

Writing

I have 10+ years of writing center tutoring experience and my B.A. degree was in English Writing. I'm qualified to tutor students in all aspects of composition, including written and oral, creative and academic, essay planning and outlining, grammar and mechanics, and proofreading. I am fluent in all mainstream citation formats, including MLA, APA, ASA, AMA, IEEE, and Chicago/Turabian.
Vocabulary

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I'm a professor of philosophy currently teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My Ph.D. is interdisciplinary (philosophy, political science, and sociology), and philosophical ethics was the chief discipline in my courses as well as my dissertation. I publish regularly in philosophy journals. I can tutor high school and college students in all areas of philosophy, including ethics, social justice, epistemology, logic, Christian theology, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Political Science,

Political Science

I have an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in philosophy, political science, and sociology. Political science was a substantial part of my doctoral-level coursework and features prominently in my dissertation and published journal articles. I am qualified to teach all aspects of political science, from American government to political philosophy. I can also tutor younger students (up to undergraduate college level) in the classical, pre-modern, and modern Western political traditions.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have 10+ years experience teaching political science, sociology, and philosophy.
Sociology,

Sociology

My Ph.D. is in Social & Ethical Thought. I have expertise in classic and contemporary analytic sociology, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

I have an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in philosophy, political science, and sociology. My undergraduate B.A. is in English and Writing, with an emphasis in English literature, and I have remained involved in the critical literature throughout my professional life. I am qualified to tutor in all aspects of English, from literature to composition and ESL.
Writing

Writing

I have 10+ years of writing center tutoring experience and my B.A. degree was in English Writing. I'm qualified to tutor students in all aspects of composition, including written and oral, creative and academic, essay planning and outlining, grammar and mechanics, and proofreading. I am fluent in all mainstream citation formats, including MLA, APA, ASA, AMA, IEEE, and Chicago/Turabian.

Language

Italian

Most Popular

English,

English

I have an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in philosophy, political science, and sociology. My undergraduate B.A. is in English and Writing, with an emphasis in English literature, and I have remained involved in the critical literature throughout my professional life. I am qualified to tutor in all aspects of English, from literature to composition and ESL.
Writing

Writing

I have 10+ years of writing center tutoring experience and my B.A. degree was in English Writing. I'm qualified to tutor students in all aspects of composition, including written and oral, creative and academic, essay planning and outlining, grammar and mechanics, and proofreading. I am fluent in all mainstream citation formats, including MLA, APA, ASA, AMA, IEEE, and Chicago/Turabian.

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I'm a professor of philosophy currently teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My Ph.D. is interdisciplinary (philosophy, political science, and sociology), and philosophical ethics was the chief discipline in my courses as well as my dissertation. I publish regularly in philosophy journals. I can tutor high school and college students in all areas of philosophy, including ethics, social justice, epistemology, logic, Christian theology, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Sociology,

Sociology

My Ph.D. is in Social & Ethical Thought. I have expertise in classic and contemporary analytic sociology, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Government & Politics

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I'm a professor of philosophy currently teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My Ph.D. is interdisciplinary (philosophy, political science, and sociology), and philosophical ethics was the chief discipline in my courses as well as my dissertation. I publish regularly in philosophy journals. I can tutor high school and college students in all areas of philosophy, including ethics, social justice, epistemology, logic, Christian theology, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Sociology

Sociology

My Ph.D. is in Social & Ethical Thought. I have expertise in classic and contemporary analytic sociology, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have 10+ years of writing center tutoring experience and my B.A. degree was in English Writing. I'm qualified to tutor students in all aspects of composition, including written and oral, creative and academic, essay planning and outlining, grammar and mechanics, and proofreading. I am fluent in all mainstream citation formats, including MLA, APA, ASA, AMA, IEEE, and Chicago/Turabian.
Italian

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