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Jon L.

Lynchburg, VA

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Let's make it happen: English, Philosophy, Biblical Studies & more

Background check passed as of 12/14/15
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Liberty University
Philosophy and Relig
Liberty University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Liberty University (Philosophy and Relig)

Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jon

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia until I moved to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University. There, I earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religion, and am pursuing a Master's degree in philosophy.

I consider myself to be exceptionally qualified in logic, reading, and writing. I took the highest levels of logic offered at the graduate level at Liberty and taught at the undergraduate level.

I am an experienced tutor and teacher.

I have a minor in theology and part of my philosophy degree included biblical studies. I have always thrived in my reading and writing pursuits and enjoyed teaching these skills to students. I was the one whom friends would come to to ask to proofread his or her college paper.

I am kind yet challenging and aim for prompt and efficient improvement. Please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can tackle your toughest subjects together.
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia until I moved to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University. There, I earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religion, and am pursuing a Master's degree in philosophy. Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lynchburg, VA 24502
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Logic
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Microsoft Word

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Bible Studies

Regarding Bible Studies, I took the following courses at Liberty University: New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey, Reformation Theology, Genesis, Romans, Introduction to Theology: Part 1, Introduction to Theology: Part 2, Inductive Bible Study, and Theological Perspectives. I also taught Bible lessons to children ages 7-17 for two summers at Grace Bible Camp in Goshen, VA. I was selected to be a Prayer Leader on my dorm at college, where I held weekly Bible studies and prayer sessions. Later, I was selected to be a Spiritual Life Director for the entire dorm--about 70 young men. I have attended conferences, seminars, and enjoyed fruitful relationships with my Bible professors. I received an "A" in every Bible course.

English

I scored "A's" in all of my high school English courses and it was always my favorite subject even through college. Since my major concentration during my undergraduate schooling at Liberty University was Philosophy, and I achieved two minors--psychology and theology--I'm familiar with MLA, APA, and Turabian writing styles. During college I also volunteered as an English tutor. I took English courses in Composition and Rhetoric, Composition and Literature, and World Literature. After completing my undergraduate degree, I became a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught philosophy to about 40 students. During that course, I graded every paper and always provided comments. Outside of class I tutored students individually in reading and writing.

General Computer

I have used a computer with a Microsoft operating system on it for more than 15 years. I have taken courses in Desktop Publishing and Advanced Desktop Publishing which involved manipulating Windows software and Office programs. I have also taken a course in Programming which relied on Windows for it's operations.
I built my computer on my own from the ground up. This included assembling the power supply, memory strips, motherboard, processor and heat sink, fans, a solid state drive, two hard disc drives, card reader, and optical disc drive. I installed a fresh copy of Windows, but over the years I have also uninstalled, reinstalled, refreshed, and restored various versions of Windows.
My machine currently runs Windows 10.1 but I have owned and operated every system since Windows 98, which includes Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now, 10.1.
I know how to use and manipulate every tool in the control panel from creating a system restore point to adjusting options in the Task Scheduler and everything in between. I personally installed the BIOS for my computer. I run Windows off of the SSD drive but have two terabyte hard discs for backup space.

Logic

I have advanced proficiency in every branch of common academic logic including formal, informal, symbolic, deductive, inductive, propositional (sentential), predicate, and modal logic. I studied inductive logic in "General Studies 101," deductive and symbolic logic in "Introduction to Logic," and propositional and advanced symbolic logic in "Advanced Concepts of Logic." In graduate school I took "Modal Logic." It was a class of 5 students and incredibly challenging. My professor believed in my abilities enough to let me tutor his students in lower levels of logic. I was also a research assistant for the philosophy department as they created an additional course in modal logic.

Microsoft Windows

I have used the Windows operating system for over 15 years. I have taken courses in Desktop Publishing and Advanced Desktop Publishing which involved manipulating Windows software and Office programs. I have also taken a course in Programming which relied on Windows for it's operations.
I built my computer on my own from the ground up. I installed a fresh copy of windows, but over the years I have also uninstalled, reinstalled, refreshed, and restored Windows on various computers. My machine currently runs Windows 10.1 but I have owned and operated every system since Windows 98, which includes Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now, 10.1.

I know how to use and manipulate every tool in the control panel from creating a system restore point to adjusting options in the Task Scheduler and everything in between. I personally installed the BIOS for my computer. I run Windows off of an SSD drive but have two terabyte hard discs for backup space. I know Windows.

Microsoft Word

At Liberty University I took all three of the courses offered in Logic: Intro. to Logic, Advanced Concepts of Logic, and Modal Logic (graduate school). In the first course, I learned about Formal, Informal, and Symbolic Logic. I also learned about inductive and deductive reasoning, syllogisms, and all of the informal fallacies.
In Adv. Concepts of Logic I was taught Propositional Logic (or Sentential Logic), truth tables, and logical equations.
In Modal Logic, I learned about "possible world" theories, modal axioms, and categorical theorems.
Logic was one of my favorite courses in college.
As a graduate teaching assistant, I taught two classes of Introductory Philosophy, which included lessons in introductory logic (classroom teaching with about 40 students all together). I worked closely with Dr. Edward Martin to create the curriculum for a new logic course as well as tutor some of his logic students.

Proofreading

I was always that person through high school and college whom people would ask to proofread their papers. English has always been my strongest subject. More importantly, I taught two classes of philosophy to undergraduate college students. My main responsibility was teaching them how to write. I graded all of their assignments and papers and always included comments right on the paper (which I can do in Microsoft Word, for you.) I tutored students individually for that class as well.
Later on I worked for Pearson education as a grader. I had one responsibility: grading papers. I graded hundreds of essays for middle/high school students everyday. As a philosophy major, I'm familiar with writing everything from 1-page essays to 20-page theses. I would love to help you! Let me know!

Reading

I graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a 3.8 GPA (magna cum laude). I also passed WyzAnt's qualification test for tutoring Reading. I have completed my first semester in graduate school at Liberty and I taught Introduction to Philosophy to about 40 college students. One of my main goals was to teach those students how to understand what they were reading. My other responsibilities included giving assignments, grading papers and tests, individual tutoring, and even assigning final grades.
Last Spring, I worked for Pearson Education as a grader. I graded dozens of papers every day for months.
Throughout school I've always been that person whom people ask to edit and proofread their English papers. Philosophy is writing and reading intensive so I have experience in writing everything from one page essays all the way up to 20-page graduate papers.

Writing

I taught Introduction to Philosophy to about 40 college students. My primary goal was to teach those students how to write; but my other responsibilities included giving assignments, grading papers and tests, individual tutoring, and even assigning final grades. Last Spring, I worked for Pearson Education as a grader. I graded dozens of real life students' papers everyday for months.
As a philosophy major, I have experience in writing everything from one page essays all the way up to 20-page graduate papers.

Liberty University
Philosophy and Relig
Liberty University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Liberty University (Philosophy and Relig)

Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jon will travel within 20 miles of Lynchburg, VA 24502.