In tutoring any of the traditional subjects (Latin, Greek, formal/informal logic, rhetoric, critical thinking), I emphasize the objectives common to them all: (1) acquisition of context-specific vocabulary, (2) a feel for the flexibility and polysemy of a given word's lexical-semantic meaning, (3) a comprehension of the text's thematic, stylistic, and evaluative undertones and progression. The three, taken together, require us to formulate arguments by sifting through material, with an eye to analysis on how texts are crafted for presentation in terms of form and content. The result is an understanding on how these three are essential for reading, arguing, and, ultimately, thinking critically.
Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability
Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate
This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.
Time Spent Tutoring:
Less than 10
I earned my B.A. from Tulane University magna cum laude in classical languages and philosophy. I received Tulane's oldest prize, the Judah Touro Medal, for excellence in the ancient languages and philosophy. The University of Chicago awarded me a full-tuition fellowship to its Master's program with a concentration in classical languages and philosophy. Having completed the program I am now a doctoral candidate, though on leave, in a dual PhD program (classics and philosophy) at Cornell University. I've also done coursework in Latin, Greek, philosophy, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, mathematics, and others at Columbia University, New York University, Syracuse University, C.W. Post, and Loyola New Orleans.