I have seen the difficulties that students have with writing from several different angles. I teach (and grade papers!) at the college level, and have been doing so for ten semesters, in 100- and 200-level and adult education courses. As a result, I know what your professors will be looking for! The classes themselves have been philosophy, literature, and writing courses, which all involve critical reading and writing, so I have been teaching those skills as part of those classes for just as... [more]
Ten semesters teaching and grading at the college level; two and a half years in two college writing centers; many years writing papers for college and graduate school.
Government & Politics
As a 3-year tutor and BACCHUS certified peer educator, I have helped students make the transition from high school to college, or from early college to late college, including helping with time-management techniques and other study skills. I am good at explaining the connection between work put in outside of the classroom and longterm success, and I know how to speak at the student's level to figure out what the problems are, and to address them. These skills would also be applicable to students making the transition to high school, or having difficulty in high school.
I primarily study ancient philosophy, which in my graduate program is extended to include Greek tragedy and comedy, as well as Homer and Hesiod. I have taught books in each of those categories in my own classes at the college level. I also studied Latin and Greek in intensive programs at the University of Chicago, and in regular courses at Tulane University, during which we read parts and wholes of the classics. And I am writing my dissertation on Lucretius.
I study and teach primarily political philosophy, which underscores all of political science, and I have used some contemporary political science in my classes. I have also taken courses on the American founding and political theory at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. And just this spring, I was chosen to participate in the summer seminar of the Jack Miller Center, which is focused on republican structures of government and its alternatives.