Hello! My name is Jeffrey. I hold a B.A. in the history of philosophy, science, and mathematics from St. John's College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Public Policy and Political Philosophy. I have also studied economics and statistics at the London School of Economics and Ancient Greek at the CUNY Graduate Center. At each of these educational institutions I have had the pleasure of studying with passionate and engaging professors who have striven to make these difficult subjec... [more]
I have been trained in formal academic/professional writing from The University of Chicago, including the university's renowned LRS Academic/Professional Writing workshop. I also have extensive professional experience as a researcher, report writer, and bibliographer for several organizations (Smithsonian Institution, The Network for Culture & Arts Policy, Navy Pier, and The University of Chicago).
I have been trained as a graduate student in The University of Chicago's prestigious writing workshop L.R.S. Academic and Professional Writing. I scored in the top 4% of the country on the GRE verbal section, and I worked as a professional writer for both consulting companies, blogs, and grant writing institutions.
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I have a B.A. in philosophy and history of philosophy, science, and mathematics from St. John's College and an M.A. in Public Policy and Political Philosophy from The University of Chicago. I have tutored writing, math, GRE, and Latin previously. I have taken graduate courses in academic and professional writing and have worked extensively as a writer and editor of academic articles and professional reports.
I have played the guitar for twenty years. I have been trained formally in jazz guitar, including intensive studies with Dan Balmer from Lewis & Clark University. I have also performed as a professional touring musician since 2011, performing in over 200 music venues throughout the country. I have given guitar lesson before, when I lived in Austin, TX. My methods focus mainly on jazz but can definitely serve the easier medium of rock music. Depending on the skill level of the student, I start with building up a chord collection that continues to grow and is used to demonstrate permutation in chordal structure. I then proceed onto improvised accompaniment, while simultaneously working on soloing and solo improvisation. Of course, this plan can be augmented to accommodate the student's desire to learn particular songs, etc.
My proficiency in study skills has been earned over a lengthy academic career. Starting from my college prep high school, I learned excellent techniques that aided me during my undergraduate degree and masters degree. I have also taken classes while working a full work schedule, so I am very conscious of time management and making the most out of minimal time. As a tutor, my methods for imparting this information is mainly through the creation of habits and procedures that can easily be replicated regardless of the academic task. This bestows the student with a toolkit that serves to empower him or her and reduce academic anxiety.
I am qualified to tutor Greek because I have extensive higher education training in Ancient Greek grammar, morphology, and translation. I have taken two years of Greek as an undergraduate at St. John's College. I graduated Cum Laude from the Latin/Greek Institute at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. I have also taken Greek translation courses as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, where I received my M.A. My cumulative graduate GPA (over several years) for Greek is 4.0. Furthermore, I have taken several undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient Greek philosophy, history, literature, and drama ? at St. John's College, The University of Chicago, CUNY Graduate Center, and Austin Community College. This allows me to contextualize the language learning and ground the grammar in relevant texts.
I have studied formal logic during both my undergraduate coursework at St. John's College (Aristotelian) and my graduate coursework at The University of Chicago (Frege, Russel, Wittgenstein). At The University of Chicago I received my masters degree in political philosophy. I currently tutor graduate-level philosophical logic, focusing on Frege and the subsequent analytic tradition of Western philosophy.
I am qualified to tutor Classics because I have extensive higher education training in (1) Ancient Greek and Latin grammar, morphology, and translation; (2) Greek and Roman philosophy; and (3) Greek and Roman literature, drama, and history. I have taken two years of Greek as an undergraduate at St. John's College; I took two semesters of Latin at Austin Community College as well as almost a year of private tutoring in Latin; I have graduated Cum Laude from the Latin/Greek Institute at the City University of New York's Graduate Center; I have also taken translation courses as a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Furthermore, I have taken several undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, history, literature, and drama ??at St. John's College, The University of Chicago, CUNY Graduate Center, and Austin Community College. I am a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, Nu Sigma Chapter of the National Foreign Language Honor Society for Latin.
I learned STATA during graduate school at the University of Chicago, where I took a practicum course in the Harris School of Public Policy that required the learning and use of STATA. I have continued to improve my STATA, since I am an owner of a data collection and analysis company that focuses on program evaluation for arts & culture organizations. I do data analysis on STATA constantly, so I am very well-versed in the program.
I learned R while studying statistics at the London School of Economics; the class was Statistics for Econometrics, and we used R because it was free for all students. That was 2014. Since then, I have continued to use it both in graduate school at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy as well as in my current job as a program evaluator for a data collection and analysis company. I use it extensively as an alternative to STATA, since it allows for a bit more freedom on the back end.