Ancient Greek Philosophy
Studying Ancient Greek Philosophy can…
♦ boost critical thinking skills;
♦ improve writing ability and grades;
♦ promote insight into other reading materials at school;
♦ provide students with a greater body of knowledge by engaging with primary sources;
♦ increase self-esteem and self-confidence by fostering self-awareness and mindfulness;
♦ offer students the opportunity to “debate” or “analyze” ideas;
♦ empower students by giving them an increased vocabulary for clear and precise self-expression…
Discover Ancient Greek Philosophy!
♥ What does studying Ancient Greek Philosophy as an extracurricular activity entail?
Students currently have two options:
♦ Option A: 20 weeks of Plato’s Republic
♦ Option B: 10 weeks of Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo
Weekly meetings are about an hour long. And there is some reading homework involved. Students are asked to do some portioned reading, and to prepare for our meeting hour by coming up with 2-3 questions to ask. This is just so the student can get the maximum benefit from studying with a tutor.
♥ How does studying Ancient Greek Philosophy benefit the student?
There are several benefits of engaging with a primary source.
One obvious benefit is that you learn to think for yourself.
Another benefit of analyzing a philosophical text is that it can help you become more mindful by forcing us to become more conscious of our automatic beliefs.
Finally, primary sources are often fun to read and engage with because they allow the reader to connect directly with the author.
No previous philosophical background is necessary. The only requirement is that the student be able to read and write in English — and have a natural curiosity in general. That said, the content may not be suitable for young children.
♥ Contact me for current availability. Price of the courses are based on a $25 hourly rate. Courses can be extended as needed on an hourly basis.
◊ Unfortunately, I do not offer refunds for student “no-shows” or last-minute cancellations — except in cases of difficult weather.
♥ Education: UCLA, BA in Philosophy & Classics
♥ Experience: 3+ yrs of one-on-one tutoring school-age students and adults in various academic subjects
♥ I currently work as a substitute teacher for Andover Public Schools (usually at the HS).