Cambridge, MA, 02138
Joined on June, 2013
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EducationHarvard University, PhD in progress, Philosophy
Reed College, BA 2007, Philosophy
ExperienceI'm new to UniveristyTutor.com, but as a PhD student in Philosophy at Harvard I have years of teaching, tutoring, and editing behind me. As the main writing tutor for the Harvard Philosophy Department, I've led writing workshops and met one-on-one with over a hundred students to help them improve their writing. In 2012 I received Harvard's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. And in 2010 I edited and created the index for a 550-page book published by Stanford University Press.
I'm available to help with English, writing, SAT, GRE to students of all levels and ages. I'm also conversant in a wide range of humanities disciplines (I've published in a comparative literature journal, and I assisted in a course on Proust). Most importantly, I'm very passionate about teaching.
Since I'm new to UniversityTutor.com, I can't boast about any student feedback, but here are some things that Harvard undergraduates have said about my performance as a TF (Teaching Fellow, Harvard's version of a TA):
“This was the best section, and Byron the best TF, that I've ever had. I loved going to section, and hearing his thoughts and comments.”
“Byron is my dream TF. I am thrilled at the thought that there is at least a possible world in which Byron is the TF for all my classes all the time. Byron takes your comments seriously. Byron is very thoughtful in his responses. Byron is understanding of your troubles as an undergraduate. Byron is very smart. Byron feels very deeply about his work.”
“Byron is the best philosophy TF that I have ever had.”
“Byron was one of the best TFs I have ever had. Smart, articulate, incredibly engaged with and enthusiastic about the material, always prepared, knew when to offer his own ideas and when to step back a little.”
“Byron is great. I've never had a better section leader.”
“Byron is a fantastic TF; he is quite knowledgeable, very friendly, and extremely approachable.”
“Great TF, I hope to be able to work with him again. Very accessible outside of class and willing to address any question you have about the subject matter.”
HobbiesOutside of philosophy, my main interests are in film, literature, and politics.
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