Philosophy

What are the limits of human knowledge? What is the meaning of life? Our philosophy tutors will help you ask the big questions.

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Whether you’re struggling to make sense of symbolic logic or need someone to help you tell the difference between Hegel, Schlegel, and a bagel, our expert philosophy tutors will enlighten you.

Philosophy includes the study of what there is (metaphysics), how we know things (epistemology), and how we should behave (ethics), but most of all, it includes the rich history of people arguing about these topics.

Core philosophy courses

Moral Philosophy and Ethics
Ancient Philosophy 
Political Philosophy
Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Existentialism
Epistemology
Metaphysics

Advanced Topics

Philosophy and Mathematics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy and Literature
Philosophers and their Critics

Normative Ethics

Conceptual Engineering

 

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Our philosophy tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs who can help students with a philosophy course in which they are enrolled or design a course of study to suit their interests. Because the discipline is so broad, philosophers must have a strong grasp of logic—an important skill for any academic project—in order to write with the rigor, precision, and clarity that good philosophy demands. These skills make philosophy tutors especially good teachers. In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available. And if youre interested in support for a course that you don’t see listed here, reach out to us! No topic is too advanced or too niche for our team.

Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

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We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Peter K.

Peter is a PhD student in German at Columbia University. Prior to grad school, he earned a BMus in Musical Arts with distinction from Eastman, and, simultaneously, a BA in German Studies from University of Rochester.

Emma Zc.

Emma is a PhD student in French Literature at Harvard. She holds an MA in French (Harvard), as well as a BA in French Studies and BM in Cello Performance (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Jimmy

Jimmy is a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He holds a JD (Harvard) and BA in English and Social Studies (Harvard). Currently, he is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law and a pro bono attorney.

Susan

Susan studied English at Rice and graduated summa cum laude. After serving in Teach for America, she earned her PhD in English at Harvard. She has held faculty positions at Wake Forest and Yale and currently lives in London.

Paul C.

Paul is a PhD candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard, where he has received multiple awards for his teaching, as well as several research fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays fellowship.

Sam D.

Sam is a med student at Harvard Medical School. He holds a BS in Neurobiology & Philosophy (Cornell). Prior to medical school, Sam was a fellow in the NIH Department of Bioethics.

Amulya M.

Amulya is an Anthropology PhD candidate at Harvard University. She earned her Bachelor's in Anthropology from University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Tarek

Tarek is pursuing his PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, where he has received the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning four times.

Troy

Troy graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After serving in Teach for America, he attended Harvard Law. Currently, Troy works for an education technology startup focused on preparing students for college.

Kate R.

At Columbia, Kate earned a BA in American History & African Studies (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). After completing a Fulbright, they earned a JD from Yale Law. Currently, Kate is a PhD candidate in History at Yale.

Ash

Ash earned a BA in Social Studies (Harvard), an MPhil in Intellectual History and Political Thought (University of Cambridge), and a JD (Yale). He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.

Naama

Naama holds a BA in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from Harvard (magna cum laude), an MPhil from Oxford in Oriental Studies and an MFA in Acting from DePaul. She has over three decades of tutoring experience.

Tim L.

Tim holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor's in English and Classical Languages from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Charlie T.

Charlie earned a BA in Political and Social Thought and English from UVA. Next, he earned his master's degrees in English and in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is now a PhD candidate in English Literature at Harvard.

Hollis P.

Hollis holds a BA in Rhetoric and a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley. He is presently an MA Candidate in Architecture at Harvard University.

Emily F.

Emily is a PhD candidate at Columbia University in Religious Studies. She teaches Western and East Asian philosophy classes at SUNY Purchase, where she earned her BA in philosophy.

Smriti K.

Smriti is currently a PhD Candidate at Harvard studying Buddhist philosophy of mind and epistemology. While pursuing her PhD, she has consistently scored above divisional average on overall instructor quality and has earned several Certificates of Distinction in Teaching.

Katie M.

Katie graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Now, she is pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the Harvard Kennedy School, a program which focuses on empirical skills like economics and statistics for the purpose of applying them to creating effective public policy.

Kaitlin S.

Kaitlin completed her undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College, where she majored in Sociology and Anthropology. She later completed a MSW at Smith College and is now pursuing a PhD at Harvard in the History of Science, with an emphasis on the history and philosophy of psychology, critical theory, and African American Studies.

Ryan Ra.

Ryan is currently finishing a PhD from MIT in Philosophy. During the next academic year, he will be a Visiting Scholar in Ethics of Technology at Phillips Academy at Andover, and a Research Affiliate at MIT in the Philosophy Department.

William N.

William is a PhD candidate at NYU, writing a dissertation on the philosophy of logic. He previously majored in political science and film production at the Macaulay Honors Program at Brooklyn College, he. His thesis film, “Sugar Packet”, was selected to screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and won two awards.

Liz P.

Liz has been a professor at Harvard College (English) and Bates College (Theater and Dance). She holds a PhD and MA in English from Harvard University and a BA in English and Dramatic Art from UNC (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

Larisa

Larisa received her BA in philosophy and psychology from Simmons College, an MA in philosophy from Tufts, a PhD in philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and she was a postdoctoral scholar at OSU. Larisa was recently a Lecturer in the Brandeis University Philosophy Department. She is currently working on a book project about responsibility and forgiveness after traumatic wrongdoing.

Penelope

Penelope attended the University of Chicago, where she graduated with a major in Comparative Literature. She then completed a Master 1 at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Comparative Literature. She is currently a PhD candidate in Romance Studies - French at Cornell University.

Tarika

Tarika graduated with dual degrees in Philosophy and Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. She then spent a year as a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program in Rochester, Minnesota before moving to Boston to pursue her MD at Harvard Medical School.

Brandon H.

Brandon currently teaches at Georgetown University. He holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton, a JD from Georgetown University, and an MA and BA in Latin American Studies from UT at Austin.

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Testimonials

“Drew is an excellent tutor. He helped me to structure my essays and my formulate ideas. He was also very flexible, knowledgable in philosophy, and friendly.”

Jennifer Glover, Philosophy Student at Boston CollegeGrade went from C to A-

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We’ve created structured, yet flexible pricing plans that offer everything you need to succeed in your courses.

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Hourly Rate

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

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First Time Package

4.5 Hours

We require a first-time minimum commitment of three 90 minute sessions due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors do in advance of the first few sessions. This initial package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you'll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with your tutor.

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An opportunity to deepen your understanding and comfort with your courses, with more flexibility to cover content, essential skills, and exam preparation.

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30 Hours 10% OFF

A comprehensive approach to tackling classes, providing ample time and space to absorb material, master the ropes of the subject, and get comfortable with assignments and exams.

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Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $140/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $180/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $260/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $340/hour

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