Writing Tutor - Ian C.


Ian C., M.A.R.

Boston College

Ph.D. in Philosophy (Expected)

Yale University

MAR in Philosophy of Religion, magna cum laude

Oxford University

Visiting Student in Political Philosophy

Gordon College

BA in Political Studies, summa cum laude 

Teaching and Tutoring Experience

With a strong background in writing for both academic and business environments, Ian helps his students understand style conventions and tailor their writing to different audiences. He takes a collaborative approach to tutoring, listening to what his students would like to accomplish and setting clear and specific goals with them. Ian’s particular talent as a tutor is drawing out students, helping them figure out exactly what they would like to say and then finding the best way of capturing and conveying those ideas. Over the course of a tutoring program, he works closely with students to ensure that they are on track and provides candid, constructive feedback.

Ian teaches Introduction to Philosophy at Boston College and has been a private tutor since he was a graduate student at Yale. Beyond tutoring verbal sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and GRE, he coaches students on admission essays and academic writing.

Writing Experience and Publications

In addition to his strong academic background, Ian writes about art, ideas, and culture for The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commonweal, and a number of other national publications. Over the summer, he was a Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal, writing for the Books and Arts sections as well as proofing and fact-checking book reviews. He writes and edits for educational publishers Cengage and Ebsco and for the Business Book Review.

Expertise, Rates & Availability

Ian tutors students in seventh grade and beyond in academic writing, professional writing, and admission essays. His rate is $100 per hour.

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