Ph.D. in Philosophy (Expected)
MAR in Philosophy of Religion, magna cum laude
Visiting Student in Political Philosophy
BA in Political Studies, summa cum laude
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.
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.
Ian tutors students in seventh grade and beyond in academic writing, professional writing, and admission essays. His rate is $100 per hour.