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Tuition is available for the six Pathways programs. Listed below are well qualified individuals who have indicated that they are willing to tutor distance learning students studying one or more of the Pathways to Philosophy.

Student feedback is very important. Tutors will be removed from the list if I receive a significant amount of negative feedback. I will use quotes from positive feedback, when appropriate.

If you are interested in tutoring for Pathways, contact me at klempner@fastmail.net with your CV.

 

Maya Levanon

I am trying to live my life philosophically, as an added value to life. I tutor educators and veteran teachers who wish to take their practice to the next level in terms of deep thinking.

After earning my masters degree in Kantian-feminist ethics, accompanied by a long series of courses in metaphysics, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I decided that my next goal was bringing philosophy into life. And so I have completed a doctorate degree in Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA focusing on philosophical education and dialogical pedagogy.

In my classrooms I employ Community of Inquiry, together, while inquiring core fundamental concepts and ideas, we work on developing life-skills using philosophical inquiries.

Currently, I teach at Beit Berl college in Israel, working with pre-service and veteran educators, in formal and informal (community based) settings. This is another step I take in order to implement the relationships between thinking and doing.

At this point in life I emphasize the philosophical, spiritual, and social into what I believe is the natural bridge: integral education toward transformation.

You can contact me at mayalevanon@gmail.com.

 

Anthony Flood

What do philosophers do? What have they done? If you're asking questions like these, you may benefit from a mentor/ tutor/ Sherpa guide.

Maybe you have a hunch it's something you'd like to do, too. That is, inside you there's a philosophical owl eager to take wing. You not only want answers to questions about the field called "philosophy" (e.g., who argued for what, when, and where?). You also want to pursue philosophical questions yourself, like . . .

  • What am I doing when I'm knowing?

  • What am I knowing when I do that?

  • Is knowing worthwhile?

  • What, if anything, am I presupposing when I ask such questions?

Answers to these questions, respectively, yield a theory of knowledge, a theory of existence, a theory of value, and a theory of theorizing itself.

Since I've been asking and essaying answers to them for fifty years, I'm confident I can guide you through the self-appropriation that will empower you to arrive at your own at your own pace.

About me: I studied philosophy at New York University and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. From 2001 to 2011, I mentored a dozen students through the Pathways to Philosophy distance learning program. I've been a member of the International Society for Philosophers since 2003.

My interests are displayed on https://AnthonyGFlood.com since 2018 (and http://AnthonyFlood.com since 2004). I'm very interested in the philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, political philosophy, and metaphilosophy (philosophy of philosophy).

I'm a Christian eager to help other Christians overcome suspicions they may harbor toward philosophy (based on a reading of Colossian 2:8) and those who don't share that faith, but want to learn how to critically probe every worldview they encounter, including the one they've assumed all along to be true.

If I've aroused your curiosity and you'd like to explore further what I can do for you (and in exchange for what), please write to me at AnthonyFlood828@gmail.com.

 

Martin Jenkins

I graduated from the University of Bolton with a 2:1 (Hons) in Philosophy, from the University of Liverpool with a Master of Arts degree, studied for two years for a suspended Ph.D and received a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Adult, Further and Higher Ed).

I have taught 'A'-Level Philosophy and Continuing Education classes in Philosophy. I have also been a 'Mentor' for Pathways to Philosophy, Editor of the peer reviewed Philosophy Pathways, Panel member of Ask a Philosopher and have had numerous papers and articles published in many Magazines, Journals and specialist websites.

In 2010, I received a Fellowship award from the International Society of Philosophers for my dissertation on Friedrich Nietzsche: Aristocratic Radicalism or Anarchy? This was developed into a book, published the same year. This has gone through two editions. In 2018, my second book Dialectic: from Hegel to Althusser was published. Presently, I'm editing a collection of essays that were published in the Pathways to Philosophy Journal.

My areas of interest include general Philosophical issues and Philosophers but in particular, Philosophical Theology, Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Marxist Philosophy, German Idealism and an enduring interest with the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.

I have excellent communication skills, copious experience of teaching online and by distance learning.

Email martinllowarch.jenkins@virgin.net.

 

Bruce Gahir

Bruce Gahir gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Physics from Bedford College London and then a MSc in Nuclear Physics, before going on to Birkbeck College London to study Philosophy where he gained a BA. (Hons). Bruce them moved to the financial/ banking sector becoming a management accountant and working with HSBC in London for four years before he moved into teaching.

Currently Bruce lives in Prague and is lecturing at Prague College in Financial Management, Business Ethics and Information Systems. Bruce's undergraduate philosophy thesis is concerned with the 'Role of Emotion in Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean'.

Bruce's other main areas of interest are the application of emotion to the ethical framework governing the business domain, and attempting to understand the Samurai Code of Honour and extend its applications into the business domain.

Bruce writes:

"I think that the Pathways Philosophy program is unique not only in its content and academic rigour but also because of the motive of the person who leads it. Geoffrey is an example of a modern day sophist bringing his energy together to make the world aware of philosophy in a most interesting and creative way. I endeavour to assist him in this venture."

Email bgahir@gmail.com.

 

Esther Shallan

I see philosophy as a way of life and a lifelong practice, not just an academic discipline. Today's world needs lay philosophers and I am glad to be able train more of them every year.

My own education combined psychology and philosophy. After qualifying as a psychologist I have obtained a BA (honours) in philosophy from Birkbeck College, an MPhil in philosophy of mind and psychology from King's College London and a PhD in philosophy of religion from Oxford Brookes University. I also hold a postgraduate diploma in Lifelong Learning from Birkbeck College, University of London, which qualifies me to teach and tutor in further and higher education in the UK.

I am a member of the Institute of Historical Studies (San Francisco) and am currently working on the publication of my first book.

My main interests are in the philosophies of mind and psychology, philosophy of religion and philosophy of education.

I can be contacted at esphiltutoring@yahoo.com.

 

Sanja Ivic

Dr. Sanja Ivic is a Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Belgrade (Serbia). She completed her Master's degree in Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade. She completed her Postdoctoral research at the University of Paris X Nanterre. She is a member of Editorial Boards of three peer-reviewed international journals: International Law Research (Canada), American International Journal of Contemporary Research (USA) and Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (Africa). She also cooperates with various international academic institutes. Her publications include books and articles on various subjects in the fields of philosophy. Her research interests include: political philosophy, history of philosophy, ethics, hermeneutics and contemporary philosophy. Her book European Identity and Citizenship: Between Modernity and Postmodernity was published by Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature in 2016. Her book Paul Ricoeur's Idea of Reference: The Truth as Non-Reference is published by Brill in 2018.