I earned my PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University. I wrote my dissertation on ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. Over 11 years I taught 2,500 university students spread across 93 classes from 7 universities.
Now I offer self-motivated independent learners around the world the chance to take small group or 1-on-1 classes. My small group online classes involve live, interactive class discussions with me and your fellow students held over videoconference (using Google Hangout, which downloads in just seconds). All my classes involve personalized attention to your own ideas and questions. Course content winds up tailored to your interests as lively and rigorous class discussions determine where exactly we go. Classes are flexible enough to meet the needs of both beginners and students with existing philosophical background.
My classes require no outside reading or homework or grades--only a once weekly 2 hour commitment that fits the schedules of busy people. There are no penalties for absences. Even if you can only attend a couple times a month, you're always welcome. Students attending one of my class sessions for the first time can do so for FREE. Periodically there are now special example sessions of my classes on pre-announced topics in philosophy. Anyone can attend their first of these sessions for free.
If none of my classes' existing times suit you, just let me know. I regularly build my new classes' times around prospective student's schedules. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know what class you want to take and when you would be able to attend and I will schedule a new class section around you and publicize it.
Classes are paid for by a weekly subscription. Once you subscribe, you're self-enrolled in the class and automatically billed by PayPal for $39.99 weekly until whenever you want to cancel. Any time I cancel class or you are absent (for whatever reason) you are refunded your weekly payment. Unlike with your gym membership, you will never get stuck paying for time you don't use. And when you're ready to cancel your subscription you can self-cancel with PayPal directly or ask me to unsubscribe you myself. When you're satisfied with a particular class, you can either switch to another class or cancel your subscription at that time.
People who live together are permitted to take a class together for no extra cost, if they share the same camera. Scholarships are also available for students who cannot afford the classes. Please write me at email@example.com to be put on the list of potential scholarship recipients.
My classes are university quality but I offer no university credit whatsoever. New classes start up all the time and you can join existing groups of students if you want and stay long enough to get a full and thorough complement of classes on your topic. 1-on-1 classes can be arranged by appointment if you write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At student request, special "close reading" versions of classes are becoming available for students who want to go deeper into philosophical texts in a particular topic. Unless specifically designated as a "close reading" class, the average class features general overviews of the course topics with self contained lectures each week so novices can join us at any time.
I also offer one-on-one confidential philosophical advisement services online for those who struggle with problems in their lives that need to be worked out not with psychological treatment but with the help of someone who can provide them with some philosophical clarity. As a philosopher, teacher, and certified philosophical practitioner, I have the skills to help you sort out your ethical dilemmas, your philosophical and personal challenges as you transition into atheism, your major life decisions, your religious doubts, your existential questions, your struggles in your relationships, your value priorities in life, your irrational habits of thinking and behaving that hold you back in life, and many other kinds of problems that can be helped through critical analyses of the logic and coherency of one's concepts and values. If you are interested in learning more, please write me at email@example.com for more information with "Philosophical Advice" in the subject line of the e-mail.