Berkeley Philosophy Tutoring
The tutoring program can help undergraduates enrolled in philosophy courses with a number of different issues including: (1) understanding a paper prompt, (2) developing skills at reading philosophical texts, (3) developing a direction/structuring an outline for a paper, (4) arguing for a conclusion clearly, logically and persuasively, (5) general help with logic (12A). But if you have substantive questions about course material, such as what a philosopher's argument is in a particular paper, the peer tutoring program is not the best resource to use at first. After all, our tutors might not have read the paper you have questions about -- and even if we did, we might not be very familiar with it. For substantive issues about course content, we recommend that you reach out to your professor or GSI first.
In order for a tutoring session to be effective, the student should come to the session with a clear idea of what they what to accomplish. For example, if you want help writing a philosophy paper, it would be most useful to come having put a substantial amount of work in yourself already (e.g. by reflecting on the prompts, carefully reading the text, and working on an outline).
Note 1: The peer tutors check the waitlist on Sunday and Tuesday evenings and plan their schedule for the week. You are most likely to receive a response to your request if you submit it before Sunday at 8:00 p.m. and your assignment is due in 72 hours or more.
Note 2: If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please notify your tutor at least an hour in advance. No shows and last-minute cancellations take away time that tutors could give to other students. Repeated no shows and last-minute cancellations may result in ineligibility for future appointments.
Note 3: If you don't hear from a peer tutor within 48 hours of your request, please contact
. Please be sure to check your spam folder for tutor responses.
Philosophy R1B (Mind and Cognition)
Philosophy 2 (Individual Morality & Social Justice)
Philosophy 3 (The Nature of Mind)
Philosophy 11 (Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion)
Philosophy 12A (Introduction to Logic)
Philosophy 25A (Ancient Philosophy)
Philosophy 100 (Philosophical Methods)
Philosophy 115 (Political Philosophy)
Philosophy 117AC (Philosophy of Race, Ethnicity, and Citizenship)
Philosophy 122 (Theory of Knowledge)
Philosophy 135 (Theory of Meaning
Philosophy 136 (Philosophy of Perception)
Philosophy 146 (Philosophy of Mathematics)
Philosophy 153 (Chinese Philosophy)
Philosophy 176 (Hume)
Philosophy 181 (Hegel)
Philosophy 190 (Proseminar: Avant-Garde Art in the Mirror of Philosophical Aesthetics)
When are you available to meet with a tutor? Please list the specific hours that you are free. (Please list only those times when you expect to actually be available.)
The more times you list, the more likely you are to receive an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
When is your next assignment deadline?
How would you like to use your appointment?
Would you be interested in having a peer tutor review/edit your written work without a face-to-face meeting if nobody is available to meet with you?
Is there a particular tutor you've worked with in the past who you'd like to work with again?
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.
Terms of Service