I have my PhD in Philosophy and for 11 years taught philosophy at universities. In 2005 I won a Teaching Fellow of the Year Award from Fordham University's graduate student association. Now, I am in business for myself. I use interactive video conferencing technology (Google Hangout) to offer affordable, non-matriculated, private philosophy classes. These classes are NOT eligible for any college credit whatsoever. They are for people interested in learning for reasons other than college credit.
If you are new and want a very cheap Trial Pass, you can take a couple sessions of classes and an orientation very cheaply ($29.99*) but then pay a little more for the regular passes should you decide to commit after the trial.
When you are not on a Trial Pass, you must pay for passes for blocks of class time. You use either 2 or 2.5 class hours in every class session. Students who buy their first block of class time without first using a Trial Pass get an additional free orientation included with it.
The Silver Pass buys 20 hours of class time for $21.99/hr* if you took the Trial Pass or $17.99/hr* if you did not.
The Platinum Pass buy 40 hours of class time for $15.99/hr* if you took the Trial Pass or $13.65/hr* if you did not.
The Gold Pass buys a whole year's worth of sessions (at least 100 hours class time and access to any other classes so long as silver or platinum pass students are present) for a one time fee of $999*.
A Bronze Pass buys an individualized one-on-one philosophy lesson for $99.99/hr*.
A Double Platinum Pass is available to anyone who has paid for and completed a full 40 hours of class (i.e., they did a full 2013 class with me, complete a 2014 Platinum Pass, or complete two 2014 Silver Passes). The Double Platinum Pass buys 40 hours of class time for $11.99/hr* (regardless of whether a Trial Pass was ever used).
A One Day Silver Pass is available to anyone who has paid for and completed a full 40 hours of class (i.e., they did a full 2013 class with me, complete a 2014 Platinum Pass, or complete two 2014 Silver Passes). The One Day Silver Pass buys either 2 hours or 2.5 hours of class for $17.99/hr* in any class where platinum, double platinum, silver, or other one day silver pass students are present.
Scholarships may be available if generous students of greater means offer to chip in for part of the tuition of students with lesser means. Please be in touch if you either would like to donate to a scholarship or would need to receive one in order to attend. Scholarship donators and recipients are kept anonymous.
Also there is a Same Camera Freeloader Discount now available to families, spouses, partners, roommates, or friends. So long as one student enrolls and pays the full price for any pass except for Bronze or Gold and uses just one computer/camera, they can have spouses, roommates, friends, or children over 16 years old either listen in or actively participate with them using the same computer camera for no extra charge. The freeloaders are not officially enrolled and so cannot participate on their own computers or be eligible for Double Platinum or One Day Silver Passes based on freeloading participation. Freeloaders also waive the right to take Trial Passes in the future.
*There is a 9% service fee in addition to prices stipulated below unless a student (a) pays by check rather than PayPal or (b) makes an electronic payment, using PayPal or another service, in such a way that the student covers the costs of the electronic payment directly).
**Prices subject to change. Students will remain on the same pricing system for up to 365 days, unless certain passes are removed altogether or unless prices lower, in which case existing students will be eligible for the new lower prices.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information with "Philosophical Advice" in the subject line of the e-mail.