Tutor profile: Jeremy B.
Subject: US Government and Politics
Politics seems so petty and impossible to change - why should I care?
To paraphrase Aristotle, politics is the highest and most fundamental of the sciences. At its essence, it is the examination of human relations and social organization. Learning about politics is essential to understanding how people and organizations relate to each other, and also to understanding the importance of government and seeing your stake in how we are ruled. Without an understanding of government and politics, it is impossible to make informed decisions about how to vote and how to take part in influencing politics towards what you believe to be right. US citizens have powerful rights - voting, assembly, and direct access to our lawmakers - to influence policy, and it is crucial that students learn about these rights and the issues facing our society in order to learn how to make a difference in the future.
Subject: College Admissions
Why should I pay someone to help me navigate the college admissions process?
The college application process is convoluted for anyone, even the most qualified students. What was meant to be a process to help student seriously examine who they are, what they care about, what they have learned in their lives and what they hope to learn in the future has unfortunately been bogged down by standardized testing stress, keeping track of myriad deadlines, organizing files and writing for countless essay prompts. I believe that students benefit enormously from help managing the logistics and time constraints of the process, thus having more time to concentrate on their essay writing, school research, major research, and of course their schoolwork. This should be a process of self-discovery and through my skills in directing brainstorming, essay editing, school research, and application organization, I seek to help every student enjoy the process, learn from it and become better thinkers and more self-aware in the process.
Why is it important to study government even if I am just planning on working in the private sector?
Government is the most fundamental of human institutions. It is the method through which we organize our society, create rules, and incentives for people to treat one another with respect and to ensure social harmony and progress. Without government, things so essential to daily life - roads, running water, housing, and of course laws - would not exist. Unfortunately, we live in an age where the idea of government is often under attack, primarily because of widespread misunderstanding about the role and goals of government as a broad concept. It is imperative for students to learn from a young age why government exists, what its goals are, and about our civic responsibilities to participate in and shape government. Even if you wish to be a businessperson someday, learning about government will help you recognize issues that a business can and should address, learn about how laws could affect your business and see how you can participate in shaping the laws and regulations that affect your daily life.
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