Philosophy Center

A Group of Students at Caesar Chavez Park Water Fountains

Location: Faculty Office Bldg. 231

The Mike Schmidt Philosophy Center offers individualized and  small group tutoring in support of all undergraduate philosophy courses. The Center is staffed by tutors who are philosophy graduate students and advanced undergraduate philosophy majors.

Tutoring services include:

  • Guidance with homework assignments
  • Advice for writing analytic essays (criticism and construction of arguments, justifications and explanations)
  • Coaching on formal and informal logic and critical thinking
  • Preparation for quizzes and examinations
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • General advice on writing philosophy papers and reading philosophical texts.

During off hours, the Center also serves as a social gathering place for discussion and mutual assistance among philosophy students.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a specific tutor, see when each tutor is available for appointments and send an email to Please indicate the tutor you would like to meet with in the subject line. (Note: the times listed in the tutoring schedule indicate when each tutor is available to take appointments. We can only guarantee that a specific tutor will be present in the Philosophy Center at a particular time if you have made an appointment to meet with them.)


Information about working in the Center as an ISA