Andrew William

Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew William is a math and science tutor specializing in skill-building and conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and the scientific method. He focuses on students’ understanding of the problems that various skills and concepts are meant to solve, their relation to other ‘tools’ in students’ mathematical and scientific toolbox, and the integration of many different skills and concepts to solve multi-step or abstract problems. Andrew believes strongly in the importance of incorporating directed, independent study and student experimentation into all students’ academic or test prep plans, absent direct tutor or teacher support. Foundational skill-building of this sort is designed to provide students with the confidence they need to independently approach both new problems as they arise and old problems presented with new iterations or formats.

Andrew is a PhD student at UIC studying political theory and American politics, with a focus on mathematical and quantitative approaches in the social sciences. He received his Bachelors’ in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2015, and his Master’s in Social Science from The University of Chicago in 2016. While pursuing his PhD, Andrew has served as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to American Government & Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Urban Politics, Introduction to Political Theory, and Research Methods in Political Science, and as a Course Instructor for Introduction to American Government & Politics. He has tutored hundreds of students of all ages and abilities since 2016, focusing on all sections of the ACT, SAT, GRE, HSPT, and ISEE, but also working on general academic support, English and writing, grade school and high school mathematics, and executive functioning coaching for students with ADD/ADHD. His research interests include historical and contemporary social contract theories, deliberative democratic theory, contemporary analytic political and moral philosophy, contemporary moral psychology, and game-theoretic and social choice models of individual preference aggregation and negotiation. His dissertation will focus on public reason, public justification, and social choice in state and local deliberative bodies and juries, relying on contemporary theoretical frameworks, game-theoretic human subject experiments, and field interviews with elected officials, their constituents, attorneys, judges, and jurors across the country.