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Included below are sample syllabi, handouts, sample tests, and online tutorials. Some of my previous students offer private tutoring. If you are in need of a tutor, contact me for their information.

In the Spring of 2009, I began writing Symbolic Logic: Syntax, Semantics, and Proof. The first edition took the form of lecture notes and handouts that I distributed in the summer of 2009, a course packet in the fall of 2009, and finally I used it as a textbook in the Summer 2010, Fall 2010, and Spring 2011 semesters.

The development of the textbook benefited greatly from the feedback I received from instructors and students at Penn State: Deniz Durmus (Spring 2011); Mark Fisher (Spring 2011); Cameron O'Mara (Summer 2011); Ryan Pollock (Fall 2011), Christopher Allaman, Ashley Brooks, Aurora Cooper, Maureen Dunn, Elliannies Duran, Ariel Endresen, Nayib Felix, Joy Garcia, Alex Kirk, Edward Lackner, Brooke Santkiewicz, Ariel Valdez, Isaac Bishop, Kristin Nuss, Karintha Parker, Sarah Mack, Amanda Wise, Meghan Barnett, Alexander McCormack, and Kevin Bogle.

The textbook is in its 2nd printing. The erratum (list of corrections from the first printing) can be found here: Errata for Symbolic Logic: Syntax, Semantics, and Proof.

I warmly welcome any constructive feedback you may have about the book. I'm always looking for new ways to make logic easier to learn!

H0: Getting to Know You

H1: Elements of Logic

H2: PL: Symbols, Syntax, Semantics, Translation

H3: PL: Truth Tables

H4: PL: Truth Trees

H5: PL: Derivations

H6: RL: Symbols, Syntax, Semantics, Translation

H7: RL: Truth Trees

H8: RL: Derivations

Propositional Logic: Symbols

Propositional Logic: Syntax, Part 1 (well-formed formulas)

Propositional Logic: Syntax, Part 2 (subformulas and scope)

Propositional Logic: Syntax, Part 3 (five wffs, literal negation, conventions)

Propositional Logic: Semantics, Part 1 (Interpretations and valuations)

Propositional Logic: Semantics, Part 2 (valuations rules)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 1 (atomic and negated wffs)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 2 (conjunctions)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 3 (disjunctions)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 4 (conditionals)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 5 (biconditionals)

Propositional Logic: Translation, Part 6 (complex translations)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 1 (Introduction and Setup)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 2 (Decomposition Rules)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 3 (Tree Terminology)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 4 (Recovering an Interpretation)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 6 (Contradiction, Tautology, Contingency)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 7 (Equivalence)

Propositional Logic: Truth Trees, Part 8 (Validity)

Propositional Logic: Tips for Trees

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Syntactic entailment and proof

Propositional Logic, Derivations: How to set up a proof

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Conjunction introduction

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Conjunction elimination

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Conditional elimination

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Conditional introduction

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Disjunction introduction

Propositional Logic, Derivations: Negation introduction and negation elimination

Propositional Logic: Tips for Proofs

Predicate Logic: Symbols

Predicate Logic: Basic Syntax

Predicate Logic: Semantics (Models)

Predicate Logic: Valuation of Unquantified Formulas

Predicate Logic: Valuations, Part 2 (Quantified Wffs)

Predicate Logic: Basic Translation

Predicate Logic: Semantics with Variable Assignments (Part 1)

Predicate Logic: Semantics with Variable Assignments (Part 2)

Predicate Logic Trees: Introduction

Predicate Logic Trees: Negated decomposition

Predicate Logic Trees: Completed open branch

Predicate Logic Trees: Recovering a model from a completed open branch

Predicate Logic, Proofs: Introduction

Predicate Logic, Proofs: Universlal Elimination

Predicate Logic, Proofs: Existential Introduction

Predicate Logic, Proofs: Universal Introduction

Predicate Logic, Proofs: Existential Elimination

Predicate Logic, Proofs (Practice), Part 1

Predicate Logic, Proofs (Practice), Part 2

H9: RL: Predicate Logic with Variable Assignments, Identity, Functions, Definite Descriptions

S9: RL: Predicate Logic with Variable Assignments (Slides)

H = Course Handout

H2s1: Markdown for Symbolic Logic

H2s2: Markdown and Symbolic Logic Contest Details

H3: Conditionals and the LSAT

H4s: Five Tips For Truth Trees

H4e: Four Theories of Truth

H5s: Three Common Mistakes on Quiz #5

H7s: Quick Tips for Lesson 7

H8s: Further Explanation on the use of Existential Elimination (EE)