Helen Sakkaris

Teacher/Mentor

MA Philosophy, Post Bac Humanities, BA Liberal Arts

Education

Helen Sakkaris graduated from San Francisco State University with a Masters in Philosophy, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Deree College, of the American College of Greece. After completing her BA, she was a candidate for the Philosophy MLitt in St. Andrews, UK, but ten months into it, she decided it wasn't for her, and she transitioned into what she enjoyed most by doing Post Bac work at California State University, East Bay, before beginning her MA at SFSU.

Experience

Helen taught the course Introduction to Critical Thinking at SFSU and she was her graduate school advisor's teaching assistant for Introduction to Philosophy. Helen has also worked as a post-secondary counselor, substitute teacher, enrichment school mentor, ESL instructor, private tutor, and junior therapist for children with autism and related disorders.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Enjoys Bombay Jam and Brazilian dance classes, even though she completely lacks coordination and can't jump
  • Successfully tutored a middle school student in the French language for two years and now can't remember a word of it
  • Almost became a murder mystery performer for a company in the Bay Area
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