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I graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 2013 with my bachelor's degree in French and Francophone Studies, for which I wrote my thesis on the international art exchanges between Paris, New York and Dakar, Senegal. I also received a Certificate in African Studies from the Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne and focused my research on the social exclusion of African immigrants in Western Europe. Since graduation, I have worked at a public school in Harlem as the College Counselor working with students from grades 6-12. In my two years of experience, I have had the opportunity to network with college admissions counselors across the country, and I gladly connect my students to any college admissions departments I am familiar with. Although my tutoring specialty is test prep -- SAT, ACT, PSAT, SHSAT, and GRE -- I particularly love tutoring writing, and creative writing is a hobby of mine. My philosophy is that even when we are preparing for a standardized exam, we should always be relating the work to your passions, pursuits, and educational goals to make the work that much more meaningful. In my spare time, you'll often find me learning bits of new languages for fun or writing. I am currently fluent in English and French, conversational in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and can read some Italian, German, Dutch, and Arabic.

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, French and Francophone Studies

Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Master of Science, Social Policy

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2360

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 800

GRE Verbal: 168

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 730

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 790

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 780

GRE Analytical Writing: 5

Hobbies

Creative writing, foreign languages, linguistics, art, culture, museums, film

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

Advanced Placement Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP English Language and Composition

AP French

AP French Language and Culture

Arithmetic

CAHSEE Prep

CAHSEE ELA

CAHSEE English

CAHSEE Mathematics

College Algebra

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Creative Writing

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

GED Prep

Geometry

Gifted

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level

Languages

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Reading

REGENTS Prep

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

SHSAT Prep

Social studies

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing