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I am currently attending Seton Hall University, and I expect to have a B.S. in Mathematics and in Computer Science in 2018. Since September 2013, I have worked privately with students, mainly for Calculus, but later on German. Several students have come to me over the years for help, and I have provided them with the utmost quality possible. I focus mainly on understanding fundamentals and developing a fluency in mathematics, computer science, German, and Italian. In order to understand complex ideas, one must often break it down into simpler ideas. It is within these simpler ideas that a clear understanding must be made. Often times in the realm of problem solving, many solutions are possible. I encourage the employment of many different methods for one problem, because we all think differently. Additionally, I have many different certificates in many different subjects. My favorite subject that I received multiple certificates in is Linear Algebra. The most entertaining course for only one certificate was data analytics. I enjoy helping other students succeed because in part, it makes me succeed, not only as a tutor, but also as a human being. To add, I tutor German, Italian, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Computer Science and Calculus I. My favorite subject to tutor is Calculus, due to the fact that it has a fearsome reputation for students. Calculus, just like many other difficult problems, can be easily split into easier problems that are more manageable. Whenever I’m not working or studying, I enjoy going to the gym, learning new things, and doing martial arts. I have a certificate of completion of Phase A in Krav Maga.

I find that Math is everywhere. Therefore, in order to understand our surroundings, it is imperative that we understand this field, regardless of how daunting it may seem. Thus, my teaching philosophy focuses on understanding fundamentals, rather than memorization. It is my objective that you understand the concepts more deeply, rather than repeating some meaningless formula back to me.

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Seton Hall University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Computer Science

Hobbies

Going to the Gym, and Martial Arts

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A

AP German Language and Culture

AP Italian Language and Culture

AP Macroeconomics

AP Statistics

AP World History

Arithmetic

Business

Calculus

CLEP Prep

CLEP Precalculus

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics

College Business

College Computer Science

College Economics

College English

College Level American Literature

Computer Programming

Computer Science

Conversational French

Conversational Italian

Developmental Algebra

Economics

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Foreign Language

French

French 1

German 1

German 2

German 3

German 4

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Honors

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Mathematics SL

Introduction to Poetry

Italian

Java

Macroeconomics

Math

Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science

Microeconomics

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Philosophy

Pre-Algebra

Public Speaking

Reading

REGENTS Prep

SAT Subject Test in Italian

SAT Subject Test in Italian with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Statistics

Technology and Computer Science

Vocabulary


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that my students have the ability to understand the material. If a student needs more practice, I provide it. However, I believe the firm understanding starts in the foundation. Thus, I tend to apply diagnostics focused on why a student has a problem; then I act on it.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a typical first session, I introduce myself and get right into the material. I waste no time.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I let the student practice exercises on his or her own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would provide more fun exercises for the student.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would break down the concept or skill in order for the student to understand it.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I provide them with some books to read.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I found that starting quickly and identifying problems tends to work better

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would provide a fun example and try to relate it to daily life.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would use my resources and provide more examples then let the student do them.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I provide many examples in order to boost a student's confidence.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I identify the problem and ask the student. Then, I find a solution to the problem.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I provide teaching in a way they may better understand.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I typically use my notebook and textbooks for understanding.