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Joshua

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I recently graduated from Temple University where I received a BA in religion, and where I also studied cultural and linguistic anthropology. I have found myself especially fascinated by early Indian Buddhism, and my studies have allowed me to travel to India where I lived in a monastery and studied Buddhist pilgrims' use of Pali (an ancient "dead" language) in their religious practice. I have spent a hefty chunk of my life in school, and so have had a lot of time to think about education and why it can be important. A person can accomplish little without knowledge, and I don't just mean developing the theory of relativity, cracking Egyptian hieroglyphics, or other similarly game-changing feats by brilliant people. We use our knowledge every day to act constructively and cohesively within our society and our environment. The quest for knowledge, then, is one of the most universally important pursuits available to us humans. I have been fortunate enough to contribute to that pursuit for several months now as an SAT and ACT prep tutor, helping students cope with these formidable tests and earn the scores they need to continue their individual quests for knowledge (and, of course, employment) into post-secondary education. I believe that education is an act of sharing knowledge between student and teacher, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge about religion, language, and college entrance exams with you and to letting you share your knowledge with me. But when I'm not sharing or being shared with, I'll be playing drums with several bands in the Philadelphia area and memorizing soliloquies from Shakespeare for the fun of it.

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Temple University - Bachelors, Religion

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 740

Hobbies

Enjoys playing the drums and memorizing Shakespearean soliloquies.