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Joshua

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I'm a sophomore at Yale University working towards a major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. I have experience tutoring both in person and online, with agencies and independently. I tutor standardized tests, English reading and writing, Spanish, and Latin, as well as my favorite subject to teach: math. I love teaching math because seemingly complicated problems can always be broken down into simpler steps, and it is rewarding to help students understand concepts that seem daunting to them at first. While tutoring math, it is very clear that each and every student has potential, and some use need guidance to discover what they are capable of. The best way to help someone learn is to show them how to take and active role in the learning process. Apart from tutoring, I also love painting in both oil and watercolor, playing rugby, and skiing.

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Current Undergrad, Ethics, Politics, and Economics

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2400

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 800

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Statistics: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP Art History: 4

AP Spanish Literature: 5

AP Spanish Language: 5

Hobbies

Oil painting, rugby, alpine and nordic skiing

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Spanish Language & Culture

College Algebra

College English

Conversational Spanish

English

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School English

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

PSAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Trigonometry

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that each and every person has the potential to succeed at any subject. He or she just needs the right help and direction to unlock that potential.

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

In a typical first session I would assess the student's needs, strengths, and weaknesses in a given subject, as well as getting a sense of him or her as a person.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by helping them learn the necessary skills to take on new material and replicate individually what we've reviewed in tutoring sessions.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated by having frequent progress checks that show them how much they've learned and how far they've come from the beginning.