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Joshua

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I majored in both Classics and Chemistry at Colgate University (2011-2015) and I continued my study of the classics at the graduate level at Columbia University (2015-2016). While I am confident in both my quantitative and verbal skills, I consider my primary strength to lie in standardized test-taking, the process of which I profoundly enjoy, strange as it is to say.

To my mind, taking a test imparts the same kind of pleasure as listening to your favorite kind of music. You have a certain, almost intuitive sense of what to expect: certain instruments might be playing at a certain tempo, while the general format of the examinations almost never changes. Even so, there's always something new at hand: notes can be combined into chords played in different orders, and the numbers of a math problem might be altered. Listening to music and taking tests both reward perseverance: one might notice nuances and subtleties in one's favorite song and hearing it repeatedly, and a person's objective score on a test will inevitably increase through constant exposure. Most importantly, a sense of rhythm is invaluable, quite literally in the case of listening to music but figuratively in the case of test-taking, where you develop your personalized method to remaining calm in the face of more challenging problems in a time-efficient manner.

Outside of academia, I am interested in drama, literature, and dance. I consider myself agreeable and patient.

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelors, Chemistry, Classics

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Classics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 30

SAT Composite: 2210

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 770

GRE Verbal: 166

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 740

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 740

Hobbies

Drama, dance

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

Algebra

AP Latin

Classics

College English

College Essays

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Foreign Language

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

Greek

High School English

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

Math

Middle School

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies

Test Prep

Vocabulary

Writing