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Joshua

I earned my Bachelors of Science in Biology at Emory University and am currently in the application process for law schools.

I tutor a variety of subjects from elementary math and science to college level biology and chemistry. I also help with LSAT exam prep and edit essays.

I've tutored lots of elementary students and always try to make learning a positive experience for them so they can develop a life long love of learning about the world around them.

It is always gratifying to have a student of mine feel that sense of accomplishment and pride in coming to an understanding of a challenging subject. I feel that learning and "getting smarter" is possible for everyone given the right approach and that the biggest challenge is finding that approach.

In my free time, I like to go indoor rock-climbing. I am also a big fan of video games and currently play a lot of Overwatch!

I love art and often take B&W photos as a hobby and dream of taking my camera on a trip around the world.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Emory University - Bachelors, Biology

LSAT: 173

Rock Climbing, B&W Photography, Video Games, Exploring cities and Historical sites.

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

High School Biology

High School English

High School Physics

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is different for everyone, and oftentimes, the classroom isn't sufficient for a student to get a real grasp of the subject. Education should never be a cookie-cutter experience for anyone, and should always inspire curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world around us. I want to teach in a way that is engaging and helps people learn in a way that is most effective and interesting to them.

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

I would start by talking about what the student feels they struggle with the most and listen to their understanding of a given topic. This is important for me so that I can get a better idea for how that student learns and lets me present the material in a more effective manner.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Once I understand how a student likes to learn, I would walk them through the information and help them parse it in their own style. It would be counterproductive for me to tell them how to think. Rather, I would present them with information and help them get to the proper conclusion using their own critical-thinking skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Everyone's learning style and pace differs from that of everyone else. I would remind my students of that fact and encourage them to stay focused on surpassing their own achievements rather than that of others. Education should be for the benefit of the individual rather than a competition with peers.

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

Always start with the most basic concepts of the subject and have them reach the more advanced topics by helping them make their own conclusions. Students must learn how to drive their own education so they don't have to depend on anyone spoon-feeding them raw information. This allows them to approach new subjects without being intimidated by them.