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My name is Joshua and I'm a senior at New Mexico Tech graduating in May with a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Materials Engineering. I've always had a strong love of learning, especially in the fields of science and literature. Since childhood, I've been a voracious reader. These habits have carried on throughout my life, and currently I love reading science fiction and science non-fiction. I've always excelled in writing and literature, and I've also worked as a contributor to the New Mexico Tech Newspaper: Paydirt. I've also assisted my fellow classmates in various writing assignments for classes in addition to various applications. I consider myself incredibly friendly and easygoing and I can't wait to help out as many students as I can!

Joshua’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - Current Undergrad, Biology, General

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 30

ACT Reading: 35

GRE: 304

GRE Quantitative: 150

GRE Verbal: 154

Hobbies

Reading, writing, hiking, the outdoors in general

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

ACT Science

College English

English

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Writing

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I would like to think that my teaching philosophy strays from the traditional lecture format. I like to engage with students as much as possible, and allow for maximum independent thinking. I believe working as a team with student and allowing them to take the lead in independent learning is the best possible approach.

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

First, I would like to ask the student several questions. I'd like to get an overview of the assignment, and then attempt to understand the purpose of the assignment. I would then ask the student what approach they would think to be beneficial to starting the assignment, and work off of their ideas and opinions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I believe independent learning comes from a place of confidence and guidance. I believe that I can allow students to take charge on an assignment, while closely monitoring their progress and goals.