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Joseph A.

Stanford Grad for Pre-cal/Trig/Calculus/Algebra/Physics Tutor

San Mateo, CA (94401)

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Joseph's Tutoring Subjects

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Math:
ACT Math more »
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Differential Equations
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Linear Algebra
Prealgebra
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Probability
SAT Math more »
Statistics
Trigonometry more »
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
SAT Reading
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Science:
ACT Science
Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering more »
Physics more »
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
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Calculus more »
Chemistry
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Prealgebra
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SAT Math more »
SAT Reading
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English
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ACT Math

I scored 35 in ACT math when I was in high school and I have tutored in ACT math for over a year. I have also taught ACT math classes over the summer in a small group setting. I am currently working with students one on one in ACT test prep.

Algebra 1

I have been using algebra pretty regularly for over 10 years. I first picked it up in the seventh grade, and since have taught algebra classes and tutored students 1-on-1 in the subject. I am currently tutoring a couple of students 1-on-1 on pre-algebra and algebra down in Santa Clara to get them ready for some early testing.

Algebra 2

I have studied all levels of algebra, from basic through linear algebra with optimization. I have been tutoring students in Algebra II for nearly 2 years, with both academic and test-prep specific focuses. I also have gone through numerous Algebra II textbooks that are used in many schools and have been exposed to a lot of the common trouble problems. I'm especially well-versed in word problems, and I have a lot of experience with helping students frame word problems as mathematical statements and identify the correct knowns and unknowns in more complex systems of equations. I also know the function and graph-interpretations skills necessary to prepare students for Pre-Calculus, which I am also extremely well versed in.

Calculus

I first studied calculus in high school. After two years of that I went through college math with calculus as the base and ended with differential equations. I can do calculus of one and many variables, as well as some of the more abstruse topics like convergence tests. I am also well versed in applied calculus (like physics w/ calculus), etc.

Geometry

I've been tutoring students in geometry for two years. Recently, I've been working with students 1-on-1 in honors geometry and regular geometry. Relevant subject matter includes coordinate geometry, proofs/theorems, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, points, lines, planes, polygons, and all relevant methods regarding metrics. I also have extensive experience with a few of the more common geometry high school texts.

Mechanical Engineering

In 2011 I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. The curriculum included a strong focus on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and compressible flow/turbomachinery, as well as basic circuits/electrostatics, chemistry, advanced mathematics, statics/dynamics, shop, control systems and feedback design, product design and manufacturing, computer science, ethics, and engineering drawing/writing. I have also recently taken my EIT/FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, which I will receive the results of in eight weeks. This exam also involved a Mechanical-specific portion that rigorously tested my knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics/compressible flow.

Physics

I have been studying physics for over six years. I started learning physics for engineers in 2007 and was educated in mechanics, statics, dynamics and kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, compressible flow and turbomachinery, advanced thermal systems, electricity and magnetism, circuit design, and mechanical design. I have been tutoring students in physics for two years from regular physics to AP physics. I am also on the verge of becoming an engineer in training, which requires that I stay proficient in all of these topics.

Precalculus

I've been doing precalculus for about eight years and I've been tutoring precalculus for two years. I've constantly guided multiple students through some very advanced pre-calculus curriculum in the past year on topics including vectors in three dimensions, trigonometry, parametric equations, etc.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring students in SAT Math for two years. My degree is in Mech Engineering, so math is my 'bread and butter' so to speak. I teach SAT Math in Santa Clara on weekends as well, so my skills remain sharp. I scored a 780 on the SAT Math in high school.

SAT Writing

I have been working with students to develop their SAT essays for nearly 2 years. I have been exposed to hundreds of essays from dozens of students and have pinpointed the most common (and easily fixed) problems. I have also internalized the rubric of the SAT Writing section and have been able to score essays to within 1 point of the actual score on repeated occasions. I also help students improve quickly by drafting shorter versions of essays (such as introductory paragraphs or concluding paragraphs).

Trigonometry

I have been tutoring students in trigonometry for over a year in 1-on-1 settings. As far as my educational background in it, I have not only mastered the standardized test applications of trig, but I have been specifically contracted by one company to answer students' math homework questions and have seen some of the nastiest applications of trigonometry (and how to deal with them). My philosophy with trig is: don't memorize . . . conceptualize.

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Approved Subjects

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