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Joshua C.

Mr. C. - tutoring in high school math and science

Westminster, CO (80031)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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Mr. C. is a high school teacher in his 6th year in the field. He and has taught the following subjects:
- Biology
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Astronomy
- Physical Science

- Calculus
- Precalculus
- Algebra I
- Remedial Math

In every one of his positions as a teacher, Mr. C. has been noted and valued for his skill at making connections with students. His teaching style has also been noted for the variety of methods and analogies he brings to his lessons. He's worked with all students - public, private, remedial, and advanced.

When working one-on-one, Mr. C. teaches by first finding specifically where the student needs help. He then builds confidence and skill by asking progressively harder and more complex questions. When a student makes a mistake, Mr. C. doesn't point it out until the student notices something is wrong. While this leads to some initial frustration, it ultimately leads to a student who is more confident and knowledgeable, as they learn to identify and correct their own mistakes.

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Joshua’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word

Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop 7-CS5 (and GIMP 2) at least 3 days a week for the past 10 years in both personal and professional settings. I am especially well-versed in photo brush-ups, filters, layer effects, masking, and color manipulation.

Astronomy

My expertise in astronomy covers everything beyond the Earth. Planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, spectroscopy, cosmology, stellar formation and evolution, constellations. You name it. If it's part of astronomy, I've studied it and can help you learn it!

Biology

I've taught high school biology several times. The areas I know best are cytology (cells), genetics, taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. I've also taught a year of botany and human anatomy, although my knowledge of those two subjects is a bit weaker.

Calculus

I have a strong college background with more than 3 years of calculus. I've taught a course worth dual credit (with a local college) for several years. If it's first-year college level calculus material, I know it thoroughly. I can also teach a smattering of calculus 2 (sequences and series) and a fair amount of calculus 3 (double and triple integrals).

Chemistry

I've taught high school chemistry several times, both remedial and advanced. I'm comfortable with electron orbitals, stoichiometry (balancing equations), moles and molarity, chemical and physical properties, the periodic table, the ideal gas law, redox reactions, and thermodynamics. My electrochemistry is a bit weaker, but I can still teach it.

General Computer

I have been a Certified A+ computer technician since 2006. I have repaired, improved, and built numerous PCs since then. I've never encountered a problem I haven't eventually been able to identify or fix!

(Note: Not expertly versed in problems specific to Mac OS or Linux machines.)

Microsoft Windows

I am CompTIA A+ Certified as of September 29, 2005. ID No. I have performed dozens of installations, repairs, removals, tune-ups, and upgrades.

Physical Science

I've taught several years of physical science. My expertise in this subject is in helping kids get a strong "scientific mindset" to help them succeed for the rest of their high school science classes. I'm familiar with all subjects for physical science but place this emphasis on teaching kids to think like scientists do. This process is slow, but helps insure quality experiments, lab write-ups, and understanding later on.

Physics

I'm well-versed in all topics in physics. Newton's laws, friction, linear motion (velocity and acceleration), gravity, momentum and impulse, energy, work, power, circuits, optics, thermodynamics, radioactive decay and half life, relativity, and quantum mechanics. Physics can be especially tricky so I help kids focus on how to properly use the equations they're given in class. I've also taught this class as a dual-credit college level course, so if you want your child to get ahead, I know how to push them far!

Precalculus

I've taught a class in this subject for several years. I'll help your child with graphing, special functions, applications of sine, cosine, and tangent. I can teach polar and rectangular coordinates, finding roots of equations, imaginary numbers, conic sections, areas and volumes, and various equations of lines.

Trigonometry

My skills in trigonometry allow me to help get across all concepts with sine, cosine, and tangent. I'll help you child with how to use the functions, when to use the functions, how to apply the functions, and how to relate them to the unit circle. The foundation we can lay here will help serve them for any future math courses. I'm comfortable with helping kids memorize key trig functions, too, if school or parents wish it!

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Education

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education (Master's)

Awesome tutor! We have been very pleased with Josh as our physics tutor. He is responsive on email when we set up meetings, flexible with schedule and prompt. But more than that, he relates well to my son and seems to be able to get to the real issues that are causing his problems with understanding physics topics. My son always seems energized after their meetings because of the new understanding he has gained ...

— Pauline from Louisville, CO on 4/25/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 5 miles of Westminster, CO 80031.

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