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Joe K.

AP Physics and Honors Physics - 20 Years in Public & Private Ed

West Chicago, IL (60185)

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Hello! You must be looking at this because you find Physics very challenging. I'd love to help! I have taught various levels of physics to public and private high school students for 20 years. On the AP Physics B exam, almost half of my students earn scores of 5, the highest score possible, while most of the other half receive scores of 4! In addition to teaching physics, I am also an instructional coach, hired to help high school science and math teachers improve their professional practice. I have four children of my own, and am currently tutoring my eldest in ACT math and science. Allow me the opportunity to help you see that physics is not only understandable, but that physics is Phun!

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Algebra 1

Though I have a Master's degree in Physics, my qualifications in Algebra include: (1) homeschooling my eldest son in algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as in ACT math, (2) working as an instructional coach for math and science teachers in a large suburban high school district, and (3) over 20 years of working with honors and AP-level Physics students, who consistently utilize Algebra and Trigonometry concepts.


I have been teaching AP Physics and Honors Physics for 20 years. For the past two years I have taught AP Physics to high school freshmen, which to my knowledge, is not done anywhere else (last year, all 7 freshmen earned scores of 4 or 5 on the exam; this year, I have 15 freshmen excelling in a class of 21 students). I have an MS in Physics Teaching, and I have been recently hired to be an instructional coach for math and science teachers in a large suburban high school district.

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Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Excellent Teacher! Joe helped our son prepare for the math portion of the ACT test. Before Joe's tutoring, our son scored a 22 and after Joe's instruction, our son scored a 26. We all really felt that Joe's help was the key to our son's math score improvement! Joe is kind, patient, and well-prepared. Excellent teacher and tutor! ...

— Pam from Winfield, IL on 8/30/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

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Joe will travel within 20 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185.

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