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Joseph S.

Sudbury, MA

$40/hr

MIT grad - Basic MATH thru Calculus - SAT/ACT Prep - Physics

Background check passed as of 10/10/14
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MIT grad - Basic MATH thru Calculus - SAT/ACT Prep - Physics

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MIT grad with 700+ hours tutoring Basic Math thru Calculus, SAT/ACT Prep and Physics.
Offering both InPerson and supplemental OnLine tutoring.

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SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS
* "focused on learning the right process - not just getting the right answer"
* 9 years tutoring grades 8-12 in math and physics
* 7 years of teaching math and tutoring math and physics at the college level
* Overall, 700+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* Offering both face-to-face and Online tutoring
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award in Math
* Use of technology to reinforce the student’s self-learning process


EDUCATION
* Masters degree from MIT
* 2nd Master's from NYU/Bell Telephone Labs (CDTP)
* Additional courses in mathematics at University of Pennsylvania


TUTORED SUBJECTS
* SAT/ACT preparation
* Accuplacer Placement Test preparation
* Basic Mathematics
* Developmental Math
* Math for Elementary School Teachers, Nurses and Auto Technicians
* Geometry and Trigonometry
* Algebra
* Precalculus
* Calculus 1, 2 and 3
* Differential Equations
* High school physics
* Introductory and Intermediate college Physics


ACOMPLISHMENTS
* 40 years in high-tech engineering, management and consulting;

* Since 2007, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at MassBay Community College, Framingham State University and Wentworth Institute of Technology;

* Developed four (4) special Math Tutoring programs for AutoTech, BioTech, Physics and Athletes that became the foundation of an Internet-based summer program in Basic and Refreshing Mathematics;

* Recipient of two Title III grants to develop online tutoring; and to incorporate SOCRATIVE.com for the use in a "flipped classroom" environment;

* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching in FY2014;

* In conjunction with three other Adjunct Professors and three Peer Tutors and the college's CIO implemented and delivered an online, live Internet-based tutoring program for in-coming freshman to prepare them to take the Accuplacer Placement test. Involved some 70 students who could not come to campus to obtain this type of tutoring.

* An early adopter of:
... Pearson's MyMathLab and McGraw-Hill's ALEKS computer-based programs;
... Socrative.com in support of a flipped-classroom paradigm;
... Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha to support students studying Pre Calculus and above;

* Developed and implemented a revision of MassBay's Calculus 1, 2 & 3 and Differential Equations courses under the auspices of the "best practices" of Calculus Reform;

* Provided pro-bono tutoring to METCO students at Lincoln-Sudbury High School;

* Tutored a high school student for a year in math, a subject twice failed and a requirement for graduation. He went on to college and became a highly respected, remedial math teacher - "he had walked in their shoes".


MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY BASED ON A BLEND OF TWO EXPERIENCES

The first, a proud career as an engineer, executive, and consultant in high tech where fluency in the language of mathematics is fundamental to success; and subsequently in academia where I now teach and tutor mathematics at both a 2-year and 4-year college level.


WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT OF ME
* Approach mathematics from an application perspective;
* Treat mathematics as a language--"Mathish;"
* To be challenged to think in every class;
* A Socratic style of interaction;
* Support via the Internet, email, phone;
* High expectations of them to perform;
* Incorporate humor as a part of the learning process;
* My reward is their success.

Testimonials

"Knows His Stuff"

- Allan, Sudbury, MA on 12/12/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Nursing, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Differential Equations

I have a Master’s Degree from MIT with 40 years of high-tech experience as a practicing electrical engineering; and have taught/tutored Differential Equations at the college level.

University of Del
electrical eng'g
MIT
Master's
New York University / Bell Telephone Labratories
Master's

Education

University of Del (electrical eng'g)

MIT (Master's)

New York University / Bell Telephone Labratories (Master's)

Knows His Stuff — This man knows his stuff and knows how to teach. We will be back. He had great study and test tips. ...

— Allan, Sudbury, MA on 12/12/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 10 miles of Sudbury, MA 01776.


About Joseph

MIT grad with 700+ hours tutoring Basic Math thru Calculus, SAT/ACT Prep and Physics.
Offering both InPerson and supplemental OnLine tutoring.

***********
SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS
* "focused on learning the right process - not just getting the right answer"
* 9 years tutoring grades 8-12 in math and physics
* 7 years of teaching math and tutoring math and physics at the college level
* Overall, 700+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* Offering both face-to-face and Online tutoring
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award in Math
* Use of technology to reinforce the student’s self-learning process


EDUCATION
* Masters degree from MIT
* 2nd Master's from NYU/Bell Telephone Labs (CDTP)
* Additional courses in mathematics at University of Pennsylvania


TUTORED SUBJECTS
* SAT/ACT preparation
* Accuplacer Placement Test preparation
* Basic Mathematics
* Developmental Math
* Math for Elementary School Teachers, Nurses and Auto Technicians
* Geometry and Trigonometry
* Algebra
* Precalculus
* Calculus 1, 2 and 3
* Differential Equations
* High school physics
* Introductory and Intermediate college Physics


ACOMPLISHMENTS
* 40 years in high-tech engineering, management and consulting;

* Since 2007, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at MassBay Community College, Framingham State University and Wentworth Institute of Technology;

* Developed four (4) special Math Tutoring programs for AutoTech, BioTech, Physics and Athletes that became the foundation of an Internet-based summer program in Basic and Refreshing Mathematics;

* Recipient of two Title III grants to develop online tutoring; and to incorporate SOCRATIVE.com for the use in a "flipped classroom" environment;

* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching in FY2014;

* In conjunction with three other Adjunct Professors and three Peer Tutors and the college's CIO implemented and delivered an online, live Internet-based tutoring program for in-coming freshman to prepare them to take the Accuplacer Placement test. Involved some 70 students who could not come to campus to obtain this type of tutoring.

* An early adopter of:
... Pearson's MyMathLab and McGraw-Hill's ALEKS computer-based programs;
... Socrative.com in support of a flipped-classroom paradigm;
... Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha to support students studying Pre Calculus and above;

* Developed and implemented a revision of MassBay's Calculus 1, 2 & 3 and Differential Equations courses under the auspices of the "best practices" of Calculus Reform;

* Provided pro-bono tutoring to METCO students at Lincoln-Sudbury High School;

* Tutored a high school student for a year in math, a subject twice failed and a requirement for graduation. He went on to college and became a highly respected, remedial math teacher - "he had walked in their shoes".


MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY BASED ON A BLEND OF TWO EXPERIENCES

The first, a proud career as an engineer, executive, and consultant in high tech where fluency in the language of mathematics is fundamental to success; and subsequently in academia where I now teach and tutor mathematics at both a 2-year and 4-year college level.


WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT OF ME
* Approach mathematics from an application perspective;
* Treat mathematics as a language--"Mathish;"
* To be challenged to think in every class;
* A Socratic style of interaction;
* Support via the Internet, email, phone;
* High expectations of them to perform;
* Incorporate humor as a part of the learning process;
* My reward is their success.

Testimonials

"Knows His Stuff"

- Allan, Sudbury, MA on 12/12/12

Education

University of Del
electrical eng'g
MIT
Master's
New York University / Bell Telephone Labratories
Master's

Education

University of Del (electrical eng'g)

MIT (Master's)

New York University / Bell Telephone Labratories (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sudbury, MA 01776

Joseph’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Nursing, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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