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Jozef S.

Mathematics and Physics

Sudbury, MA (01776)

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SUMMARY of TUTORING QUALIFICATIONS
* 9 years tutoring grades 8-12 in math and physics
* 7 years of teaching math and tutoring math and physics at the college level
* 400+ hours of high school and college tutoring in math and physics
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award in Math
* Received 2 grants to develop Internet-based, live Tutoring process
* Early adopter of technology in support of a student's learning process.

In addition, I have
* Masters degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering
* 40 years in high-tech engineering, management and consulting
* 2nd Master's from NYU/Bell Telephone Labs (CDTP)
* Awarded 9 patents

SUBJECTS TAUGHT AND TUTORED
* Mathematics including: Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry
* Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
* Mathematics for Automotive Technology students
* Mathematics for Nursing students
* Precalculus
* Algebra
* Calculus 1,2 and 3
* Differential Equations
* High school physics
* Introductory and Intermediate college Physics

TEACHING and TUTORING BACKGROUND
* Since 2007, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics in all levels of mathematics at MassBay Community College, Framingham State University and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

* Developed four special Math Tutoring programs for AutoTech, BioTech, Physics and Athletes that was the foundation of a live, Internet-based summer program in Remedial Mathematics.

* Recipient of two Title III grants to develop on-line tutoring - "Virtual Tutoring:; and to incorporate SOCRATIVE.com for the use in a "flipped classroom" environment and as a complement for tutoring where I could give "pop quizzes" to my students between face-to-face sessions.

* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.

* Implemented on-line, live Internet-based tutoring process for in-incoming freshman to prepare them to take the Accuplacer test.

* An early adopter of Pearson's MyMathLab and McGraw-Hill's ALEKS computer-based programs, Socrative to support a flipped-classroom paradigm and the use of Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha programs 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 knew how tough it was to learn math.


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.

Both experiences have contributed to my understanding that, although math has been a painful barrier to success to many students, these students can become math-competent given their commitment to try coupled with a supportive tutoring /mentoring environment.

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.

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Jozef’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

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.

The course I teach is intended for students majoring in engineering and the physical sciences and parallels a course in Differential Equations at a four-year college or university. The course covers: classification /solutions to homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations/systems; autonomous equations/systems, and linear and nonlinear equations/systems; using standard methods such as separation of variables; integrating factors, exact equations and substitution methods; solving second and higher order equations using reduction of order, undetermined coefficients; and variation of parameters; solve systems of equations and use eigenvalues / eigenvectors to analyze the behavior / phase portrait of the system; use of Laplace transforms to solve initial value problems; and solve boundary value problems and relate the solution to the Fourier series.

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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 from Sudbury, MA on 12/12/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled less than 24 hours of the scheduled time, an additional charge of 50% may be made.

Travel policy

Jozef will travel within 15 miles of Sudbury, MA 01776.

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