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Jozef S.

Mathematics and Physics

Sudbury, MA (01776)

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* 9 years tutoring students in grades 8-12 in math and physics
* 200+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* 7 years teaching at the college level in math
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award in Math
* 2 grants to develop Internet-based, live Tutoring
* 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

* Developmental Mathematics including: Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry
* Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
* Mathematics for students majoring in Automotive Technology
* PreCalculus
* Algebra
* Calculus 1,2 and 3
* Differential Equations
* High school physics
* Introductory and Intermediate College Physics

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

* Developed 4 special Math Tutoring programs for AutoTech, BioTech, Physics and Athletes that was the foundation of a live, Internet-based summer program in Developmental Math.

* Recipient of two Title III grants to develop on-line tutoring - Virtual Tutoring; and to incorporate for the classroom and tutoring.

* 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 in Quick Quizzes in class and the use of Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha programs.

* 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.

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.

* 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- 7 days a week;
* 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

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

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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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: $40.00

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.

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Jozef will travel within 20 miles of Sudbury, MA 01776.

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