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Joseph S.

Sudbury, MA

$40/hr

MIT grad - PreAlgebra thru Calculus - SAT/ACT Prep - Physics

Background check passed as of 10/10/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

MIT grad - PreAlgebra thru Calculus - SAT/ACT Prep - Physics

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A solid track record of success working with middle and high school students in math, physics and SAT/ACT prep. Focused on three questions: What the student knows? what the student does NOT know? and why? then using the answers to create a tutoring approach to match the student’s needs.


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SUMMARY of 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
* Overall, 700+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* Offering both InPerson and supplemental 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. Since 2007 in academia where I \teach and tutor mathematics at the college level; and tutor middle and high school students in mathematics, physics and SAT/ACT Prep.


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:
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.

Joseph’s Resources

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The 4th root of 16 raised to the 5 power should be looked at as   16 raised to the fractional power 5/4 or the 4th root of 16 = 2   then 2 raised to 5  - 32.

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

A solid track record of success working with middle and high school students in math, physics and SAT/ACT prep. Focused on three questions: What the student knows? what the student does NOT know? and why? then using the answers to create a tutoring approach to match the student’s needs.


***********
SUMMARY of 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
* Overall, 700+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* Offering both InPerson and supplemental 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. Since 2007 in academia where I \teach and tutor mathematics at the college level; and tutor middle and high school students in mathematics, physics and SAT/ACT Prep.


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
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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:
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.


Joseph’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Joseph. View all of Joseph’s resources

The 4th root of 16 raised to the 5 power should be looked at as   16 raised to the fractional power 5/4 or the 4th root of 16 = 2   then 2 raised to 5  - 32.


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