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Joe P.

Severna Park, MD

$60/hr

Experienced Calculus Instructor

Background check passed as of 1/21/14
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Experienced Calculus Instructor

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I previously taught at the United States Naval Academy from Jan 2009 to Dec 2012 as an Adjunct Instructor/Tutor teaching Calculus I and tutoring Pre-Calc, Calc I, Calc II, Statics, and the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB - a standardized test required for those who want to fly in the Navy/Marine Corps). My last assignment in the Navy before retiring in 2009 was as the Director of Professional Tutoring at the United States Naval Academy, where I supervised 8 Masters/PhD level tutors, taught Learning Skills (Time Management, Note Taking, Test Taking, etc.), and tutored Calc I, Statics and the ASTB. Additionally, I coached high school volleyball for 10 years in Anne Arundel County, and tutored some of my players over the years in Algebra II, Pre-Calc, and Calculus.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Ricquel, Severna Park, MD on 6/16/14

"Awesome!"

- Wendy, Millersville, MD on 9/12/13

"Joe P is an amazing tutor"

- Cody, Glen Burnie, MD on 7/27/13

"Gets a lot accomplished!"

- Kim, Severna Park, MD on 5/24/13

"Joe's an exceptionally gifted tutor!"

- Tom, Upper Marlboro, MD on 1/26/13

"Great Results!"

- Melanie, Severna Park, MD on 11/9/12

"Good tutor"

- Kim, Millersville, MD on 10/25/12

"What a difference a great tutor makes!"

- Jamie, Crownsville, MD on 3/15/12

"Excellent, very clear explanations"

- Sandra, Millersville, MD on 2/29/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Finance, GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ASVAB

I am familiar with both the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB). The ASVAB is used by all of the military services to qualify for enlisted positions, while the ASTB is used by the Navy for officer programs and the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard for officer flight programs.

I took the ASVAB when I was in 10th grade and received scores (in percentile) of Verbal-96, Math-97, Perceptual Speed-22 (I was a slow reader), Mechanical-98, Trade Technical-87, and Academic Ability-98.

I tutor the ASTB at the United States Naval Academy. In March 2010, I was hired by Barron's Educational Series as an Independent Contractor to review their Military Flight Aptitude Tests book for a future edition.

Calculus

I taught as an Adjunct Instructor at the United States Naval Academy teaching Calculus 1. I was also employed by the Naval Academy as a tutor for Precalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BS in General Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. I passed the Maryland Engineer in Training (EIT) exam. I currently tutor Statics at the Naval Academy.

Study Skills

For two years I worked in the Center for Academic Excellence at the United States Naval Academy. During part of that time that time, I was a Learning Skills Instructor and taught topics such as Time Management, Note Taking, Effective Reading, and Test Taking.

Volleyball

I am an experienced volleyball coach, having coached high school volleyball for 9 years, 4 years as the Varsity Asst Coach and 5 years as the JV Head Coach. I also coached club volleyball for two years for the 16 and under team of the BAVA club. I have been affiliated with both the Men's and Women's Naval Academy Volleyball teams and worked the Naval Academy Volleyball Camp for 3 years. I played volleyball competitively for 20 years, both indoor and sand.

Joe’s Resources

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Since we know the midpoint is equidistant from the two endpoints, we know that the x value of one of the endpoints will be a certain distance to the right of (2,6) and the other endpoint will be the same distance to the left of it.  The same applies for the y direction, one will be a certain...

First step is to factor out the x.  So now P(x) = x(x3 - 2x2 - 13x -10)   One method to factor this is to look at the constant, in this case the -10 and think of all of the factors that could multiply to equal it.  In this case that would include +/- 1, +/- 2, +/-...

There are two ways to attack this problem.  One is to try and find out the maximum price possible per chair and see if our price per chair is under that.  The other is to calculate the overall cost using our price per chair and see if that is under our budget.   Since you...

United States Naval Academy
General Engineering
Loyola College in Maryland
Master's

Education

United States Naval Academy (General Engineering)

Loyola College in Maryland (Master's)

Great Tutor! — Joe P. is a great tutor! My daughter was having major trouble in her AP Calculus class and we searched several places for a tutor. We discovered WyzAnt and fortunately Joe. He was patient, easy to understand and great with explaining the concepts. Joe was very reliable and dedicated, meeting with her even on the snowy days this past winter. Each marking period her grades improved and she completed ...

— Ricquel, Severna Park, MD on 6/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 0 miles of Severna Park, MD 21146.


About Joe

I previously taught at the United States Naval Academy from Jan 2009 to Dec 2012 as an Adjunct Instructor/Tutor teaching Calculus I and tutoring Pre-Calc, Calc I, Calc II, Statics, and the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB - a standardized test required for those who want to fly in the Navy/Marine Corps). My last assignment in the Navy before retiring in 2009 was as the Director of Professional Tutoring at the United States Naval Academy, where I supervised 8 Masters/PhD level tutors, taught Learning Skills (Time Management, Note Taking, Test Taking, etc.), and tutored Calc I, Statics and the ASTB. Additionally, I coached high school volleyball for 10 years in Anne Arundel County, and tutored some of my players over the years in Algebra II, Pre-Calc, and Calculus.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Ricquel, Severna Park, MD on 6/16/14

"Awesome!"

- Wendy, Millersville, MD on 9/12/13

"Joe P is an amazing tutor"

- Cody, Glen Burnie, MD on 7/27/13

"Gets a lot accomplished!"

- Kim, Severna Park, MD on 5/24/13

"Joe's an exceptionally gifted tutor!"

- Tom, Upper Marlboro, MD on 1/26/13

"Great Results!"

- Melanie, Severna Park, MD on 11/9/12

"Good tutor"

- Kim, Millersville, MD on 10/25/12

"What a difference a great tutor makes!"

- Jamie, Crownsville, MD on 3/15/12

"Excellent, very clear explanations"

- Sandra, Millersville, MD on 2/29/12
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Education

United States Naval Academy
General Engineering
Loyola College in Maryland
Master's

Education

United States Naval Academy (General Engineering)

Loyola College in Maryland (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Severna Park, MD 21146

Joe’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Finance, GMAT

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.


Joe’s Resources

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Since we know the midpoint is equidistant from the two endpoints, we know that the x value of one of the endpoints will be a certain distance to the right of (2,6) and the other endpoint will be the same distance to the left of it.  The same applies for the y direction, one will be a certain...

First step is to factor out the x.  So now P(x) = x(x3 - 2x2 - 13x -10)   One method to factor this is to look at the constant, in this case the -10 and think of all of the factors that could multiply to equal it.  In this case that would include +/- 1, +/- 2, +/-...

There are two ways to attack this problem.  One is to try and find out the maximum price possible per chair and see if our price per chair is under that.  The other is to calculate the overall cost using our price per chair and see if that is under our budget.   Since you...


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