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Joel J.

New City, NY

$54/hr

Regents Earth Science, Astronomy and Physical Science Tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/27/14

Regents Earth Science, Astronomy and Physical Science Tutor

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I've been teaching New York City high school students for the past 10 years. The population that I've been working with has been challenging. As a result however, I've developed several strategies to reach different type of learners. By relating topics that I'm teaching to things that are familiar to students' day-to-day experiences, I'm able to communicate complex aspects of many scientific topics. Given one-on-one time with any student, I can communicate the things he or she needs to understand for their coursework as long as they are willing to do their part as a student and work as well. As of this year, from the joint effort between the student and myself, I have a 100% pass rate with my tutoring students.

"Knows His Stuff"

- Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Allison, Nyack, NY on 6/28/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Astronomy,
Biology, Geology,
Physical Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Astronomy

I've been teaching astronomy 2 of the last 3 years at the high school level. I stress the development of astronomy from ancient times up to modern times in what I call historical astronomy. After this, I go into the stars, planets, moons, galaxies and universe itself in what I call physical astronomy.

Geology

I have a BA in Geology from CUNY: Queens College. I've taught high school Regents Earth Science since 2003. From 2008 to 2011, I taught geology labs at Queens College.

Physical Science

I have a BA in Geology and have been teaching Regents Earth Science since 2003. I also taught college level geology labs from 2008-2011.

City University of New York (Queens College)
City University of New York (Queens College)
MEd

Education

City University of New York (Queens College)

City University of New York (Queens College) (MEd)

Knows His Stuff — Joel is very bright and has great expertise in the material. He has a calm approach and was able to get difficult concepts across to my son. His grade clearly improved based on these sessions. Joel was highly dependable and very responsive. He answered email/text questions very promptly and was flexible when we needed to change times. ...

— Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $54.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 25 miles of New City, NY 10956.


About Joel

I've been teaching New York City high school students for the past 10 years. The population that I've been working with has been challenging. As a result however, I've developed several strategies to reach different type of learners. By relating topics that I'm teaching to things that are familiar to students' day-to-day experiences, I'm able to communicate complex aspects of many scientific topics. Given one-on-one time with any student, I can communicate the things he or she needs to understand for their coursework as long as they are willing to do their part as a student and work as well. As of this year, from the joint effort between the student and myself, I have a 100% pass rate with my tutoring students.

Testimonials

"Knows His Stuff"

- Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Allison, Nyack, NY on 6/28/14

Education

City University of New York (Queens College)
City University of New York (Queens College)
MEd

Education

City University of New York (Queens College)

City University of New York (Queens College) (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of New City, NY 10956

Joel’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Astronomy,
Biology, Geology,
Physical Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Prealgebra

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.


Background Check Status for Joel J.

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