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Joseph B.

Electrical Engineer for Physics, Statistics and other Math Tutoring

West Nyack, NY (10994)

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I'm a lead hardware design engineer of printed circuit boards and complex systems for electrical test equipment. The designs we make are cutting edge and used by the largest communications companies in the world. I chose engineering because I love math and designing complex (and thus interesting) systems. My solid foundation in physics and math and the critical thinking skills I've developed help me convey seemingly complicated subjects clearly and concisely to my clients.

My tutoring experience includes math from Algebra II through Calculus III, programming in both Python and MATLAB (and other basic languages or introductions to OOP), Electrical Engineering, and all levels of physics (from basic high school/Regents level to Physics 3 (quantum) and applied semiconductor device physics.) I have also tutored graduate level statistics. Additionally, I've assisted students with SAT Math test strategies to achieve scores in the 90th percentile and above. I'm personable and patient and have a strong desire (and tutoring skill set) to help my students to master the material and get the most out of our tutoring sessions. (Also, I'm really friendly!)

I'm available after 7pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends if we work it out in advance. (Usually Sunday night isn't a problem.) My preferred locations are the public libraries in Spring Valley and Nyack or somewhere in the middle. Meeting at my house is ok too. If the student is in highschool or below, a guardian must be present (on the couch reading or watching TV.) I can also come to you.

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Joseph’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Economics, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Computer Engineering, General Computer, HTML, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Python
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
SAT Reading, Writing


A firm understanding of Calc I, II, and III are necessary for applications across many fields, including engineering.

I can help you resolve any confusion by reinforcing the basics as well as any other calculus-tricks necessary to complete problems quickly and correctly. Then, I can help you with strategies to see if the answers are reasonable.


I took an undergraduate Chemistry course during my engineering degree. I can help a struggling high school student and assist in the first Chemistry college course. If you have same confusion, please feel free to schedule a time for us to work on the problems together.

Computer Engineering

My curriculum at Lehigh University was set in place by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Until Junior year, the Electrical Engineers (my degree) have a big overlap with Computer Engineers. In my senior year and graduate school, I continued taking courses which could have qualified me for a computer engineering or electrical engineering degree. My graduate work in signal processing further cemented my knowledge in the subject.

Differential Equations

My engineering background required courses in differential equations for the core curriculum. I am proficient in diff eq., especially on an elementary level or one needed for the core engineering disciplines.


One class away from an economics minor, I studied both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and have a working knowledge of money and banking from both course work and personal investment experience. I enjoy economics and can help you understand and remember the material.

Electrical Engineering

I have a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. My day to day job is designing, testing, and supporting the high-bandwidth oscilloscopes used for testing and measuring electronics. I'm a good engineer, and understand the core of the material, both theoretical and practical.

If you'd like tutoring in electrical engineering for your coursework, I can help you.

If you're a hobbyist (or would like to be) I can help you learn the tools and applications to make real designs that are innovative and enriching.


Proofs, triangles, and shapes. They don't have to be confusing. I can help you with silly ways to remember the basics and logically reason out proofs. The applications of even just basic geometry are vast, but I can help you understand why you might care about the area of a rhombus and the various types of triangles.

Linear Algebra

Linear algebra was a core course within the engineering curriculum. Within my area of expertise (signal processing), it's a core element. Signal processing requires "linear" and "time invariant" systems, which means that by the end of my studies I was very familiar with linear algebra and its applications.


My research in grad school heavily relied on MATLAB simulations. I am proficient at coding in MATLAB. Especially with the Signal Processing tool boxes. I've also used MATLAB while controlling mobile robotics through LIDAR.

Mechanical Engineering

My mechanical engineering experience includes real world mechanical design of electrical connectors and other hardware pieces. During school I studied thermodynamics, control theory, and mobile robotics (for those geared towards mechatronics.) Additionally, I have an extremely strong math/electronic signals background to help mechanical engineers understand "mechanical vibrations".


I love physics. During my studies, I took over a dozen physics-based courses at both the undergraduate and graduate (more relating to Quantum & semiconductors) level. I have tutored peers and clients in basic kinematics, thermodynamics, and electricity and magnetism. I really do look forward to helping future students with physics.


I code in Python at work as necessary to aid in high performance electronic designs. I have a solid object-oriented background and was able to easily pick up Python and make use of it. I can help a novice or intermediate programmer to begin to make useful programs in python.

SAT Math

With a SAT Math score in the 98th percentile, I can help you move your scores up. Doing well on the SAT is almost as much about time management as knowing the material.

Together we can work on test strategies, drill the problems you are struggling with, and make sure that you have the Math test score necessary to get into the school of your choice.


I played from 5th grade -> Senior year of college in classical and jazz bands every year. I continued playing in small groups and private venues. I have previously given lessons for beginners in jazz and classical.


With a firm grasp of the core concepts from multiple statistics classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, I can help you sort out any confusion with statistics. Practice problems, real world examples, and mneomics are in my set of tools to help you master statistics.

Whether you're working in sampling, distribution derivations, or just remembering what combinations and permutations are, together we can cement the information into your head.


Trigonometry is the study of triangles. However, there are many more tools to learn to solidify the material in your head.

Whether you're struggling with the trig identities or finding out the angles when only the lengths are given, I can show you the proofs (broken down) so that the "hand waving" becomes that basis of your understanding.

I can then solidify your understanding by showing you real world problems in both physics and engineering.

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Lehigh University (Electrical Engineer)

Lehigh University (Master's)

Great tutor! Expert in Matlab Joseph is tutoring my son who just completed his freshman year in engineering and who needed extra tutoring in Matlab. Joseph knows Matlab extremely well and is highly effective at identifying knowledge gaps and coming up with programming challenges that are helping my son learn how to use Matlab to answer complex math-based questions. Joseph is also very responsible and punctual and has great int ...

— David from New Rochelle, NY on 7/6/14);

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