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Joseph M.

Philipsburg, PA

$45/hr

Enthusiastic tutor in sciences and math

Usually responds in about 3 days

Enthusiastic tutor in sciences and math

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One of my main goals as an educator is to make difficult material clear and memorable to the student. I have always believed that all academic subject matters were interesting at their core and that an educator's role is first and foremost to reveal the core of a subject matter so the student has the motivation to meet the challenges presented by the material. I have had the privilege of teaching a large number of different subjects at local community colleges and universities, including Towson, Morgan, and Johns Hopkins Universities,and Essex and Catonsville Community colleges. I believe that my enthusiasm for learning will be communicated to my pupils as a result of the tutoring they will receive from me. I have a Ph.D. and over 330 college credit hours to my name in diverse subjects.

Testimonials

"Excellent"

- Jacqueline, State College, PA on 3/5/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Biochemistry,
Biology, Botany,
Chemistry,
Genetics, Geology, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology, Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,
Economics,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Not only have I taken a number of courses in algebra at the college level, but in my employment, I have had numerous opportunities to keep my knowledge and proficiency in algebra alive. I am proficient and experienced in solving for variables in linear and quadratic equations, problem-solving techniques (including setting up equations when searching for unknowns), order of operations, elementary operations properties (e.g., associative and distributive properties), and much more.

Algebra 2

My expertise in Algebra II is not due merely to college credits earned, but is also a consequence of my being a physicist (MS), and my regular hands-on application of algebraic principles in connection with my employment.

Biochemistry

I taught biomolecules in summer sessions at Johns Hopkins University and my interests in biochemistry extend to molecular biology and physiology, as I have published in these areas. I consider my understanding and knowledge of biochemistry quite extensive. I am particularly good at analyzing biochemical structures and in the areas of biochemical pathways and enzyme kinetics.

Botany

I have had many years of experience both in the lab and academically in botany. In addition, botany was a hobby of mine, and I specialized in algae and plant physiology. I have done credited course work in botany.

Chemistry

I cover the range of basic chemistry from elementary to college-level physical chemistry and organic chemistry. My areas of special training include chemical kinetics and chemical thermodynamics (based on my graduate-level training). As a corporate scientist, I worked on numerous inventions requiring a knowledge of chemistry, and hold patents for some of my inventions.

Economics

Subjects for which I have earned college credit include: general economics, money and banking, management, marketing, accounting, comparative economic systems, statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and budiness law. I still remain active in economics and am writing a book on macroeconomics.

English

In addition to being a physicist and a biomedical researcher, I provided various editing functions to individuals and companies in improving manuscripts that included research papers, grant proposals, and other types of works. I can add that I taught expository writing for several semesters at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. I received a score of 780 (better than 99 percentile) in the Verbal section of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Organic Chemistry

As a biophysicist and molecular biologist, I am well versed in organic chemistry. I have university credit for organic chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, I did two post-docs in pharmacology, again a related subject. Chemistry as a whole is one of my strong areas.

Physics

I have my Master of Science in Applied Physics. I have specialized in thermodyamics and mechanics and have years of teaching physics at the college level under my belt. My emphasis in physics is on problem solving. I have taught elementary physics labs along with the corresponding physics courses. Among the basic physics courses I have taught are those requiring calculus, i.e., those for science and physics majors.

Precalculus

I have used precalculus extensively in my work. I appreciate the importance of being careful in calculating things, as I have learned this through experience, even recently. As a biophysicist, I had many opportunities to gain experience in this and other mathematical subjects.

Writing

My interest in writing goes back to a very early age. I have written fiction stories, scientific papers, and have been employed as both a writer and a proof-reader for years. In addition, I have taught expository writing at Towson University (Maryland) a number of times. I am very exacting in my use of words and in grammar, and I believe this benefits my pupils to an unusual extent.

University of New Orleans
Applied Physics, University of New Orleans
Master's
Biophysics, Pennsylvania State University
PhD

Education

University of New Orleans

Applied Physics, University of New Orleans (Master's)

Biophysics, Pennsylvania State University (PhD)

Excellent — Joseph has already been a great help to me. He is very intelligent and great at conveying information. He is easy to get in touch with and I highly recommend him! March 2013- Joseph has proven to be an excellent support. I have been struggling with the demands of work and school but with Joseph's support I have been able to understand more of my school expectations. Joseph is extremely intellige ...

— Jacqueline, State College, PA on 3/5/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 30 miles of Philipsburg, PA 16866.


About Joseph

One of my main goals as an educator is to make difficult material clear and memorable to the student. I have always believed that all academic subject matters were interesting at their core and that an educator's role is first and foremost to reveal the core of a subject matter so the student has the motivation to meet the challenges presented by the material. I have had the privilege of teaching a large number of different subjects at local community colleges and universities, including Towson, Morgan, and Johns Hopkins Universities,and Essex and Catonsville Community colleges. I believe that my enthusiasm for learning will be communicated to my pupils as a result of the tutoring they will receive from me. I have a Ph.D. and over 330 college credit hours to my name in diverse subjects.

Testimonials

"Excellent"

- Jacqueline, State College, PA on 3/5/13
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Education

University of New Orleans
Applied Physics, University of New Orleans
Master's
Biophysics, Pennsylvania State University
PhD

Education

University of New Orleans

Applied Physics, University of New Orleans (Master's)

Biophysics, Pennsylvania State University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Philipsburg, PA 16866

Joseph’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Biochemistry,
Biology, Botany,
Chemistry,
Genetics, Geology, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology, Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,
Economics,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Corporate Training:
Economics,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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.


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