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University of Texas, Austin (BS)
My goal is to provide a convenient and helpful service. I usually meet with students in the comfort of their own home or a neutral place like the library in Cedar Park or Starbucks.
I'm a full time tutor committed to my students 9a-9p / 6 days a week and after 2:00 on Sundays.
I hold a Texas Teaching Certificate, in Mathematics and Composite Science, for Grades 6-12. I've held various positions in Austin area schools including Math Teacher and Science Teacher. The schools and districts I've worked with include Austin ISD, Leander ISD and University Charter Schools.
I have an Associates Degree from Austin Community College (ACC) and a BS from the University of Texas (UT). At ACC I was primarily interested in oracle database. At the UT my interest was primarily Nutritional Biochemistry.
I started tutoring mathematics for the first time as a service of the National High School Honor Society at Westlake High School (back in 1985). I became interested in teaching mathematics professionally in 1994. At that time I was working as the Physics teacher at Crockett High School/Austin ISD and had an opportunity to teach computer math and so become certified in mathematics. Over time my academic interests changed from science to technology to mathematics. After three years of working as a part time WyzAnt math tutor, I quit my job as a technology teacher with Bits, Bytes and Bots and started working full time with WyzAnt math students.
I have not entirely left behind my interest in chemistry and physics. Every chapter in Physics is filled with mathematical challenges and understanding how to balance an equation, determine a molecular formula, percent yield or just convert units can be a challenge because many chemistry and physics students struggle to understand mathematical relationships in science. It is therefore my pleasure to help my math students with their chemistry and physics. My goal is to provide a convenient and helpful service. I usually meet with students in the comfort of their own home or a neutral place like the library in Cedar Park or Starbucks.
I'm a full time tutor committed to my students 9a-9p / 6 days a week and after 2:00 on Sundays.
I hold a Texas Teaching Certificate, in Read more
As a distance learner this year, my son struggled with his Algebra lessons and it was quickly becoming clear he wasn't going to make the grade. After researching tutors for several hours it was Joe to the rescue! Joe came right out to the house and sat next to my son as he did his lessons. He quickly identified my son's learning style and broke down the material in such a way that my son could more readily absorb it. My son is back to all A's and will be completing his Algebra course a full 2 months early!
After struggling for 2 years with Algebra, my daughter finally "gets it" with the help from Joe. He is wonderful and we could not be happier. Best decision we made finding Joe.
Joe has been working with my son since the beginning of the school year and has done a great job! Joe is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. Most important he is able to explain math to my son so he actually understands what he is doing. In a short period of time Joe was able to evaluate my son's strengths and weakness. Joe is always wiling to answer questions as well as provide explanations with correct steps.
Joe did a great job explaining the math concepts to my son to get him ready for an upcoming quiz.
Joseph is an awesome tutor. His is patient, but makes sure our son understands the lesson and what is behind the work- showing your work correctly vs. doing it in your head, which can sometimes lead to mistakes.
My son had taken Algebra I through a distance learning program and ended up with gaps in his knowledge and comprehension, which affected his subsequent math performance upon returning to public school. Joe worked with him to repeat the entire Algebra I curriculum over the summer. Joe proved to be patient, knowledgeable, and creative in his teaching approach. He filled in the gaps, ensured that my son really comprehended Algebra I completely, and restored his confidence in his ability to do math. My son is now at the top of his Algebra II class and we're continuing tutoring with Joe to stay ahead of the curve.
Joseph was very impressive. He came over with materials and a previous year STARR math test and a great strategy on how to get my daughter ready for the STARR math test! Very smart guy! Really appreciate him!
It has been amazing to see my daughter grow these last few weeks. With every lesson her confidence and math skills improve. I thank Joe for all his help. He is a great teacher and mentor.
My daughter was struggling in Algebra 2. We asked Joe to help prepare her for her final exam. We were just notified that with her 5 points of extra credit, she made a 103 on her final. We're thrilled with this result. Thanks Joe.
Joe is a fantastic math tutor. He is patient, knowledgeable, and articulate. He is also very helpful when working around occasional schedule conflicts. I can't recommend Joe enough.
Our daughter was struggling with some concepts in calculus, and we were watching her grade fall. We were glad to find Joseph to tutor her. Joseph is fast in his response to emails and is always eager to help the student learn the concepts that they are having trouble with. He is very punctual and dedicated to the student's success. Our daughter now has an A in calculus. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Joseph!
Very professional. Flexible and available when appointment times need to shift. Explains lesson well and goes over concepts as often as needed.
Joe is always accommodating to our son's schedule. He is patient and thorough with his instruction. We are extremely pleased with his work and most importantly our son likes working with Joe too.
I recently hired Joseph to tutor my daughter in Pre-AP Calculus as she was having trouble in there. Joseph did 2 tutoring sessions with her and she ended up doing very well on her tests and picked up her grade in the class by 7 points! I have now hired him on a weekly basis to help my daughter so that she will not fall behind. He is very patient and really knows how to connect well with my daughter. I would highly recommend him!
My daughter was really struggling in Pre-AP Geometry. The tutoring offered by her school was not helping and she was in real danger of failing the grading period. With her test less than a week away, we contacted Joseph in a panic. We had called on a Wednesday and he squeezed her in on Friday. He made progress in that first hour. He was patient and encouraging. With her test on Monday, he offered to come again on Sunday to work with her. My daughter felt much more confident going into the test. Thanks to Joseph, she not only showed significant improvement on the test, she passed the grading period.
We are truly grateful for Joseph's efforts and will not hesitate to contact him again should the need arise.
Joseph was very easy to reach by phone and email, and was extremely knowledgeable in the subject of Pre-Calculus. He helped my son handily pass his Pre-Calculus Exam for acceleration. He was always well prepared for every session, and made my son zip through what usually is a tough subject to get through. His extensive understanding of the subject allowed him to clearly show my son how to work problems and understand Pre-Calculus concepts. He promptly provides reviews of each session via email, which let me know how my son was progressing. Joseph was definitely a great success with my son. I highly recommend him due to his organized planning and thorough knowledge of mathematics.
Mr. B. is a very patient and excellent math tutor. After my student's tutoring session with him, he made 100% on the next algebra quiz.
Joe has helped my son so much with his Algebra 2, by his patience and ability to to make the material understandable. He has also "filled in holes" that he had from Algebra 1. My son says, " He knows what he's doing!" What a relief! Thank you, Joe.
I was very impressed by the knowledge and friendliness of Joe. Joe has done a fantastic job in finding out my son struggle points and weak areas in Math. He was able to do all of the Math problems easily and explain them in a way that my son got them a lot faster. My son improved a lot in Algebra and started to like it. Definitely I will be recommending Joe to anyone struggles with Math.
What a great tutor so far! So I am currently taking business calculus 2 online (at UT) and I have basically decided after a few sessions that Mr. Joe is the right man to take me through this entire class. Needless to say I have a large amount of confidence in him. At the beginning of every session he has came extremely well prepared with obvious time spent before the session. As well as being extremely knowledgeable he is very patient and always willing to do whatever I want to go over. He truly has the students interests as his number one priority. Great guy I highly recommend him.
(To give myself authority, I am a UT student and I have seen a good number of tutors. Mr. Joe is the best experience, by far, I have ever had with a tutor.)
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I have a Texas Teaching Certificate in Math. Grades 6-12.
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