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Joseph J.

I specialize in tutoring math.

Hampton, VA (23669)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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I have earned a BS in Computer Science, with a very strong math minor. It would have been a double major, but third-year theoretical math stopped being fun. However, math up to and including first year calculus was both straightforward and mostly fun. Since graduation, I have worked with computers, systems administration and programming, but I have lost none of the math I learned as high as high school algebra and geometry and basic calculus.

I enjoy teaching and explaining many things to individuals and small groups, although my tutoring experience is somewhat limited. I can communicate in different styles with different people, based on how I see they can learn most effectively. Seeing the "Aha!" expression when a student has grasped a topic, especially when he or she has been frustrated, is one of my greatest rewards. Especially in math, I believe that many people find it difficult because somebody told them that math was difficult (and they believed that), or because they missed one step along the way, and everything thereafter was impenetrable.

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Joseph’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C, C#, C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Fortran, General Computer, Java, Linux, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), UNIX
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
General Music, Music Theory, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting, Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST, CLAST, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SOL, SSAT, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, C++, Economics, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Statistics

C++

I have programmed in C, C++, and C#, as well as other languages, probably 15 years in total. My debugging skills are very good, and I can help others design algorithms and implement them in code.

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy explaining things, with alternate wording or concepts or approaches if necessary. I have taught small groups of elementary students in various subjects and settings, and I have worked with individuals. I patiently reinforce and remind students about what we've covered, emphasizing being careful when reading (for accuracy and comprehension) and when working arithmetic problems (to avoid careless mistakes).

Praxis

My math background and knowledge are more than sufficient for that portion of the exam, as evidenced by my scores on the WyzAnt math tests. I have no problem with reading comprehension (literal and inferential), as shown by my performance on the reading/understanding/comprehension tests for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, and GED exams. I am adequately proficient in writing, although I have no recent quantification of that skill.

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Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Computer Science)

Knows his Statistics He was sick but took the time to help me understand some concepts of the statistics lessons. Very Patient and pleasant. He demonstrated a great understanding of the subject at hand. ...

— Joan from Hampton, VA on 4/4/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 30 miles of Hampton, VA 23669.

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