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Joshua A.

15 Years of Experience, and a Passion for Math!

15 Years of Experience, and a Passion for Math!

$45/hour

  • 314 hours tutoring

  • Mesa, AZ 85213

About Joshua


Bio

I have a degree in mathematics from Arizona State University. To get this degree, I had to become an expert in Calculus, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. I took 5 semesters of Calculus, the last two semesters being Advanced Calculus and Differential Equations.

The classes were difficult and challenging-- beyond what I learned in high school AP Calculus. I had to become an expert in Calc 1, 2, and 3. I also took Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equations, and many...

I have a degree in mathematics from Arizona State University. To get this degree, I had to become an expert in Calculus, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. I took 5 semesters of Calculus, the last two semesters being Advanced Calculus and Differential Equations.

The classes were difficult and challenging-- beyond what I learned in high school AP Calculus. I had to become an expert in Calc 1, 2, and 3. I also took Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equations, and many statistics classes.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for math. In elementary school, I was always a couple years ahead of my classmates. I studied math books (even in my free time) in the library that were a couple grades above me with other accelerated students in my class. From an early age, the knowledge I have acquired in mathematics is a culmination of a love of the subject and lots of hard work.
At this point I can say I've tutored hundreds of students as a private tutor. I travel to people's homes, meet at local libraries and coffee shops, and even do sessions through Skype. I've worked with middle school kids who are learning the basics of algebra for the first time. I've also helped college students taking Calculus for Business and Economics. I enjoy helping people who feel that math is impossible, and guide them to a place of understanding and enlightenment.

Through patience and hard work, it can be achieved. I love seeing the "aha" moment, when the lights go on for that student. I have helped numerous students pass a math class they felt was impossible at first. I have lost track of how many students I have helped accomplish their goals, move on to the next step in their educational pursuits, or move on to their dream career, after they got their required math classes out of the way. Getting calls from students and parents, thanking me for all my help, after receiving a passing grade, is what motivates me and makes me enjoy what I do.

My specialties are Calculus, Pre Calculus, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Statistics.

To sum it up, I have an abundance of experience in tutoring, from basic math at the middle school level, to more advanced mathematics at the college level. I have an extensive array of mathematical knowledge, plus a passion for math that is rare. I'm very patient, and meet students at their current level of understanding. I have a gift for figuring out what students know and don't know, filling in the gaps, and building a strong base of understanding. I regularly hear from my students, "Why doesn't my teacher explain it this way in class???" Or, "Wow, that totally makes sense now. I wish my teacher had explained it that way."

I promise to be enthusiastic and highly motivated to help you understand and achieve success in your class! I don't want you to just barely pass with a "C." I want you to develop such a great understanding of the subject, that going into your final you have the confidence to shoot for an "A!" Once you start understanding topics more and more, math becomes fun.


Education

Arizona State University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $45 for in-person / $45 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Mesa, AZ 85213
  • Background check passed on 6/26/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in mathematics from ASU which required mastering algebra. I passed linear algebra, abstract algebra, and several advanced calculus classes that went far above and beyond basic algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To get my degree in mathematics I had to take many algebra classes. Along the way I learned a lot of tricks and techniques to solve word problems and graph equations quickly and efficiently. I have over 10 years experience tutoring high school and college level algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a degree in mathematics which required many calculus classes. I've been tutoring calculus for over 10 years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in high school, and in college too several "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" classes. I've been tutoring high school geometry for over ten years now, and have lots of experience with properties of geometric figures as well as writing proofs.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took Precalculus in high school and finished up with Advanced Calculus in college.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in mathematics from ASU which required mastering algebra. I passed linear algebra, abstract algebra, and several advanced calculus classes that went far above and beyond basic algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To get my degree in mathematics I had to take many algebra classes. Along the way I learned a lot of tricks and techniques to solve word problems and graph equations quickly and efficiently. I have over 10 years experience tutoring high school and college level algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a degree in mathematics which required many calculus classes. I've been tutoring calculus for over 10 years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in high school, and in college too several "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" classes. I've been tutoring high school geometry for over ten years now, and have lots of experience with properties of geometric figures as well as writing proofs.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took Precalculus in high school and finished up with Advanced Calculus in college.
ACT Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in mathematics from ASU which required mastering algebra. I passed linear algebra, abstract algebra, and several advanced calculus classes that went far above and beyond basic algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To get my degree in mathematics I had to take many algebra classes. Along the way I learned a lot of tricks and techniques to solve word problems and graph equations quickly and efficiently. I have over 10 years experience tutoring high school and college level algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a degree in mathematics which required many calculus classes. I've been tutoring calculus for over 10 years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in high school, and in college too several "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" classes. I've been tutoring high school geometry for over ten years now, and have lots of experience with properties of geometric figures as well as writing proofs.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took Precalculus in high school and finished up with Advanced Calculus in college.
Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a degree in mathematics from ASU which required mastering algebra. I passed linear algebra, abstract algebra, and several advanced calculus classes that went far above and beyond basic algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To get my degree in mathematics I had to take many algebra classes. Along the way I learned a lot of tricks and techniques to solve word problems and graph equations quickly and efficiently. I have over 10 years experience tutoring high school and college level algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a degree in mathematics which required many calculus classes. I've been tutoring calculus for over 10 years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took geometry in high school, and in college too several "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" classes. I've been tutoring high school geometry for over ten years now, and have lots of experience with properties of geometric figures as well as writing proofs.
GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent tutor, very patient

I would highly recommend Joshua as a math tutor. He is very patient and is great at explaining the concepts so you can understand. He has a very flexible schedule so it's been very easy to schedule appointments with him.

Aidan, 35 lessons with Joshua

Great with kids, efficient and very knowledgeable

So far Josh has been able to fill in gaps for both of my sons. He is easy going yet efficient. He is able to explain things in terms that make sense to kids. My kids love working with Josh!

Nicole, 3 lessons with Joshua

Taught me a Math Trick in a manner of minutes

I am taking an Algebra Class. (First in 33 years). I am very frustrated, but Joshua gave me a sense of calmness and showed me a relatively easy trick for multiplying polynomials. Patient with people who are slower in Math.

Jeffrey, 12 lessons with Joshua

Great tutor

Joshua helped both of my boys, one with geometry and one with Algebra 1. He was punctual, confident and easy to talk to. Both of my boys had good experiences with him. I would recommend Joshua.

Susan, 3 lessons with Joshua

Helpful and knowledgeable

Joshua taught me different methods on how to factor or solve an equation. He also helped me understand my homework. I would highly recommend him to friends and family

Samantha, 4 lessons with Joshua

Great calc tutor

Great tutor! Joshua helps solve problems by going through each one step by step. If you don’t understand, he’ll make sure you do.

Isabelle, 15 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Joshua is helping me with my math portion of ACT and he is very knowledgeable and very easy to learn from. He is also very patient with you and helps you work through every step of the problem.

Haiden, 3 lessons with Joshua

Great tutor

Joshua is very knowledgeable and he is able to explain the subject in a manner that is easy to understand. He is just what we were looking for. Joshua is very flexible with time and locations as well, which helps a lot to set up a session.

Kathrin, 16 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable tutor and more

My teenage son doesn't always give me a lot of feedback. Today he said Joshua cleared up a lot of confusion and he learned a lot. He also scored 10 points higher on his last calculus test. I'd say Joshua knows what he's doing and he can teach a moody teenager. What more can anyone ask for?

Monique, 5 lessons with Joshua
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