Joseph B.

Costa Mesa, CA


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UCI (psychology)

NAtional (Master's)

About Joseph

Hi parents and students,

My name is Joseph. I have been working as a special Education teacher for the last 12 years. My B.S. is in psychology from UCI and I have a Master's in school counseling. I really enjoy working one on one with students. Sometimes those opportunities are lost in the classroom setting and I feel I have a wealth of experience/knowledge that I would like to share. I feel so rewarded to spend quality time with my students that I sometimes forget that I also get paid and am so grateful for that bonus! I have worked many years with students with intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and students with behavioral issues. The subjects have ranged from math and reading, to physical education and cooking as well as money management. I look forward to working with you.
Hi parents and students,

My name is Joseph. I have been working as a special Education teacher for the last 12 years. My B.S. is in psychology from UCI and I have a Master's in school counseling. I really enjoy working one on one with students. Sometimes those opportunities
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626
In-person lessons
ACT Math, Elementary Math, SAT Math
ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, CBEST,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have been a special education teacher since 2001. I have had special needs individuals with ADD/ and or ADHD. I have a B.S. in psychology and a masters in school counseling. I have experience tutoring and teaching small groups that have trouble focusing and staying on task.


I have played basketball my whole life. I love the sport with a passion like no other. I have coached at the High School level and have worked with many individuals on the proper conditioning necessary. My forte includes shooting, rebounding, and post play and moves and how to coach individuals to succeed on the court! I have a degree in psychology and find it very helpful in using that knowledge as well to help individuals in the sport.


I am qualified to tutor math regarding the CBEST. I have passed the CBEST myself and have previously tutored several students to master the CBEST math portion of the test. I also have received A'S in high school and in college in all my math courses including basic math, algebra, trigonometry, geometry and most recently calculus. I am also proficient in tutoring math for the ACT and SAT.

Elementary (K-6th)

I feel very qualified for this subject matter. I have much experiencing substitute teaching at this level as well as running my own class. I am currently a special ed teacher for high school, but we teach to elementary levels and higher. I have also tutored many people in the past in elementary study skills, math, writing, spelling, and cursive. I have my multiple subject credential as well.


First and foremost, poker is my lifelong hobby and passion. I have played the game ever since I was seven years old and I just turned 39. Unlike most poker players, I will not tell lies about a lifelong success. Just like any other discipline, it takes much failure, patience, reevaluation, trial, and error. I am now at a point whereby I know what is needed to learn and give someone the best chance to succeed. Just like other things in life, to get "lucky" you have to give yourself the best chance via patience, knowledge, and timing. I have won tournaments and at many a cash game, but it is when I have lost that has taught me the most and have developed many strategies and disciplines that can be fun and rewarding.


I have played and coached soccer. I have played since I was 4 years old and advanced to club, indoor, high school, and some college. I have coached in AYSO and one year in high school. I have taught my own daughter and am very active in coaching on a daily basis. My knowledge runs three decades and is very unique in that I have also been trained in Italy, as my great uncle owned a professional team when I was an active player. I love training students in the game and sharing my vision of the game!

Special Needs

I have been working with special needs individuals for 16 years and have been teaching with a moderate/severe credential for 12 years. I have worked directly with many special needs individuals at a variety of levels in special day classes. I understand the IEP process, have patience, and genuine care for individuals who bring meaning to my life. I find that listening to the unique needs of each individual and providing that detail while instructing is the key to learning.

Study Skills

I have a masters in Education. I have taught special Ed and all levels of education leading to college. During those experiences, I have directed others with study skills as well as trained myself. I also have much experience tutoring other subjects which will be helpful to translate this base knowledge acquired into the subject of study skills.



UCI (psychology)

NAtional (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92626.