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Cal Poly Pomona (Mathematics)
Cal Poly Pomona (Graduate Coursework)
**Currently accepting summer students**
My name is Josh. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a tutor. I am a current graduate student in applied math and an instructor at Cal Poly Pomona. I would recommend reading some of my students' reviews to get a better idea of who I am as a tutor.
I have been tutoring and teaching full time for the 7 years. I enjoy helping others out and seeing them get to the "Aha moment!" Math is my main specialty for tutoring; I can tutor up to Calculus and Statistics and some additional topics, including discrete math, linear algebra, numerical methods and optimization. In addition to Math classes, I tutor a lot of Physics.
In addition to normal school subjects, I am an expert for the SAT/ACT Math section. Besides working on my own with students from WyzAnt, I am an instructor at a well known and reputable private SAT academy. I can guarantee you will see an improvement on the Math score; my students commonly see improvements of 100-150 points! Math section alone. In addition to SAT/ACT Math, I can help with ACT, GRE, GMAT, ASVAB, CBEST, SSAT and ISEE math sections. For the ASVAB, ISEE and SSAT I can tutor all sections of the test.
Feel free to contact me and good luck on your search for a tutor. **Currently accepting summer students**
My name is Josh. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a tutor. I am a current graduate student in applied math and an instructor at Cal Poly Pomona. I would recommend
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I couldn't have passed my Stats final and class at Mt. Sac without Joshua. He knows his stuff, as I stated in the title, he is the master of any mathematical anything. Joshua helped me a lot with Stat; Math is not my subject, I've usually repeated all math courses during my time at Mt Sac. I often had difficulty in understanding and learning math; but with the help of Joshua knowledge, patience and being able to relate the ideas of hypothesis testing to modern day realities...it helped me understand and be able to solve the problems on my own. I highly recommend Joshua, you won't be disappointed!
My daughter was having trouble,with her Calculus. Josh was very patient and helped her with the problem areas. I am so grateful as her anxiety with the class eased a bit. We will definitely keep him for other math help.
My son's first lesson went very well. Joshua was punctual and kept in contact with us as we approached our first lesson. As I observed the tutoring session, I noticed that Joshua was very knowledgeable and communicated with my son very well. My son enjoyed the experience and is looking forward to future lessons.
Joshua is doing a great job tutoring and preparing my daughter to retake the ASVAB! He is very knowledgeable and patient.
Josh is one of the better tutors I've had. He's very patient and is never lost on any of the materials. I've started to understand the subject a lot more since meeting with him.
Josh is knowledgeable with math and accommodating with our changing schedule. He is patient with his teaching to pace his speed with our son's development of the subject understanding. Our son would like to continue using Josh's services.
Awesome tutor. A tremendous help to my son. We have seen weekly improvements in test scores and homework. Sessions are very productive.
Josh takes time to relay information. Statistics is a difficult subject, Josh is very patient with me and gives great examples, putting the information in a learning context that is easier to understand. I'm very pleased with the help he is giving me. I'm very thankful to have him as a tutor.
Josh has been my daughter's tutor for Calculus since September 2013 and has taught her Physics sometimes also. Josh was helpful with assignments and in explaining the fundamentals of math so that Marissa maintained a B grade this school year. He is highly recommended. Thank you.
I was very impressed with Josh. I contacted three tutors - one didn't respond, another responded two days later and Josh got back to me in less than one hour on the same day I sent him an email.
Josh arrived on time, was courteous, professional and very mature. I needed a tutor for my daughter and had him provide me with a tutoring session to see if his abilities and skills as a tutor would meet my expectations. He accomplished to surpass them. I then set up a session for my daughter to see if she felt comfortable with his style of teaching. We both felt he was patient, easy to understand and are confident he will do a great job helping her with the Algebra course.
Josh was very helpful, easy to understand, and made the math lesson relevent to everyday life situations. I would use him again and highly recommend him to others who are having a difficult time with college stats (or any other math class). Thanks, Josh!
Look No Further. This tutor is the best in all of Southern California.There is nothing worse than working as a single parent of two, one child with Autism, and dealing with all the confusion of academic studies. Upon looking for a tutor I was very skeptical, because so many tutors appear to have the credentials. However, they don't always come through.
I found Joshua on this site for tutoring, and he responded in less than 30 minutes. I explained to him the headaches and confusion of my homework assignment, and he immediately made time to give me a telephonic lesson. He is so patient, so clear and has a true in-depth perception of the criteria provided by the school. Students must maintain a 4.0 GPA, and Josh has helped me understand my homework and allowed me to keep that 4.0 in my class. Thanks Josh, for being a blessing to me and my family. A+++
I could not have passed statistics without Josh! He helped so much and always had time to meet with me. He is very patient and willing to explain concepts multiple times till you understand it. He is very encouraging and he knows what he is talking about!
Joshua is very intelligent. He really cares about the student understanding the subject matter. There is a spark that shows in his eyes when he sees the student responding.
Josh is very patient and clear in his explanations of the subject matter. Very reliable. Responds quickly to texts and calls.
Joshua delivered on every expectancy we had as a tutor and then some! He was flexible with lesson times and there is no doubt that he knows his stuff! We really appreciated his support for my daughter's statistics class.
I found Joshua to be a very reliable and patient tutor. He helped my daughter with her Math SAT prep and was instrumental in helping her increase her score in the limited time he had available. He's very knowledgeable in Math Strategies and SAT test taking tips!
My son was struggling with Stats, but after two sessions, he scored a "B" on his following test. Joshua broke down the equations my son was having problems with and made them much more understandable. Concepts seem to be coming easier now.
Joshua really helped me with statistics and was always willing to provide as much support as I needed. He explained the material with great detail & helped me understand the concept. Thanks to his knowledge I went from barely passing to an A. I would definitely recommend Joshua to anyone who struggles with math, he is a genius!
My daughter said he doesn't just teach, he tells you why and where you would use it. Thank you for your help, Joshua.
Josh is very patient and able to assess what is needed. I had not taken math in a really long time and was faced with a statistics class so I found Josh on Wyzant. He was very understanding to my challenges and worked with me until I passed the class. He was always on time and ready to work. He was flexible with my schedule and spent extra time with me when needed. I appreciate all of his help, if it wasn't for him I don't think I would have been able to pass my class.
Josh really came through for me. I had been struggling in my statistics class for the majority of the semester until I decided to get a tutor. He helped me pull through the remainder of the class. In the end, I was able to understand the concepts with Josh's help. Thanks for everything!
Joshua has been working with my two sons (7th & 9th) in the past year on various subjects, and he is particularly capable in math. He is very responsible and my sons have benefited greatly from his tutoring lessons. I would strongly recommend Joshua to anyone, especially in math.
Joshua was an exceptional tutor for our daughter.
Her Statistics grade improved and Joshua was able
to explain the material effectively which she
could understand. I only wish we found Joshua
earlier. We couldn't of been more pleased
with his tutoring abilities.
Joshua was on time and professional in every way. Very knowledgeable in the subject matter. I wish I would have found him sooner. My son did improve his understanding and over all grade in class. He allowed my son to communicated with him during the week if he didn't understand the lesson, which just showed to me that he really wanted my son to succeed. I would recommend his services to others.
My son was struggling with the second semester of high school geometry. We feel very lucky to have found Joshua. Joshua immediately contacted me and assured me that he could help my son. He was always on time, very polite and got along well with my son. My son understood the lessons and starting getting better grades on his tests. Before the tutoring he had a D with 64%. With six weeks of Joshua's tutoring he just received his final grade today a C with 72%. I would highly recommend Joshua.
Joshua was a great tutor and excellent to work with! I would definitely recommend him as a great tutor!!!!! He was very patient and was very helpful, I was very pleased with the outcome. He was always available when I needed the help.
Joshua did a great job helping my daughter with AP Statistics. He was patient with her and helped her to reach the correct answer with guidance and instruction. Not just by giving it to her. I wish I had had him tutor her earlier in the year! He did a great job. I would definitely call him again.
Joshua was given a tough challenge and showed to be confident, patient and more importantly very helpful with our senior son. His guidance gave our son the needed boost to pass his finite math class with flying colors.
I had contacted Joshua to tutor me in college algebra. I was really struggling with this subject because I never understood my teacher, his lectures were all over the place, and the examples in the book just confused me more. Josh was a great tutor, didn't miss any appointments, he wasn't late, and he was very patient with me, never showing any signs of frustration. He is a very thorough tutor. He walked me step by step through the problems I had trouble on, and would make me figure them out by only guiding me through it, he wouldn't just give me the answers. I was failing my algebra class, getting D's on my quizzes and not completing homework. By the end of our tutoring session, which was the end of my semester, I was passing my tests with a B+ or higher. I would definitely recommend Joshua as a tutor.
Josh is amazing. He is very professional, kind and patient. And he is VERY smart! He knew how to do every single precalculus problem my son had. My son thought he was great and was amazed at how well the session went. We both were very impressed. I wish I had found him sooner. I highly recommend him. Thanks again, Josh!
Joshua already taught my son for three years, we love him very much, he is so strong at math, always can face every problem.
My daughter was not able to follow the lecture in class, but she was able to catch up after a couple of lessons with Josh. We are very pleased with her progress, and the time and effort Josh has put in.
Joshua R. showed up on time. He is respectful and patient when teaching. Knows his math and more. Teaches you to understand and figure out the math. My son and I were satisfied with the tutoring he gave. Thank You again.
Amazing tutor. Very on time and reliable. He knows everything that I asked and he knows how to teach!
I was very nervous about my college Algebra class but after 1 session with Josh I knew I would do well. Every question I had he was able to answer and make every topic understandable. The results of having Josh was an "A" in my class.
My niece needed assistance with the math portion of the SAT exam. I didn't know where I could find a reliable tutor who could assist. I stumbled upon Wyzant and contacted Joshua R and another tutor. Joshua responded within 2 hours of my request for a tutor; whereas the other tutor took 2 days to respond. Joshua is an intelligent young man who is respectful and reliable. He was punctual with the scheduled sessions and ensured that my niece understood the topics discussed. He was able to explain complex problems in a manner that she could understand. I would highly recommend Joshua R as a tutor. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Joshua is a very good tutor. What I liked best about him is that I could ask to meet with him at the last minute to go over problems I was not clear on and he would fit me into his schedule. He even came to my house a few times to save me the travel time and allow me to study longer before an exam.
Joshua was very patient!! He helped me a lot right before my trig test! He was very professional and kind. Thank you so much!!
Excellent tutor! My daughter has raised her grade level since she's been with Joshua. I like that he's always on time and ready to teach as soon as he walks in the door.
Joshua has been a great Algebra tutor for my son. My son no longer struggles in Algebra and his grades have greatly improved. Josh is dependable and punctual. We would definitely not hesitate to call on Josh for help in the future.
I knew going into my first physics class that I was going to struggle but with the help of Joshua he made it so that I was not completely lost in my class. He was very patient and very very smart, the homework problems we went through in the short amount of time we had was amazing. He also helped me with my calculus class and just getting tutored by him and seeing how he worked out the problems helped me tremendously. Always showed up on time and if I still had some more questions or problems he would always stay awhile longer.
I was having a lot of problems with trigonometric identities in a short summer class I was taking and Josh helped me understand where I was going wrong and patiently helped me through dozens of problems until I had it down. I'll be using Josh every time I need a tutor.
Josh has been tutoring my high school freshman in Geometry and has been doing an excellent job. Josh doesn't just give her the answers he ensures she understands the materials. My daughter went from a D to an A in geometry using Josh.
Josh is very reliable and dependable and can be counted on to adhere to his commitments and arrival times. He is always focused on the job and doesn't waste any time once he arrives for a session.
We will use Josh as my daughter continues into her sophomore year as he explains things to her she wasn't able to comprehend when the teacher explained it, I highly recommend Josh.
As an adult it is difficult to go back to school, but to have to re-learn many concepts is a monster all on its own. During our first session I knew that I would be working with Joshua again. He has such amazing patience and his ability to clarify concepts and ideas is beyond outstanding. He has a willingness to teach and takes a very gentle approach in doing so. Anyone would be blessed to work with him, and to be able to withdrawal from his bank of knowledge is a blessing all in its own! I would recommend him to anyone struggling with math.
I have been tutoring with Josh for the past years, before he was using WyzAnt. He is a great math tutor; he really knows the material he tutors. He has helped me with algebra and then statistics. Josh has always quickly been able to decipher and explain problems. In addition to being on time, professional and courteous, he is very patient which I appreciate. He has also helped tutor my sister and some of our friends/family. If you are in need of a math tutor, I would highly recommend Josh.
Joshua was a great tutor and always punctual. My 11th grade son was very behind in Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus with only a few weeks remaining in the school year. I searched for a tutor in the area and found Joshua via WyzAnt. He quickly accessed the situation and immediately went to work with my son. My son has caught up with all of his work and is very confident about taking his final exam. I would use him again and I would certainly recommend Joshua as a tutor.
Josh is a very punctual and consistent tutor. My son has shown a lot of progress in Algebra II, since working with Josh twice a week. He is very knowledgeable and knows the material very well. He is patient and has done an amazing job teaching hard concepts by showing various strategies.
Joshua tutored my daughter in statistics for several months. She struggled with this subject but by the end of the semester she was successful. Joshua is friendly,calm, and has a patient demeanor. He has a wonderful teaching style and explained things well. He was always flexible and willing to accommodate even my daughter's hectic schedule. I would highly recommend Joshua.
I highly recommend Josh as he has provided my daughter with the understanding of Geometry. My daughter has successfully completed her requirements with his assistance. He is very knowledgeable, professional and consistent when he tutors. I am very satisfied and will again continue to utilize his knowledge!!!
Helped my daughter raise her geometry grade by two letter grades in less than a month, she would not have passed without him!
Our son has always struggled with math. This year his grades were nearly un-salvageable. Joshua has very patiently made concepts understandable to our son and has really brought about a successful turnaround for him. We are so thankful for his tutoring skills and can't recommend him highly enough. Wish we had called him months earlier!
Joshua has helped my daughter greatly improve her Math (Pre-Calculus) scores. After just 1 lesson with him, she not only understood the material but went up 1 letter grade. She went from being frustrated with Math, to understanding the material & helping fellow students. Thanks to him, she improved by 3 letter grades. I would highly recommend him.
Joshua is a great tutor. I had trouble understanding my statistics exam and he helped me understand the material and get an A on my exam. I recommend him to anyone who wants an A and wants to learn.
I have used Joshua two times and he has been great with me. He is very flexible with time which has been great.
In a few seconds, Josh was able to successfully explain certain math concepts which I was not able to understand before! His ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at the student's level, and his exceptional ability to disect a math problem and present it in a clear and simple manner, makes him an excellent tutor!
Joshua has done an outstanding job of working with my grandson on his math skills. He is in middle school and was struggling with concepts he was learning. His sessions with Josh have helped to build both his confidence and skills in this area. Josh is patient but also holds him accountable for the work that he does.
Joshua understands his topic well. He can help in the more complex areas of geometry. He continues to develop tutoring skills that will help him be of more assistance to students.
Joshua helped my daughter pass a very difficult summer course and whenever I needed him to help he was always there. he made time to fit into my schedule and he knew practically everything she needed help with. If my daughter wanted to take another summer course I would definitely hire Josh again. I would also recommend him to others that need help. He's a math genius.
Joshua tutored my daughter high school Physics this past summer. He is patient, polite, and always on time. Every time he came, he made sure my daughter understood everything before he left and he even prepared my daughter for the next day’s class, so that she could understand the teacher better during class. I highly recommend Joshua if you need a math or science tutor.
Joshua helped me take an online Statistics class through BYU. I wanted to get the class done quickly and over the summer. Josh was so helpful and met with me every day to make sure I was prepared for the exams. He is incredibly knowledgeable of Statistics material and knew how to answer and explain every question in a way that I could understand. I would recommend Joshua to anyone taking Statistics.
Joshua is an outstanding tutor who will meet you were you are at. Ability to understand what is needed; ability to work within deadlines. The tutor enabled me to raise my grade level to a B average. Additionally, he is flexible and willing to get the job done.
Joshua spent 4 weeks reviewing with my son to prepare him for the SAT math portion of the test. He was always on time, reliable and very easy to communicate with. My son Jordan said that he feels confident and well prepared for the exam! I highly recommend Joshua for any of your Math needs!
I needed Joshua to tutor my 17 year old daughter to prepare her for the math portion of her SAT. My daughter was really pleased with the way he taught her and his tutoring brought her confidence for taking the SAT again. He was patient and was very thorough in his teaching. I would definitely use Joshua again and would feel confident in recommending him to friends and family.
Joshua is a great tutor. He is very patient and polite. He really took the time to make sure my
son understood the work. He was always on time and very polite. I will look for him if any of my children are in the need of a tutor.
Tutoring with Josh has been great! He is very patient and makes it fun, too. Math has never been a good subject for me and now I am really starting to like learning math.
Great tutor. Patient, lots of good examples. Worked well on helping me understand, not just getting through problem by problem.
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The ACT math section is a little different test than the SAT. While working on the ACT more content problems might come up than on the SAT. Also, a knowledge of trig is needed for the ACT and not the SAT. A slightly different strategy might be needed for ACT.
Algebra 1 classes represent the core of algebra, these topics will be seen through almost all classes up through calculus. It is necessary to develop a solid foundation of algebra principles here so that later classes will not present problems. Moving up from prealgebra I make sure to focus on the properties of algebra, how to solve equations and more complex problems.
Algebra II is a return to an algebra based class, even though it usually follows geometry. Most students need a refresher on the more complex properties of algebra found in previous classes. Also, this is the first time we see more interesting topics such as conic sections, logarithms, trig and others. By now it is expected to have solid algebra techniques developed in algebra I, which is where a lot of students need help.
In addition to SAT, ACT, GMAT and other test prep tutoring, I also tutor for the CBEST. The CBEST covers algebra, geometry and a lot of standard arithmetic word problems. I focus on how to approach word problems when studying for this test and others like it.
As students move through their math studies, a lot of material is forgotten or just not used a lot. Going over the basics again, like fractions, decimals and percents can play a large part in success for algebra and beyond. If a student is seeing this material for the first time I try and make sure that they feel comfortable and natural with topics like fractions.
As geometry is commonly taken after algebra 1, it is a large deviation from previous topics. Because of this students are commonly confused at the beginning and might not recover well. The idea of a conceptual and non-algebraic proof is somewhere I see a lot of students go wrong. When working with geometry definitions, theorems and postulates play a much larger role than in algebra.
I have taken some upper level linear algebra classes while at MIT. Also, I took some application specific classes for subjects such as linear programming. I have looked at both abstract classes and applications such as above.
When tutoring pre-algebra I try and focus on the different skills needed to excel in algebra. I notice a lot of students need help in topics such as order of operations, using fractions, and the coordinate system. This is class might be the first introduction to variables/unknowns and I try and make sure students are not afraid of these topics.
The PSAT/SAT is a test not just of specific math topics, but an overall knowledge of math expected from High School students. Practicing word problems in addition to "normal" math problems is usually needed to see improved scores. Better testing strategies can help improve scores as well.
Most statistics classes are a combination of probability and then statistics. I try and focus on some of the common themes, such as finding z-scores and how that relates to different problems. Once that is understood, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing becomes more doable. I tutor AP stats, college stats and some applications in management or business classes.