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Joe R.

Palm Desert, CA

$50/hour

Retired Business Executive Intent on Giving Back

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.8 average from 17 ratings
Very knowledgeable and patient
— Rosa, La Quinta, CA on 5/23/17

$50/Hour


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Illinois Institute Of Technology
Electrical Engineeri

Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology (Electrical Engineeri)

About Joe

I am a retired business executive living in Alpine, Ca. I have tutored two of my grandchildren in Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry and Physics. My wife died two years ago and I have actively reached out within the community to give back and to fill up my days. Last school year, I was a volunteer teacher's assistant at a local Middle School and found that working with students was rewarding. The principal and teaching staff have asked me to return in the fall.

If you need help in math or science, I can help! I am patient and methodical. Doing work in a well thought out and organized way is the best way to teach and the best way to learn. It has worked with my grandchildren as juniors and seniors in high school and it has worked with the students I assisted at the Middle School.

I know the material well and I am able to explain approaches to problem solving in different ways. If one explanation is not enough for the student, then I will try a different one until the material is understood.

Chemistry, like other sciences or math is logical and straight forward. I take the time to explain, offer examples to make the point and encourage the student until the material is well understood.
I am a retired business executive living in Alpine, Ca. I have tutored two of my grandchildren in Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry and Physics. My wife died two years ago and I have actively reached out within the community to give back and to fill up my days. Last school year, I was a volunteer teacher's assistant at a local Middle School and found Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92211
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Rosa, La Quinta, CA on 5/23/17

"Joe is doing excellent work!"

- Tiffany, San Diego, CA on 5/11/16
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

My competency in English is excellent. In addition to having gotten A's in the subject, I have been certified in ACT English.

ACT Math

I have successfully tutored dozens of high school students in math and science including SAT and ACT. Average grade improvement has been two letters.

ACT Science

I have successfully tutored ACT Science for over 5 years. Part of this success is due to a thorough understanding of the material, an ability to explain things in multiple ways and the patience to work with a student until the material is well understood.

Algebra 1

My algebra teacher had 180 students in total. She gave 2 A's. I was one of them. Since then I earned a degree in electrical engineering and spent a career in high tech. I have successfully tutored high school students for over 5 years.

Algebra 2

I was a straight A student in high school. Since then I earned a degree in electrical engineering and spent a career in high tech. I have successfully tutored high school students in math and science with an average grade improvement of two letters.

Chemistry

I aced Chemistry I and Chemistry II. I have successfully tutored high school students in Chemistry with a record of improved grades and good understanding of the material.

Geometry

Geometry seems to be one of the most troublesome subjects for high school students. I have had excellent results in taking the mystery out of geometry for the students I have worked with. My last student was failing when I was contacted. He finished with a B!!

Prealgebra

I spent a year working with a middle school as a teacher's assistant. In this role I worked with 6th, 7th and 8th graders who were struggling with basic math and prealgebra. The results were excellent.

SAT Math

I am certified in SAT math and have successfully tutored high school students in this material. My success is due in part to a thorough understanding of the material, an ability to explain the material in multiple ways and the patience to work with the student until the material is well understood.

Illinois Institute Of Technology
Electrical Engineeri

Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology (Electrical Engineeri)

Very knowledgeable and patient

Joe was very helpful to my son, he took the time to explain and made my son feel very comfortable. Joe has a way of explaining to where he understood the problems! Thank you Joe !

— Rosa, La Quinta, CA on 5/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 15 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92211.