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Joshua D.

Palo Alto, CA

$75/hour

Neuroscience PhD, who can help with math, sciences and humanities

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.5 average from 19 ratings
First lesson was great!
— Vijay, Los Altos, CA on 1/9/17

$75/Hour


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UC Berkeley
UC Davis
PhD

Education

UC Berkeley

UC Davis (PhD)

About Joshua

Hello,

I offer one-on-one and group tutoring in a range of math and science subjects.

I have degrees in psychology (UC Berkeley) and neuroscience (UC Davis) and am currently a neuroscientist at UCSF in the departments of otolaryngology and neurosurgery.

My teaching experience is as follows:

- Writing Coach at WriterCoach Connection, MLK Middle School, Berkeley CA. Subjects: Research writing
- Music Instructor with Art and Soul Music Studios. Subjects: Individual and Group instruction in guitar, piano, and percussion
- Study group leader and individual tutor at UC Berkeley Student Learning Center. Subjects: statistics, research design and data analysis
- Teaching assistant at UC Davis Dept. of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. Subjects: Illusions and the Brain; Upper Division Neuroscience; Lower Division Neuroscience; Advanced Neuroscience Lab
- Instructor at UC Davis Dept. of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. Subject: The Neurobiology of Behavior.
- Freelance tutor. Subjects: Statistics, MATLAB coding, high school algebra, many others.

I have worked with students from age 6 to 60.

If you're interested in getting a helping hand, let me know. My time and rates are flexible

Thanks for your interest!
Hello,

I offer one-on-one and group tutoring in a range of math and science subjects.

I have degrees in psychology (UC Berkeley) and neuroscience (UC Davis) and am currently a neuroscientist at UCSF in the departments of otolaryngology and neurosurgery.

My teaching experience is as follows:

- Writing
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301
In-person lessons

"First lesson was great!"

- Vijay, Los Altos, CA on 1/9/17

"Excellent Biostatistics Tutor!"

- Kim, Alameda, CA on 6/25/13

"Personable, clear, and concise - a pleasure to work with!"

- David, Oakland, CA on 4/7/13
Math:
Probability, Statistics
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Biostatistics,
Psychology
English:
Writing
Computer:
MATLAB

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biostatistics

As a graduate student in neuroscience, the primary focus of my dissertation is examining how neurons encode the physical world to give rise to sensations and perceptions. As such, I rely heavily on biostatistics, from basic probability principles all the way up to Bayesian techniques and information theory. I've tutored statistics for many years, both as an employee at UC Berkeley and as an independent contractor. I'd love to help you with any biostatistics questions you have!

MATLAB

MATLAB is a computer programming language common in the sciences. I first learned MATLAB during an undergraduate research internship in the neuroscience department at UC Berkeley. For that project, I programmed software to use in the creation of operant conditioning experiments with songbirds. I have since used MATLAB to create myriad custom data analysis and visualization programs for my work as a neuroscience graduate student. I have 3 years of experience using MATLAB and have tutored multiple students in its use.

UC Berkeley
UC Davis
PhD

Education

UC Berkeley

UC Davis (PhD)

First lesson was great!

My son stayed focused and appreciated the study tips which could be helpful in other subjects also. Easy to schedule. Came prepared with his exact course/text book. Great start!

— Vijay, Los Altos, CA on 1/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 20 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301.