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Joseph I.

Pasadena, CA

$105/hour

Experienced English, Writing, LSAT, and Study Skills Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/16/11
4.9 average from 62 ratings
Great confidence builder
— Ariane, Tarzana, CA on 4/19/13

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BA, summa cum laude, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
English and Film
MFA, University of Oregon
Master's
New York University School of Law
J.D.

Education

BA, summa cum laude, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (English and Film)

MFA, University of Oregon (Master's)

New York University School of Law (J.D.)

About Joseph

Hello!

I love to teach and help students realize their academic goals. At the college level, I have taught introductory and intermediate composition, creative writing, and literature. I also have extensive experience working with non-Native English speakers. I currently tutor students of all ages in English, writing, reading, test prep, ESL, and history.

I recently graduated from New York University School of Law and passed the July 2016 California Bar Exam.

I have a B.A., summa cum laude, from Hunter College, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Between college and law school, I earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, where I was awarded two Graduate Teaching Fellowships.

I specialize in helping students improve their test scores and writing skills. As a writing tutor and editor, I have helped thousands of students improve their grammar, write more clearly, and organize their ideas. I also help students prepare for the LSAT, Bar Exam, ACT, SAT, SSAT, and GRE.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello!

I love to teach and help students realize their academic goals. At the college level, I have taught introductory and intermediate composition, creative writing, and literature. I also have extensive experience
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$70 per hour for online tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101
Background Check: Passed

"Great confidence builder"

- Ariane, Tarzana, CA on 4/19/13

"My son likes writing with Joe"

- Susan, Beverly Hills, CA on 9/17/12

"Fantastic!"

- Mary, Sylmar, CA on 12/21/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Logic, Prealgebra
Science:
Geology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Music History
Art:
Art History, Film,
Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
Career Development, CBEST, CLAST, College Counseling, COOP/HSPT, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT,
Praxis, PSAT, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TAKS, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I passed the July 2016 California Bar Exam.

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience working with ESL and ESOL students. As a writing tutor at the Hunter College Reading/Writing Center, I worked with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. More than half of these students were non-native English speakers. Since then, I have continued to teach and tutor ESL and ESOL students on a regular basis. I understand the unique needs of ESL students, and enjoy helping these students meet their language goals.

Film

I graduated with a 4.0 major GPA in Film. I was also awarded departmental honors.

LSAT

I earned a 99th percentile score on the December 2012 LSAT. Score report available upon request.

BA, summa cum laude, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
English and Film
MFA, University of Oregon
Master's
New York University School of Law
J.D.

Education

BA, summa cum laude, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (English and Film)

MFA, University of Oregon (Master's)

New York University School of Law (J.D.)

Great confidence builder — Joseph has a way of making me feel as though I can ace the GREs. He's patient, understands the intricacies of the GRE and is just a wonderful person with whom to work. ...

— Ariane, Tarzana, CA on 4/19/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $105.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$70 per hour for online tutoring.

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101.