Over 50 tutoring hours

Joshua B.

Pasadena, CA

$50/hour

College Physics and Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/10/15
4.9 average from 54 ratings
Great Tutor..." Adjusts the way he teaches to the way you learn"
— Leslie, San Marino, CA on 3/24/15

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Yeshiva College
Physics and Math
Caltech
Graduate Coursework

Education

Yeshiva College (Physics and Math)

Caltech (Graduate Coursework)

About Joshua

Do you find math and physics hard to understand? Don't worry. Many people do, but I can show you how to succeed. As someone who has excelled in these classes as an honors student undergraduate and am now attending Caltech, I have the experience necessary to help you grasp the relevant concepts and ace your exams. I have successfully tutored many previous students in over 300 hours of tutoring and can help you too.

I enjoy imparting my knowledge to others in a patient and understanding fashion. Moreover, I find that helping students focus on conceptual understanding sometimes overlooked in class can help them do better on problems and also increase their enjoyment of the subject.
Do you find math and physics hard to understand? Don't worry. Many people do, but I can show you how to succeed. As someone who has excelled in these classes as an honors student undergraduate and am now attending Caltech, I have the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$95 for two hour sessions

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor..." Adjusts the way he teaches to the way you learn"

- Leslie, San Marino, CA on 3/24/15

"Very patient"

- Dominic, Alhambra, CA on 3/24/16

"Helpful and thoughtful"

- Kate, San Marino, CA on 11/28/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE,
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

This introduction to higher level math above arithmetic may be daunting, but I will help you get through it, understand it, and hopefully enjoy it. Even though it may seem hard, you will be able to understand functions, solving for variable and related topics necessary to get through this subject.

Calculus

Calculus, while complex, is important, as it introduces students to higher level thinking about functions, as well as being indispensable for studying physics. It was really an eye-opener when I took AP Calculus BC in high school and scored a 5. There are many techniques that must be covered, and I have experience teaching them both to high-school and college students.

GRE

Having trouble with the GRE? Don't be intimidated. Once you understand the format of the questions, there is only a limited amount of information you have to learn. As someone who got in the 99th percentile in verbal and 97th in math on the new GRE, I can help you ace your exam.

ISEE

I have tutored two separate students for the ISEE middle and upper level exams. I know how to help these middle school students do well on their pre-algebra and algebra, as well as analyzing tough passages and responding to questions about them.

Linear Algebra

I have taken a college course in linear algebra. In addition, I have used linear algebra in multiple advanced physics and mathematics courses. It remains the basis for me for more advanced methods.

Physics

I have always loved physics, majored in it in college, and took graduate physics classes at Caltech. I have tutored both high school and college students and have found ways to help students get beyond the initial air of formidability that surrounds the subject and helped them understand the material and do well in their classes and on exams.

SAT Math

I understand that the math tested on the SAT can be tricky, but I have many tricks that I have used to help students succeed that I learned when I received a 790 on the math section of the SAT. I also have received training on the new SAT and the additional subjects contained therein, so I am qualified to tutor both the new and old versions of the test.

Yeshiva College
Physics and Math
Caltech
Graduate Coursework

Education

Yeshiva College (Physics and Math)

Caltech (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor..." Adjusts the way he teaches to the way you learn" — Here are the comments from my 16 year old son... " He explains the problems in many ways until you really understand them" " He makes sure that you understand every way to approach a problem" "He raised my grade from a B to an A" "He can adjust the way he teaches to the way that you learn" ...

— Leslie, San Marino, CA on 3/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$95 for two hour sessions

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 6 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101.