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Joshua R.

Effective, Understanding Math Tutor and College Instructor

Effective, Understanding Math Tutor and College Instructor

$35/hour

  • 2,402 hours tutoring

  • Pomona, CA 91767

About Joshua


Bio

Hi all,

My name is Josh. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a tutor. I am currently a Math Instructor at a local community college and 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 almost 10 years now. I enjoy helping others out and seeing them get to the "Aha moment!" I believe that students should balance a mix of understanding and practicing/memorizing...

Hi all,

My name is Josh. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a tutor. I am currently a Math Instructor at a local community college and 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 almost 10 years now. I enjoy helping others out and seeing them get to the "Aha moment!" I believe that students should balance a mix of understanding and practicing/memorizing mathematics. This balance helps most students to quickly improve while not feeling bogged down with "useless" formulas.

My preferred subjects include Geometry, Algebra, Trig, Precalc, Single and Multivariable Calc, Statistics, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. In addition to normal school subjects, I am an expert for the SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT Math sections and many other common tests. Besides working with students from WyzAnt, I am an instructor at a well known private SAT academy. I can guarantee you will see an improvement on the Math score; my students commonly see improvements of 100-150 points (for the SAT) in the math section alone.

Feel free to contact me and good luck on your search for a tutor.


Education

Cal Poly Pomona
Math
Cal Poly Pomona
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I charge $20 for cancellations less than 4 hours notice and 1 hour of tutoring for cancellations less than 1 hour or no shows.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Pomona, CA 91767
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/16/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

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.
GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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 2,

Algebra 2

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Calculus, Physics, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

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,

Algebra 1

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 2,

Algebra 2

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Linear Algebra,

Linear 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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Calculus, Physics, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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 2,

Algebra 2

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Calculus, Physics, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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 2,

Algebra 2

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Calculus, GED, Physics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

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.
CBEST,

CBEST

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

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.
ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (916 ratings)
5 star
(825)
4 star
(75)
3 star
(14)
2 star
(2)
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(0)

Reviews


Awesome tutor

Joshua helped my son pass the asvab test. My son had taken it and did not receive a good score so he needed to try again. We searched for a tutor and found Joshua. With his tutoring my son passed the next test with a huge improvement from previous score. We are very thankful that we found Joshua. I highly recommend Joshua and will recommend him to all my friends and family in need of tutoring.

Renee, 8 lessons with Joshua

Great

Very user-friendly for an older learner. One who has not taken a standardized test in over thirty years. Very rarely does one use the math that we learned and forgot in high school? Joshua was very good at helping me revisit those long-lost memories.

Kyle, 1 lesson with Joshua

Knowledgeable Tutor

Joshua helped me with GMAT math and word problems. He is intelligent, patient, and was able to provide multiple explanations when the first explanations went over my head.

Vishal, 1 lesson with Joshua

Very good and flexible

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.

TK, 1 lesson with Joshua

Pre Calculus

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.

Christian , 12 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable and Patient

Joshua is doing a great job tutoring and preparing my daughter to retake the ASVAB! He is very knowledgeable and patient.

Kay , 6 lessons with Joshua

Great tutor

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.

Emilio, 20 lessons with Joshua

Patient and Accommodating

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.

Don, 7 lessons with Joshua

Great Trig Tutor

Awesome tutor. A tremendous help to my son. We have seen weekly improvements in test scores and homework. Sessions are very productive.

Cheryl, 22 lessons with Joshua
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Joshua R.

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