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Joshua S.

M.S. Mathematics Tutoring in Both High School and University Math

M.S. Mathematics Tutoring in Both High School and University Math

$50/hour

  • 266 hours tutoring

About Joshua


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Hi! My name is Joshua S. and I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with an M.S. in Mathematics. I am passionate about math at all levels, from basic algebra to upper-division courses in pure math. My goal is to communicate the essential ideas and concepts in math, to lay them bare and to make clear the intuition behind them. I firmly believe that all students are capable of attaining success in their goals in mathematics, and I am eager to assist them in their journey.

As a Graduate Teaching...

Hi! My name is Joshua S. and I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with an M.S. in Mathematics. I am passionate about math at all levels, from basic algebra to upper-division courses in pure math. My goal is to communicate the essential ideas and concepts in math, to lay them bare and to make clear the intuition behind them. I firmly believe that all students are capable of attaining success in their goals in mathematics, and I am eager to assist them in their journey.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Cal Poly Pomona, I taught remedial math classes in Basic and Intermediate Algebra to incoming freshmen who had struggled in math and needed additional assistance and support to attain the skill and proficiency needed to excel in their studies. In this manner I saw firsthand the many difficulties they faced and the specific mental roadblocks that stumbled them and hampered their mathematical progress, which allowed me to better understand how to give them the support and guidance they needed to excel in their mathematical journey.

During my education at Cal Poly I also had the opportunity to serve as a TA in an upper-division abstract algebra course. This experience demonstrated to me further the importance of good pedagogy in all levels of mathematics, whether basic or advanced. The students were all highly motivated and diligent, but often they still struggled as they worked to expand their mathematical reasoning abilities and to adjust to a heightened level of mathematical abstraction. It was imperative to keep the focus on intuition and understanding, and not to set unreasonable expectations simply because of the advanced nature of the course. Thus I gained valuable training in teaching advanced mathematical concepts in a clear, accessible and intuitive manner.

I am knowledgeable in the following subjects: Algebra I & II, Geometry/Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, II and III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Topology, Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis

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Education

Cal Poly Pomona
B.S. Mathematics
Cal Poly Pomona
Masters

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Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

During my education I took several programming courses for my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics. In addition, I have utilized several programming languages for the purpose of doing computational investigations related to my mathematical coursework.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have an M.S. in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona and have utilized Mathematica throughout my education for the purpose of mathematical investigation and research. In particular I developed a tool in Mathematica for visualizing bivector fields for the purpose of my research in Poisson geometry. I have found Mathematica to be a powerful language and framework for symbolic manipulation and formal reasoning and have delved deeply into its advanced features for this purpose.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have a Master's degree in mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona and made use of MATLAB throughout my studies in fields such as numerical linear algebra and mathematical modelling. In all these cases I used MATLAB to obtain numerical answers to my questions and gain computational insight into the problem at hand.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel, Spanish

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish

Language

Spanish

Math

Logic,

Logic

Throughout my mathematical education, I have continually made use of mathematical logic for the sake of developing rigorous proofs of mathematical theorems and doing precise, technical mathematical argumentation. In addition, I have cultivated a personal interest in formal logic and set theory for its own sake, as an independent branch of inquiry and as a vehicle for gaining deep insight into mathematics proper. I thus have a deep and profound understanding of mathematical logic and reasoning. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with an M.S. in Mathematics.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have an M.S. in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona and have utilized Mathematica throughout my education for the purpose of mathematical investigation and research. In particular I developed a tool in Mathematica for visualizing bivector fields for the purpose of my research in Poisson geometry. I have found Mathematica to be a powerful language and framework for symbolic manipulation and formal reasoning and have delved deeply into its advanced features for this purpose.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have a Master's degree in mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona and made use of MATLAB throughout my studies in fields such as numerical linear algebra and mathematical modelling. In all these cases I used MATLAB to obtain numerical answers to my questions and gain computational insight into the problem at hand.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Spanish

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4.9 (73 ratings)
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Knowledgable and patient tutor

Joshua helped me strengthen my understanding of Linear Algebra mathematical equations. I would recommend Joshua to anyone. He was professional and helpful. He has a good understanding of how to solve linear equations using the Gauss-Jordan elimination method, Theorem 1, Gaussian elimination, how to reduce equations to an upper matrix, transpose, and how to inverse equations to arrive at a solution.

Kathleen, 1 lesson with Joshua

great job

He helped me with a few problems I was having a hard time with easily and explained it well. He is a good tutor and I'd use him again.

Christine, 1 lesson with Joshua

Joshua is Knowledgable, Patient, and Kind.

I was hesitant to join this site. I questioned the knowledge of tutors on the abstract machine learning questions of Math 497. But Joshua decomposed the problems, simplified the material and made the session enjoyable. His knowledge of mathematics helped me. I plan on working with him for the reminder of my course. He is kind, engaging, and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a quality tutor- choose Joshua.

Chris, 2 lessons with Joshua

Excellent Tudor!

Joshua is very knowledgeable. He took time to ensure I understood all the concepts needed in preparation for my exam. With his help I have the total confidence that I will pass my final exam. I highly recommend him as a tutor that will make sure you have all you need for success!

Carlton, 1 lesson with Joshua
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$50/hour

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Response time: 2 hours