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Joshua C.

Westminster, CO

$40/hour

Mr. C. - experienced tutoring in high school math and science

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Background check passed as of 11/12/13
5.0 average from 78 ratings
AWESOME!
— Malcolm, Broomfield, CO on 2/12/15

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University of Colorado, Boulder
Astrophysics
University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education
Master's

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Astrophysics)

University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education (Master's)

About Joshua

Mr. C. is a high school teacher in his 9th year in the field. He holds a bachelor's in Astrophysics and a Master's in Secondary Science Education, both degrees from the University of Colorado. During his career, he's taught the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Physical Science, Calculus, Precalculus, Algebra I, Remedial Math, Earth Science.

In every one of his positions as a teacher, Mr. C. has been noted and valued for his skill at making connections with students. His teaching style has also been noted for the variety of methods and analogies he brings to his lessons. He's worked with all students - public, private, remedial, and advanced.

When working one-on-one, Mr. C. teaches by first finding specifically where the student needs help. He then builds confidence and skill by laying a firm conceptual foundation. He believes that a student can succeed much more fully when they not only understand HOW to do a problem, but WHY they're doing it and more specifically why they're doing it the way they've been told to. After laying a firm groundwork, Mr. C. then focuses on getting students to see patterns and big pictures. This gives them the tools to succeed at ANY problems, not just the ones being covered in that week's lessons.
Mr. C. is a high school teacher in his 9th year in the field. He holds a bachelor's in Astrophysics and a Master's in Secondary Science Education, both degrees from the University of Colorado. During his career, he's taught the following Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Westminster, CO 80031
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"AWESOME!"

- Malcolm, Broomfield, CO on 2/12/15

"Josh is Great!"

- Porsha, Arvada, CO on 4/21/16

"Detailed Tutor"

- Cecile, Broomfield, CO on 12/8/15

"My daughter really likes his style of teaching."

- Kim, Arvada, CO on 6/15/15

"Helpful"

- Nadine, Arvada, CO on 10/16/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Pauline, Louisville, CO on 4/25/13
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Astronomy,
Biology,
Botany, Chemistry,
Physical Science,
Physics

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.

Astronomy

My expertise in astronomy covers everything beyond the Earth. Planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, spectroscopy, cosmology, stellar formation and evolution, constellations. You name it. If it's part of astronomy, I've studied it and can help you learn it!

Biology

I've taught high school biology several times. The areas I know best are cytology (cells), genetics, taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. I've also taught a year of botany and human anatomy, although my knowledge of those two subjects is a bit weaker.

Calculus

I have a strong college background with more than 3 years of calculus. I've taught a course worth dual credit (with a local college) for several years. If it's first-year college level calculus material, I know it thoroughly. I can also teach a smattering of calculus 2 (sequences and series) and a fair amount of calculus 3 (double and triple integrals).

Chemistry

I've taught high school chemistry several times, both remedial and advanced. I'm comfortable with electron orbitals, stoichiometry (balancing equations), moles and molarity, chemical and physical properties, the periodic table, the ideal gas law, redox reactions, and thermodynamics. My electrochemistry is a bit weaker, but I can still teach it.

Physical Science

I've taught several years of physical science. My expertise in this subject is in helping kids get a strong "scientific mindset" to help them succeed for the rest of their high school science classes. I'm familiar with all subjects for physical science but place this emphasis on teaching kids to think like scientists do. This process is slow, but helps insure quality experiments, lab write-ups, and understanding later on.

Physics

I'm well-versed in all topics in physics. Newton's laws, friction, linear motion (velocity and acceleration), gravity, momentum and impulse, energy, work, power, circuits, optics, thermodynamics, radioactive decay and half life, relativity, and quantum mechanics. Physics can be especially tricky so I help kids focus on how to properly use the equations they're given in class. I've also taught this class as a dual-credit college level course, so if you want your child to get ahead, I know how to push them far!

Precalculus

I've taught a class in this subject for several years. I'll help your child with graphing, special functions, applications of sine, cosine, and tangent. I can teach polar and rectangular coordinates, finding roots of equations, imaginary numbers, conic sections, areas and volumes, and various equations of lines.

Trigonometry

My skills in trigonometry allow me to help get across all concepts with sine, cosine, and tangent. I'll help you child with how to use the functions, when to use the functions, how to apply the functions, and how to relate them to the unit circle. The foundation we can lay here will help serve them for any future math courses. I'm comfortable with helping kids memorize key trig functions, too, if school or parents wish it!

University of Colorado, Boulder
Astrophysics
University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education
Master's

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Astrophysics)

University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education (Master's)

AWESOME! — Mr. C was very accommodating with our schedule and meeting time. Before we met with him he asked for some very specific questions to prepare for our sessions. Mr. C knew right away some of the problems my son was having. Mr. C was early at the meeting location, and when we arrived he got right to work targeting the problem areas. He was very patient and explained the concepts in a way my son co ...

— Malcolm, Broomfield, CO on 2/12/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 4 miles of Westminster, CO 80031.