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Joshua S.

Pompano Beach, FL

$35/hour

Math & Science Teacher and Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/5/16
4.9 average from 24 ratings
Great tutor.
— Jose, Pompano Beach, FL on 9/20/16

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Stetson University
Biology Education
Florida Atlantic University
Master's
Florida Atlantic University
EdD

Education

Stetson University (Biology Education)

Florida Atlantic University (Master's)

Florida Atlantic University (EdD)

About Joshua

Hello Students, I know that sometimes when you enter into a subject, some things are difficult and you felt unprepared. The idea that you feel like you studied and you are still not quite understanding the material. That the concepts are not quite connecting. Now wipe this all away. As you have met the person that can help you understand. My name is Josh, or you can call me Dr. S. I am an avid learner and dedicated educator, whom seeks to help you develop your skills and ensure you have successful encounters with both math and science subjects.
I am a highly qualified full time teacher who has worked for 12 years ensuring students in my courses are very supported and find their strengths in their own learning capabilities. I have two bachelors degrees, one in Biological Science and one in Secondary education, both which are from Stetson University. I also possess a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as my Educational Doctorate, both which are from Florida Atlantic University. I have used these degrees, as well as my many teacher certifications in Mathematics and Science, as well as my National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards certificate, to help hundreds of students and tutoring clients be successful at subjects that they struggled with prior to working with me. I have tutored in SAT mathematics, ACT mathematics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, AP Statistics, FCAT testing techniques, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Chemistry (mainly for nursing students), Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, and all of the middle grades sciences and mathematics. All of which I am very fond of since I am a science and mathematics expert in these areas. I promise that you will enjoy the subject you most feared and I will help you learn to understand the concepts that you struggle with.
It is important for you to know that have both an extensive background in mathematics, and science, but really enjoy learning about the way people learn in these areas. Just so you have a little background on me, I would like you to know about who I am. I am a native Floridian, 37 years old, have been married for 10 years, and have to amazing little boys, along with my wife, that really make my world complete. I love science fiction, and fact, as well as really dig learning about historical mathematics methods. I would call myself a motivator, learner and listener, as you can consider me more of the guide on the side, as you make the connections and truly appreciate to the material you are beginning to understand with my help. Remember, I am here to help you be successful, feel confident about the subject matter in mathematics and science that we are reviewing, and ensure you are happy with the outcome of our tutoring sessions. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello Students, I know that sometimes when you enter into a subject, some things are difficult and you felt unprepared. The idea that you feel like you studied and you are still not quite understanding the material. That the concepts are not quite connecting. Now wipe this all away. As you have met the person that can help you understand. My name Read more

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This rate is negotiable, depending on the length of tutoring requested and the subject matter.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33063
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"Great tutor."

- Jose, Pompano Beach, FL on 9/20/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Edie, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 7/22/16

"Excellent Tutor!!"

- Olga, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/27/16
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Astronomy, Biology,
Ecology,
Geology, Microbiology,
Physical Science,
Physiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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.

ACT Math

I have tutored students who sought to increase their ACT math scores, with a 100% success rate. I have tutored in the past for Huntington Learning Centers and the YMCA, both involved working with students who improved dramatically on their math portion of the ACT.

Algebra 1

My subject qualifications come from college coursework in mathematics from intermediate algebra, to pre-calculus. I also possess two bachelor’s degrees, one masters of education, and of course a doctorate in education. The latter of these degrees were focused on curriculum and instruction, namely mathematics and science instruction. I have also been a science and mathematics teacher for middle and high school students for the same time as I have been tutoring.

Algebra 2

My subject qualifications come from college coursework in mathematics from intermediate algebra, to pre-calculus. I also possess two bachelor’s degrees, one masters of education, and of course a doctorate in education. The latter of these degrees were focused on curriculum and instruction, namely mathematics and science instruction. I have also been a science and mathematics teacher for middle and high school students for the same time as I have been tutoring.

Anatomy

I possess the skills needed for tutoring Anatomy and physiology based on several credentials. First, my subject qualifications come from college coursework in chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, developmental biology, anatomy and physiology, physical biology and various courses in chemical science. Second, I have various degrees, which include, two bachelor’s degrees, one masters of education, and of course a doctorate in education. All of these degrees are focused on science education and curriculum. I have also been a science and mathematics teacher for middle and high school students for the same time as I have been tutoring, which is for over 12 years. This has helped me fine tune my tutoring and teaching skills. Finally, because of my extensive background in science courses, as well as pre-medical qualifications I am the perfect fit for tutoring in anatomy and physiology.

Biology

I am qualified to tutor in biology because of my undergraduate biology degree, as well as my graduate degrees the focus on biological education. I have 12 years of experience teaching and tutoring biology for high school and college students. I also am able to relate the content in a way that makes the content easier to recollect and store in long term memory. These characteristics make me the perfect tutor for helping students in biology understand the content.

Ecology

Ecology has been a life long interest of mine, not only the learning that I have done in my bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in Ecology. I also have had 100% of my students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content. I am eager to help you reach your goals and look forward to hearing from you.

Elementary Math

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my various degrees, including two Bachelors degrees, a masters in education and doctorate in education, and courses that I have taken within these degrees. Not to mention my experience tutoring in elementary mathematics content over the past 12 years. I am also qualified because I understand the common areas in this subject that are sticking points and have a plethora of instructional techniques to ensure content retention and mastery. These techniques have come primarily through teaching the grade levels, 3-12, and tutoring over hundreds of students during my time as a tutor. I am eager and dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

Elementary Science

Elementary school students are the greatest to work with. They are eager to learn and really enjoy science subject matter. I have tutored 100's of students in elementary science. I have also worked as a science teacher for 12 years, with all levels of science students in all grades. I know I can help you really enjoy and learn science in a way that will make you appreciate the importance of scientific thinking.

Geometry

I am a qualified educator who has taught geometry for 12 years, prepared students for the end of course examination in geometry, and ensured that all of my students and tutored individuals are successful. I have two Bachelors, one Masters of Education, and one Doctorate of Education, all which provide me with the practical know-how of how and when to remedy issues with cognition in Mathematics and Science content. Geometry is my forte, in that I have worked with various Geometry students, both in the school setting and at Huntington Learning Centers, as well as the YMCA. This coupled with my never give up personality makes the process even more beneficial for the student I tutor. They receive tips and tricks to understanding and analyzing the most complex components of Geometry.

Microbiology

I have tutored in microbiology for almost 12 years, specializing in working with nursing students to encourage and ensure they grasp microbiology to be prepared for their future nursing careers. I also have bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in microbiology. I also have had 100% of my students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content.

Physical Science

I have taught physical science and really enjoy the chemistry and physics components of this course. The concepts are very easy to help you understand and I know you will really appreciate the methods that I use to help you comprehend the concepts and content therein. I have two bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in physical. I also have had 100% of my students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content. I know that with my help you will definitely be successful.

Physiology

I have taught Anatomy and Physiology to middle, high school and college nursing students. All of which have done very good on assessments and improved drastically in their understanding and demonstration of understanding of the material. I have bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in physiology. I also have had 100% of my tutored students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content.

Prealgebra

I am more than qualified to work as a tutor in this subject, as the content is a pre-requisite to Algebra 1, a subject I have also taught and tutored for almost 13 years.

PSAT

I have tutored SAT and PSAT students for quite some time, specifically 12 years. I have worked both in tutoring mathematics and reading portions of the PSAT, as well as more extensive reviews of the SAT. I am very comfortable with the format and I know that I can help you really rock out on your performance on this exam. I have bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in PSAT tips and tricks to better test scores. I also have had 100% of my students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content.

SAT Math

I have tutored students who sought to increase their SAT math scores, with a 100% success rate both in high school and graduated high school students. These experiences have taught me that tricks and strategies to ensure growth for students on their SAT math scores. I have tutored in the past for Huntington Learning Centers and the YMCA, both involved working with students who improved dramatically on their math portion of the SAT. These successes only further support the learning that takes place as student connect the concepts of mathematics presented in an throughout this college entrance exam.

Trigonometry

I have taught both trigonometry courses and algebra/ trigonometry blended courses for almost 7 years. I have also worked with students tutoring them in areas that they struggled in for this content. I know that I can help you improve your test scores and really enjoy what trigonometry has to bring to the field of mathematics. I have bachelors degrees (B.A in Secondary Education and B.S in Biology) but also in my M.Ed and Ed.D. These degrees come with various courses in mathematics as well as statistics. I am very comfortable in this subject matter and have tons of resources as well as experience tutoring and teaching in trigonometry. I also have had 100% of my students succeed in their goals in both improving grades as well as feeling more confident in this content.

Stetson University
Biology Education
Florida Atlantic University
Master's
Florida Atlantic University
EdD

Education

Stetson University (Biology Education)

Florida Atlantic University (Master's)

Florida Atlantic University (EdD)

Great tutor. — Very patient, polite and knowledgeable. I Call him to help my 16 year son with his algebra 2. My son understood in 2 hours all 2 weeks worth of school subjects. ...

— Jose, Pompano Beach, FL on 9/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

This rate is negotiable, depending on the length of tutoring requested and the subject matter.

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 15 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33063.