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Joe K.

West Chicago, IL

$80/hour

AP/Honors Physics - 23 Years in Public and Private Ed. + Homeschooling

5.0 average from 89 ratings
Knowledgeable and good communicator
— Anna, Saint Charles, IL on 3/13/16

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Illinois State University
Physics
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University (Physics)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

About Joe

Hello! You must be looking at this because you find Physics very challenging. I'd love to help! I have taught various levels of physics to public school students, private school students, homeschoolers and college students for 23 years. For ACT test prep, I've tutored students who have received scores in the 30+ range in math and science. My specialty, though, is advanced high school and introductory college physics (both algebra and calculus-based). I currently teach honors physics and AP Mechanics C to juniors and seniors in a large suburban high school district. I have also been overseeing the math development of my four home-schooled children from basic math through pre-calculus. Allow me the opportunity to help you see that physics is not only understandable, but that physics is Phun! Hello! You must be looking at this because you find Physics very challenging. I'd love to help! I have taught various levels of physics to public school students, private school students, homeschoolers and college students for 23 years. For Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185
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"Knowledgeable and good communicator"

- Anna, Saint Charles, IL on 3/13/16

"Science Tutoring - Chemistry and Physics"

- Tom, Elmhurst, IL on 3/13/16

"Fabulous experience with Joe"

- Collene, Batavia, IL on 1/20/16

"Great teacher!"

- Todd, Plainfield, IL on 1/2/16

"Amazing amazing!"

- Alexandria, Glen Ellyn, IL on 10/30/15

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Pam, Winfield, IL on 8/30/14

"Great tutor"

- Bob, Glen Ellyn, IL on 1/22/14

"Totally excellent!"

- Tammy, Frankfort, IL on 5/18/13
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Physics

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Algebra 1

Though I have a Master's degree in Physics, my qualifications in Algebra include: (1) homeschooling my eldest son in algebra through Pre-Calculus, as well as in ACT math, (2) working as an instructional coach for math and science teachers in a large suburban high school district, and (3) over 20 years of working with honors and AP-level Physics students, who consistently utilize Algebra and Trigonometry concepts.

Physics

I have taught various levels of physics to public school students, private school students, homeschoolers and college students for 23 years. For ACT test prep, I've tutored students who have received scores in the 30+ range in math and science.

My specialty, though, is advanced high school and introductory college physics (both algebra and calculus-based). I currently teach honors physics and AP Mechanics C to juniors and seniors in a large suburban high school district. I have also been overseeing the math development of my four home-schooled children from basic math through pre-calculus. Allow me the opportunity to help you see that physics is not only understandable, but that physics is fun.

Illinois State University
Physics
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University (Physics)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Knowledgeable and good communicator — Joe immediately decided what I needed to know and taught me useful material before we did some practice problems. I understand sound waves and how to apply energy concepts to simple harmonic motion much better since our tutoring session. ...

— Anna, Saint Charles, IL on 3/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 20 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185.