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Joe K.

West Chicago, IL

$80/hour

AP Physics and Honors Physics - 20 Years in Public & Private Ed

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 80 ratings
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— Collene, Batavia, IL on 1/20/16

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Illinois State University
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University

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 and private high school students for 20 years. On the AP Physics B exam, almost half of my students earn scores of 5, the highest score possible, while most of the other half receive scores of 4! In addition to teaching physics, I am also an instructional coach, hired to help high school science and math teachers improve their professional practice. I have four children of my own, and am currently tutoring my eldest in ACT math and science. 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 and private high school students for 20 years. On the AP Physics B exam, almost Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185
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In-person lessons

"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 been teaching AP Physics and Honors Physics for 20 years. For the past two years I have taught AP Physics to high school freshmen, which to my knowledge, is not done anywhere else (last year, all 7 freshmen earned scores of 4 or 5 on the exam; this year, I have 15 freshmen excelling in a class of 21 students). I have an MS in Physics Teaching, and I have been recently hired to be an instructional coach for math and science teachers in a large suburban high school district.

Illinois State University
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Fabulous experience with Joe — My son received his first lesson with Joe last evening, and it was a great experience. Joe was very patient and understanding, and very visual in his teaching method. That was extremely helpful to my son. I feel very confident that Joe will help him in Physics as well as increasing his ACT scores. We are looking forward to lesson #2! ...

— Collene, Batavia, IL on 1/20/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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