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Josh V.

Somerville, MA

$50/hour

MIT Ph.D. student who will sit with you until you get it.

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 21 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Karima, Boston, MA on 10/14/16

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Alumnus of University of California, San Diego
Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Master's
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
PhD

Education

Alumnus of University of California, San Diego (Urban Planning)

University of Michigan (Master's)

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (PhD)

About Josh

I am a dual-Ph.D. student in biological engineering and media arts and sciences at MIT. My strengths are explaining complex ideas clearly and simply, helping students with disabilities, and standardized test prep. I've helped students get into the University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and UC Berkeley. I try to make tutoring a fun experience that results in great achievements.

I'm a Ph.D. student in biological engineering, so I've had a lot of experience using math for practical and innovative applications. Thus, I can apply concepts to interesting real world examples that people actually care about.

I tend to get very invested in students' success. I will work for you in my free time to help you achieve your goals.
I am a dual-Ph.D. student in biological engineering and media arts and sciences at MIT. My strengths are explaining complex ideas clearly and simply, helping students with disabilities, and standardized test prep. I've helped students get into the University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and UC Berkeley. I try to make tutoring a fun Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor!"

- Karima, Boston, MA on 10/14/16

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Elizabeth, Groveland, MA on 10/20/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, R, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Genetics,
Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture,
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design, Photography, Video Production
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, Common Core, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, AutoCAD,
Autodesk Maya,
Desktop Publishing, General Computer, GIS,
Graphic Design, HTML, JavaScript, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Photography, Python, R, Revit, Sketchup, Solidworks, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Football, Martial Arts,
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

I've used Adobe InDesign to create several professional portfolios for applying to architecture firms/. I have a master of architecture from the University of Michigan, for which I had to take several portfolio composition classes, each of which was heavily focused on InDesign.

Architecture

I have a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan, and am currently a master's student at the MIT Media Lab, where I work under an architect to design experimental structures.

AutoCAD

I have a master of architecture degree and have worked in four architecture firms, each of which required me to use AutoCAD to design and modify plans, sections, and elevations for building commissions.

Autodesk Maya

In my master's program in architecture, I used Maya to 3D model, sculpt, and animate designs. I also used Maya in an internship at an architecture firm, for which I had to use Maya Molecule to model various structural deformations.

Biostatistics

I have a certificate in data science from Johns Hopkins, in which I had to complete nine courses in R programming and related biostatistical applications, culminating in an independent project for which I had to conduct my own biostatistic analysis of what could happen if a population of 50,000 neurons experienced a concussion.

Differential Equations

I am a Ph.D. student in biological engineering, so I've taken two differential equation classes in graduate school, and two in undergrad. I've also used differential equations to model bacterial growth in my own research, and continue to use differential equations in regular lab practice.

Drawing

I have a master of architecture degree, so drawing is a big part of how I communicate. I am not an artist, but am extremely proficient in using drawing to clearly communicate ideas and brainstorm.

Genetics

I'm a Ph.D. student in biological engineering at MIT. Genetic engineering of bacteria and mammalian cells is the largest component of what I do.

GIS

I have a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan. I've had to use GIS to gather analytics and maps for various urban-scale projects. I have also used GIS to compose urban-scale diagrammatic maps for portfolios and posters.

Martial Arts

I have a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and tested for my 1st and 2nd degrees in South Korea, at the Kukkiwon.

Microsoft Windows

I've been a Windows user since high school. I use Windows every day in graduate school.

Alumnus of University of California, San Diego
Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Master's
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
PhD

Education

Alumnus of University of California, San Diego (Urban Planning)

University of Michigan (Master's)

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (PhD)

Great Tutor! — My son is a high school freshman. Josh tutor him in advance biology yesterday. Josh is very knowledgeable he did an amazing job explaining the lesson to him. I will definitely recommend Josh, and we will definitely use him again. Thank you, Josh!!!! ...

— Karima, Boston, MA on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02143.