Experienced Calculus Instructor
Experienced Calculus Instructor
I previously taught at the United States Naval Academy from Jan 2009 to Dec 2012 as an Adjunct Instructor/Tutor teaching Calculus I and tutoring Pre-Calc, Calc I, Calc II, Statics, and the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB - a standardized test required for those who want to fly in the Navy/Marine Corps). My last assignment in the Navy before retiring in 2009 was as the Director of Professional Tutoring at the United States Naval Academy, where I supervised 8 Masters/PhD level tutors,...
I previously taught at the United States Naval Academy from Jan 2009 to Dec 2012 as an Adjunct Instructor/Tutor teaching Calculus I and tutoring Pre-Calc, Calc I, Calc II, Statics, and the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB - a standardized test required for those who want to fly in the Navy/Marine Corps). My last assignment in the Navy before retiring in 2009 was as the Director of Professional Tutoring at the United States Naval Academy, where I supervised 8 Masters/PhD level tutors, taught Learning Skills (Time Management, Note Taking, Test Taking, etc.), and tutored Calc I, Statics and the ASTB. Additionally, I coached high school volleyball for 10 years in Anne Arundel County, and tutored some of my players over the years in Algebra II, Pre-Calc, and Calculus.
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience...
I have NEVER been a student that excelled in math (think "C" average). My greatest accomplishment of 2014 was getting an "A" in calculus with Joe's help! Joe is an exceptional tutor! I needed someone who was willing to be patient and explain every concept...sometimes more than once. He was very flexible, and was always willing to stay past the 60 minute time-frame and help. He provided me with his own study sheets which were very helpful. Joe is great at finding your weaknesses and addressing them early. He makes sure you have a solid background before moving onto harder concepts. Joe did the impossible: making calculus enjoyable. Joe cares about his students and their success; he sent me a motivational email before my final. Joe was the first person I called when I found out I got an "A" because it would have been impossible without his help. I would recommend Joe to everyone and anyone who needs a math tutor.Morgan, 23 lessons with Joe
Extremely knowledgeable and patient
Helped me with mechanical comprehension for the ASTB test. Was very patient and broke down every problem in fine details. Maximized time and allowed focused on teaching the methodology needed to solve these problems. Overcame technical difficulties to make the learning easy.Hadyn, 1 lesson with Joe
Highly Qualified, Effective and Patient Tutor
Joe is a kind, patient and highly capable tutor. Though he tutors many students in much higher levels of math, Joe met my son where he was in Algebra I and has been a tremendous help to him. He is very effective in explaining the concepts and offering strategies for solving problems, all while being kind and patient. We highly recommend Joe.Jackie, 3 lessons with Joe
Wonderful tutor for Calculus AB/BC
Joe worked with my daughter throughout the 2015-2016 school year tutoring her in Calculus AB/BC. He was wonderful - patient, knowledgeable, personable and dependable. With his help my daughter maintained a high A average throughout the year, but more importantly felt like she acquired a good grasp of the material. Having Joe available to work through her questions each week was invaluable. I would highly recommend Joe as a tutor to anyone needing help with math!Anna , 24 lessons with Joe
Joe always does a great job helping my daughter understand difficult math concepts. Math isn't her favorite subject but she has more confidence in her ability to solve the problems thanks to Joe's patient and clear explanations of things she doesn't understand.Sandy, 66 lessons with Joe
Joe was on time and very effective. My daughter had a boost of confidence for her test the next day. We will definitely continue with Joe!Jay, 19 lessons with Joe
Joe was very patient and helpful. He provided online tutoring for a Calculus 2 course. I went from doing very poorly on the first exam of the semester to nearly acing the final exam. Joe's instruction was wonderful. He even looked up information from a pre-calc text book to be prepared for the range of information I had sent him in advance of the lesson. Well prepared and very helpful. I would highly recommend Joe for calculus tutoring.Oriana, 3 lessons with Joe
Joe knows the material and is able to present it clearly. He is quick to respond to emails and is always on time for lessons. Joe is an overall great guy and we highly recommend him for students who need help with pre-calc or calculus.Kim, 17 lessons with Joe
Joe P. is a great tutor! My daughter was having major trouble in her AP Calculus class and we searched several places for a tutor. We discovered WyzAnt and fortunately Joe. He was patient, easy to understand and great with explaining the concepts. Joe was very reliable and dedicated, meeting with her even on the snowy days this past winter. Each marking period her grades improved and she completed the fourth marking period with 87% in AP Calculus. I would recommend Joe P. to anyone that needs a tutor. The results speak for themselves.Ricquel, 25 lessons with Joe
My son actually enjoys his time with Joe and doesn't feel like he is being "preached" to. Joe seems to make concepts clear and easy to follow and my son feels like he is getting valuable information.Wendy, 3 lessons with Joe