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Josh F.: Experienced Math, English and Test Prep Tutor

Josh F.: Experienced Math, English and Test Prep Tutor

$50/hour

  • 152 hours tutoring

About Josh


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I have been a high school teacher for 15 years, in both private and public schools. Prior to that, I was a test prep and academic tutor working independently and for the Princeton Review. I have worked successfully with students ranging in age from middle school to post-college graduate. My exceptional content knowledge in a wide variety of high school and college disciplines makes me an incredibly versatile tutor. My positivity, encouragement, and unfailing belief in the abilities of all my...

I have been a high school teacher for 15 years, in both private and public schools. Prior to that, I was a test prep and academic tutor working independently and for the Princeton Review. I have worked successfully with students ranging in age from middle school to post-college graduate. My exceptional content knowledge in a wide variety of high school and college disciplines makes me an incredibly versatile tutor. My positivity, encouragement, and unfailing belief in the abilities of all my students makes me an incredibly successful tutor. I help students not only understand content, but I help them foster a deep sense of self-efficacy, self-worth, and independence. My students gain mastery over their subject matter, and develop skills and habits of mind that ensure long-term academic success.

I have taught and tutored a wide range of math subjects, from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus, including test prep math for the SATs, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and more. I studied math as an undergrad and as a graduate student in the MAC Education program at UM Ann Arbor. I received teaching certification with a double major in Math and English.

Beyond my qualifications in my comprehensive knowledge of content, I am a kind, supportive, encouraging tutor who offers multiple ways of understanding complex material. Mathematics especially is a topic that strikes fear in the hearts of many students, without any good reason. My success in teaching math to a wide variety of age groups and abilities stems from knowing that anyone can be a "math person." Hard work and determination, combined with a supportive and knowledgeable teacher, guarantee success in the short and long terms.

Math and English and writing need to be fun. You learn the best when you are engaged. I encourage everything from using TI calculators to counting on your fingers to help get the information across. If you have felt frustrated, or felt incapable, you have been with the wrong teacher. Everyone can learn math, and they can have fun doing it. Success breeds


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UM Ann Arbor
English
UM Ann Arbor
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Business

GRE

GRE

10 years as a tutor and teacher and Master Trainer at Princeton Review. 95+ percentile scores across all sections of GRE

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

HS English and math teacher 10+ years as a tutor, teacher, and master trainer in standardized test preparation for the Princeton Review Full versed in content and test-taking strategies and tips
English,

English

HS English teacher — certified to teach English in Public schools Thorough familiarity with most novels and texts used by MI middle and high school teachers Two decades of writing coaching, vocabulary building, grammar teaching and more
Literature,

Literature

Masters in Education and MI teaching certification in English Long experience with creative and analytical writing instruction and editing. A teaching style that prioritizes the student’s ideas and writing voice while developing their communication and analytical skill set Familiarity with most canonical texts in hs curricula, including AP Lit and IB
Writing,

Writing

Years of experience tutoring in writing and editing and proofreading Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, syntax, punctuation and diction Stylistic writing expertise
ACT Reading, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 and other math courses to every grade of middle and high school student. I have success with students with a wide range of learning styles and interests. I leverage their academic strengths to bolster their performance in areas of relative weakness. My success stems largely from the joy I take in helping students develop independence in learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years as a high school math teacher at all levels of the curriculum Have taught Algebra 2 Regular, Advanced, and Honors
Calculus,

Calculus

15 years teaching AP Calculus. My most recent class of 15 students averaged a 4.0 on their AB AP exams.
English,

English

HS English teacher — certified to teach English in Public schools Thorough familiarity with most novels and texts used by MI middle and high school teachers Two decades of writing coaching, vocabulary building, grammar teaching and more
Geometry,

Geometry

15 years teaching hs math, including Regular and Honors Geometry Versatile pedagogy and deep content knowledge Track record of success with students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

15 years of experience across all levels of the high school math curriculum Proven track record of success with students in everything from remedial to hyper accelerated classes Patience, generosity, and humor are hallmarks of my unique teaching style
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Precalculus at private and public schools for 15 years with great success with high-achieving and struggling students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

10 years teaching classes and tutoring in SAT, ACT, GRE and more Exceptional content knowledge Well versed in test-taking strategies to improve standardized test scores across the board
Writing

Writing

Years of experience tutoring in writing and editing and proofreading Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, syntax, punctuation and diction Stylistic writing expertise

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

10 years tutoring and teaching for a prestigious test prep company Earned Master Teacher certification to teach new instructors how to teach test prep classes Broad content knowledge and familiarity with test-taking strategies tailored to each individual test: SAT, ACT, SAT II, GRE, GMAT, and more
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 and other math courses to every grade of middle and high school student. I have success with students with a wide range of learning styles and interests. I leverage their academic strengths to bolster their performance in areas of relative weakness. My success stems largely from the joy I take in helping students develop independence in learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years as a high school math teacher at all levels of the curriculum Have taught Algebra 2 Regular, Advanced, and Honors
Calculus,

Calculus

15 years teaching AP Calculus. My most recent class of 15 students averaged a 4.0 on their AB AP exams.
Geometry,

Geometry

15 years teaching hs math, including Regular and Honors Geometry Versatile pedagogy and deep content knowledge Track record of success with students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

15 years of experience across all levels of the high school math curriculum Proven track record of success with students in everything from remedial to hyper accelerated classes Patience, generosity, and humor are hallmarks of my unique teaching style
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Precalculus at private and public schools for 15 years with great success with high-achieving and struggling students.
Probability,

Probability

More than 15 years of experience teaching all levels of the high school curriculum Proven track record of success with students with a wide range of learning styles and abilities Enthusiasm for math that engages students and encourages their curiosity and boosts their motivation
SAT Math,

SAT Math

10 years teaching classes and tutoring in SAT, ACT, GRE and more Exceptional content knowledge Well versed in test-taking strategies to improve standardized test scores across the board
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

More than 15 years of experience in high school math teaching, specializing in advanced classes that include trigonometry A wealth of knowledge enabling me to put the trig curriculum in the broader context of the hs scope and sequence An engaging, fun teaching style to keep students interested and motivated

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 and other math courses to every grade of middle and high school student. I have success with students with a wide range of learning styles and interests. I leverage their academic strengths to bolster their performance in areas of relative weakness. My success stems largely from the joy I take in helping students develop independence in learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years as a high school math teacher at all levels of the curriculum Have taught Algebra 2 Regular, Advanced, and Honors
Calculus,

Calculus

15 years teaching AP Calculus. My most recent class of 15 students averaged a 4.0 on their AB AP exams.
English,

English

HS English teacher — certified to teach English in Public schools Thorough familiarity with most novels and texts used by MI middle and high school teachers Two decades of writing coaching, vocabulary building, grammar teaching and more
Geometry,

Geometry

15 years teaching hs math, including Regular and Honors Geometry Versatile pedagogy and deep content knowledge Track record of success with students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

15 years of experience across all levels of the high school math curriculum Proven track record of success with students in everything from remedial to hyper accelerated classes Patience, generosity, and humor are hallmarks of my unique teaching style
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught Precalculus at private and public schools for 15 years with great success with high-achieving and struggling students.
Writing

Writing

Years of experience tutoring in writing and editing and proofreading Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, syntax, punctuation and diction Stylistic writing expertise

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 and other math courses to every grade of middle and high school student. I have success with students with a wide range of learning styles and interests. I leverage their academic strengths to bolster their performance in areas of relative weakness. My success stems largely from the joy I take in helping students develop independence in learning.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

15+ years as a high school math teacher at all levels of the curriculum Have taught Algebra 2 Regular, Advanced, and Honors
Calculus,

Calculus

15 years teaching AP Calculus. My most recent class of 15 students averaged a 4.0 on their AB AP exams.
GED,

GED

Knowledgeable across a broad range of hs subjects Familiar with test-taking strategies designed to maximize a student’s score on a standardized test like the GED Patient and versatile, dedicated to my students’ success
Geometry,

Geometry

15 years teaching hs math, including Regular and Honors Geometry Versatile pedagogy and deep content knowledge Track record of success with students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles
SAT Math,

SAT Math

10 years teaching classes and tutoring in SAT, ACT, GRE and more Exceptional content knowledge Well versed in test-taking strategies to improve standardized test scores across the board
Writing

Writing

Years of experience tutoring in writing and editing and proofreading Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, syntax, punctuation and diction Stylistic writing expertise

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

HS English and math teacher 10+ years as a tutor, teacher, and master trainer in standardized test preparation for the Princeton Review Full versed in content and test-taking strategies and tips
ACT Math,

ACT Math

10 years tutoring and teaching for a prestigious test prep company Earned Master Teacher certification to teach new instructors how to teach test prep classes Broad content knowledge and familiarity with test-taking strategies tailored to each individual test: SAT, ACT, SAT II, GRE, GMAT, and more
GED,

GED

Knowledgeable across a broad range of hs subjects Familiar with test-taking strategies designed to maximize a student’s score on a standardized test like the GED Patient and versatile, dedicated to my students’ success
GRE,

GRE

10 years as a tutor and teacher and Master Trainer at Princeton Review. 95+ percentile scores across all sections of GRE
SAT Math,

SAT Math

10 years teaching classes and tutoring in SAT, ACT, GRE and more Exceptional content knowledge Well versed in test-taking strategies to improve standardized test scores across the board
ACT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Josh has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 306 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and friendly

Made geometry concepts easily understood! Great interaction with my daughter, gave her confidence in the material. Really, really happy with this tutoring session, and I recommend him highly!

Cynthia, 2 lessons with Josh

Great teacher! Very positive, encouraging and provides great results.

Josh really helped George learn missing concepts in AP Calculus and prepare for Calculus midterm exam which George passed with 95% score. We are looking forward to continue working with Josh long term if they would be willing to do so and have availability.

Zhanna, 44 lessons with Josh

Great Tutor

Josh helped me not only gain a better understanding of math but also helped me gain better confidence in myself. Josh is super kind, patient, and goes above and beyond to make sure you feel confident in your abilities and yourself.

Jacob, 2 lessons with Josh

Excellent professor !!

Josh F. is a very respectful, helpful, knowledgeable and patient person. He is very punctual for meetings and has a flexible schedule.

Anthony, 2 lessons with Josh

Very Helpful, Knowledgable, Explains concepts clearly and able to help answer questions even after the session

Josh has been extremely helpful for my daughter with her AP Calculus class. He is able to understand where she is having difficulty and explain it to her in terms that she understands. He is flexible in scheduling and able to meet with her weekly or bi weekly. He is also so kind to answer questions in between sessions when needed. Her grades have improved and she has a much better understanding of calculus. He has also at the last minute made time to help my son with AP physics when needed. We highly recommend Josh as a tutor for both AP calculus and AP physics.

Debbie, 13 lessons with Josh
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