Josh F.: Experienced Math, English and Test Prep Tutor
Josh F.: Experienced Math, English and Test Prep Tutor
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
Josh has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 574 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Excellent tutor who is very knowledgeable and very pleasant
Throughout my entire semester, Josh has been a pillar of support. He is well-versed and prepared for any topic, including the more advanced topics of college calculus, which seemed to be tough even for my professor! He patiently and thoroughly gave me the tools necessary to succeed and more, and he never shies away from a challenge. Personality-wise, he is amiable, easy-going, and willing to adapt to any style of learning. I look forward to working with him in the future!!Elena, 16 lessons with Josh
Josh was a great tutor! He got my daughter on a good path and definitely helped her confidence in calculus.Michael, 3 lessons with Josh
Outstanding tutor for BC calculus
Josh is an extremely patient, thoughtful, and skilled tutor who is effective at teaching complex mathematical concepts. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a tutor for BC calculus (a difficult subject to teach, and for which to find a skilled and competent tutor).Sameer, 18 lessons with Josh
Tutor offers careful guidance.
Josh has helped my son with Geometry and Algebra material. Josh takes great care to explain steps, formulas, and process for approaching math problems. He uses careful questioning to ensure that my son is on track and provides additional practice examples to help my son reinforce new problems he is learning.Cate, 21 lessons with Josh
Excellent, professional tutor session for pre-calc
Josh was patient during my daughter’s pre-calc session, challenged her to think about the problems, and spent a quality hour with her to assist her with a tough test. He quickly recognized her level of comprehension and needs for the session. She went into the test with more knowledge and confidence! Thank you Josh, we will be signing up for more sessions!Laura, 9 lessons with Josh
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, 50 lessons with Josh
He helped me work on a study guide I was confused about. He’s super kind and patient and really works with you and what you know! He made sure to communicate with me and ask me questions to see if I understand the material or if he needed to go in more depth.Hayley, 2 lessons with Josh
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
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