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Josh M.

Tackle your most difficult topics with ease! Aiding success since 2006

Tackle your most difficult topics with ease! Aiding success since 2006

$190/hour

  • 2,029 hours tutoring

About Josh


Bio

Hello! My name is Josh and I am a full-time faculty member of chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

I have been privately tutoring/teaching since 2006 in various capacities and I have been a college faculty member since 2016 after completing my PhD in Chemistry. During my graduate education, I spent lots of time tutoring students, working as a TA, and recognizing my passion is in teaching, which led to my eventual career choice.

My approach to tutoring is to not only make sure you...

Hello! My name is Josh and I am a full-time faculty member of chemistry at the University of Minnesota.

I have been privately tutoring/teaching since 2006 in various capacities and I have been a college faculty member since 2016 after completing my PhD in Chemistry. During my graduate education, I spent lots of time tutoring students, working as a TA, and recognizing my passion is in teaching, which led to my eventual career choice.

My approach to tutoring is to not only make sure you understand the concepts but to get a complete sense for your learning style. I've worked with a wide range of students with varying capabilities, learning styles and special needs. A key goal of an effective instructor is recognizing that every student learns differently. As we work together, I'll observe and make note of the approaches and ways in which we tackle topics, paying special attention to methods that help and don't help you learn a concept. I will constantly modify my approach to make sure material is presented in a way that is best suited to your learning style.

I truly enjoy tutoring and I do it because I am passionate about teaching and learning. Working with students who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of a particular topic or subject is a great experience. I enjoy those moments when a student grasps a new concept for the first time and things "click". I work hard for my students to provide as much help as needed and strive to make myself available in a variety of ways for extra help. As an example, after establishing a connection with a student, students get my cell phone number to allow them to reach out easily and quickly.

While my education is rooted in chemistry, I have experience educating and working with students on a wide variety of topics. Be assured that if you are contacting me for an area outside of chemistry that you still receive the same level of high-quality instruction and teaching my students have come to know me for.

I very much look forward to talking with you.


Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology
Chemistry
University of Minnesota
Masters
University of Minnesota
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $190
  • Rate details: Contact me about other rate adjustments (group rates, discounts, etc). We can also discuss further distance travel that what is listed.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel constantly, for both personal and professional uses. In my research I use it for organizing data, creating interactive spreadsheets and allowing myself to become more efficient with my work. In my personal life, I use it for a variety of tasks whether it is exploring budgets, organizing a room layout, keeping track of schedules and more. I'm very proficient in many of the advanced functions within excel and I can work with VBA code to improve the functioning of a spreadsheet. I'm always learning new ways to do something, and if there is something I'm unfamiliar with, I will certainly be able to do some research and come up with a useful answer.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel constantly, for both personal and professional uses. In my research I use it for organizing data, creating interactive spreadsheets and allowing myself to become more efficient with my work. In my personal life, I use it for a variety of tasks whether it is exploring budgets, organizing a room layout, keeping track of schedules and more. I'm very proficient in many of the advanced functions within excel and I can work with VBA code to improve the functioning of a spreadsheet. I'm always learning new ways to do something, and if there is something I'm unfamiliar with, I will certainly be able to do some research and come up with a useful answer.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which required editing and proofreading, but most importantly, proper grammar.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel constantly, for both personal and professional uses. In my research I use it for organizing data, creating interactive spreadsheets and allowing myself to become more efficient with my work. In my personal life, I use it for a variety of tasks whether it is exploring budgets, organizing a room layout, keeping track of schedules and more. I'm very proficient in many of the advanced functions within excel and I can work with VBA code to improve the functioning of a spreadsheet. I'm always learning new ways to do something, and if there is something I'm unfamiliar with, I will certainly be able to do some research and come up with a useful answer.
Proofreading

Proofreading

*Proofreading rates are $50/hour, can negotiate per page rates as well* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which required editing and proofreading. I'm able to offer live proofreading or proofreading of a document you send me.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which required editing and proofreading, but most importantly, proper grammar.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which required editing and proofreading, but most importantly, proper grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

*Proofreading rates are $50/hour, can negotiate per page rates as well* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which required editing and proofreading. I'm able to offer live proofreading or proofreading of a document you send me.
Writing

Writing

*Writing rates start at $50/hour depending on the type of assistance needed* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which require constructing arguments, evaluating sources, organizing my thoughts and creating a document that conveys my ideas clearly. I'm able to help with all parts of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to detailed editing and proofreading.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Between working as a college professor and tutoring, I have exposure to almost every type of chemistry with multiple education levels (middle school, high school, college and graduate level). I break down complex topics and make them digestible and easy to understand. At the college/graduate level, I can help with general chemistry, advanced chemistry courses (like physical chemistry, thermodynamics, etc) and any other chemistry related courses (I've worked with students in courses like environmental chemistry and geology). For high school students, in addition to helping with you (or your child's) chemistry course, my specialty also includes assisting students with preparation for the AP chemistry exam and SAT chemistry subject exam. I have a proven method for assessing your knowledge and getting you up to speed efficiently!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. Further topics in chemistry actually require the application of calculus so I also work with students in understanding the math behind those topics as well. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra/precalculus questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Writing,

Writing

*Writing rates start at $50/hour depending on the type of assistance needed* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which require constructing arguments, evaluating sources, organizing my thoughts and creating a document that conveys my ideas clearly. I'm able to help with all parts of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to detailed editing and proofreading.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Whether it is geometry, algebra, or any other topic, mathematics is a core component of chemistry. As such I have a solid background in mathematics and have worked with a wide number of students to help them understand complex ideas better. As a faculty, I work a lot with students on test taking strategies, understanding how to "study better" and retain the information we're discussing in class. These skills all translate effectively to test preparation for things like the ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. Further topics in chemistry actually require the application of calculus so I also work with students in understanding the math behind those topics as well. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra/precalculus questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Between working as a college professor and tutoring, I have exposure to almost every type of chemistry with multiple education levels (middle school, high school, college and graduate level). I break down complex topics and make them digestible and easy to understand. At the college/graduate level, I can help with general chemistry, advanced chemistry courses (like physical chemistry, thermodynamics, etc) and any other chemistry related courses (I've worked with students in courses like environmental chemistry and geology). For high school students, in addition to helping with you (or your child's) chemistry course, my specialty also includes assisting students with preparation for the AP chemistry exam and SAT chemistry subject exam. I have a proven method for assessing your knowledge and getting you up to speed efficiently!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. Further topics in chemistry actually require the application of calculus so I also work with students in understanding the math behind those topics as well. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra/precalculus questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Writing,

Writing

*Writing rates start at $50/hour depending on the type of assistance needed* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which require constructing arguments, evaluating sources, organizing my thoughts and creating a document that conveys my ideas clearly. I'm able to help with all parts of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to detailed editing and proofreading.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I have both tutored and taught biochemistry to students. I have tutored biochemistry to students that were taking a full semester or year long course in biochemistry and have gone very in-depth with the material. Additionally, I also taught courses which provide an overview of biochemistry to primarily health majors (nursing, dental hygiene, PA, etc).
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Between working as a college professor and tutoring, I have exposure to almost every type of chemistry with multiple education levels (middle school, high school, college and graduate level). I break down complex topics and make them digestible and easy to understand. At the college/graduate level, I can help with general chemistry, advanced chemistry courses (like physical chemistry, thermodynamics, etc) and any other chemistry related courses (I've worked with students in courses like environmental chemistry and geology). For high school students, in addition to helping with you (or your child's) chemistry course, my specialty also includes assisting students with preparation for the AP chemistry exam and SAT chemistry subject exam. I have a proven method for assessing your knowledge and getting you up to speed efficiently!
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have my undergraduate degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chemistry with a focus in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (involved taking Advanced Organic Synthesis and Organic Reaction Mechanisms) and a PhD in chemistry, where I did my master's research in Computational Organic Chemistry. I have tutored organic chemistry privately for at least 7 years now, led a classroom of 20 students through the Dental School program in a summer organic chemistry review class, and taught both Organic Chemistry I and II at the college level as a faculty member.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a college faculty in chemistry, we often examine problems that require some level of algebra and manipulation to solve them. I frequently work with students that struggle to tackle the algebraic pieces of those questions and the various topics relating to it. As a tutor, I'm very comfortable working with all age ranges on various algebra questions. My familiarity with the subject allows me to come up with creative ways to explain the more challenging topics and help ensure success going forward.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Between working as a college professor and tutoring, I have exposure to almost every type of chemistry with multiple education levels (middle school, high school, college and graduate level). I break down complex topics and make them digestible and easy to understand. At the college/graduate level, I can help with general chemistry, advanced chemistry courses (like physical chemistry, thermodynamics, etc) and any other chemistry related courses (I've worked with students in courses like environmental chemistry and geology). For high school students, in addition to helping with you (or your child's) chemistry course, my specialty also includes assisting students with preparation for the AP chemistry exam and SAT chemistry subject exam. I have a proven method for assessing your knowledge and getting you up to speed efficiently!
Writing,

Writing

*Writing rates start at $50/hour depending on the type of assistance needed* As a scientist and educator, communication is a crucial part of my job. I have worked on numerous publications, documents, theses, and many teaching documents...all of which require constructing arguments, evaluating sources, organizing my thoughts and creating a document that conveys my ideas clearly. I'm able to help with all parts of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to detailed editing and proofreading.
Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Whether it is geometry, algebra, or any other topic, mathematics is a core component of chemistry. As such I have a solid background in mathematics and have worked with a wide number of students to help them understand complex ideas better. As a faculty, I work a lot with students on test taking strategies, understanding how to "study better" and retain the information we're discussing in class. These skills all translate effectively to test preparation for things like the ACT.
ACT Science, PSAT

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Extremely knowledgeable, patient and funny

Josh taught me a lesson in 15 minutes that another tutor taught me in 2 hours. Josh saves time and reteaches organic chemistry in English language. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

Alexandra , 13 lessons with Josh

Best O Chem tutor out there!

Josh is an amazing tutor who truly cares about his students. He is extremely knowledgeable in organic chemistry and great at breaking down hard to understand concepts in ways that are clear and understandable. He is very kind, patient, and great with communication and scheduling. Even with his busy schedule, he always managed to find time to work with me. He is by far the best tutor out there; I am so glad I got to work with him — you will be glad you did too!

Dana, 23 lessons with Josh

Best tutor you could ask for!

Josh is a wonderful tutor who will go above and beyond for his students and will always be upfront about his background in any certain subject. He was my physical chemistry tutor and really helped me throughout the end of the semester and was willing to work with my very hectic schedule. Additionally, Josh is very patient and kind and is always willing to dive deeper into a concept when you're confused. He truly made concepts and equations easier to intuitively understand! You couldn't find a better tutor if you tried.

Carrington, 10 lessons with Josh

Very helpful tutor.

Josh was very helpful for me through Organic Chemistry 1 and 2. He was able to take very complicated concepts and break them down in a way that is more understandable, which I found very useful. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for help for anything in chemistry.

Karen, 43 lessons with Josh

Very knowledgeable tutor!

Josh is helping my son understand complex AP chemistry concepts beyond what he is taught in the classroom. He has been super helpful and instrumental with homework and improving test scores.

Stacy, 3 lessons with Josh

physical chemistry: diligent and clear

For our first lesson, Josh and I worked on problems concerning particle motion. He was very good at explaining difficult concepts and worked extra hard to learn some unfamiliar material in order to explain it to me. He puts in the effort and is worth it!

Alexander, 6 lessons with Josh

Extremely Helpful and Simple Breakdown

We talked about simple mole conversions. I had spent hours trying to solve it with no luck. Josh helped me to not only get all my problems correct, but really helped me grasp the actual subject and be able to apply it in the classroom!

Jonah, 15 lessons with Josh

Great Tutor

Knows how to help, great at explaining, will give ideas on what to do for the session or will do what you'd like, very patient, and just very good at explaining concepts that don't click right away

Cady, 19 lessons with Josh

Very Knowledgeable. Highly recommend Josh!

Went through Technical Mathematics. Very helpful. Josh is not only very knowledgeable. Can explain things in a very efficient manner! Highly recommend Josh for Math and Science tutoring.

Tim, 5 lessons with Josh
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$190/hour

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