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Joseph V.

Fort Lee, NJ

$60/hour

Mathematics Tutor (Ph.D)

Background check passed as of 1/12/15
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Clearwater Christian Colllege
Mathematics
University of South Florida
PhD

Education

Clearwater Christian Colllege (Mathematics)

University of South Florida (PhD)

About Joseph

I have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Florida in May of 2013 with an emphasis on mathematical logic. I have worked as a teaching assistant and a adjunct instructor in mathematics. Furthermore, I currently tutor mathematics online, at a tutoring center, and in person. I have tutored all different kinds of students from elementary school students to students taking senior level college mathematics courses. I am willing to tutor any level and subject of mathematics.

As a tutor, I will make an effort for students to know why something is true and why something works rather than have students simply memorize formulas and facts. Furthermore, I want to foster an interest in mathematics in students so that students will see the beauty in mathematics and enjoy mathematics. Mathematics is a profound subject and I want students to realize some of the depth behind mathematics. I also want students to view mathematics as an understandable subject as opposed to a difficult subject.
I have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Florida in May of 2013 with an emphasis on mathematical logic. I have worked as a teaching assistant and a adjunct instructor in mathematics. Furthermore, I Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

I have tutored all of the topics covered on the mathematics portion of the ACT. When tutoring for mathematics portion of the ACT, I will first allow the student to attempt to answer the questions for the ACT. I will then go over questions that the student answers incorrectly or does not know how to answer. By focusing on the questions that the student has trouble with, the student will be prepared for almost any question that happens to be on the ACT, and the student will increase in his or her mathematical abilities.

Algebra 1

I have taught College Algebra and Intermediate Algebra at community colleges, and I have been a teaching assistant for College Algebra. I also tutor subjects related to Algebra 1 on a regular basis. I therefore understand the difficulties that students face in algebra classes. I can pinpoint the mistakes that students make when solving algebra problems and work to correct those mistakes. I will also show students ways to verify if their answer is correct such as estimating to see if the answer is reasonable. My goal is for students to have a deeper understanding of the mathematics in Algebra 1 and related classes so that students will be able to do algebra long after the course has been completed.

Algebra 2

I have taught college algebra and intermediate algebra at community colleges, and I have been a teaching assistant for college algebra. These classes are very similar to algebra 2 classes. I therefore can pinpoint common mistakes that students make in these subjects and work to correct these mistakes and wrong methods of solving problems. I will try my best to get students to have a deeper understanding of algebra so that they know why something works instead of simply being able to follow a formula. When tutoring algebra, I will focus on teaching student's methods of checking their own work to make sure their answer is correct.

Calculus

I have graded and tutored Calculus I-III and AP Calculus many times in the past. Furthermore, I have taught college level calculus and related courses such as College Algebra, so I know the difficulties that students still have when they go through calculus classes. My goal is for students to understand why things in calculus work the way they do rather than have students simply follow certain procedures without understanding what the procedures do. For example, students should know why the derivative of the natural logarithm is the reciprocal function. When students understand why certain things work the way they do in calculus, then they will more easily and quickly solve calculus problems correctly. Moreover, with a deeper understanding of calculus, students will remember calculus long after the semester has been completed.

Differential Equations

I have taken several graduate level courses related to ordinary and partial differential equations including subjects such as complex analysis, harmonic analysis, and potential theory. Furthermore, I often attempt to learn more mathematics related to differential equations. My goal in tutoring differential equations is to help students become proficient in solving differential equations while helping students have an intuitive understanding of the differential equations they are working with along with an understanding of the applications of differential equations to various branches of science.

I have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Florida in May of 2013 with an emphasis on mathematical logic. I have worked as a teaching assistant and a adjunct instructor in mathematics.

Discrete Math

Much of my mathematical research can be classified as being in discrete mathematics since I have researched areas of mathematics such as universal algebra, ordered sets, and mathematical logic. Since I am deeply interested in discrete mathematics, I want students to understand the elegance of discrete mathematics. Furthermore, I want students to be proficient in skills encountered in discrete mathematics such as writing proofs.

I have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Florida in May of 2013 with an emphasis on mathematical logic. I have worked as a teaching assistant and a adjunct instructor in mathematics.

Geometry

I have tutored geometry and related courses in the past. Furthermore, I have tutored people in writing proofs. I can therefore help students with the logic used in geometry so that students understand why the work they are doing is correct if it is correct and so that they can spot an error in their work if it is incorrect. My goals in tutoring students in geometry include helping students develop correct mathematical reasoning as well as understanding the course material. Geometry is a deep and interesting subject, and I want students to understand and appreciate some of the depth of geometry.

Linear Algebra

I earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of South Florida. I have studied linear algebra and subjects related to linear algebra when I was an undergraduate and graduate student and I continually read linear algebra and related subjects such as functional analysis. Often in linear algebra, the meaning behind concepts such as the matrices, the determinant, the trace, matrix multiplication, and other ideas is not clear to students. I will therefore use my expertise in mathematics to help students understand the meaning behind these concepts so that students appreciate linear algebra.

Logic

My doctoral dissertation was in Boolean algebras which is related to mathematical logic. Furthermore, most of my mathematical research is related to mathematical logic, and much of it can be classified as mathematical logic. I personally see mathematical logic as the most elegant and profound subject to study, and I want students to appreciate this elegance. Since I have much experience in mathematical logic. I can help students understand the subtleties behind mathematical logic.

Prealgebra

I have tutored for pre-algebra and many related courses many times before. Furthermore, I have taught college algebra and intermediate algebra at community colleges. I want students to see that algebra is a subject that is applicable to real life. I also want students to appreciate algebra as an elegant and interesting subject. I will get students to appreciate algebra by helping them do algebra accurately and by teaching them efficient ways of solving problems.

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored several different classes related to precalculus. I will focus on showing students different methods of solving problems and checking their solutions. With different techniques at hand, students will have a more thorough understanding of the mathematical content, and they will be able to choose the easiest way to solve a problem. Furthermore, I want students to understand why things in precalculus are the way they are so the students have a deeper understanding of the mathematics. For example, students should be able to derive the sine and cosine of 30 and 60 degrees using trigonometric identities and by using equilateral triangles.

Probability

I have tutored in several courses different courses in probability and statistics in the past. Furthermore, I have taken several graduate level mathematics courses related to probability and statistics, and I have studied much probability and statistics even outside of the graduate level courses I have taken. I see probability and statistics as fascinating subjects, and I want students of all levels to be fascinated by probability and statistics as well.

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT mathematics along with mathematics subjects that are similar to the mathematics portion of the SAT. While tutoring SAT mathematics, I will mainly just explain how to solve SAT questions that the student does not know how to solve or has solved incorrectly. I will therefore fill in the gaps in the student's understanding so that the student will be able to accurately answer most mathematics questions that appear on the mathematics portion of the SAT. Furthermore, by seeing these difficult questions explained and answered, the student will improve in his or her mathematical ability and conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Clearwater Christian Colllege
Mathematics
University of South Florida
PhD

Education

Clearwater Christian Colllege (Mathematics)

University of South Florida (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 10 miles of Fort Lee, NJ 07024.