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Josh C.

Experienced/Innovative Physics/Math Tutor for HS/College Students

Experienced/Innovative Physics/Math Tutor for HS/College Students

$65/hour

  • 3,179 hours tutoring

About Josh


Bio

I'm a graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a Master's degree in Science Education, with an undergrad degree in Physics (Math/Education double minor). I'm currently finishing up a second undergrad degree in Computer Science, with plans to get a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence starting in Fall '22. I've been tutoring privately, with various Rutgers organizations, and with a range of tutoring companies since 2010, with many satisfied students in all manner of subjects.

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I'm a graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a Master's degree in Science Education, with an undergrad degree in Physics (Math/Education double minor). I'm currently finishing up a second undergrad degree in Computer Science, with plans to get a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence starting in Fall '22. I've been tutoring privately, with various Rutgers organizations, and with a range of tutoring companies since 2010, with many satisfied students in all manner of subjects.

My Master's degree gives me a very unique way of approaching the subjects of Physics and Math, by focusing on the complex interlocking equations and explaining them at their conceptual level. If a student can get a grasp on the concepts in Physics and Mathematics, most problems after will become an overall simpler calculating experience, making homework, tests, and even just looking at the world around you and understanding the patterns a fuller, correct, and more complete experience.

As such, I always try to include real-world examples of difficult concepts, so that the student can see this difficult idea in action, and begin to form an idea of how it works. The single best result I've ever gotten from this type of tutoring was after teaching one of these concepts, having one of my students sit their parents down and explain to their parents the same concept. Watching knowledge be passed along from a student who started out a novice and had grown to this level of skill and understanding validated everything about why I tutor. I hope to get the chance to work with you and have that same kind of learning experience.

Subjects I currently teach:
Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Physics: Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics 1/2, AP Physics C Mechanics (AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism will only be taught if the student has completed certain pre-reqs, feel free to reach out to clarify this)
Test Prep: SAT Math, ACT Math


Education

Rutgers University
Physics
Rutgers Graduate School for Education
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: My usual rate for in-person sessions is 80/hour, but due to COVID I'm offering a discount for online sessions.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/9/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With students ranging from 7th grade to college seniors and beyond, I have taught a large number of memory tricks and problem solving techniques for how to deal with numbers and their properties. Focus has been on seeing patterns in numbers/variables so that simplification can be made into a easy task, and what facts are required to be memorized so that future problems can be seen in different, less confusing ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the course of ten years, I have developed a number of tips, tricks, and methods to help understand and implement the various skills required in Algebra 2 courses. These methods have been successful with students ranging from 7th graders to college seniors and beyond.
Calculus,

Calculus

Through my education in Physics, I have become very familiar with calculus, since it is the language Physics was written in. Going through the mechanical aspect of Calculus, with an eye toward applications of seemingly theoretical constructs, has helped many of my students not only understand the how of Calculus, but also the why.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 9 years. In addition, I was the TA (Teachers assistant, ran the recitations and lab work for the professor) for 3 semesters of a college-level Physics class focused on new ways to teach and get students excited about Physics. These private sessions and in-class experiences have given me an innovative concept based style to encourage understanding in both a mathematical and global context which I have found are very effective at helping students understand Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have guided many incoming freshmen to Rutgers through the basics of equations, numbers, variables, exponents, so that when they take more math classes later, they have the firm grasp and understanding they need to prosper.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Working with students in both high school and college, I have helped over 75 students understand the ins and outs of pre-calc, with effective tips and methods for understanding and retention. An additional focus on how the actual tools in Pre-Calc will help the student prep for a real calculus class can also be helpful to some students who are planning on continuing in math past pre-calc.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a Kaplan SAT Prep teacher for two years, so in addition to my approach to general mathematics concepts gained from my educational background, I have a number of test specific tips and tricks to help students get the highest score possible with the least amount of stress

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With students ranging from 7th grade to college seniors and beyond, I have taught a large number of memory tricks and problem solving techniques for how to deal with numbers and their properties. Focus has been on seeing patterns in numbers/variables so that simplification can be made into a easy task, and what facts are required to be memorized so that future problems can be seen in different, less confusing ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the course of ten years, I have developed a number of tips, tricks, and methods to help understand and implement the various skills required in Algebra 2 courses. These methods have been successful with students ranging from 7th graders to college seniors and beyond.
Calculus,

Calculus

Through my education in Physics, I have become very familiar with calculus, since it is the language Physics was written in. Going through the mechanical aspect of Calculus, with an eye toward applications of seemingly theoretical constructs, has helped many of my students not only understand the how of Calculus, but also the why.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 9 years. In addition, I was the TA (Teachers assistant, ran the recitations and lab work for the professor) for 3 semesters of a college-level Physics class focused on new ways to teach and get students excited about Physics. These private sessions and in-class experiences have given me an innovative concept based style to encourage understanding in both a mathematical and global context which I have found are very effective at helping students understand Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have guided many incoming freshmen to Rutgers through the basics of equations, numbers, variables, exponents, so that when they take more math classes later, they have the firm grasp and understanding they need to prosper.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Working with students in both high school and college, I have helped over 75 students understand the ins and outs of pre-calc, with effective tips and methods for understanding and retention. An additional focus on how the actual tools in Pre-Calc will help the student prep for a real calculus class can also be helpful to some students who are planning on continuing in math past pre-calc.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a Kaplan SAT Prep teacher for two years, so in addition to my approach to general mathematics concepts gained from my educational background, I have a number of test specific tips and tricks to help students get the highest score possible with the least amount of stress
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Through a varied instructional technique that allows for the proper viewing of the relationships of triangles to the real world, I try to make a student see how sides of any figure all follow the same basic rules. I've taught trig techniques and tricks to almost every math/physics student I've met, given the prevalence of triangles in vectors, both in mathematics and Physics.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With students ranging from 7th grade to college seniors and beyond, I have taught a large number of memory tricks and problem solving techniques for how to deal with numbers and their properties. Focus has been on seeing patterns in numbers/variables so that simplification can be made into a easy task, and what facts are required to be memorized so that future problems can be seen in different, less confusing ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the course of ten years, I have developed a number of tips, tricks, and methods to help understand and implement the various skills required in Algebra 2 courses. These methods have been successful with students ranging from 7th graders to college seniors and beyond.
Calculus,

Calculus

Through my education in Physics, I have become very familiar with calculus, since it is the language Physics was written in. Going through the mechanical aspect of Calculus, with an eye toward applications of seemingly theoretical constructs, has helped many of my students not only understand the how of Calculus, but also the why.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 9 years. In addition, I was the TA (Teachers assistant, ran the recitations and lab work for the professor) for 3 semesters of a college-level Physics class focused on new ways to teach and get students excited about Physics. These private sessions and in-class experiences have given me an innovative concept based style to encourage understanding in both a mathematical and global context which I have found are very effective at helping students understand Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have guided many incoming freshmen to Rutgers through the basics of equations, numbers, variables, exponents, so that when they take more math classes later, they have the firm grasp and understanding they need to prosper.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Working with students in both high school and college, I have helped over 75 students understand the ins and outs of pre-calc, with effective tips and methods for understanding and retention. An additional focus on how the actual tools in Pre-Calc will help the student prep for a real calculus class can also be helpful to some students who are planning on continuing in math past pre-calc.

Science

Physics

Physics

I've worked with students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 9 years. In addition, I was the TA (Teachers assistant, ran the recitations and lab work for the professor) for 3 semesters of a college-level Physics class focused on new ways to teach and get students excited about Physics. These private sessions and in-class experiences have given me an innovative concept based style to encourage understanding in both a mathematical and global context which I have found are very effective at helping students understand Physics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With students ranging from 7th grade to college seniors and beyond, I have taught a large number of memory tricks and problem solving techniques for how to deal with numbers and their properties. Focus has been on seeing patterns in numbers/variables so that simplification can be made into a easy task, and what facts are required to be memorized so that future problems can be seen in different, less confusing ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the course of ten years, I have developed a number of tips, tricks, and methods to help understand and implement the various skills required in Algebra 2 courses. These methods have been successful with students ranging from 7th graders to college seniors and beyond.
Calculus,

Calculus

Through my education in Physics, I have become very familiar with calculus, since it is the language Physics was written in. Going through the mechanical aspect of Calculus, with an eye toward applications of seemingly theoretical constructs, has helped many of my students not only understand the how of Calculus, but also the why.
Physics,

Physics

I've worked with students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 9 years. In addition, I was the TA (Teachers assistant, ran the recitations and lab work for the professor) for 3 semesters of a college-level Physics class focused on new ways to teach and get students excited about Physics. These private sessions and in-class experiences have given me an innovative concept based style to encourage understanding in both a mathematical and global context which I have found are very effective at helping students understand Physics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a Kaplan SAT Prep teacher for two years, so in addition to my approach to general mathematics concepts gained from my educational background, I have a number of test specific tips and tricks to help students get the highest score possible with the least amount of stress

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a Kaplan SAT Prep teacher for two years, so in addition to my approach to general mathematics concepts gained from my educational background, I have a number of test specific tips and tricks to help students get the highest score possible with the least amount of stress

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (567 ratings)
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Reviews


Thoughtful and knowledgeable tutor

Josh was very personable and helpful during our tutoring lessons. The process of meeting with a tutor can be daunting and intimidating; however, Josh made math relatable and did not make me feel self-conscious. He really knows his stuff- happy I made the decision to book him.

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and patient

My son has been having a hard time with pr precalculus this semester virtually. Josh was able to determine what he'd learned wrong and set him on the right footing as he heads into finals. Will definitely book again

Charle, 4 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and instructive

Josh was helpful and supportive with my son's instruction today. He is going to be reteaching Material not previously mastered and reviewing current material. Many thanks.

Beth, 11 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Josh reviewed how springs work in conjunction with the conservation of energy, and the use of Newton's second law in oscillatory and gravitational problems. He is illuminating the fundamentals of physics for my son.

Susann, 28 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Josh reviewed how springs work in conjunction with the conservation of energy, and the use of Newton's second law in oscillatory and gravitational problems. He is illuminating the fundamentals of physics for my son.

Susann, 28 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and fun

My son is doing AP Physics and needed some help. I found Josh and my son agreed to try - he had a different tutor for Math before and did not like the experience so I wasn’t sure how it would be this time. I was happy when he told me he liked Josh. He says Josh is very knowledgeable, charismatic and extremely helpful with what he was struggling with. We highly recommend Josh!

Luciene, 41 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Josh reviewed how springs work in conjunction with the conservation of energy, and the use of Newton's second law in oscillatory and gravitational problems. He is illuminating the fundamentals of physics for my son.

Susann, 28 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable and patient

Josh is very patient. Did a great job going over material and concepts that have difficult for me to understand. Even though the meeting was virtual it was easy to communicate through the interface.

Karla, 1 lesson with Josh

Knowledgeable

Great lesson again!! Thank you! Very helpful! Josh is helping me understand the concepts that I missed and have been frustrating.

Constantine , 29 lessons with Josh

$65/hour

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$65/hour

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