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Josh C.

New Brunswick, NJ


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

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4.9 average from 229 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Julia, Bridgewater, NJ on 4/19/16

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About Josh

I'm a recent graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a Masters degree in Science Education, and a major in physics, math/education minor, also from Rutgers. I've been tutoring privately and with various Rutgers organizations for the last 5 years, with over 200 satisfied students in all manner of subjects.

My Masters degree gives me a very unique way to teach the subject of Physics, and in turn, math, by trying to look at the complex interlocking equations of Physics and explain them at their base, conceptual level.

It is my tried and tested belief that 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 am capable of teaching include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Physics (any high school course or introductory college course).
I'm a recent graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a Masters degree in Science Education, and a major in physics, math/education minor, also from Rutgers. I've been Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor!"

- Julia, Bridgewater, NJ on 4/19/16

"Excellent physics tutor"

- Cyndi, Metuchen, NJ on 6/14/16

"Thank you Josh!"

- Adil, Kendall Park, NJ on 6/3/16


- Vicki, Trenton, NJ on 12/3/15

"Terrific Tutor"

- Jordan, Scotch Plains, NJ on 10/21/15

"Would use him again"

- Laurie, Monroe Township, NJ on 6/30/15

"Patient and smart tutor"

- Myra, Fanwood, NJ on 6/8/15

"Josh has been a great assest."

- Laura, Kendall Park, NJ on 3/8/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sarah, Hoboken, NJ on 12/22/14

"Great Session"

- Richard, New Providence, NJ on 11/13/14

"Great tutor"

- Michele, Rumson, NJ on 10/1/14

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Hema, Kendall Park, NJ on 3/26/14

"Thumbs up!"

- Alex, New Brunswick, NJ on 3/18/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Perry, Hightstown, NJ on 10/16/13

"Great Tutor"

- Namratha, Basking Ridge, NJ on 6/3/13

"Great tutor."

- H., Plainsboro, NJ on 5/24/13
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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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

Over the course of five 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.


I've worked with over 100 students in all levels of Physics classes in private one on one sessions over the last 5 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 is very effective at helping students understand Physics.


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

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

Excellent tutor! — Josh was my son's AP Physics tutor for the past 2 years and I am so glad we found him. Not only did his grade improve and remain at the top of the class, but his confidence level increased and he was able to approach each exam and assignment with assurance. Josh was always able to accommodate us if there was a sudden change in schedule, always came prepared and always had a positive and friendly ...

— Julia, Bridgewater, NJ on 4/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 25 miles of New Brunswick, NJ 08901.