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Joshua F.

Old Bridge, NJ

$60/hour

Josh F. Expertise in English, History, Hebrew, Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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Thomas Edison State College NJ

Education

Thomas Edison State College NJ

About Joshua

I approach teaching as I have approached the raising of my children: to be intellectually rigorous, have a great work ethic, and never be afraid to ask questions. I also believe that it is imperative that in order to be an effective teacher, you have to also know the student well. Everyone is different, and the approach that works best for one student may not necessarily work for someone else. The goals are always the same, but the road taken at times may be different.

In the course of my career as well as endeavors outside of it, I have had the privilege of lecturing on various topics, covering works of various scholars in history, philosophy (which includes the classics at times), and literature. Tutoring and lecturing are all of a piece because it's about sharing what you know with others. As it says in the Book of Solomon: "As I learn without guile, I impart without envy. I do not hide her riches". If we share who we are and what we know, we have a chance to touch people's lives in a meaningful way.
I approach teaching as I have approached the raising of my children: to be intellectually rigorous, have a great work ethic, and never be afraid to ask questions. I also believe that it is imperative that in order to be an effective teacher, you have to also know the student well. Everyone is different, and the approach that works best for one Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Old Bridge, NJ 08857
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Music History
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
LSAT, SAT Reading, Series 63,
Series 7
Language:
Hebrew
History:
American History,
European History, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Law

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

I won awards for American History in both high school and college. I did graduate work in American History and occasionally deliver lectures in both American history and historiography. I have tutored students in both Honors and AP U.S. History and have assisted students with the SAT II exam for History.

Bible Studies

I attended yeshiva for 12 years and have continued my biblical studies throughout my life. I attend numerous lectures regarding the bible and have participated in study groups throughout the years.

College Counseling

I have assisted a number of students with their applications and have helped them formulate their thoughts in a logical and coherent way when writing their respective college essays. Each school has their own unique questions, so I work with the student on developing an outline to provide structure for the essay. I then add and subtract from what they have written and also correct for any spelling and grammatical errors. This assistance has led to acceptances at first-tier schools such as NYU, Colby and others.

Hebrew

I learned hebrew beginning at age 6 and learned this at an advanced level through 12 years of study in orthodox yeshivot. I have been tutoring students in both Hebrew as well as the cantillations for reading both the Torah and the Haftorahs respectively. I engage in hour-long lessons throughout most of the period of study and provide extensive recordings for ongoing review between sessions.

Reading

I am widely read in philosophy, history, the masters of English, American, Russian and French literature as well as literary criticism. My reading comprehension skills are outstanding and have assisted co-orkers in the interpretation of contracts and documents.

Finally I assisted my own children in honing their reading comprehension skills. I look forward to hearing from you. It would be a privilege to assist your child.

Religion

I attended religious private schools for 12 years. As someone who studied both philosophy and history in college and beyond, I am widely read in the great Jewish, Christian and Muslim thinkers. Examples include Maimonides, Augustine, Aquinas, Al Farabi, Averroes, Hermann Cohen, Jacques Maritain, and others.

As is the case with other disciplines I have incorporated the above in lectures i have done throughout the years.

Series 63

Outstanding grade on Series 7 plus extensive experience working in the financial markets for major investment banking and investment management firms.

Series 7

I have extensive experience in the financial markets and work as an investment counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working in the securities markets and have great expertise in fixed income securities, options, and equities. I wrote a paper years ago analyzing hospital bonds issued in the municipal securities markets and have experience as well with mutual funds that comprise a wide array of different portfolios. I am experienced in performing portfolio analysis for clients, including tax swaps and 1035 exchanges.

Social Studies

I have extensive, across-the-board knowledge in social studies. This includes history, government studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, etc.
I have tutored in a number of those subject areas, and have a degrees in History, with a minor in Government Studies.

Sociology

I am well acquainted with many of the great sociological thinkers, studying them extensively in college and subsequently. Among the thinkers I am acquainted with are William Graham Sumner, Charles Horton Cooley, Cifford Geertz, Emile Durkheim, August Comte (the founder of Positivism), Alexis de Tocqueville (though he was more than just a sociologist), Montesquieu (though more known as one of the great philosophers of the Enlightenment), Robert Nisbet, Edward Shils, and others.

I studied political sociology and social theory extensively as an undergraduate and incorporated the aforementioned thinkers in many papers that I wrote. I continue to read widely in the subject and have assisted students regarding some the of these thinkers.

I have also incorporated many of the aforementioned in lectures I have delivered throughout the years.

World History

I have degrees in history and have tutored in European and American History for years. In fact I did graduate work in European History and this discipline has been a lifelong passion of mine. My knowledge covers the ancient, medieval and modern periods respectively.

Thomas Edison State College NJ

Education

Thomas Edison State College NJ

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 40 miles of Old Bridge, NJ 08857.