Over 100 tutoring hours

Joel J.

New City, NY

$54/hour

Regents Earth Science, Astronomy and Physical Science Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/27/14
4.9 average from 19 ratings
Knows His Stuff
— Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

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City University of New York (Queens College)
City University of New York (Queens College)
MEd

Education

City University of New York (Queens College)

City University of New York (Queens College) (MEd)

About Joel

I've been teaching New York City high school students for the past 10 years. The population that I've been working with has been challenging. As a result however, I've developed several strategies to reach different type of learners. By relating topics that I'm teaching to things that are familiar to students' day-to-day experiences, I'm able to communicate complex aspects of many scientific topics. Given one-on-one time with any student, I can communicate the things he or she needs to understand for their coursework as long as they are willing to do their part as a student and work as well. As of this year, from the joint effort between the student and myself, I have a 100% pass rate with my tutoring students. I've been teaching New York City high school students for the past 10 years. The population that I've been working with has been challenging. As a result however, I've developed several strategies to reach different type of learners. By relating topics that I'm teaching to things that are familiar to students' day-to-day experiences, I'm able to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of New City, NY 10956
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knows His Stuff"

- Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Allison, Nyack, NY on 6/29/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Astronomy,
Biology, Geology,
Physical Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Astronomy

I've been teaching astronomy 2 of the last 3 years at the high school level. I stress the development of astronomy from ancient times up to modern times in what I call historical astronomy. After this, I go into the stars, planets, moons, galaxies and universe itself in what I call physical astronomy.

Geology

I have a BA in Geology from CUNY: Queens College. I've taught high school Regents Earth Science since 2003. From 2008 to 2011, I taught geology labs at Queens College.

Physical Science

I have a BA in Geology and have been teaching Regents Earth Science since 2003. I also taught college level geology labs from 2008-2011.

City University of New York (Queens College)
City University of New York (Queens College)
MEd

Education

City University of New York (Queens College)

City University of New York (Queens College) (MEd)

Knows His Stuff — Joel is very bright and has great expertise in the material. He has a calm approach and was able to get difficult concepts across to my son. His grade clearly improved based on these sessions. Joel was highly dependable and very responsive. He answered email/text questions very promptly and was flexible when we needed to change times. ...

— Andrew, Suffern, NY on 6/28/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $54.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 25 miles of New City, NY 10956.