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Joseph A.

Smart Student Math Tutor

Smart Student Math Tutor

$50/hour

  • 19 hours tutoring

  • Oakland Gardens Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

About Joseph


Bio

Greetings to all. My name is Joe, and I taught middle school math in the Bronx for 31 years. The bulk of my career was spent at JHS 145, which is located in the Bronx. At JHS 145, I was nominated "Teacher of the Year" for District 9 for the 1993 school year. For the last 10 years of my career at JHS 145, I served as the staff developer for mathematics. As staff developer my duties included the training and supervision of all new teachers, designing a remedial study program for all students, t...

Greetings to all. My name is Joe, and I taught middle school math in the Bronx for 31 years. The bulk of my career was spent at JHS 145, which is located in the Bronx. At JHS 145, I was nominated "Teacher of the Year" for District 9 for the 1993 school year. For the last 10 years of my career at JHS 145, I served as the staff developer for mathematics. As staff developer my duties included the training and supervision of all new teachers, designing a remedial study program for all students, the introduction and implementation of all citywide and district-wide initiatives, etc. I basically served as the head of the math department for the final portion of my career. I received my BA from Pace University and my MA from Herbert H. Lehman College.

Mathematics, of course, can be a very unusual subject, some of us love it, and it comes easy to us. When I am working with a student, young or old, I respect the fact that no two students learn the same way. This is key to quality learning. I have also found that it takes great patience to tutor an individual. For many of us however, math can be similar to a foreign language. I've always thrived with students who have a bit of difficulty with "seeing" math. I have always taken a relaxed approach with students who encounter difficulty with math. We attempt to break down each problem to it's component parts, so that it actually becomes fundamental math. I have had great success with students who were labelled "borderline", and I look forward to my next challenge.


Education

Pace College
Education
Cuny Herbert H Lehman College
MBA

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  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/2/2013

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I taught Mathematics at a Middle School in the Bronx for 31 years; grades 5--8. I have vast experience at many grade levels and am highly qualified to tutor Mathematics. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with the NYS exams. I received a BA from Pace University and a Master's Degree from Herbert H. Lehman College.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught middle school math at JHS 145 in the Bronx for 31 years. At JHS 145, the eighth grade "honors" class was permitted to take the Algebra Regents Exam, although it is normally taken in the 9th grade. I taught this Regents class five times, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content for algebra 1. Actually, I find this math quite enjoyable. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I taught math for 31 years at JHS 145 in the Bronx. I taught grades 6-8, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with the NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am thoroughly proficient in algebra (elementary & intermediate), plane geometry, and trigonometry. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught middle school math at JHS 145 in the Bronx for 31 years. At JHS 145, the eighth grade "honors" class was permitted to take the Algebra Regents Exam, although it is normally taken in the 9th grade. I taught this Regents class five times, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content for algebra 1. Actually, I find this math quite enjoyable. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I taught math for 31 years at JHS 145 in the Bronx. I taught grades 6-8, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with the NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught middle school math at JHS 145 in the Bronx for 31 years. At JHS 145, the eighth grade "honors" class was permitted to take the Algebra Regents Exam, although it is normally taken in the 9th grade. I taught this Regents class five times, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content for algebra 1. Actually, I find this math quite enjoyable. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I taught math for 31 years at JHS 145 in the Bronx. I taught grades 6-8, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with the NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College

Summer

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I taught middle school math at JHS 145 in the Bronx for 31 years. At JHS 145, the eighth grade "honors" class was permitted to take the Algebra Regents Exam, although it is normally taken in the 9th grade. I taught this Regents class five times, so I am thoroughly familiar with the math content for algebra 1. Actually, I find this math quite enjoyable. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with NYS exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College.

Test Preparation

ACT Math

ACT Math

I am thoroughly proficient in algebra (elementary & intermediate), plane geometry, and trigonometry. I spent the last 10 years of my career as the head of the math department. The bulk of my duties were in preparing the staff as well as the students for the NYS Math Exams, therefore I am well-informed on the difficulties that many middle school students have with exams. I received my BA at Pace University and my MA at Herbert H. Lehman College

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Great tutor!!!

Joseph was a great find. He was patient with my daughter as well as encouraging. He seemed very familiar with the topics and how my daughter was being taught by her school teacher. He was very accommodating with day and time for the lesson as well. Thanks Joseph!

Eric, 1 lesson with Joseph

Very Patient

Mr. Joseph is very patient and makes difficult concepts easy. He is easy to reach and very flexible with hours. He is very knowledgeable.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Joseph

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