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Joseph S.

Saratoga Springs, NY

$48/hour

Certified 7-12 Math, AP Stats and Physics, Computer Science Instructor

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300+ Hours
4.9 average from 106 ratings
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— Mark, Latham, NY on 5/4/15

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Mass. Inst. of Technology
Management Info. Sys
Naval Post Graduate School
Master's
University of New Mexico
Master's

Education

Mass. Inst. of Technology (Management Info. Sys)

Naval Post Graduate School (Master's)

University of New Mexico (Master's)

About Joseph

I am a retired Naval Officer and former UNIX Computer System Administrator and programmer. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research, a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Education (Mathematics 7-12).

I am a full time community college instructor and a former high school and middle school teacher. My specialty is in the key Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects that are so critical to success in today's world. At the high school/middle school level, I taught all math levels to include Calculus. I also taught AP Physics, AP Statistics and AP Computer Science. At the college level, I teach Introduction to Computers using Linux, Programming and Logic I & II using Java, Web Design, Business Analytics with Excel, and Introduction to Microsoft Office.

I was the Chess Club moderator at a 6 -12 private school in the Albany area and taught beginning and intermediate chess.

My focus is always on the needs of the student. I am available for a one time session or for periodic help throughout a school term. I am able to help students with specific goals such as improving test scores or completing major projects. I can also act as a primary instructor starting with the basics in a subject and going as far as the student desires.

I teach a range of individuals from high school and young college students to older adults continuing their education after time away from the academic environment. I look forward to assisting you in achieving your goals.
I am a retired Naval Officer and former UNIX Computer System Administrator and programmer. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research, a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Education (Mathematics 7-12).

I am a full time community college instructor and a former high school and
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

I am happy to reschedule or cancel lessons. Less than 8 hrs notice, there is a $20 cancellation fee. If two or more students attend the same session, a $12 discount per student applies.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Mark, Latham, NY on 5/4/15

"Very thorough and interactive"

- Cathy, Ballston Lake, NY on 7/8/16

"Recommended Tutor!"

- Kari, Gansevoort, NY on 7/5/16

"Excellent and thoughtful"

- Freddy, Queensbury, NY on 3/7/16

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Gansevoort, NY on 7/31/15

"Knowledgeable"

- Ryan, Saratoga Springs, NY on 6/25/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, GED,
Regents,
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
Fortran,
General Computer, HTML, Java,
JavaScript,
Linux,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Pascal,
Perl,
UNIX
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

ACT Math

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Education (7-12 Mathematics). I have conducted review courses for Algebra I and Algebra II. I tutor Geometry and Calculus. This experience allows me to help a student prepare for all aspects of the ACT Math test.

ACT Reading

I hold a Master of Arts in Education (Math 7 -12). As part of my teaching curriculum, I spent many hours studying "reading across the curriculum". In the classroom, I ensure that my students can read and interpret a variety of written material. Reading for understanding is a critical component of the AP Statistics course I teach.

Algebra 1

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Education (7-12 Mathematics). I have taught all levels of high school math from pre-algebra through calculus.

Algebra 2

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Education (7-12 Mathematics). I hold a teaching certificate from New York State and am qualified to teach middle school and high school math up to and including Calculus. I have taught summer Regent review courses for both Algebra I and Algebra II.

C

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++.

In addition, as part of my job as a programmer at Lockheed Martin, I wrote and modified code.

C++

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++.

In addition, as part of my job as a programmer at Lockheed Martin, I wrote and modified code.

Calculus

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Education (7 - 12 Math). I currently teach Calculus and tutor students for both Calculus I and Calculus II. I have taken advanced courses in the practical application of Calculus in Engineering.

Chess

I am the Chess Club faculty adviser at a local 6 - 12 school. When I taught in New York City I was the club adviser to the chess club and participated in training courses taught by "Chess in the Schools". I have been playing chess for 40 years.

Computer Programming

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I took several courses that required programming in various languages to include Pascal, Prolog and C++.

I taught AP Computer Science at a local high school using the Java language.

I have programmed in several shell scripts as part of 12 years as a UNIX system administrator to include PERL, Korn shell and C shell.

Computer Science

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++.

I taught AP Computer Science at a local high school.

As a UNIX System Administrator, I was frequently called upon to write scripts to automate systems tasks in various shell languages.

Fortran

I learned to program in high school and learned Fortran. Through the years as newer versions of Fortran have been developed, I have updated my knowledge.

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++. I can use a manual or book to refresh my skills and teach any programming language

I taught AP Computer Science at a local high school.

As a UNIX System Administrator, I was frequently called upon to write scripts to automate systems tasks in various shell languages.

GED

I have experience teaching older students and young adults. As a math and science teacher, I can provide thorough preparation for the GED.

Java

I have a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. I teach Advanced Placement Computer Science using the Java Language. During my years as a programmer and Unix/Linux System Administrator, I have used many different languages both structured and object oriented. I have trained many junior engineers in good programming practices.

JavaScript

I taught a survey course on building web pages and using Dreamweaver. As part of that course, I familiarized my students with JavaScript.

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++.

I taught AP Computer Science at a local high school.

As a UNIX System Administrator, I was frequently called upon to write scripts to automate systems tasks in various shell languages.

Linux

I administered Linux machines as a UNIX System Administrator in previous jobs. I taught Linux I and Linux II at ITT Tech in Albany. I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science.

Microsoft Access

As a part-time instructor at Hudson Valley Community College, I teach CMPT101, "Computer Concepts and Applications I. This course includes four weeks of Access training. I have used other databases such as SYBASE and MySQL as well.

Microsoft Excel

I am an adjunct instructor at a community college. I teach a full semester course on Microsoft Excel. I teach beyond the basic use of a spreadsheet and include functionality that can be used in business, statistics, and in science.

Pascal

One of the languages that I studied at the Naval Post Graduate school as part of my Master's Degree in Operations Research was Pascal.

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As part of that degree, I studied a variety of computer languages to include C and C++.

I taught AP Computer Science at a local high school.

As a UNIX System Administrator, I was frequently called upon to write scripts to automate systems tasks in various shell languages.

Perl

I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science. As a UNIX System Administrator, I was frequently called upon to write scripts to automate systems tasks in various shell languages. These languages included PERL.

Regents

I have a Master of Arts in Education (Math) and hold a current Mathematics 7-12 New York State certification. I have taught various Regent level courses in both Math and Science. I taught an Algebra II Regent review course.

UNIX

I hold a Masters in Computer Science.

I worked as a System Administrator and team lead for a group of UNIX System Administrators at both Lockheed Martin (6 years) and then Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (an additional 6 years). I started using Solaris 8 and progressed to Solaris 10. With Solaris 10, I built virtual servers. I also configured multiple machines into clustered servers to ensure high server reliability using Sun Cluster software.

I spent some time using HP UNIX on a few of the oddball servers as well as learning IBM's AIX for a few servers.

As we migrated to multiple racked PC type servers, I learned Linux System Administration.

Mass. Inst. of Technology
Management Info. Sys
Naval Post Graduate School
Master's
University of New Mexico
Master's

Education

Mass. Inst. of Technology (Management Info. Sys)

Naval Post Graduate School (Master's)

University of New Mexico (Master's)

Great tutor

I was feeling lost in statistics days before our final and Joseph really helped me to understand the material. He explained things in a very real world way which made it much easier to understand. Statistics is complex and I found it very helpful to break things down into simpler components. I would definitely recommend Joseph for anyone struggling with this material.

— Mark, Latham, NY on 5/4/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

I am happy to reschedule or cancel lessons. Less than 8 hrs notice, there is a $20 cancellation fee. If two or more students attend the same session, a $12 discount per student applies.

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 25 miles of Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.