NEW FEATURES MORE

Over 5 tutoring hours

Joshua B.

Columbia, SC

$25/hour

I'm Looking to Be the Solution to Your Math Problems!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/21/14
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Great tutor
— Sophan, Columbia, SC on 3/9/15

Message Joshua

Send Joshua a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response shortly. Have you already emailed Joshua or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

 Checking availability…
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.
Replies in 50 minutes
Replies in 50 minutes

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, Wyzant will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Clemson University
None
0
None
0

Education

Clemson University

None (0)

None (0)

About Joshua

My name is Mr. B. I enjoy math and have a passion for it. I believe everyone has the ability to excel in math, and I want to prove that to you! I was trained to teach high school mathematics from an accredited 4-year educational institute in SC, so I am capable (and definitely willing) to make you/your son or daughter better in math. Math is everywhere around us! I will do my best to relate the interests of you/your son or daughter to the mathematical concepts they need to learn. If you make the content personal and something of interest to a student, the learning will come naturally. I am so excited to meet new students and have the opportunity to transform their fear or disdain of math into a new love of learning that will benefit their advancements throughout life.

Thank you so much for considering me!
My name is Mr. B. I enjoy math and have a passion for it. I believe everyone has the ability to excel in math, and I want to prove that to you! I was trained to teach high school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Columbia, SC 29223
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Sophan, Columbia, SC on 3/9/15

"Patient and very knowledgable."

- Kevin, Columbia, SC on 6/25/13
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science
English:
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading, Spelling
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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 know that one way to get into a good college is to score well on the ACT. What is great about ACT Math is that the content covered on the test only goes up to elementary trigonometry. This means that refreshing the material you thought you remembered from years ago and strengthening the algebra, geometry, and trig that you might have difficulties with now will result in a higher overall test score. I have teaching and tutoring experience, plus I love math. There's no need to be afraid of standardized testing when you know what to expect and you are prepared for it. Let's get to work!

Algebra 1

As a student I did quite well when I took algebra 1 back in middle school. The fundamentals I learned from algebra 1 I used throughout high school and even into college. I have taken courses that deal with alegbra in its most elementary forms to its most abstract. When I was learning to become a teacher, I dealt with the problems students had trying to understand algebra. I will do my best to make algebra seem less abstract to the tentative student by reinforcing the concrete math principles they know and then show how they can relate this to the new world of algebra. Your student already has the tools to master algebra. He or she just needs to learn how to adapt and modify them to algebra.

Algebra 2

As a student I did quite well when I took algebra 2 back in high school. The knowledge I gained from algebra 2 propelled me through precalculus and was the foundation of my college math endeavors. I have taken courses that deal with alegbra in its most elementary forms to its most abstract. When I was learning to become a teacher, I dealt with the problems students had trying to understand algebra. I will do my best to make algebra seem less abstract to the tentative student by reinforcing the concrete math principles they know, refreshing their previous algebra knowledge, and then show how they can relate this to their second course of algebra. Your student already has the tools to master algebra. He or she just needs to learn how to adapt and modify them to algebra 2.

Basketball

I began playing basketball back in elementary school. I kept playing it until I got better at it and in the process I gained a passion for it. I went to summer basketball camps when I was younger to learn the fundamentals of the game and to participate in a summer league type atmosphere. I played organized basketball from middle school to the beginning of college and continued learning all I could about the game. After I graduated college, I had the privilege of coaching a team of 6-9 year olds. I totally loved it! Getting kids excited about basketball was such a fulfilling experience for me. I hope to coach again soon. Would you like to be my next pupil? I can teach you the fundamentals of the game, improve your shooting skills, make you a better defender, and most importantly of all, be the best team member you can be. I am excited to teach this sport and want you to be excited to learn it. Let's get to work!

Elementary Math

These are the formative years of mathematical learning. It is imperative that every child has a solid foundation in elementary math in order to succeed at the high school level and beyond. I want to make sure that your son or daughter doesn't fall behind. I have a degree in mathematics teaching and want to use my experience to make your student better in math. I will tailor lessons that will make math easier to understand and actually fun to learn. Your student has the potential to be an outstanding mathematician. Let’s unlock that potential!

GED

Passing the GED is one way to start a new chapter in someone's life. It is a ticket to a higher education, a lucrative career, and an overall better lifestyle for you and the one’s you love. I have experience teaching and tutoring students in math, but I can also help you with any of the other facets that make up the GED exam. I have a well-rounded educational background and know how to perform well on standardized tests. I want to take your uncertainty and turn it into confidence. You can pass this test, and I want to coach you to success!

Geometry

I have experience with geometry dating back to 9th grade when I first took it. I have been a tutor in this subject when I was beginning my mathematics teaching degree and taught many geometric concepts in the Math Tech III class I instructed not long ago. Geometry is a handy tool to have because if you look around shapes are all around us. The basketball you're dribbling, the door you're walking through, the car tires you're washing... all shapes that have unique properties and characteristics that you can learn. It's time to view the world around you differently using geometry.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra was the course that really got me interested in math. Having letters incorporated into math problems made it feel like I was a detective trying to solve a mystery. It expanded my young thoughts on what exactly I defined math to be. Prealgebra is an important stepping stone to higher level math and a course I take seriously. I stress the fundamentals of this subject because knowing these concepts will determine success or failure in geometry, trig, algebra 1 and 2, precalculus, and so on. I have experience teaching and tutoring kids at the high school level, so I am prepared to teach you. Are you ready to become a mathematics sleuth? Let's go solve the puzzles of prealgebra together!

Precalculus

When I was student teaching, I taught a precal cp and precal honors course. I offered tutoring sessions after class to see the troubles my students were having understanding the concepts of precal and then reflected upon my lesson plans to see where I could make improvements as an instructor. I have the experience and dedication to make your student better in precal thanks to my time spent in the high school classroom. I am dedicated to my students' success, and I believe in my abilities to make you/your student excellent in math.

SAT Math

I know that one way to get into a good college is to score well on the SAT. Math was always my strong subject throughout my school years, and I thrived on the math portion of the SAT. What is great about SAT Math is that the content covered on the test is generally geometry level mathematics and lower. This means refreshers on the material you thought you remembered from years ago and strengthening the algebra and geometry you have difficulties with will result in the higher overall test scores that will benefit your academic future. I have teaching and tutoring experience, plus I love math. There's no need to be afraid of standardized testing when you know what to expect and you are prepared for it. Let's get to work!

Statistics

Statistics is one of the most practical and useful math principles to learn. Statistics are everywhere! Some are encouraging: "Seat belt use for occupants in the South increased significantly from 80 percent in 2011 to 85 percent in 2012 (NHTSA)." Some can make you wonder or chuckle: "12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily, on average! (19 Random Useless Facts You Need to Know, ranker.com)" And some just don't make any sense at all: "Ninety percent of this game (baseball) is half mental (Yogi Berra)." Statistics is just another way to view and understand the world around you. I would like to help you become a stronger statistics student and show you how this knowledge can help you make better grades in school and better decisions in life. I have experience with statistics from college, and I have a math teaching degree. It's time to make sense of statistics.

Trigonometry

When I was student teaching, I taught a precal cp and precal honors course. Both of these courses focused heavily on trigonometry throughout the semester. I had the pleasure of teaching students the fundamentals of trig and how it relates to the real world around them. I offered tutoring sessions after class to see the troubles my students were having understanding the concepts and then reflected upon my lesson plans to see where I could make improvements as an instructor. I have the experience and dedication to make your student better in math thanks to my time spent in the high school classroom.

Clemson University
None
0
None
0

Education

Clemson University

None (0)

None (0)

Great tutor — Today I met with Mr. Joshua; he showed me the demonstration about chemistry and went on reviews about graphing and did a practice test together. He was patient when he read the question and I do the answering to see where my level was at. He is a great tutor, thank you Joshua for tutoring me. ...

— Sophan, Columbia, SC on 3/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 25 miles of Columbia, SC 29223.