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Josh C.

Taylors, SC

$40/hour

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Clemson University
Mechanical Engineer

Education

Clemson University (Mechanical Engineer)

About Josh

I love to teach and to help students improve their studying techniques, saving both time and/or money on classes. My teaching style involves taking complex problems and topics and making them more understandable by simplifying them. I have experience with this method especially since I have 1.5 years of experience teaching students who were still learning basic English; I learned how to use words simple enough to understand when we communicated. So if you are confused on any subject, I hope you will let me help you wrap your mind around it and finally master the material.

My credentials are a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University with a GPA of 3.41; I gained a good familiarity of both private and public High School material as well with a overal GPA of 4.21; and I have 1.5 years of teaching experience in an international Christian School which has the highest academic standard I have ever seen among Middle Schools and High Schools. I taught grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and some ESL College students too. And I am more than willing to teach any grade from now on.

I have been taught well about the order behind the laws of mathematics, and I love to make those laws come alive to students as the same principles might be used in everyday life. I have seen how such a teaching method can keep the subject from being so boring.

I have been shown the order and design behind many scientific principles. In my experience of 1.5 years of teaching science, I have learned that the scientists who studied in this way were able to make more sense of what they saw and transfer those same principles into technology. I know the right perspective makes all the difference, which is my number one qualification for teaching science. This same perspective made all the difference also for scientists Louis Pasteur, Isaac Newton, Johann Kepler, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, Gregor Mendel, Blaise Pascal, and many others.

If you or your child have a desire to help others with science like these men did, then please let me show them how to best understand their science material.

Whether you are an international student, U.S. citizen, or both, I can help you with your language needs, using words you can understand. Also, whether you are an eager or unmotivated learner; auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner; excitable or bored; happy about tutoring or sad that you have to have it; I am willing to suggest possible learning methods that would help you best and let you choose which one you want me to use. Please give me a chance to help you out.
I love to teach and to help students improve their studying techniques, saving both time and/or money on classes. My teaching style involves taking complex problems and topics and making them more understandable by simplifying them. I have experience with this method especially since I have 1.5 years of experience teaching students who were still Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Taylors, SC 29687
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry,
Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Table Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

During my math honors courses I was enrolled in at my high school, my final score on the ACT was a 28, which is higher than the twenty-five percentile lower limit score of 24. I have taken the test twice, which has increased my familitarily with the material. I have also taught middle school math classes for an entire school year, along with high school science courses that included even higher-level mathematics.

ACT Reading

I have personally taken the Reading portion of the ACT test twice, and I was given an overall ACT score of 28, so I am familiar with the subject. I have also taught classes on reading at an international school by the immersion technique. This means that I am able to teach a person who is in even the beginning stages of learning to read English.

ACT Science

I have taught the high school subjects of chemistry for about 1.5 years, physical science for about 1 year, physics for about 1 year, and 7th-8th grade life science for about 1 year also. Such a broad range of scientific disciplines has prepared me well for the sort of questions students might face on the science portion of the ACT Test. Finally, I scored a 28 on my second ACT attempt, and I have had a good review of those same subject previously mentioned during my university classes in Mechanical Engineering.

Algebra 1

I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach Algebra 1 at a private, international school which was famous on it's island for winning math court competitions time and again. Trying to stay ahead of the brilliant teens in that class has kept my math skills sharp. We finished the course material for the semester with weeks left to spare; and yet, even the more challenged American students all passed the class. I also gained experience in communicating Algebra 1 principles to many Chinese students in the class, making it much easier to communicate the same to English-speaking students now!

Algebra 2

I was privileged with a placement in honors math during my high school career with a high grade average in Algebra 2. I continued using many of the same principles from Algebra 2 at the University where I majored in Mechanical Engineering. Lastly, I enjoy the order of the subject and the use of real life examples to make the material more interesting for the student.

Basketball

I acted as a substitute coach and assistant coach for several months at an international high school, learning to communicate basketball drills even to Chinese students. I acted as P.E. instructor twice a week for many weeks in a given semester at the same school. Finally, I have been playing basketball myself for over 20 years.

Bible Studies

I have taught a class entitled "Bible Truths" to high schoolers about the Old Testament; and I have received credit for a Masters-level university course entitled "Systematic Theology 1", which was all about weaving these truths (and many more) together to show how they are meant to be understood in such a way where the interpretation of one never contradicts another.

Chemistry

The Lord Jesus has blessed me with 1.5 years of teaching high school chemistry at an international school. Since many of the students were still in the beginning stages of learning English, I gained very helpful experience in communicating the concepts of chemistry in a simple, understandable way. I have also been blessed with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, where I was required to complete a university-level chemistry course.

English

In addition to teaching English as a second language, I also have completed all high school and university-level English classes with exceptional grades. The private school I attended from second grade to my senior year of high school was very rigorous in training their students to properly use the English language. I noticed a huge difference between this private school and the public school system when I attended one to finish my senior year. I noticed how well they had prepared us especially when I went on to teach middle schoolers and high schoolers grammar, literature, and poetry.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a Second Language for 1.5 years at a private international middle school and high school. The classes used the "immersion" technique, which has proven to be the quickest way to lean the language. I also taught English Vocabulary and and English Reading classes during summer and winter to students at different levels.

Physics

I have taken a full course of university-level physics. I have also been given the priviledge of teaching 10th grade physical science at the same time as 12th grade physics for about two semesters. In addition, other university classes I have completed did involve much physics, such as the class entitled "Statics and Dynamics", where the "Dynamics" portion showed me even more practical ways to apply physics to my mechanical engineering discipline.

Reading

I have taught reading classes before at a school where students were in the beginning stages of learning how to read. The school included students of different nationalities in an immersion setting, much like what you may be experiencing if you are first learning to read in the U.S., whether English is your first language or not. I am able to help with memorization or study techniques that can help with reading, and I am especially practiced with pronunciation.

Spelling

I used to teach spelling at an international school. Since I was the teacher, I also had to learn the words myself. The spelling curriculum was taught to students learning English as a second language, but was actually from a curriculum originally intended for English-speaking students at a higher level than normal.

Clemson University
Mechanical Engineer

Education

Clemson University (Mechanical Engineer)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 40 miles of Taylors, SC 29687.