Josh

Personal Statement

Josh is a graduate of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a Masters degree in Science Education, and a major in physics, math/education minor, also from Rutgers University. He has been tutoring since 2010 and has many satisfied students in physics and math. His Masters degree gives him a very unique way to teach the subject of physics, and in turn, math, by trying to look at the complex interlocking equations of physics and explain them at their base, conceptual level. It is his tried and tested belief that if a student can get a grasp on the concepts in physics and mathematics, most problems afterwards will become an overall simpler calculating experience, making homework, tests, and even just looking at the world and understanding the patterns a fuller, and more complete experience. He always tries to include real world examples of difficult concepts, so that the student can see certain ideas in action, as opposed to simply as an equation on a piece of paper. Students can then use this familiar starting point as a bridging point in their mind, and begin to form an idea of how the concept used in the example works in both a specific and global context. His most exciting result was when one of his students sat their parents down to explain the same concept, using a similar, but not exactly identical analogy, showing that the knowledge had grown from contextually specific to a broader understanding of the use and application of the idea. Watching knowledge be passed along from a student who started out a novice and growing to this level of skill and understanding validated everything about why he teaches.

In Person and Online Tutoring

 

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

 

Masters Degree

 

  • M.Ed in Science Education – Rutgers University
  • BS in Physics
  • ACT Math
  • Algebra
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Physics
  • Calculus
  • Online Tutoring
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • PSAT
  • SAT Math
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Trigonometry
  • AP Scholar with Distinction 2006