JOSEPH P.


JOSEPH P.

Tutor

Erie, PA 16509

Will travel 40 miles

$125 per hour.

4.93 46 ratings

In-Person or Online Math/Science/SAT/GRE Tutoring

Hello! I graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in May of 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in math. In high school I was a national merit finalist and scored a perfect 1600 on my SAT. I took the GRE in 2008, attaining a perfect math score of 800 and similarly high scores for the verbal and analytic sections. I worked for three years as a systems engineer for a defense contractor in the Washington DC area, and I ... [more]


Algebra 1


Algebra 2


American History


Biology


Calculus

As an undergrad, I majored in mechanical engineering and minored in mathematics. This included the full offering of calculus available at my institution, for a total of 12 credit hours of calculus. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA overall, so I am very comfortable with calculus.


Chemistry

In high school, I took honors chemistry junior year, and AP chemistry senior year. I received A's both years, and I did well enough on the chemistry AP exam to receive college credit for the class. In college, I took a chemistry lab senior year and received an A.


Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel extensively throughout my academic and professional experience. I have experience with many advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including writing macros and full VBA modules with customized toolbars and forms.


General Computer

I am very comfortable with all aspects of computing. I have used computers and been involved with programming since grade school, so I have very extensive knowledge in many areas of computing. I have used productivity suites such as Microsoft Office for many years. I also have experience in a variety of programming and scripting languages, also, including Java, C++, perl, MATLAB, Visual Basic, HTML, Javascript, CSS, and more.


Geometry


Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word extensively throughout my academic and professional experience.


Physics

As a part of my undergraduate mechanical engineering program, I took numerous calculus-based physics courses.


Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used Microsoft PowerPoint extensively throughout my academic and professional experience.


Prealgebra

I have completed math courses up to and including calculus and differential equations, and I have always done well in them, so my math fundamentals are very strong.


Precalculus


Trigonometry

I have completed math courses up to and including calculus and differential equations and I have always done well in them, so my math fundamentals are very strong. My mechanical engineering program also involved a lot of trigonometry, so I have a particular fondness for this subject.


Java

I have been involved with programming since grade school, so I have over 10 years of programming experience in various languages. I have been working with Java specifically for 3 years through various projects at home, including several projects utilizing the WorldWind Java API, NASA's open source 3d globe API that allows you to create program with functionality similar to that of Google Earth.


HTML

I have been making websites for fun since grade school. Besides HTML, I also have experience with Javascript, CSS, php, and a few other web technologies.


Psychology


Anatomy


Physiology


SAT Math

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in October 2004.


GRE

I took the GRE in 2008 and scored a perfect 800 on the math portion, and similarly high scores on the other sections. I have always done well on standardized tests, including getting a perfect score on the SAT, which has content very similar to that of the GRE.


SAT Reading

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in October 2004.


SAT Writing

I have considerable experience with both creative and technical writing. In high school I was a member of Fresh Ink, a program run by the Erie Times-News in Erie, PA that published articles written by high students from the area. My articles were published on a number of occasions. In college, I wrote numerous lab reports. Through these reports, I sharpened my ability to write concisely and clearly. These qualities are very desirable when completing the SAT writing sections, including both the multiple choice sections and the essay.


Probability


PSAT

I scored the equivalent of a 1470 when I took the PSAT. As a result of my score, I was selected as a National Merit Finalist.


ACT Reading


ACT English


ACT Math


ACT Science


Elementary Science


Discrete Math

I took a discrete math course in college and received an A. The course was counted toward my minor in math that I got along with my math-heavy mechanical engineering degree.


MATLAB

In my job as a mechanical engineer, I use MATLAB daily. In addition to performing calculations--both simple and complex--I have developed half a dozen complete applications with graphical user interfaces. These applications have used various MATLAB toolboxes, including the image processing toolbox and database toolbox.