Josh V.

Josh V.


Cambridge, MA 02139

Will travel 5 miles

$80 per hour.

4.91 68 ratings

MIT student who will sit with you until you get it.

I am a graduate student in materials science and media arts and sciences, with emphases in biological engineering and immunology, at MIT. My strengths are explaining complex ideas clearly and simply, helping students with disabilities, and standardized test prep. I've helped students get into the University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and UC Berkeley. I try to make tutoring a fun experience that results in great achievements. I've had a lot of experience using math for practic... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra 2






Microsoft Excel

General Computer


Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint





SAT Math

Adobe Photoshop




SAT Writing

Physical Science


Adobe Illustrator



ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Science

Art Theory

Differential Equations

I am a Ph.D. student in biological engineering, so I've taken two differential equation classes in graduate school, and two in undergrad. I've also used differential equations to model bacterial growth in my own research, and continue to use differential equations in regular lab practice.


I have a master of architecture degree and have worked in four architecture firms, each of which required me to use AutoCAD to design and modify plans, sections, and elevations for building commissions.

Autodesk Maya

In my master's program in architecture, I used Maya to 3D model, sculpt, and animate designs. I also used Maya in an internship at an architecture firm, for which I had to use Maya Molecule to model various structural deformations.

Adobe InDesign

I've used Adobe InDesign to create several professional portfolios for applying to architecture firms/. I have a master of architecture from the University of Michigan, for which I had to take several portfolio composition classes, each of which was heavily focused on InDesign.


I have a certificate in data science from Johns Hopkins, in which I had to complete nine courses in R programming and related biostatistical applications, culminating in an independent project for which I had to conduct my own biostatistic analysis of what could happen if a population of 50,000 neurons experienced a concussion.


I'm a Ph.D. student in biological engineering at MIT. Genetic engineering of bacteria and mammalian cells is the largest component of what I do.

Microsoft Windows

I've been a Windows user since high school. I use Windows every day in graduate school.


I have an undergraduate degree in film. I've filmed. edited, and even animated several films to document my architectural and scientific work, and have put together films for my current architectural design group in school. I use Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Lightroom, and 3DS Max on a regular basis.


I have a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan, and am currently a master's student at the MIT Media Lab, where I work under an architect to design experimental structures.


I have a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan. I've had to use GIS to gather analytics and maps for various urban-scale projects. I have also used GIS to compose urban-scale diagrammatic maps for portfolios and posters.