Joseph Nathanson

Joseph N.

Chicago, IL

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Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hey! First off, shout out to you. You have made the extra effort to search for additional help on your studies, what an important step in moving forward with your goals and ambitions.

About me: I grew up in Denver, Colorado, later moved to Eugene, Oregon where I attended the University of Oregon and studied Human Physiology. After school I was lucky enough to join Teach for America where I taught middle school and high school Science in two of Chicago's most challenging schools. It was here that I fell in love with teaching. I find that being there for someone to discover their own hidden skills is deeply rewarding.

This year I was accepted to Medical School back home in Denver! I am thrilled to be able to move from the classroom to the hospital, but I will miss teaching very much. I look forward to meeting you and telling you more about my life journey, the ups and downs, and the lessons that I have learned about the medical field and working in low-income communities.

Travel- especially South America
Meeting new people

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Middle School and High School Math and Science Teacher
Jul 2015 - Present
Chicago Public Schools

2 years experience teaching both Math and Science at the Middle and High School levels.

Medical Intern
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Child Family Health International

Interned and volunteered at several Bolivian clinics and hospitals. I became oriented and familiar with the Bolivian Health Care system in route to my start of Medical School.


Masters in Arts of Teaching
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Dominican University
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
University of Oregon


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Americorps Completion
May 2017
Teach for America

Completed my 2 year service with Teach for America in Chicago, Illinois.


Teach for America
Jun 2015

Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.

American Medical Association
May 2014

Since 1847 the American Medical Association has promoted scientific advancement, improved public health, and invested in the doctor and patient relationship.

Photos & Videos

Some of my former students during our Christmas Celebration!

Photo of my girlfriend and I celebrating our Graduate school graduation! A special moment :)

Some of my fellow teachers celebrating our graduation from Teach for America
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10 Reviews

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zion Jun 20, 2017
Science · In studio

Hey, Zion and Mr. Nathanson is a good teacher he work very well with us and make sure we all okay and while educated.

free Jun 16, 2017
Science · Online

He is the best science teacher because you get to do hands on projects and he explains the work in his own way so that you can get a better understanding.

Kairah Jun 16, 2017
Science · Online

Mr. Nathanson was my teacher for two school years and I've learned so much from him. When we did science projects he always made them fun and interesting. Without him I wouldn't have known all of the things that I know today and for that I'm thankful. I promise that whoever he teaches next will have a good experience.

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Mikalaiyla Miller Jun 16, 2017
Basic Math · Online

You taught us all really well you helped me pasted my math score and he knows all his formula math he taught us in a way that we under stood and did nothing but try to get me to understand.

Aaron Jun 16, 2017
Basic Math · In studio

He´s a really good teacher he made my NWEA score in math go from a 222 to a 232 and he also made me go from a D in math to a A and B in math and he´s determined to make sure every last one of us are ready for life and everything else.

Leshay Jun 16, 2017
Science ·

Mr.Nathanson is a very great teacher he taught me some very great science and he taught me how to do some very great projects like when he taught us how to find DNA from a strawberry. He could teach you some very great things

Ja'Taun Alanna Hunter Jun 16, 2017
Science · In studio

Joseph Nathanson is a very great instructor teacher. He taught me some very useful science experiments. He taught me how to find DNA in a strawberry he aslo teaches math. He is excellent i advise you to let others learn from this magnificent teacher.

Endiah Jun 16, 2017
Basic Math · Online

Thanks for helping me in basic math now i got an A in my class I just want to say thank u very much

janiseharris Jun 16, 2017
ACT Science · In studio

im going to miss you forever

F>D>B Jun 16, 2017

He's a really good teacher and he's amazing at teaching science.

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