Paul Josephs

Paul J.

Vero Beach, FL

About Paul J.

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Paul teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2005
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

Welcome to my TakeLessons webpage!

My name is Paul, and it would be my honor to assist you actualize your potential.

I specialize in instructing, motivating, and organizing serious students and professionals who are pursuing the challenges of mathematics.

Improving lives through mathematical awareness is my mission!

I take pride in my work, and strive to guide my students toward new opportunities in school, business, and in life.

Why I Am Qualified:

I have been helping people get ahead, catch up, improve grades, and increase confidence for over 11 years. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of students ranging from 4th graders to graduate students to industry professionals. Regardless of background, we set realistic goals, and make a game plan to realize those goals.

My educational training is in math and science. In fact, in 2013, I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics. Also, last year, I worked with over 70 students! (References available upon request.)

My Teaching Style:

I believe in hard work and simple solutions.

I also believe that, as a customer, YOU DESERVE LESSONS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO YOU. To that end, I relate new mathematical concepts to familiar ones from your daily life. The world of mathematics is all around us.

Through my own success, I have learned the importance of setting goals in the pursuit of excellence. At the beginning of our first lesson, we will discuss short term, as well as long term goals. Typical short term goals are improving grades or scores, and acing a particular class. Long term goals might include one or more of the following: getting into the school of your choice, earning a degree/promotion, and being confident in your skills as an industrious problem solver!

Choose me as your private tutor, and I will devote myself to your success!

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Experience

Chief Mathematician

Aug 2013 - Present
Mathematics In General

My duties include collaborating with students and professionals in quantitative problem solving, coordinating departmental initiatives, networking, marketing, active recruiting.

Mathematics Instructor

Jun 2009 - Aug 2013
Mathematics In General

Instructed over 120 students from middle school through university level

Math Tutor

Oct 2004 - May 2006
Vero Beach Senior High School

My duties included working one-on-one with freshman and sophomores, and grading quizzes.

Education

Bachelors of Sciene in Pure Mathematics

Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
University of Central Florida

Computer Science

Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
University of Central Florida

Associate of Arts in Physics

May 2009 - May 2010
Valencia College

Engineering Physics

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

History

Aug 2003 - May 2007
Vero Beach Senior High School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Espanol

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Department of Mathematics Tutor

Aug 2011
University of Central Florida

Lower Level Mathematics Instructor

Jun 2009
Mathematics In General

Awards

Bright Futures Scholarship Recipient

May 2013
Florida

Dean's List

Dec 2012
University of Central Florida

Smart Grant

Aug 2011
United States Department of Education

Alumni Grant

Aug 2007
Embry Riddle Aeronautical Universtiy

Congressional Nomination to the United States Naval Academy

Dec 2006
United States House of Representatives

Affiliations

American Mathematical Society

Sep 2008
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The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, support mathematical education at all levels, advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals, foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

Mathematical Association of America

Oct 2007
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The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is a professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry.

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24 Reviews on Paul J.

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Mike Mar 30, 2016
Statistics · Online
I chose Paul because of other reviews. We set a plan before I purchased sessions.

I had to ask for him to deliver notes a few times before our session. He asked to reschedule the first session. I accepted.

The session went well as Paul is knowledgeable about the material. He again agreed to give me notes as we initially agreed. The notes did not come in and I followed up with him. He promised them again and did not deliver.

I still scheduled another session with him. He rescheduled and I agreed. Again, I asked him for the notes and he did not deliver. It came time for the 2nd session and I hear nothing from him. At this point I returned all my sessions.

I would not recommend Paul because of his reliability and lack of follow through. The only reason I gave him two stars instead of three was because he was knowledgeable for the first session we had.
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Regan S. Mar 16, 2016
Geometry · Online
Verified Student
WOW! We are so very impressed with Paul. As an educator myself, I had high expectations for my daughter's math tutor. He has far exceeded my expectations. He is knowledgeable, goes above and beyond to help her succeed, and knows how to reach her. Within a few sessions her grade went up multiple letter grades. Choose Paul, you'll be happy with your decision.
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Anjali Mar 6, 2016
AP Physics · Online
Very thorough, knowledgeable, would recommend!
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Jeremiah Wall Jan 13, 2016
Algebra 2 · Online
Verified Student
Paul is a very good instructor, He helped me bring my grade up from an F to a high B very quickly.I highly recommend him as an algebra 2 tutor.
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Ryan Jan 13, 2016
Pre Calculus · Online
Amazing tutor! He will explain the material in different ways until it clicks for you no matter how long it takes. As someone who has always struggled in math and had many math tutors from 1st grade until the present in college I would say Paul is one of if not the best tutor I have had.
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Jillian Jan 12, 2016
Algebra · Online
I had Paul tutor my daughter with an online session. Paul was amazing! My daughter started understanding the lesson within 10 minutes of the tutoring skype. Paul spoke so clearly and explained each step and solution very thoroughly. The next day my daughter took her math final exam and passed it with the highest grade in the class and she continues to excel in her math lessons with a weekly session from Paul. I could not be more appreciative of how he has helped my daughter not only pass math but enjoy math! He is wonderful and Prompt and I highly recommend him!
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Drita Jan 4, 2016
Physics · Online
Verified Student
Paul has exceeded my expectations. He is patient and cares about what he is doing. He wants you to succeed. My son went from failing his course to acing his final and getting a B for the semester. I would highly recommend him and won't hesitate to use him again.
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Marshal Dec 18, 2015
Pre Calculus · Online
Midway through the semester, I was not doing very well in Pre-Calc. I reached out to Paul and it was the best thing I could have done. Paul has a very adaptive and thorough teaching style. He was able to present the material in the best way that I could relate and understand. He loves mathematics and his passion for the skill really shows through. I vastly improved my grade and attribute it to Paul. If your in need of a tutor who greatly understands the subject matter and understands the different learning styles then look no further. I fully intend to continue to utilize Paul's services and so should you!
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Roger Nov 19, 2015
Calculus · In studio
Paul is simply the best tutor that you can find! He is very knowledgeable in his subject matter and well organized. He gives detailed explanations, is friendly, and engaged before, during, and after lessons. He is a great partner, and I highly recommend Paul to serious students wishing to succeed.
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Grace B. Nov 10, 2015
Algebra 1 · Online
Verified Student
Paul taught my 13 year old daughter slope she'd never had it before on her first lesson. She picked up right away. He's down to earth and gets to "how to teach this person" very quickly. Intuitive and like a good friend I highly recommend him.
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