REGIONS: Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino, General Valley Area, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air
Coach Josh has extensive experience tutoring and teaching at many private schools and homeschooling organizations in the Los Angeles area for the past eight years, including, Bridges Academy, Learn Beyond the Book, Campbell Hall, Windward School, New Roads, New Community Jewish High School (de Toledo), Urban Homeschoolers and Westmark. He currently teaches creative writing and essay writing classes. He has also tutored students who attended Pierce College, CSUN, Harvard Westlake, Brentwood, Notre Dame, and Crespi. He has taught literature, creative writing, life skills, drama, film, and Shakespeare classes to students of all ages. He also specializes in helping students who have learning disabilities and behavior challenges, such as Dyslexia, Autism, ADD, and Aspergers syndrome. Josh incorporates life coaching skills into his process of working with students, in order to assist with organization, scheduling, executive functioning, time management, social skill improvement, and motivation. Additionally, he works with students on college essay writing. He has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and also studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and at Oxford University.
Josh’s deep understanding of his student’s struggles and his dedication to their success is what sets him apart from any traditional tutor. He is genuinely invested in developing each students’ sense of self AND helping them succeed in school. -Lainie S. Donnell, M.A., ET/P
In our experience, we have found Josh to be an adept tutor whose expertise and consistency deliver tangible results. Josh has the unique ability to tap into students’ areas of need, implementing useful learning strategies and modeling executive functioning skills to help students take responsibility for their own academic progress. In addition, Josh cultivates fruitful relationships with our teachers and administrators to create a collaborative learning environment. – Chris Wiebe, Academic Dean & English Instructor, Bridges Academy
Josh is an amazing tutor, and has made such a significant impact on my son’s life. My son went from being very unorganized and unsure of himself to very confident in his work and himself, all through working with Josh. Josh hellped give my son a solid base from which to work and continue to work to his best potential. – Sherry
Josh is a knowledgable and compassionate educator who is highly skilled at helping students with divergent learning styles achieve academic success. He is also able to provide mentoring support to young people who need social skills and life skills support.” – Dr. Peter Murphy, Ph.D