Josef

Bio

Josef graduated from high school with a 3.9 GPA and enough credits from Advanced Placement (AP) exams to skip an entire year of college. This allowed him to complete a four-year combined BA/MA program in Economics at Boston University, in addition to a comprehensive minor in Sustainable Energy as a part of the Kilachand Honors College. He graduated with a 3.8 GPA and magna cum laude with honors in the Economics major for the completion of his thesis, which analyzed the economic impact of rising sea surface temperatures on small island developing states. After graduation, Josef joined the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Boston University where he pursued cutting-edge research related to multi-user microgrids that was published by the North East Clean Energy Council. He then worked for the ISE as a water utility analyst and consulted for two medium-sized water utilities in Texas. Josef analyzed their supply and demand data and guided their capital improvement planning process. Josef now works as an analyst at IHS Markit, leading research related to distributed energy resources, like net metering and microgrids, for the North American Power and Renewables team.

In college, Josef used his experience to work one-on-one with students who were on academic probation to develop an academic plan and the relevant skills necessary to improve their performance. He also provided one-on-one sessions to over 100 different students in undergraduate economics courses offered at Boston University. He worked with these students across many sessions, helping them to develop a plan for the semester. At Cambridge Coaching, Josef specializes in tutoring students in economics and statistics coursework, in addition to time management, study habits, and organizational support.

During his spare time, Josef loves to work out at the gym, go to concerts, and read a good book on the Charles River Esplanade.

Education & Qualifications
  • Boston University, MA in Economics
  • Boston University, BA in Economics
Specialties
  • Economics
  • Homework Help & Study Skills
  • Statistics & Probability
Testimonials
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    "I would love to thank Josef for the great support he has given me during my academic career. Josef is a very caring, intelligent, and street-smart tutor. He has been very supportive especially during my very toughest subjects in my Economics Undergrad career. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn more about Economics and those who need help in the subject. I believe that Josef will have a very successful career as a tutor and believe he understands the needs of a college student. He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty several times to help me really ground myself in Economics. In addition, he has strong character due to his being empathetic towards students. I hope this testimonial serves well as a testament that Josef as well as Cambridge Coaching are highly recommended."
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    (John, Economics, NYU)
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    "Josef was friendly and good at explaining economics concepts. I was going through Harvard Business School's Economics Module and needed a tutor (with short notice) to clear my doubts and gain momentum. He was good at both of those things and helped me prepare adequately to get ready for the test."
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    (Jay Desai, Economics, HBS Online & University of Oxford)
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    "Josef was extremely helpful in walking through economics practice problems with me and challenging me to think outside of the box. He provided thoughtful answers to all of my questions and helped me develop test-taking strategies. I felt much more confident going into my exam after working with Josef."
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    (Anonymous, Economics, Harvard)
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    "Josef always reached out ahead of sessions to see if I had any materials to send along and even offered to meet for additional time when he was worried we wouldn't be able to get through all of the material…We went through practice problems very efficiently and Josef always answered questions concisely and in a way that was easy to follow…He was very supportive and reached out in advance of sessions asking me to send him materials so that he could prepare in advance…He was always willing to answer my questions, no matter how scattered they were, and didn't just give me the answers but tried to help me think critically."
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    (Caroline, Economics, Harvard)
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    "Josef was great. He helped me through an Intro to Economics class where I started out in a hole. He was not about turning in work with the right answers (although with him I did)...he was about understanding how to think about the problems and the "why" of the answers. He enabled me to be more independent as a problem solver. In addition to his direct impact on my Econ class, he also worked with me on strong study habits. I was better prepared for classes, homework, quizzes and tests as a result. He is also just a really nice guy. I pulled off a B+ in the class with his support. I plan to use him again."
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    (Anonymous, Economics)
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    "Our son had the privilege of working with Josef for help with microeconomics and macroeconomics during his senior year of high school. They hit it off immediately, which was so important during the critical college application season. Josef not only helped our son raise his grade substantially in a short time period, but also inspired him to fall in love with the subject. Josef is passionate about the topics he tutors, and his work ethic is unmatched. He cares deeply about comprehension, so he never leaves a student hanging, he makes sure they understand the material before moving forward. Josef’s enthusiasm for and knowledge of the subject matter along with his kind and generous demeanor is highly motivating. Josef communicated with both our son and with us flawlessly – navigating what can be a stressful time – with ease. In the end, our son did well in this class, and ended up getting into his first-choice school (Harvard). We feel Josef’s support helped our son through this challenging time and cannot recommend him more highly."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, Economics)
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    "Josef was extremely helpful in my first-year college economics course. Josef always listened, explained concepts very professionally, and was able to relate real-life examples to topics learned in class. He was very flexible with scheduling sessions during the week and even helped with complex problems and even some mathematical equations. Before meeting with Josef, I did poorly on a midterm. Several weeks after training with Josef, I improved my grade dramatically. Thank you so much, Josef, and I highly recommend him to any high-level college or high-school student."
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    (Anonymous, Economics)