President, “ACT/SAT SUCCESS”
Publisher, Singing Turtle Press
BACKGROUND & TUTORING AREAS
Josh Rappaport has a varied and lengthy background in tutoring. He works with a wide range of secondary school students, primarily in SAT / ACT prep and math subjects, but also in study skills, essay writing, and French.
Josh’s career in education started at Capshaw Middle School, where he taught from 1986-1990, and where in 1988 he received the Santa Fe Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Educator award.
Josh left Capshaw in 1990 to start “Now I Get It!” Tutoring, which he has run for the past 24 years. Josh’s wife, Kathy, co-runs “Now I Get It,” tutoring elementary-level math and preparing students for the language arts sections of the ACT and SAT.
Josh, author of the Parents Choice award-winning book, Algebra Survival Guide, has gained particular expertise in math tutoring. Josh is well known in town as a math tutor who is patient and insightful, and he works with students who have severe math anxiety. Josh tutors students from all area schools and enjoys tutoring, teaching, and presenting workshops. By writing the Guide and four other math books, Josh has gained a national following in the math education world. He blogs and conducts workshops for teachers and home- schoolers as well.
MATH TUTORING: Josh tutors in the following areas of math: — Remedial math and all elementary-level math
— Algebra 1
— Algebra 2
Bachelor of Science in Education University of New Mexico (1986)
Masters in Journalism, emphasis in newspaper reporting, University of Missouri-Columbia (1984)
Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD (1982)
President, “Now I Get It!” Tutoring (1990 – present)
SAT / ACT prep, tutoring math, study skills, French.
Publisher, Singing Turtle Press (1998 – present)
Production, promotion and marketing of supplemental math books.
Public School Teacher, Capshaw Middle School, Santa Fe (1986-1990) Taught social studies, communication, creative writing,
Newspaper Reporter, Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, TX (1985-1986) covered federal government beat in Amarillo, focusing on civil rights and criminal trials at the U.S. District Court for Northern Texas and at the state district courts.