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Joann P.

Piscataway, NJ

$45/hr

Mrs. P - EXPERIENCED & SUCCESSFUL MATH TUTOR

Background check passed as of 1/20/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Mrs. P - EXPERIENCED & SUCCESSFUL MATH TUTOR

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Retired math teacher. Since retiring from teaching (after 25 years), I really miss working with young people and sharing my love of MATHEMATICS! Over the years, I have taught all subjects from Basic Skills, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Precalculus, and SAT Math. I have had a very rewarding career and my students were very successful! When I sit down with a student, I am able to define areas where students are having difficulty and remediate these problem areas.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Sherrylyn, Edison, NJ on 2/25/14

"Great Teacher!"

- Jacqueline, Edison, NJ on 11/5/13

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Gogie, Spotswood, NJ on 10/24/13

"Great math tutor!"

- Donnaka, Piscataway, NJ on 6/13/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Sean, Matawan, NJ on 3/22/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Lupe, Warren, NJ on 1/31/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Mathematics evolved over the past few thousand years as a way to answer questions about real-life. Algebra is the collection and categorization of many different rules, formulas and properties. A typical Algebra 1 course reinforces the very basics of solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities. The next step introduces powers and exponents, quadratic equations along with polynomials and factoring.

I like to emphasize WHY a particular concept is being learned along with the real-life CONNECTION. I believe these "conncections" help in the understanding of the material. Algebra is NOT a spectator sport--It is a valuable tool that can be used in everyday life!

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for SUCCESS in an Algebra 1 class and I have a variety of resources available.

Algebra 2

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for success in an Algebra II class. I am able to identify where students are having difficulty and show them how to correctly do the problems. Sometimes, other basic skills need to be reviewed! I try to relate the concepts to real-life situations so they have a reference point and then they can make the connection. My students usually feel much better about the algebra and then they have a solid foundation for future math courses/proficiency tests.

Prealgebra

"Pre-algebra" skills are the foundation for all high school mathematics. This grouping includes numerical operations, basic geometry, identifying patterns, data analysis, and basic statistics. Often students require a review of basic arithmetic skills in order to be successful. Most of these concepts will be seen in future math classes/proficiency tests. I also work with my students to develop the expertise of answering "open-ended" questions. As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary to get the students on the right track and I am able to pinpoint where they are having difficulty.

Precalculus

As an experienced teacher, I know the skills and concepts that are necessary for success in a pre-calculus class. A pre-calculus class involves using critical thinking skills to analyze a problem, not just coming up with a single answer. Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry topics along with their graphs are used as the foundation. The level of difficulty is increased as multiple concepts are related. I take the time to make sure that my students are comfortable with basics before we can move ahead.

Trigonometry

When I teach trigonometry, I like to use a variety of techniques and strategies to investigate, reason and then interpret solutions to problems. A solid foundation of the six basic trig functions along with their definitions helps to relate trigonometry to everyday life. I provide step-by-step guidance for each problem and plenty of examples to make sure the student is understanding the concept.

newark state college
Rutgers
Graduate Coursework

Education

newark state college

Rutgers (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent Teacher — My daughter struggles with Algebra but has seen noticeable improvements in her Algebra II grades since she started working with Joann. Joann is a very patient tutor who explains Algebra concepts in terms my daughter can understand. She has only good things to say about her. ...

— Sherrylyn, Edison, NJ on 2/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Joann will travel within 20 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854.


About Joann

Retired math teacher. Since retiring from teaching (after 25 years), I really miss working with young people and sharing my love of MATHEMATICS! Over the years, I have taught all subjects from Basic Skills, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Precalculus, and SAT Math. I have had a very rewarding career and my students were very successful! When I sit down with a student, I am able to define areas where students are having difficulty and remediate these problem areas.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Sherrylyn, Edison, NJ on 2/25/14

"Great Teacher!"

- Jacqueline, Edison, NJ on 11/5/13

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Gogie, Spotswood, NJ on 10/24/13

"Great math tutor!"

- Donnaka, Piscataway, NJ on 6/13/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Sean, Matawan, NJ on 3/22/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Lupe, Warren, NJ on 1/31/13
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Education

newark state college
Rutgers
Graduate Coursework

Education

newark state college

Rutgers (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854

Joann’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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