Masters in Math and Physics, 15+ Yrs Teaching/Tutoring College andH.S.
I hold two master's degrees -- one in applied mathematics, one in physics. I started teaching math in 1999. While many of the intervening years saw me as a part-time adjunct instructor of mathematics, I did enjoy a full-time appointment to the math faculty of Alabama A&M University for 5 of those years. I have also used my skills in industry and government, most notably at NASA and Intergraph.
I've taught just about every undergraduate math course and tutored some graduate ones, too. I...
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Featured review
Best tutor I've ever had
Joy helped me get through Cal I- Cal III, discrete math, matrices and linear algebra, applied probability and statistics, differential equations, and abstract algebra. Her teaching style really helped me grasp things I couldn't understand during lectures (hands on do it yourself). I don't think I would have done half as good as I did in all of the above mentioned classes without her help. She is a great tutor and even better person, I would recommend her to anyone needing help in any subject involving mathematics.
Mitchell, 201 lessons with Joy
Calc III
Joy was very helpful in helping me work through challenging calc 3 problems! This was our first session and I am looking forward to meeting with her again. She is a much needed supplement in this era of remote learning due to COVID.
Pamela, 1 lesson with JoyTutor responded:Gosh! And the notation and vocabulary your school/instructor uses confused me So Much - - but it was kinda fun, too! Thank you. In fact, I woke up this morning thinking about the Flux problem and how what I thought it wanted might actually be the Divergence of F. :)
Intelligent and so helpful!
Joy made concepts that I found impossible to understand during lectures so easy to work through. She also gave me extra insight into the problems beyond just the computation allowing me to work through tough problems using visualization/critical thinking. Super patient and kind!
Tanvi, 1 lesson with Joy
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Due to the transition of online classes this semester, it had been difficult for me to get timely help on problems. Joy helped me with several problems in differential equations. She is very patient, well-versed in diff eq, and is capable of explaining problems step by step. This helped me understand the basic concepts and methods of solving different question types. The biggest plus point was that when we worked out the problems in sessions, she was always able to highlight when and where to avoid making mistakes. Her teaching helped me get a high A!
Varsha, 9 lessons with Joy
Effective and Personable Tutor
Alexis really enjoyed working with Joy and felt that she was effective at helping her to understand the material. Joy also suggested tips and worksheets to help strengthen Alexis' skills with practice. We will definitely use her again.
Toni, 1 lesson with Joy
Very good at helping me review my proofs
Working with Joy has been great so far. She's helped me see some gaps in my explanations for some of my proofs. I've still got a ways to go, so I'm looking forward to working with her more in the future.
Farley, 11 lessons with Joy
If you need help with Calculus Based Probability & Statistics, call Joy!
I had a tough time finding a tutor for this class. Finally found Joy and she gave me the last-minute clarification I needed right before a test. Helped boost my confidence. She was patient, personable, and easy to understand. I'd definitely use her again!
Donn, 1 lesson with Joy
Great Instructor
Joy is helping my son overcome his challenges with Algebra II. He is a lot more confident now. Joy is helping him look ahead to the next lesson as well as helping him with the current lesson. I wish we had contacted her months ago.
Paul, 41 lessons with Joy
Great at making complex topics simple
Working with Joy was great. She really works to help make the material easy to understand, and also has lots of tricks about how to save time while taking a test. I contacted Joy for assistance with my second bachelor's degree. I was specifically struggling with Discrete Mathematics. She cleared up lots of confusing topics for me, and it paid off. I was headed for my lowest grade in the degree, but with Joy's help I managed to get a 95 on my Final exam and a 93 in the class overall. Thanks, Joy!
John, 4 lessons with Joy
Very patient and very knowledgeable
I decided to go to college after being out of school for 30 years. I needed a tutor to help get through a math class. I found Joy, and she is so great. Very patient with me as I wade through math that I have not seen in forever. She has been able to provide techniques to help me retain the information. I highly recommend Joy to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by math. She is WONDERFUL!!!
Lisa, 11 lessons with Joy
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