Masters in Math and Physics, 15+ Yrs Teaching/Tutoring College andH.S.

Joy J.
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Masters in Math and Physics, 15+ Yrs Teaching/Tutoring College andH.S.

Joy J.
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## Best tutor I've ever had

Mitchell, 201 lessons with JoyJoy 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...

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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GRE
#### GRE

I really love the DIFFERENT forms of math questions you find on the GRE these days. You need to develop a fluidity in your problem solving that includes the demands of each different setting you see in the GRE. I really enjoy these thoughtful questions.

Statistics
#### Statistics

I've taught Introductory Statistics and Probability classes several times at two different local universities! I, too, was AFRAID of statistics until I taught it -- it's totally do-able -- not to mention INTERESTING! Honestly, statistics is an area that every good citizen should be getting themselves educated in! So That You Cannot Be Fooled By Statistics Ever Again!

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra I is the time to lay a strong foundation for so many techniques that you will see and use again and again. That goes all the way through calculus. Get strong solving simpler equations, and understand concepts especially as they apply to those abstract objects: the variable!

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

You'll use again everything you learned in Algebra I and then learn how to use those things in subtler and more sophisticated ways. Your abstract thinking will improve and your problem solving skills will grow.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have taught Calculus I/A and Calculus II/B and Calculus III/C at the university level many times now. I LOVE the opportunity and challenge of helping students with their calculus. I have lots of experience here, so I really think I can help!

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Lately I have been helping high school students and a GMAT student with their geometry. I really enjoy it! As a mathematician with an analysis bent, I can help to understand how to construct a SOLID proof ... plus the calculations are FUN, too.
I actually taught one section of a graduate Geometry course for teachers at the university level, too. And having taught linear algebra gives me even more insight into the usefulness of geometry ASIDE from an exercise at proof construction. 8-)

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Okay, my algebra skills are pretty solid (but I had to work hard to get them that way -- I understand YOU because I once was struggling too). So I get to teach Precalculus Algebra (and Trig) a lot. BUT at least as important is the fact that I also teach and have taught CALCULUS a lot! So I really know what you really need to know and why in order to go from PreCal into Calculus with the best toolset!

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I've taught Introductory Statistics and Probability classes several times at two different local universities! I, too, was AFRAID of statistics until I taught it -- it's totally do-able -- not to mention INTERESTING! Honestly, statistics is an area that every good citizen should be getting themselves educated in! So That You Cannot Be Fooled By Statistics Ever Again!

Prealgebra,
SAT Math
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have worked with quite a few students the past few years on ACT Math test prep, and my students have been doing well I'm happy to say. I have my own material and welcome other material from the student also. I like to work a lot of questions pinpointing and alleviating weakness and finding time saving strategies.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra I is the time to lay a strong foundation for so many techniques that you will see and use again and again. That goes all the way through calculus. Get strong solving simpler equations, and understand concepts especially as they apply to those abstract objects: the variable!

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

You'll use again everything you learned in Algebra I and then learn how to use those things in subtler and more sophisticated ways. Your abstract thinking will improve and your problem solving skills will grow.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have taught Calculus I/A and Calculus II/B and Calculus III/C at the university level many times now. I LOVE the opportunity and challenge of helping students with their calculus. I have lots of experience here, so I really think I can help!

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

As a long-time teacher of calculus at the university level, a holder of a specialty in partial differential equations at the master's level in mathematics, and a master's of physics which applied differential equations extensively, I do believe I could help someone with their differential equations! Summer 2016 I got to teach a first course in undergraduate ordinary differential equations - - it was a blast - - and I'm ever more prepared now to help you.

Discrete Math,
#### Discrete Math

I have taught Discrete Math once at the freshman level, and I have taught Finite Math several times. In fact, I was a champion of curriculum reform at one university where I was teaching in order to bring a Discrete Math course into our courses. Needless to say, not only do I know a lot about the topics in Discrete Math, but I also enjoy those topics!

Finite Math,
#### Finite Math

I have taught Finite Math at the University level several times. I love the way this course is structured - - many topics - - something for everyone. But I can help students through the parts that are not enjoyable and get them to the place that is!

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Lately I have been helping high school students and a GMAT student with their geometry. I really enjoy it! As a mathematician with an analysis bent, I can help to understand how to construct a SOLID proof ... plus the calculations are FUN, too.
I actually taught one section of a graduate Geometry course for teachers at the university level, too. And having taught linear algebra gives me even more insight into the usefulness of geometry ASIDE from an exercise at proof construction. 8-)

Linear Algebra,
#### Linear Algebra

I can help with the following linear algebra topics, among others: the basics of solving systems of equations using matrices, determinants, eigenvalue equations, linear transformations, linear independence, and bases and dimension, orthogonalization, and normalization. I am ready to help with proofs, too! I have taught linear algebra and tutored many students successfully for linear algebra, too.

Logic,
#### Logic

I have taught logic in many different courses many, many times over these last twelve years or so! Logic was a part of the graduate geometry class I taught and the remedial graduate math class I helped design. I was even helping a home-schooled high school student with logic problems just this past week.
I really enjoy teaching logic because it is a NEW set of symbols and many students look at them with no pre-conceived notions, no baggage like many people have with subjects like algebra. It's a chance at a FRESH start and fun and success in a really different aspect of math (that is, nonetheless, fundamentally what math is all about).

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Okay, my algebra skills are pretty solid (but I had to work hard to get them that way -- I understand YOU because I once was struggling too). So I get to teach Precalculus Algebra (and Trig) a lot. BUT at least as important is the fact that I also teach and have taught CALCULUS a lot! So I really know what you really need to know and why in order to go from PreCal into Calculus with the best toolset!

Probability,
#### Probability

Probability is NOT intuitive. I find this subject challenging -- so I understand where the student is coming from -- this stuff is NOT self-evident. Let's work through the twists and turns together -- we'll both benefit.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I've taught Introductory Statistics and Probability classes several times at two different local universities! I, too, was AFRAID of statistics until I taught it -- it's totally do-able -- not to mention INTERESTING! Honestly, statistics is an area that every good citizen should be getting themselves educated in! So That You Cannot Be Fooled By Statistics Ever Again!

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

One of the first undergraduate math courses I taught was trigonometry and I have taught at least two sections of trig every year in the intervening 10 years or so. I really enjoy trig, and with my heavy calculus background, I really know what you need to take away from trig to your next course and why. I also have enough experience to see where problems occur and good ways to help straighten them out! 8-)

Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra I is the time to lay a strong foundation for so many techniques that you will see and use again and again. That goes all the way through calculus. Get strong solving simpler equations, and understand concepts especially as they apply to those abstract objects: the variable!

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

You'll use again everything you learned in Algebra I and then learn how to use those things in subtler and more sophisticated ways. Your abstract thinking will improve and your problem solving skills will grow.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have taught Calculus I/A and Calculus II/B and Calculus III/C at the university level many times now. I LOVE the opportunity and challenge of helping students with their calculus. I have lots of experience here, so I really think I can help!

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Lately I have been helping high school students and a GMAT student with their geometry. I really enjoy it! As a mathematician with an analysis bent, I can help to understand how to construct a SOLID proof ... plus the calculations are FUN, too.
I actually taught one section of a graduate Geometry course for teachers at the university level, too. And having taught linear algebra gives me even more insight into the usefulness of geometry ASIDE from an exercise at proof construction. 8-)

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Okay, my algebra skills are pretty solid (but I had to work hard to get them that way -- I understand YOU because I once was struggling too). So I get to teach Precalculus Algebra (and Trig) a lot. BUT at least as important is the fact that I also teach and have taught CALCULUS a lot! So I really know what you really need to know and why in order to go from PreCal into Calculus with the best toolset!

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I've taught Introductory Statistics and Probability classes several times at two different local universities! I, too, was AFRAID of statistics until I taught it -- it's totally do-able -- not to mention INTERESTING! Honestly, statistics is an area that every good citizen should be getting themselves educated in! So That You Cannot Be Fooled By Statistics Ever Again!

Prealgebra
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have worked with quite a few students the past few years on ACT Math test prep, and my students have been doing well I'm happy to say. I have my own material and welcome other material from the student also. I like to work a lot of questions pinpointing and alleviating weakness and finding time saving strategies.

ASVAB,
#### ASVAB

I had the pleasure of working with a student who was trying to improve their math reasoning for the ASVAB during the fall of 2012. Now I know! I know some nifty pointers that can possibly straighten out lots of the math problems on the ASVAB -- and I'd be happy to help!

GRE,
#### GRE

I really love the DIFFERENT forms of math questions you find on the GRE these days. You need to develop a fluidity in your problem solving that includes the demands of each different setting you see in the GRE. I really enjoy these thoughtful questions.

PSAT,
SAT Math
Joy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **12 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Excellent and knowledgeable tutor

Joy helped my daughter in trig graphs among other topics. She broke things down to a level where it was very easy for her to understand. Her many years of teaching this subject show through in her delivery and patience. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to others and will continue to schedule classes with Joy in the future.

Kai, 2 lessons with Joy

## Great teacher

Joy tutored me in calculus 2, while also spending a lot of time catching me up on calculus 1 topics that I had forgotten. She was always very patient with me, and she put in a lot of effort to make sure I understood the concepts of the course. I wouldn't have been able to pass calculus without her, and I would recommend Joy as a tutor to anyone struggling in math classes.

Taylor, 52 lessons with Joy

## Excellent!

Joy takes time to thoroughly explain things so that my student understands them. She has given my student so much confidence with math now! All of the visual and verbal explanations are super helpful! Thank you, Joy!

Mary, 17 lessons with Joy

## kind and patient

Really kind, patient, and understanding. I very much appreciated the help. Joy is great at problem solving and helped answer all of my questions

m, 1 lesson with Joy

## Outstanding!

My son has been working with Joy for a couple of months on AP calc BC. He looks forward to meeting with her because she is able to answer his many questions patiently and with a wonderful, positive spirit. We also appreciate that she was willing to juggle working with him despite his complicated schedule. Highly recommend!

Laura , 12 lessons with Joy

## Helpful and engaging

Joy is really engaging and makes learning interesting. She also tailors the lessons to what I need. I’ve also had to shift some times temporarily due to travel and she was flexible. Thanks!

Kathy, 38 lessons with Joy

## Very smart and quick

My son, who met with a number of Calc tutors, described Joy as “very smart and quick” and immediately wanted to meet with her again. She was also very responsive.

Laura , 12 lessons with Joy

## Passed Calc

I have always been terrible at math, I actually failed this class twice then I finally decided I needed some help. Joy explained it in a way I understood. She helped me so much, I was able to pass the class and graduate!! Thank you so much Joy!

Lea, 9 lessons with Joy

## Highly knowledgeable and patient Calculus tutor

Ms. Joy has been teaching me College Calculus I. I am so happy to have found her on Wyzant. She is very knowledgeable and thorough on all Calculus topics. She can explain to me any doubt on the spot. She is well versed with the calculus content and breaks down the steps in very easy understandable format. She has made Calculus I very easy for me. I would highly recommend her as a tutor for anyone who is struggling with Calculus.

Trisha, 33 lessons with Joy