As a former college math professor, you might expect that I always liked math. However, my passion for mathematics actually began when I was in 11th grade. As a homeschooled student, I had a flexible schedule which allowed me to take Algebra II at my local community college. I had an amazing professor who made me realize how fun math is. After that, I decided to major in math. In May 2012, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor's in Mathematics. For the next two years, I tutored math...
As a former college math professor, you might expect that I always liked math. However, my passion for mathematics actually began when I was in 11th grade. As a homeschooled student, I had a flexible schedule which allowed me to take Algebra II at my local community college. I had an amazing professor who made me realize how fun math is. After that, I decided to major in math. In May 2012, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor's in Mathematics. For the next two years, I tutored math at the community college. I realized that I enjoyed sharing my passion for math with others and decided to get my Master's in Mathematics at California State University Fullerton so I could teach at community colleges. While working on my Master's I taught Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra at CSUF. I completed my Master's in the Summer of 2016 and taught at community colleges through 2020. I have taught Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, College Algebra, and Statistics. I love coming up with new ways of explaining things and watching my students have "lightbulb moments" when they suddenly understand a concept that confused them. I am very patient with my students and love it when they ask lots of questions!
Now that I have decided to focus on tutoring full time, I would love to work with you to show you how fun and easy math can be! Send me a message if you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson.
Outstanding! Excellent! Smart! Great teacher!
We are so grateful that our daughter was tutored by Joy this semester. She was barely passing pre-calculus when she began working with Joy and is now earning an A. Joy presented the instruction in such a way that our daughter really understood the concepts. Joy is a smart and talented teacher. Our daughter has ADD so her instruction required additional strategies to keep her focused during tutoring. We were easily able to set up times to meet with Joy. Our experience with working with Joy has been exceptional and we are grateful that our daughter has had the opportunity to work with her.Vickie, 107 lessons with Joy
Patient, knowledgeable & efficient
Joy was a great find for my daughter. She quickly discovered the areas she needed help and provided that help. We are very pleased and thankful to be able to reach out to her when my daughter needs extra help with homework.Sheila, 3 lessons with Joy
Joy was great! My son told me that she helped him understand the material better than his teacher. Im so glad she was able to help him. What I liked also was she gave him a worksheet to practice the material they went over.Kalia, 2 lessons with Joy
Knowledgeable and helpful tutor
Taught trigonometry for my daughter in tenth grade. She was able to deliver the concepts very quickly and efficiently. My daughter felt very comfortable and confident on the topic after the class. Will definitely do more sessions. ThanksAbirami, 2 lessons with Joy
Ms. Joy has been a true Blessing to my daughter who is in the Autism Spectrum. The first lesson I could tell she was a grea fit because of the smile I saw on my little one. Cannot thank her enough for accomodating her teaching through the challenges. We started with only two lessons and now we are up to the 4th one. BlessingsCarolina, 2 lessons with Joy
Great first lesson!
My son was apprehensive about getting a tutor but after his first session with Joy he’s very relieved to have a better understanding of his algebra. He said she made things easy to understand and he feels so much better! We will most likely be booking more sessions!Danica, 1 lesson with Joy
Knowledgeable and patient
She taught some different ways to solve the problem and if i didn’t understand she would help me understand it using different things to try. She was also patient and kind when i didn’t understand the problem. I found her to be very helpful.Monica , 2 lessons with Joy
Responsive and Organized
Joy was quick at responding and accommodating in setting up a recurring day and time for Geometry lessons for my 10th grader son. We communicated a few times and aligned on particular areas where he needed help. She was prepared going into the first lesson and effective in her support. We will try 4 recurring lessons and hope my son clicks with her style and keeos up with her pace. Joy is responsive, organized and professional. I am looking for a long term go-to teacher and she seems to be a great candidate. Thank you for your dedication.Elsa, 2 lessons with Joy
My 13 year old son says: Joy explained things well and cleared up a lot of questions I had. I’m looking forward to my next tutoring session.Tiffany, 2 lessons with Joy
Amazing teacher! Very nice to work with. Helps you through each problem and makes math fun and easy to learn. Thank you again!Timothy, 1 lesson with Joy
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