Fun Math Tutor who is easy to understand!
Fun Math Tutor who is easy to understand!
Hello! I am a 32-year-old licensed teacher who specializes in high school level math. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (Illinois Wesleyan University) and another BS degree in Education (Trinity Christian College). My areas of expertise is Pre-Algebra up to Algebra 2/Trigonometry, although I can tutor in other subjects such as Discrete Math and Pre-Calculus as well (if given a day notice, so I can brush up on my skills ;)). I have 3 years full-time teaching experience and over 5 years...
Hello! I am a 32-year-old licensed teacher who specializes in high school level math. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (Illinois Wesleyan University) and another BS degree in Education (Trinity Christian College). My areas of expertise is Pre-Algebra up to Algebra 2/Trigonometry, although I can tutor in other subjects such as Discrete Math and Pre-Calculus as well (if given a day notice, so I can brush up on my skills ;)). I have 3 years full-time teaching experience and over 5 years tutoring experience. I am local to Naperville and can meet almost any time! :)
My favorite part about tutoring is helping students understand concepts that they struggle with in school. Being able to explain things 1-on-1 has made such a big difference in my experience, and I feel tutoring is the best way to help students understand and build their math skills. I also believe in building a strong foundation, so I like to do a quick test when I first work with students which gives me a great idea of how strong or weak they are so I know what areas need work in addition to working on the current material. Since I earned my degree in Math first and Education second I believe I have a much better understanding of math and its concepts and can communicate that to students to help them appreciate and get along with math throughout their lives.
I have a great ability to show students how math concepts work, focusing on the "why" instead of just procedural "hows." Anyone can show someone how to solve an equation, but when the student understands why things are done the way they are, they become more independent problem solvers and can work on more complex problems because they know the laws of math and know what they can and cannot do. They aren't just memorizing procedures.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time! Thanks and have a great day!
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Knowledgeable, and easygoing
My daughter feels much more confident in Algebra 2 and Geometry after meeting with Justin only 2 times. He is easy to work with, and makes his students feel comfortable. We will continue to work with Justin.Jennifer, 9 lessons with Justin
Great 1st Session!
My son had a great first session. Justin made it easy for him to feel comfortable asking questions, and he's looking forward to future sessions. I appreciate you jumping in right away and making progress. Thanks!Dana, 5 lessons with Justin
Excellent math tutor
Math has always been my high-school aged son's weakest subject. Justin has been helping him this summer with Algebra 2 so he can make up an exam he missed the last school year. Thanks to Justin's thorough and engaging tutoring, my son feels that he is learning math better than he ever did in school. I highly recommend Justin as a math tutor.Gloria, 32 lessons with Justin
Knowledgeable and patient
Justin is patient and has a way to assist my son to understand the math problems which has given my son confidence when tackling a test. Justin is very dependable and prompt. And email what was accomplished in each lessonMary, 14 lessons with Justin
Great first session with Justin!
My son met with Justin for his first session. He was very pleased. He helped him to review concepts in preparation for his Algebra 2 exam this week. Also provided questions for my son to ask his teacher. My son expressed that Justin is patient and easy to understand.Karin, 12 lessons with Justin
Awesome and smart
Great teacher. Smart and knows how to teach. A combination that is hard to find. My daughter is extremely happy and feels confident about her abilities. Justin gave her this confidence and we are very thankful to him for it.Samia, 20 lessons with Justin
Session notes very helpful
This will come in handy to show progress and content of what he learns this year. Thanks so much Justin!Lynette, 69 lessons with Justin
Excellent Tutor! Highly Recommend!
Our high school junior is enrolled in Algebra II. She recently found that she was not fully understanding the concepts that her instructor was teaching in the classroom, so she asked if we could get her a tutor. We found Wyzant and contacted Justin for help. So far, so great! He is organized, on time, smart and able to clearly explain Algebra II concepts to our daughter. Plus, he has a great sense of humor, enjoys what he does, and it turns out he lives very close to us! So many positives! We highly recommend Justin!!Sarah, 9 lessons with Justin
Relaxed and competent
Justin helped my son feel relaxed and capable. He reviewed the basics and made helpful suggestions. He was exactly what we were looking for.Tracy, 11 lessons with Justin
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Justin helped my daughter with Discrete Math tonight. Hi was flexible and helped us on short notice. It is a positive experience once again.Susan, 8 lessons with Justin
Response time: 3 hours