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Joe O.

Skokie, IL

$45/hour

I have taught and/or tutored all HS and college math through calculus1

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50+ Hours
5.0 average from 36 ratings
Joe is the best! A+ math tutor!
— Sean, Wilmette, IL on 5/24/17

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Loyola University Chicago
math and comp sci
Loyola University Chicago
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (math and comp sci)

Loyola University Chicago (Master's)

About Joe

I have been a high school math teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette and at Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein. I was at Loyola for 5 years and at Carmel Catholic for 11 (up to 2013). In between, I was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, where I taught mostly algebra-related courses. I have also tutored math throughout my college and post-college years.

I really enjoy working with students 1-1, as it is much easier to tailor instruction to an individual's needs. Many times students are just unfamiliar with and lack confidence in tackling new material, especially when it's math. Having someone to gently guide you through problem solving often results in substantial and rapid improvement.
I have been a high school math teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette and at Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein. I was at Loyola for 5 years and at Carmel Catholic for 11 (up to 2013). In between, I was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, where I taught mostly algebra-related courses. I have Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Skokie, IL 60077
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Joe is the best! A+ math tutor!"

- Sean, Wilmette, IL on 5/24/17

"Calculus tutor"

- Jim, Evanston, IL on 6/19/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Adelaida Heidi, San Jose, CA on 6/12/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kathleen, Park Ridge, IL on 10/22/15

"Great Tutor"

- Joyce, Skokie, IL on 11/16/14
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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Approved subjects

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ACT Math

In addition to being a high school math teacher, I have tutored students for the ACT privately since my college days.

Algebra 1

My math teaching career has involved everything from prealgebra up through precalculus.

Algebra 2

I have both taught algebra 2 at the high school level and tutored it privately since college.

Calculus

I have much experience tutoring calculus, particularly calculus 1. The topics of limits, derivatives, and integrals (which are really anti-derivatives) are the main topics of calculus, and I am very familiar with explaining all three. Although integrals/anti-derivatives are more common in calculus 2, they usually also appear at some point in calculus 1, and I have a lot of experience with them, too.

Geometry

Geometry is one of the subjects that I taught nearly every year of the 16 years that I taught high school math.

Prealgebra

I have tutored students privately in both middle school and high school. I have also been a high school math teacher, where I have taught algebra courses many times.

Precalculus

In addition to having taught precalculus at the high school level, I have tutored both it and calculus extensively.

SAT Math

The SAT has been a big part of my tutoring career, as many students I have worked with have wanted help taking this particular test and/or improving their scores. I am very familiar with the kind of questions that are asked on the math portion of the SAT.

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry at the high school level. It has also been a subject that I have tutored extensively. For many students, this is their first exposure to functions such as sine, cosine, and tangent. Because of this, it has been a course with high tutoring demand for me.

Loyola University Chicago
math and comp sci
Loyola University Chicago
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (math and comp sci)

Loyola University Chicago (Master's)

Joe is the best! A+ math tutor!

We couldn't recommend Joe more! He is patient, knowledgeable and thorough. Our daughter struggled thru 8th grade Algebra and we decided to hire Joe. He came in and reviewed the entire years worth of 8th grade math in a few months as well as tutoring her with current topics. She has gone from a U and D- to A's and an occasional B. I can't thank Joe enough for not only his expert tutor-age but fo

— Sean, Wilmette, IL on 5/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 20 miles of Skokie, IL 60077.