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Joe O.

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

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

$45/hour

  • 117 hours tutoring

  • Skokie, IL 60077

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

Sean, 16 lessons with Joe

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About Joe


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Loyola University Chicago
math and comp sci
Loyola University Chicago
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Skokie, IL 60077
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have tutored all levels of math, beginning with the elementary grades, since my college years in the early 1990's. My teaching employment has mostly been at the high school level, but I also enjoy working with younger students, because I enjoy the opportunity to help them get a good foundation in math.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra was one subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an algebra tutor for many students, both at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra and Algebra 2 were subjects that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an Algebra 2 and College Algebra tutor for many students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a lot of 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 tutoring them, too.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. I taught Geometry (including proof) repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a geometry tutor for many students, from the middle school level on up through high school.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students privately in both middle school and high school since my college days in the 1990's. I have also been a high school math teacher for 16 years, and have taught both regular and remedial level algebra courses (the remedial level really being prealgebra) to help students who needed extra preparation.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Precalculus was a subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a Precalculus tutor for many students.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the SAT math tests. Since leaving teaching I have tutored both SAT 1 and SAT 2 math and am very familiar with the newer format of the SAT tests.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the ACT math tests. I tutored ACT math while in college in the early 1990s and have been preparing students since leaving high school teaching.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra was one subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an algebra tutor for many students, both at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra and Algebra 2 were subjects that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an Algebra 2 and College Algebra tutor for many students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a lot of 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 tutoring them, too.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. I taught Geometry (including proof) repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a geometry tutor for many students, from the middle school level on up through high school.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students privately in both middle school and high school since my college days in the 1990's. I have also been a high school math teacher for 16 years, and have taught both regular and remedial level algebra courses (the remedial level really being prealgebra) to help students who needed extra preparation.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Precalculus was a subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a Precalculus tutor for many students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the SAT math tests. Since leaving teaching I have tutored both SAT 1 and SAT 2 math and am very familiar with the newer format of the SAT tests.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry at the high school level many times. Trig has also been a subject that I have tutored extensively. For many students, this is their first exposure to the functions sine, cosine, and tangent. This has made trig a course with particularly high tutoring demand for me.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra was one subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an algebra tutor for many students, both at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra and Algebra 2 were subjects that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an Algebra 2 and College Algebra tutor for many students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a lot of 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 tutoring them, too.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. I taught Geometry (including proof) repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a geometry tutor for many students, from the middle school level on up through high school.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored students privately in both middle school and high school since my college days in the 1990's. I have also been a high school math teacher for 16 years, and have taught both regular and remedial level algebra courses (the remedial level really being prealgebra) to help students who needed extra preparation.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Precalculus was a subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a Precalculus tutor for many students.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra was one subject that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an algebra tutor for many students, both at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. Algebra and Algebra 2 were subjects that I taught repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been an Algebra 2 and College Algebra tutor for many students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a lot of 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 tutoring them, too.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. I taught Geometry (including proof) repeatedly during my teaching career. Since leaving teaching, I have been a geometry tutor for many students, from the middle school level on up through high school.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the SAT math tests. Since leaving teaching I have tutored both SAT 1 and SAT 2 math and am very familiar with the newer format of the SAT tests.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the ACT math tests. I tutored ACT math while in college in the early 1990s and have been preparing students since leaving high school teaching.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was a HS math teacher from 1994 through 2013. During this time I also privately prepared students for the SAT math tests. Since leaving teaching I have tutored both SAT 1 and SAT 2 math and am very familiar with the newer format of the SAT tests.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (51 ratings)
5 star
(48)
4 star
(2)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
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Reviews


Very thoughtful tutor

This session was planned with very little time in advance. Joe helped me out with getting a deeper understanding of derivatives and really helped me out with preparing for my upcoming test.

Paul, 1 lesson with Joe

Joe is a great tutor

This is the first time my daughter had lesson with Joe and I know that we will continue with Joe. He email me the additional work that my daughter can do after we had first lesson from him in the hour with out charge me. He is very honest and really just want to help the kids not just trying to making money. I will continual have him to help my daughter in the future for sure.

Angell, 12 lessons with Joe

Calculus tutor

Joe was great! Explained the material clearly. Moved at an appropriate pace. Showed up right on time. Highly recommend Joe! My son told us that he would be more than happy to use Joe whenever he needs assistance with math. Thank you Joe!

Jim, 1 lesson with Joe

Knowledgeable and patient

Joe was prompt and focused. He worked out the problems from geomeyry test and explained why and what were the steps/theorems. Then had my son work through problems. My son felt that he better understood and prepared to take the chapter tests. We will be calling to set an appointment again.

Adelaida Heidi, 2 lessons with Joe

Excellent tutor!

Joe explains material very well and has had a big impact on test scores for my son. He is very focused and patient and you can easily tell he is more concerned with helping the student than just taking the fee like other tutors we have worked with.

Kathleen , 2 lessons with Joe

Great Tutor

Joe is very patient and thorough. Joe has only worked with my son for a couple of weeks, but I have noticed some improvement in his work. Not only is he tapping into the needed curriculum explanations, but he's helping him hone in on skills that will make him a success in any subject.

Joyce, 2 lessons with Joe

$45/hour

Joe O.

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