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Joe O.

Skokie, IL

$45/hour

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

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 40 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

Policies
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

"Very thoughtful tutor"

- Paul, Orland Park, IL on 10/13/17

"Joe is a great tutor"

- Angell, Wilmette, IL on 8/11/17

"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
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Approved subjects

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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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.