Math and Physics Guru
Math and Physics Guru
"Great choice for a knowledgeable and caring tutor"
Charles, 13 lessons with Joyce
My name is Joyce, and I have over 7 years of experience tutoring high school and college math and physics. I have tutored physics (including regular, honors and AP), prealgebra, algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, GRE math, ACT math, SAT math, enrichment math, and writing. I have taught the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2 (introductory algebra-based physics for pre-med and health science majors) as an adjunct at Huntington University. I have also TA'ed the college equivalent of AP Physics C (calculus-based introductory physics for physics and engineering majors). I have a BS in Physics from Wheaton College and a Master's in Systematic Theology from Wheaton.
I believe that academic excellence comes from deep engagement with the subject being learned rather than focusing on grades or awards. I want students to see the intrinsic worth of the subject being learned, its relevance to their life, and their own progress in the subject. When this happens, the student will be motivated to keep improving, with external indicators such as grades being just the confirmation of the "getting it" experience that the student already has. Thus, in addition to teaching content and skills, I focus on communicating enthusiasm for the subject being taught and helping students develop a lifelong love for learning. I am a patient, understanding tutor, who enjoys breaking down concepts so that they are easy to understand. I work hard to identify each student's strengths and weaknesses and will work with your student to overcome his or her problem areas. I have written mini-lectures and problem sets for students before as supplements to their official homework when I thought that it would benefit the student. I really enjoy working one on one with students and seek to develop a supportive, empowering relationship with each individual I tutor.
In addition to supporting students' academic endeavors, I also enjoy tutoring math enrichment / recreational math. This can be math just for fun or preparation for math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS or AMC. I enjoy exposing students to math topics and problems that they would not ordinarily see in secondary school.
I am available Monday through Friday 10 am-6 pm.* My preferred meeting place is Huntington Public Library, but I have a car and am willing to travel to students' homes if they live within my travel radius. Depending on how full my schedule is, I am also open to meeting Southwest Allen County students at Allen County Public Library Aboite or their homes. My resume and references are available on request.
*My schedule fills up quickly, so actual availability will depend.
Great choice for a knowledgeable and caring tutor
We selected Joyce based on the on line reviews. She had great reviews. We found the reviews to be well deserved. Joyce is not just smart, but she is interested in the student improving and takes a caring attitude to all she does with the student. I would highly recommend her to a high achieving student who needs a tutor who is able to teach high level mathCharles, 13 lessons with Joyce
Friendly and skilled tutor
Joyce was an excellent tutor! I have been struggling with college algebra, however Joyce explained the concepts in way that I could understand. She is both friendly and skilled at what she does and I enjoyed working with her!B'nai, 1 lesson with Joyce
Joyce is an amazing tutor. We could not have hoped for better. She helped with content mastery and with confidence and has a fantastic personality.Mia, 7 lessons with Joyce
Joyce is an excellent tutor and very patient to work with . She has a good knowledge of the subjects and explains it very well . My Daughter really enjoyed learning from her . I will definitely be using her next school year .Rachel , 56 lessons with Joyce
Knowledgeable and kind
Joyce was very patient and has a knack for explaining things. She gave them some great pointers and ways to think through the "why" to the problems.Amy, 19 lessons with Joyce
It was good
She show me how to answer different questions. I also learn different areas I need to work on with math.Yajing, 1 lesson with Joyce
My daughter dislikes tutors. However, she really liked Joyce and is going to work with her. So happy we found Joyce.Trisha, 9 lessons with Joyce
Great results with only one lesson.
My Granddaughter wrote on her Facebook page, Great first lesson I may even like Math this year. WOW! Wish we would have found Joyce sooner. Thanks, Joyce.Angelia, 35 lessons with Joyce
We found Joyce while looking for a Physics tutor; it turned out that she is also a great ACT tutor. We wish that we had found her sooner.Megan, 8 lessons with Joyce