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Joyce R.

Huntington, IN

$40/hour

Math and Physics Guru

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 81 ratings
Knowledgeable and kind
— Amy, Huntington, IN on 9/14/16

$40/Hour


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Wheaton College, IL
Wheaton College, IL
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

About Joyce

My name is Joyce, and I recently stepped down from being an adjunct professor at Huntington University to spend more time with family. While at Huntington, I taught introductory college physics, the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2, to pre-med, biology, chemistry, and exercise science majors. I have a BS in Physics from Wheaton College, a Master's in Systematic Theology from Wheaton, and more than six years of experience in tutoring and teaching. I have tutored physics (including regular, honors and AP), algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, GRE math, ACT math, and writing. I have also TA'ed the college equivalent of AP Physics C (calculus-based introductory physics for physics and engineering majors).

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.

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 15 minutes of Huntington. Depending on how full my schedule is, I am also open to meeting Fort Wayne students at Allen County public library. My resume and references are available on request.

*My schedule fills up quickly, so actual availability will depend.
My name is Joyce, and I recently stepped down from being an adjunct professor at Huntington University to spend more time with family. While at Huntington, I taught introductory college physics, the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2, to pre-med, biology, chemistry, and exercise science majors. I have a BS in Physics from Wheaton College, a Master's Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Huntington, IN 46750
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and kind"

- Amy, Huntington, IN on 9/14/16

"It was good"

- Yajing, Bluffton, IN on 8/27/16

"Great tutor"

- Trisha, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/15/16

"Great results with only one lesson."

- Angelia, Huntington, IN on 7/13/15

"Great tutor"

- Michael, Chicago, IL on 2/22/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

As a physics major who has tutored most high school math subjects, my math skills are quite sharp, including for the ACT math exam.

Algebra 1

As a physics major, I have a strong grasp of mathematical concepts. I will break concepts down so that they are easy to understand!

Algebra 2

Last spring, I helped a student raise her grade by one letter grade!

Bible Studies

I have a master's in Systematic Theology from Wheaton Graduate School. I have taken numerous Bible and theology classes in college and grad school. Examples of classes I have taken include Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, Historical Theology: Early Church, Medieval, Reformation, and Modern, Modern World Christianity, and Calvin.

Calculus

Calculus is about two main ideas--finding rates of change and areas under curves. It is a powerful subject that has numerous applications in science and technology. I have tutored calculus many times, and I know how to explain key concepts in a way students can understand.

Geometry

Difficult geometry problems often require insight and creativity. I enjoy helping students develop their mathematical problem-solving skills. In fact, last spring, I helped a student raise her grade by one letter!

Literature

Onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration...literature is the wonderful study of how writers use literary techniques to do everything from entertaining us to conveying great ideas about the human condition. Improve your ability to analyze great literature, write cogently, and think deeply!

Physics

I was recently Adjunct Professor in Physics at Huntington University before I stepped down to spend more time with family. I taught introductory physics for health science majors, the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2. I have a BS in Physics from Wheaton College and have tutored several students in the subject. I am passionate about physics and love helping others understand this beautiful science!

Wheaton College, IL
Wheaton College, IL
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

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, Huntington, IN on 9/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joyce will travel within 10 miles of Huntington, IN 46750.