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Huntington, IN

$40/hour

Math and Physics Guru

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300+ Hours
4.9 average from 95 ratings
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— Charles, Fort Wayne, IN on 6/5/17

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Wheaton College, IL
Physics
Wheaton College, IL
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Physics)

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

About 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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Huntington, IN 46750
In-person lessons

"Great choice for a knowledgeable and caring tutor"

- Charles, Fort Wayne, IN on 6/5/17

"Friendly and skilled tutor"

- B'nai, Murfreesboro, TN on 9/22/17

"Wonderful tutor"

- Mia, Fort Wayne, IN on 6/3/17

"Excellent Tutor."

- Rachel, Fort Wayne, IN on 5/25/17

"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"

- Megan, Naperville, IL on 2/22/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
GRE, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
English:
English, Literature,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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

I have helped several students with algebra II, including one student who was failing. I enjoy breaking down difficult concepts in a way that students can understand!

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.

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

At Huntington University, I taught introductory physics for health science majors, the equivalent of AP Physics 1 and 2. While I was at Huntington, I developed an extensive set of notes, lectures, and active learning activities. I also wrote new labs that helped the students experience the concepts learned in class. I actively sought out online interactive activities and video demonstrations to supplement my teaching. 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!

Precalculus

Functions, graphs, analytic geometry, matrices, combinatorics, and probability--all of the above are often topics in Precalculus classes. As a tutor, I have developed ways to teach and explain all of the above topics, so that students can really understand them.

Wheaton College, IL
Physics
Wheaton College, IL
Master's

Education

Wheaton College, IL (Physics)

Wheaton College, IL (Master's)

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 math

— Charles, Fort Wayne, IN on 6/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joyce will travel within 20 miles of Huntington, IN 46750.