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Joanne K.

Spring Lake, MI

$50/hour

Algebra Tutor Extraordinaire

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 11 ratings
Excellent
— Marc, Grand Haven, MI on 6/9/14

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gmi
bsee
Georgia Tech
Master's

Education

gmi (bsee)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

About Joanne

Originally, I graduated with honors with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. A few years later, I completed a master of science in computer science with a focus on human computer interaction. My background in both of these areas has helped make me successful as a mathematics instructor, because I recognize which topics require the most attention for future success.

I have experience tutoring multiple levels of math including pre-algebra, beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, functions, statistics, and trigonometry, and pre-calculus and discrete math. I especially love teaching “tricks” to make math easier and more memorable.

I have taught a variety of algebra courses using a number of different approaches at the local community college during the past five years. I have received regular outstanding reviews from my students. I provide opportunities for students to practice the skills they are learning immediately, so I can provide feedback before they become overwhelmed or frustrated on their own.

In addition, I have reviewed several algebra textbooks providing feedback to the publishers and authors. This experience has been especially valuable as I am familiar with multiple ways of presenting a topic. If a student doesn’t understand the material when it is presented one way, we can come at it from another direction. I encourage and support my students in making connections between what they have learned in the past and what they are currently studying.

My approach to teaching is to verify that the basic concepts are understood so they can be built on as we move forward. I like to use real world analogies and humor whenever possible to keep the topic fresh and applicable.

I aim to be flexible and responsive in my scheduling as I know how hard it can be to catch up once a student falls behind.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your mathematical endeavors.
Originally, I graduated with honors with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. A few years later, I completed a master of science in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Spring Lake, MI 49456
In-person lessons

"Excellent"

- Marc, Grand Haven, MI on 6/9/14

"Excellent"

- Joseph, Grand Haven, MI on 6/7/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Deborah, Muskegon, MI on 4/3/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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gmi
bsee
Georgia Tech
Master's

Education

gmi (bsee)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

Excellent — Joanne has been a load of help for me. She is very understanding and is great at explaining methods to help me remember important details. She is also very positive and kind. I am looking forward to doing more work with her in the future. ...

— Marc, Grand Haven, MI on 6/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joanne will travel within 20 miles of Spring Lake, MI 49456.