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Jo Anna S.

Math Tutor Recommended by Parents and Students

Math Tutor Recommended by Parents and Students

$127/hour

  • 5,206 hours tutoring

  • Durham, NC 27712

"Excellent tutor"

Mike, 5 lessons with Jo Anna

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About Jo Anna


Bio

I've been a math teacher and an adjunct professor. I taught at Duke University and began tutoring over 20 years ago. Through my experience teaching students of all ages, including teens and adults, I've seen the importance of adapting my teaching to the learning style of each person. I also have several years of experience applying math to real world situations. I use what's around us every day to make math easier and have it come alive! I help gifted math students, students struggling to...

I've been a math teacher and an adjunct professor. I taught at Duke University and began tutoring over 20 years ago. Through my experience teaching students of all ages, including teens and adults, I've seen the importance of adapting my teaching to the learning style of each person. I also have several years of experience applying math to real world situations. I use what's around us every day to make math easier and have it come alive! I help gifted math students, students struggling to pass math, and those in between.

My students find they gain much more than a better understanding of math. Their grades and their study skills improve. They complete their homework on time. Their self-confidence increases. They feel more at ease as their stress levels and test anxiety lessen. Yes, and sometimes they actually smile and laugh while learning math! Students discover they really can ask questions and get the answers they need. They can request help and receive it.

I tutor these subjects remotely and in person:
Common Core Math 1, 2, 3
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1, 2
Geometry
Trigonometry
Advanced Functions and Modeling (AFM)
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB, BC

I also tutor math for these exams:
PSAT
ACT
SAT
SAT Math I, II
Accuplacer
Compass
Praxis

A high school senior gave me a handwritten note which said: “You are truly a blessing that came into my life. You helped me change my perspective towards math. I thought I was a failure in math. You have helped me and gave me hope that I can actually succeed in life no matter how challenges may come. When I graduate college and medical school, you will be in my speech because you played a huge influence in my accomplishment. Never stop teaching because you help give people like me hope!”


Education

SUNY Brockport
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $127
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Durham, NC 27712
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/29/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

As a certified math teacher, I was required to know the material covered by the Praxis I exam and Praxis II math exam. I've taught all math topics from each of these exams.
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Couldn't Ask for Better!

JoAnna has really helped my high school student's precalculus grade over the past three or so months and enabled her to feel confident in math again. I wasn't sure how well remote tutoring would work, but it's been great. My child and I had some very disappointing experiences with two other tutors prior to finding JoAnna. Not only is JoAnna 100% reliably responsive, pleasant and conscientious, but she also seems to have a real talent for teaching math. I can't recommend her highly enough! She's just fantastic!

Kelly, 15 lessons with Jo Anna

The improvement is unbelievable

Since he started working with JoAnna, my son has gone from getting "C"s and "D"s (and sometimes worse) to consistently getting "B"s (and improving). His confidence level has risen and he no longer dreads math class. He honestly and truly is "getting it." His teacher has commented on his drastic improvement and his improved attitude and participation in class. He looks forward to his weekly sessions and is very eager to learn now that he realizes that he is capable of understanding the material. I just don't know what we would have done without JoAnna. She has been a Godsend to my son.

Michael, 7 lessons with Jo Anna

Outstanding tutor

Great explanations and use of examples. Super knowledgeable. Patient, flexible in teaching methods. My daughter is very shy and she does a great job with her. Better than any tutor we have ever used. I would highly recommend JoAnna.

Amy, 7 lessons with Jo Anna

JoAnna was amazing!

We were very new to the online tutoring, and I wasn't sure how it was going to work for my daughter. JoAnna was great! She made Trigonometry bearable for my daughter. I knew Jess was going to need someone who could explain it well enough, so she would understand it. JoAnna could see her confusion at points and would stop and work through the problem with her. I am extremely grateful to have found JoAnna and look forward to booking future lessons with her.

Linda, 6 lessons with Jo Anna

Very knowledgeable and patient

JoAnna has a friendly and clear way of conveying the steps involved for working with logarithms. Prior to the session today, my son didn’t understand logarithms however after his tutoring session with JoAnna he was able to finish the rest of the problems on his own.

DAYNE, 22 lessons with Jo Anna

Fantastic and knowledgeable math tutor!

JoAnna works with my pre-College son, who is at boarding school, on his math skills. My son very much enjoys working with JoAnna and feels vastly more confident about his math skills! I am very grateful to have found an amazing tutor!

Eva, 15 lessons with Jo Anna

Hands down the best!

JoAnna has a way of explaining Algebra so that I understand it. I never thought I would understand Algebra. JoAnna is amazing! Always amazing at helping me understand what I’m learning 😊

Jonna, 11 lessons with Jo Anna

Knowledgeable and patient

She is won of the best. I have a learning disability that hinders my ability To get math. She helped my pass my praxis core math with a 152. She is very kind and she explains things very well. I will recommend her to everyone who needs a math tutor

Anna, 12 lessons with Jo Anna
Tutor responded:

Congratulations again on raising your score by 26 points in two short months!! Your hard work really paid off.

magical patient tutor

Joanna was tasked with working with my son whom is less than enthusiastic about math. She covered a great deal during the lesson without overwhelming him. He reported that he felt “better” about his struggles and wants to meet again. Thank you Joanna!! See you next week!

Jessica, 4 lessons with Jo Anna

$127/hour

Jo Anna S.

$127/hour

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