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Jo Anna S.

Math Tutor Recommended by Parents and Students

Math Tutor Recommended by Parents and Students

$127/hour

  • 5,474 hours tutoring

  • Durham, NC 27712

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

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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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5.0 (1,854 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent

JoAnna was wonderful, and so helpful. She axplains things in a way that is easier to understand. JoAnna is always very pleasant and happy. She is easy to talk to. Her flexibility in scheduling was great for me , since I have a very busy schedule.

Christie, 7 lessons with Jo Anna

Moved the needle!!

JoAnna was very easy going, super in tune with our SAT problems and really shedded light with efficient ways of approaching tricky SAT math problems. She’s a keeper and comes highly recommended!!

Karla, 1 lesson with Jo Anna

Very patient tutor

JoAnna helped me with a summer pre-calculus class. I am an older student and hang seen this kind of math for many years. JoAnna was very patient with me, making sure I really understood the problem and solution before moving on. I hope to work with her again in the future.

Helen, 5 lessons with Jo Anna

Patient, kind, and sweet!

JoAnna is currently helping me through a few Praxis core study guides. We talked about 30'60'90' and 45'45'90' triangles, as well as visualizing and drawing diagrams of problems. She was very patient with me and is starting to help me understand basic mathematic concepts which have disappeared since middle and high school.

Kayla, 1 lesson with Jo Anna

ACT prepq

JoAnna has been very patient. She has shared information and tips that were not learned in class. I understand many of the questions a lot more than I did before.

Elisa, 4 lessons with Jo Anna

JoAnna is awesome!

She is kind and patient. She is also very knowledgeable. She is fun and makes the math fun as well! Her schedule is very easy to work with as well. We would highly recommend her.

Patty, 9 lessons with Jo Anna

Wonderful teacher!

JoAnna helped me raise my Praxis math score from a 134 to a 166!! She’s very patient and willing to help and I highly recommend her!!

Falasten, 2 lessons with Jo Anna

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

JoAnna explained how to solve word problems using the point-slope formula as well as the quadratic formula. We also reviewed how to find the vertex and axis of symmetry by completing the square. JoAnna offers the perfect balance of support and instruction. She encourages you to solve the problem, while carefully providing guidance as needed.. Her style is relaxed and patient, which is ideal for students for whom math does not come easily. She has a firm understanding of all the concepts we discussed, and in one difficult example, she took time after our session to figure out the answer, and then promptly texted the result to me. I appreciate her meeting with me on short notice, especially since I needed to review for a quiz. I highly recommend working with JoAnna!

Kim, 4 lessons with Jo Anna

Excellent tutor

My son (7th grader) works with Joanna on a weekly basis. He learns more from her in an hour than 1 week of schooling. In school his math teacher gives him an assignment (or test to come) and she does not explain how to get the answer. Joanna explains how to do the problems and has led to him getting good grades. We will always recommend her and will continue to use her as my son's math teacher.

Mike, 8 lessons with Jo Anna
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$127/hour

Jo Anna S.

$127/hour

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