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JoAnna S.

Durham, NC


Math Tutor Recommended by Parents and Students

Background check passed as of 1/29/13
5.0 average from 1520 ratings
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— Joelle, Franklinton, NC on 3/31/10

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SUNY Brockport


SUNY Brockport (Mathematics)

About JoAnna

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
Algebra 1, 2
Advanced Functions and Modeling (AFM)
AP Calculus AB, BC

I also tutor math for these exams:
SAT Math I, II

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!”
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 Read more

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Durham, NC 27712
Background Check: Passed

"We Love JoAnna!!"

- Joelle, Franklinton, NC on 3/31/10

"Great tutor"

- Doug, Dallas, TX on 5/19/16

"Common Core 3 Unit Lesson-Knowledgeable tutor"

- Alex, Durham, NC on 4/6/16

"Patience and knowledgeable Instructor"

- Tina, Durham, NC on 2/19/16

"Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. JoAnna is great!"

- John, Durham, NC on 11/6/15

"Very responsible and explain subject clearly"

- Jason, Jericho, NY on 10/2/15


- Mary, Oxford, NC on 9/9/15

"Careful, knowledgeable, and patient tutor"

- Stuart, Durham, NC on 8/12/15

"It is not easy to get a teenager to commit and stick to tutoring over summer break, but JoAnna so far has kept my daughter's interest, and in continuing."

- Russell, Raleigh, NC on 6/30/15

"Great Instuctor"

- Lisa, Franklinton, NC on 2/27/15


- Wesley, Durham, NC on 9/6/14

"Great Tutor"

- Wendy, Stem, NC on 6/11/14

"Amazing tutor"

- Daniel, Durham, NC on 3/3/14

"Very patient, great tutor!"

- Roxanne, Creedmoor, NC on 12/11/13

"Patient, kind and very accessible"

- Morganne, Creedmoor, NC on 11/5/13

"Great tutor!"

- Nina, Chapel Hill, NC on 9/14/13

"Is working hard to help my child"

- Jane, Durham, NC on 3/28/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Lisa, Bahama, NC on 11/5/12

"She is brilliant at pre-calculus methodology!"

- Lisa, Durham, NC on 2/29/12

"Awesome tutor"

- Nicole, Creedmoor, NC on 11/28/11

"Great tutor who makes herself available to her students!!!!"

- Kimberley, Durham, NC on 4/16/11

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Lisa, Durham, NC on 11/8/10

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Alicia, Durham, NC on 5/26/10

"Excellent for me..."

- Karen, Raleigh, NC on 9/26/09
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Praxis,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I studied Logic while in college and received an A in the course. I also used logic extensively in advanced math courses. My experience includes helping students think more analytically, construct Venn diagrams, construct truth tables, and solve LSAT logic games.


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.

SUNY Brockport


SUNY Brockport (Mathematics)

We Love JoAnna!! — JoAnna has been helping my daughter with Honors Algebra II. With her help, my daughter has maintained an A average all during the fast-paced semester. She just completed her mid-term and scored a 97! My daughter made the comment after only her second session with JoAnna, that "I have learned more from JoAnna than I did during my entire year of Algebra!" I can't tell you how much confidence JoAnna ...

— Joelle, Franklinton, NC on 3/31/10

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $127.00

Travel policy

JoAnna will travel within 40 miles of Durham, NC 27712.