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Joann P.

Mrs. P - EXPERIENCED & SUCCESSFUL MATH TUTOR

Mrs. P - EXPERIENCED & SUCCESSFUL MATH TUTOR

$50/hour

  • 549 hours tutoring

  • Piscataway, NJ 08854


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About Joann


Bio

Retired math teacher. Since retiring from teaching (after 25 years), I really miss working with young people and sharing my love of MATHEMATICS! Over the years, I have taught all subjects from Basic Skills, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Precalculus, and SAT Math. I have had a very rewarding career and my students were very successful! When I sit down with a student, I am able to define areas where students are having difficulty and remediate these problem...

Retired math teacher. Since retiring from teaching (after 25 years), I really miss working with young people and sharing my love of MATHEMATICS! Over the years, I have taught all subjects from Basic Skills, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Precalculus, and SAT Math. I have had a very rewarding career and my students were very successful! When I sit down with a student, I am able to define areas where students are having difficulty and remediate these problem areas.


Education

newark state college
undergrad
Rutgers
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mathematics evolved over the past few thousand years as a way to answer questions about real-life. Algebra is the collection and categorization of many different rules, formulas and properties. A typical Algebra 1 course reinforces the very basics of solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities. The next step introduces powers and exponents, quadratic equations along with polynomials and factoring. I like to emphasize WHY a particular concept is being learned along with the real-life CONNECTION. I believe these "conncections" help in the understanding of the material. Algebra is NOT a spectator sport--It is a valuable tool that can be used in everyday life! As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for SUCCESS in an Algebra 1 class and I have a variety of resources available.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for success in an Algebra II class. I am able to identify where students are having difficulty and show them how to correctly do the problems. Sometimes, other basic skills need to be reviewed! I try to relate the concepts to real-life situations so they have a reference point and then they can make the connection. My students usually feel much better about the algebra and then they have a solid foundation for future math courses/proficiency tests.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

"Pre-algebra" skills are the foundation for all high school mathematics. This grouping includes numerical operations, basic geometry, identifying patterns, data analysis, and basic statistics. Often students require a review of basic arithmetic skills in order to be successful. Most of these concepts will be seen in future math classes/proficiency tests. I also work with my students to develop the expertise of answering "open-ended" questions. As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary to get the students on the right track and I am able to pinpoint where they are having difficulty.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an experienced teacher, I know the skills and concepts that are necessary for success in a pre-calculus class. A pre-calculus class involves using critical thinking skills to analyze a problem, not just coming up with a single answer. Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry topics along with their graphs are used as the foundation. The level of difficulty is increased as multiple concepts are related. I take the time to make sure that my students are comfortable with basics before we can move ahead.
Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mathematics evolved over the past few thousand years as a way to answer questions about real-life. Algebra is the collection and categorization of many different rules, formulas and properties. A typical Algebra 1 course reinforces the very basics of solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities. The next step introduces powers and exponents, quadratic equations along with polynomials and factoring. I like to emphasize WHY a particular concept is being learned along with the real-life CONNECTION. I believe these "conncections" help in the understanding of the material. Algebra is NOT a spectator sport--It is a valuable tool that can be used in everyday life! As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for SUCCESS in an Algebra 1 class and I have a variety of resources available.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for success in an Algebra II class. I am able to identify where students are having difficulty and show them how to correctly do the problems. Sometimes, other basic skills need to be reviewed! I try to relate the concepts to real-life situations so they have a reference point and then they can make the connection. My students usually feel much better about the algebra and then they have a solid foundation for future math courses/proficiency tests.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

"Pre-algebra" skills are the foundation for all high school mathematics. This grouping includes numerical operations, basic geometry, identifying patterns, data analysis, and basic statistics. Often students require a review of basic arithmetic skills in order to be successful. Most of these concepts will be seen in future math classes/proficiency tests. I also work with my students to develop the expertise of answering "open-ended" questions. As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary to get the students on the right track and I am able to pinpoint where they are having difficulty.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an experienced teacher, I know the skills and concepts that are necessary for success in a pre-calculus class. A pre-calculus class involves using critical thinking skills to analyze a problem, not just coming up with a single answer. Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry topics along with their graphs are used as the foundation. The level of difficulty is increased as multiple concepts are related. I take the time to make sure that my students are comfortable with basics before we can move ahead.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

When I teach trigonometry, I like to use a variety of techniques and strategies to investigate, reason and then interpret solutions to problems. A solid foundation of the six basic trig functions along with their definitions helps to relate trigonometry to everyday life. I provide step-by-step guidance for each problem and plenty of examples to make sure the student is understanding the concept.
ACT Math, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mathematics evolved over the past few thousand years as a way to answer questions about real-life. Algebra is the collection and categorization of many different rules, formulas and properties. A typical Algebra 1 course reinforces the very basics of solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities. The next step introduces powers and exponents, quadratic equations along with polynomials and factoring. I like to emphasize WHY a particular concept is being learned along with the real-life CONNECTION. I believe these "conncections" help in the understanding of the material. Algebra is NOT a spectator sport--It is a valuable tool that can be used in everyday life! As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for SUCCESS in an Algebra 1 class and I have a variety of resources available.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for success in an Algebra II class. I am able to identify where students are having difficulty and show them how to correctly do the problems. Sometimes, other basic skills need to be reviewed! I try to relate the concepts to real-life situations so they have a reference point and then they can make the connection. My students usually feel much better about the algebra and then they have a solid foundation for future math courses/proficiency tests.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

"Pre-algebra" skills are the foundation for all high school mathematics. This grouping includes numerical operations, basic geometry, identifying patterns, data analysis, and basic statistics. Often students require a review of basic arithmetic skills in order to be successful. Most of these concepts will be seen in future math classes/proficiency tests. I also work with my students to develop the expertise of answering "open-ended" questions. As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary to get the students on the right track and I am able to pinpoint where they are having difficulty.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As an experienced teacher, I know the skills and concepts that are necessary for success in a pre-calculus class. A pre-calculus class involves using critical thinking skills to analyze a problem, not just coming up with a single answer. Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry topics along with their graphs are used as the foundation. The level of difficulty is increased as multiple concepts are related. I take the time to make sure that my students are comfortable with basics before we can move ahead.
Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Mathematics evolved over the past few thousand years as a way to answer questions about real-life. Algebra is the collection and categorization of many different rules, formulas and properties. A typical Algebra 1 course reinforces the very basics of solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities. The next step introduces powers and exponents, quadratic equations along with polynomials and factoring. I like to emphasize WHY a particular concept is being learned along with the real-life CONNECTION. I believe these "conncections" help in the understanding of the material. Algebra is NOT a spectator sport--It is a valuable tool that can be used in everyday life! As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for SUCCESS in an Algebra 1 class and I have a variety of resources available.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an experienced teacher, I know the concepts and skills that are necessary for success in an Algebra II class. I am able to identify where students are having difficulty and show them how to correctly do the problems. Sometimes, other basic skills need to be reviewed! I try to relate the concepts to real-life situations so they have a reference point and then they can make the connection. My students usually feel much better about the algebra and then they have a solid foundation for future math courses/proficiency tests.
GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (104 ratings)
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Reviews

Very Patient

We only had two sessions so far, but Mrs. Joann has a way to make sure our daughter stays focused. She uses different tricks to help our daughter with solving problems, which has been very helpful. We are looking forward to more sessions with Mrs. Joann as we know she is exactly what our daughter needs.

Melissa, 4 lessons with Joann

Great lesson

Great review lesson. Joann helped my daughter prepare for an upcoming pre-calculus test. She took time to explain everything and offered tips for additional review material.

Melanie, 8 lessons with Joann

Got what I needed to be done

I needed help to get a lab assignment that consisted of Trigonometry, and thanks to her it was done.

Christian, 1 lesson with Joann

So helpful

My sister is making so much more progress simply by lesson two. Your explanations are simple and clear which makes the whole learning process less painful.

Carlyn, 16 lessons with Joann

Grades are going up!

It has taken a few lessons but my son is really warming up to Mrs. P. After being reluctant to have to go to a tutor, he came to me the other day and said he was glad he had one. My son is really starting to understand what he is doing in math class and his good grades are starting to reflect his new understanding. His confidence has improved immensely!

Jaimi, 5 lessons with Joann

Excellent Teacher

My daughter struggles with Algebra but has seen noticeable improvements in her Algebra II grades since she started working with Joann. Joann is a very patient tutor who explains Algebra concepts in terms my daughter can understand. She has only good things to say about her.

Sherrylyn, 21 lessons with Joann

Great Teacher!

My daughter and I are very pleased with our new tutor. My daughter has started to get a great grasp on geometry now, just after one lesson with Mrs. P. She explained everything in a manner that my daughter could understand on her level. I would recommend Mrs. P to anyone struggling with geometry!

Jacqueline, 3 lessons with Joann

Excellent Teacher!

My daughter is improving exponentially in the subject. It is all due to Ms. Joann and her style of teaching. For some reason my daughter understands with clarity and is able to apply the acquired knowledge to her classroom. We will hold on to Ms. Joann as long as we are able.

Gogie, 10 lessons with Joann

Great math tutor!

My daughter has always struggled with Math, but WyzAnt changed that. My daughter expressed that she was able to grasp concepts that she had difficulty learning in class. She was also able to explain and demonstrate problems on the board. I have never seen my daughter this confident about Math before! My only regret is not finding Joann sooner. Hopefully, she will be able to tutor my daughter for the next school year.

Donnaka, 17 lessons with Joann

Excellent tutor

I had a session with Joann and she taught me so much. Those two hours were gold. I am not the smartest apple to fall off the tree, but she helped me to understand the material that I was working on. Truly excellent tutor.

Sean, 1 lesson with Joann

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Joann P.

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