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Joann P.

Piscataway, NJ

$50/hour

Mrs. P - EXPERIENCED & SUCCESSFUL MATH TUTOR

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Background check passed as of 1/21/13
4.8 average from 90 ratings
Got what I needed to be done
— Christian, Somerset, NJ on 4/9/16

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About Joann

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. 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, Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854
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In-person lessons

"Got what I needed to be done"

- Christian, Somerset, NJ on 4/9/16

"So helpful"

- Carlyn, Cranbury, NJ on 2/14/16

"Grades are going up!"

- Jaimi, Piscataway, NJ on 6/7/15

"Excellent Teacher"

- Sherrylyn, Edison, NJ on 2/25/14

"Great Teacher!"

- Jacqueline, Edison, NJ on 11/5/13

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Gogie, Spotswood, NJ on 10/24/13

"Great math tutor!"

- Donnaka, Piscataway, NJ on 6/13/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Sean, Matawan, NJ on 3/22/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Lupe, Warren, NJ on 1/31/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE

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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

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

"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

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

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.

newark state college
Rutgers
Graduate Coursework

Education

newark state college

Rutgers (Graduate Coursework)

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, Somerset, NJ on 4/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Joann will travel within 20 miles of Piscataway, NJ 08854.