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Dr. Joe M.

Henderson, NV

$45/hour

College Prof and High School experience

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/16
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Very Helpful for Precalculus II
— Lauren, Henderson, NV on 3/13/17

$45/Hour


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About Dr. Joe

I have 24 years of experience teaching high school and college level mathematics as well as individualized tutoring. I love helping students figure out mathematics. I really struggled at first and I understand that each student thinks about mathematics differently. My goal is to figure out how each student learns and devise a plan to help that student reach their goals.

Two years ago, I helped a junior in high school girl go from crying every time she took a math test to passing a college level math course with an A. She was convinced that she was just dumb. Broke my heart every time she said it. We started with integers, then fractions, etc... She worked hard but together we learned how her brain processed information. I cried when she received the A.

I have years of experience teaching and tutoring math students. I understand where students make mistakes from grading papers. I love teaching regardless of the level.

I am currently teaching College Algebra Online and Precalculus - College; Precalculus and AP Calculus AB and BC at a local high school part time. I have a MS in Mathematics and PhD in Mathematics, specializing in statistics. I enjoy teaching both Algebra level as well as more advanced topics like Calculus or Stats.

Course I have recently taught:
High School: Alg I, Alg II, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, BC. ACT and SAT prep
College: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra (online and In Person), Precalc I and II, Finite Math, Calc I and II
Topics I know well, Elementary Statistics, Graduate level Statistics and Geometry.

I have numerous sample tests, books and official practice exams.

Whether you struggle or just want someone to help explain difficult concepts, there is no substitution for experience. I can't guarantee I know everything. There is a good chance that I have seen most of the topics we will encounter and I have recognized the common errors so that together we can help you internalize the concepts. This includes the mysterious common core. Then, the majority of the math anxiety will dissipate as the confidence builds. Good luck in your academic career.
I have 24 years of experience teaching high school and college level mathematics as well as individualized tutoring. I love helping students figure out mathematics. I really struggled at first and I understand that each student thinks about mathematics differently. My goal is to figure out how each student learns and devise a plan to help that Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Henderson, NV 89052
Background Check: Passed

"Very Helpful for Precalculus II"

- Lauren, Henderson, NV on 3/13/17

"Dr. Joe knows his stuff!"

- Tanya, Henderson, NV on 2/9/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE,
SAT Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 2

I have 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring mathematics from prealgebra to AP calculus. I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences. I enjoy teaching students that struggle in mathematics as much as I enjoy teaching students gifted in mathematics.

Calculus

I have 15 years of experience teaching both College level Calculus and AP Calculus. I have many practice exams for AP calculus.

Finite Math

I taught Math 132 Finite Mathematics at CSN for at least 15 years including in person and online. I developed my own curriculum before MyMathlab caught up with me. I made several JavaScript pages to go along with the webpages. Clearly, this is one of my better courses and favorite considering my Ph. D in statistic. I have plenty of study material. I love getting students to understand word problems as well as new scary notation.

GRE

I have tutored students for the GRE, SAT, and ACT over the years. I scored in the 92nd percentile in the mathematics portion. I have learned skills and tools to help solve the problems quickly as well.

Prealgebra

I taught Prealgebra CSN and High school - Eldorado . The nice thing about Prealgebra is that most students are not afraid to ask questions. They want to understand the next class. The are still trying to determine how they learn learn. Many times at this point, they are in a class with students with similar abilities instead of grouped by age. Students that get these basic facts, usually do well in Algebra + . Studies have shown and my experience, that the students that get behind get discouraged. Intervene now with students that do not know their basic facts; multiplication, adding integer or fractions.

Precalculus

I taught Preclaulus CSN and High school - Eldorado. I have years of experience and understand the challenges in this area.

Probability

I have a Ph. D in probability statistics. It is one of my favorite topics.

Trigonometry

I taught Preclaulus CSN and High school - Eldorado. I have years of experience and understand the pitfalls.

UNLV
Secondary Education
UNLV Mathematics
Master's
UNLV Mathematics
PhD

Education

UNLV (Secondary Education)

UNLV Mathematics (Master's)

UNLV Mathematics (PhD)

Very Helpful for Precalculus II

Dr. Joe is doing a great job helping my high school/CSN son to catch up and understand the class material. He is very patient and good at explaining the concepts; not just the "how" but the "why." My son's confidence in math is improving after only a couple of sessions. He also gives him clear goals and practice problems to work on between tutoring sessions to help him master the material. He is

— Lauren, Henderson, NV on 3/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr. Joe will travel within 20 miles of Henderson, NV 89052.