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Joan L.

Experienced Math Tutor

Experienced Math Tutor

$40/hour

  • 668 hours tutoring

  • Mentor, OH 44060

About Joan


Bio

I am a retired math teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching math at
the junior and senior high school levels. I am an experienced math tutor, who has done private math tutoring for over 15 years. I have tutored 7th and 8th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry and pre-calculus. I have done both private tutoring, and I have worked in two different learning centers tutoring math. I have also done some SAT and ACT preparation in math.

I taught for six years a number of...

I am a retired math teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching math at
the junior and senior high school levels. I am an experienced math tutor, who has done private math tutoring for over 15 years. I have tutored 7th and 8th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry and pre-calculus. I have done both private tutoring, and I have worked in two different learning centers tutoring math. I have also done some SAT and ACT preparation in math.

I taught for six years a number of math courses out of the Community Educations Department at Lakeland Community College for women who were afraid of math and need help to understand the math concepts that they did not understand.

With all the levels of math that I have taught, I have always enjoyed seeing the students that I work with gain an appreciation of math.

I get no greater pleasure that seeing a student that I am working with improve their understanding of a math concept. I am patient with the students that I work with, and I have a great deal of understanding when they can not get a concept and always try to explain the concept in a different manner if the first explanation was not to their liking.

I have a bachelor's of science degree in mathematics and a master of arts degree in education.

I am looking forward to be able help your student. My goal in tutoring is to help any student that I am working with to understand their math program and to become a better student in general


Education

Ohio University
Math
John Carroll University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: $40 an hour for one student If doing more that one student in an hour, then the rate will be $50 an hour for two students for that tutoring hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Mentor, OH 44060
  • Background check passed on 2/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have taught sixth, seventh and eight grade math when I first started to teach for four years. I have tutored elementary students in learning centers that I have worked at in the past ten years. I am presently tutoring three elementary math students. I believe in helping students improve their math skill though providing them with multiple worksheets for extra practice on the skill that they are struggling with in school.

English

ACT English

ACT English

I taught English for one year at a Junior High School. I taught GED classes for eight years where I had to teach students how to write essays. I have tutored ACT English for a number of years in learning centers and privately.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years and tutored Algebra! for over 20 years. It is important that any math student obtain a good understanding of how to work with integers. I teach integers as money you have and you do not have in your pocket. Young people can understand the concept of money and therefore they can contact the money concept with how to add and subtract integers. I also think that it is important that any math student has a good understanding of how to complete operations with numbers and can do mental math. They need to have an understanding of operations with numbers to know if the answer that they obtain while using a calculator are correct.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II for 7 years at a local private high school. I also have tutored Algebra II privately for six years. I have tutored many Algebra II students for credit to help them obtain their high school credit that they needed to graduate instead of going to summer school. In recent four years since my retirement, I have done homework support in Algebra!! working a learning facility. Algebra II is course that further develops the concepts learned in Algebra I. All students planning on going to college need a basic understanding of Algebra to succeed in any college math course. I always told my Algebra II students that Algebra II teaches them to be able to think and problem solve. I really enjoy helping Algebra II students to improve their math skills and achieve in a math course where they were struggling before.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry both in an adult education program for one year and six years at a local private high school and half a year at a public area high school. For the past few years since I retired, I have privately tutored Geometry for two years. I have a great love for the concepts taught in Geometry. Geometry teaches a student to problem solve and to develop good reasoning skills. The ACT test has about one-fourth of their questions about Geometric concepts so to have a good understand the concepts taught in Geometry is important. Many of the concepts taught in Geometry are seen again when a student may take Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry. It is important that a students understand how to use the Trig functions taught in Geometry and the use of the special right triangles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored students in Pre-algebra. I have many resource materials that I can use to help a student. I enjoy tutoring students in math. I have a great love of math and like to show students that math can be easier that they presently think. It is important to have a good understanding to the skills in Pre-algebra. A student must have a good understanding of these math skills to succeed in any other future math skill.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have done a lot of SAT math preparations since I retired from teaching. I really enjoy helping students achieve a better math score on the test. Geometry in one area on the test where students need a lot of help. Geometry was my favorite subject to teach and I know all the strategies to help students achieve in the area of Geometry and other parts of the SAT test.
Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a retired math teacher who enjoys helping students improve their math skills. I had been being doing ACT preparation in Math and other subjects for the past 10 years. I have worked in two different learning facilities as well as private an ACT tutor in math and other subjects. I have many extra resource materials on Geometry and the formulas used on the ACT test. These materials will be of great benefit for any ACT math student.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years and tutored Algebra! for over 20 years. It is important that any math student obtain a good understanding of how to work with integers. I teach integers as money you have and you do not have in your pocket. Young people can understand the concept of money and therefore they can contact the money concept with how to add and subtract integers. I also think that it is important that any math student has a good understanding of how to complete operations with numbers and can do mental math. They need to have an understanding of operations with numbers to know if the answer that they obtain while using a calculator are correct.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II for 7 years at a local private high school. I also have tutored Algebra II privately for six years. I have tutored many Algebra II students for credit to help them obtain their high school credit that they needed to graduate instead of going to summer school. In recent four years since my retirement, I have done homework support in Algebra!! working a learning facility. Algebra II is course that further develops the concepts learned in Algebra I. All students planning on going to college need a basic understanding of Algebra to succeed in any college math course. I always told my Algebra II students that Algebra II teaches them to be able to think and problem solve. I really enjoy helping Algebra II students to improve their math skills and achieve in a math course where they were struggling before.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry both in an adult education program for one year and six years at a local private high school and half a year at a public area high school. For the past few years since I retired, I have privately tutored Geometry for two years. I have a great love for the concepts taught in Geometry. Geometry teaches a student to problem solve and to develop good reasoning skills. The ACT test has about one-fourth of their questions about Geometric concepts so to have a good understand the concepts taught in Geometry is important. Many of the concepts taught in Geometry are seen again when a student may take Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry. It is important that a students understand how to use the Trig functions taught in Geometry and the use of the special right triangles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored students in Pre-algebra. I have many resource materials that I can use to help a student. I enjoy tutoring students in math. I have a great love of math and like to show students that math can be easier that they presently think. It is important to have a good understanding to the skills in Pre-algebra. A student must have a good understanding of these math skills to succeed in any other future math skill.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have done a lot of SAT math preparations since I retired from teaching. I really enjoy helping students achieve a better math score on the test. Geometry in one area on the test where students need a lot of help. Geometry was my favorite subject to teach and I know all the strategies to help students achieve in the area of Geometry and other parts of the SAT test.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I tutored many of the skills found in trigonometry when I have done tutoring in precalculus. I have a very good trigonometry book which can be used as resource for information. Trigonometry is one of my favorite subjects. I think that it is important to to obtain a good understanding of the basic skills found in trigonometry.
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years and tutored Algebra! for over 20 years. It is important that any math student obtain a good understanding of how to work with integers. I teach integers as money you have and you do not have in your pocket. Young people can understand the concept of money and therefore they can contact the money concept with how to add and subtract integers. I also think that it is important that any math student has a good understanding of how to complete operations with numbers and can do mental math. They need to have an understanding of operations with numbers to know if the answer that they obtain while using a calculator are correct.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II for 7 years at a local private high school. I also have tutored Algebra II privately for six years. I have tutored many Algebra II students for credit to help them obtain their high school credit that they needed to graduate instead of going to summer school. In recent four years since my retirement, I have done homework support in Algebra!! working a learning facility. Algebra II is course that further develops the concepts learned in Algebra I. All students planning on going to college need a basic understanding of Algebra to succeed in any college math course. I always told my Algebra II students that Algebra II teaches them to be able to think and problem solve. I really enjoy helping Algebra II students to improve their math skills and achieve in a math course where they were struggling before.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry both in an adult education program for one year and six years at a local private high school and half a year at a public area high school. For the past few years since I retired, I have privately tutored Geometry for two years. I have a great love for the concepts taught in Geometry. Geometry teaches a student to problem solve and to develop good reasoning skills. The ACT test has about one-fourth of their questions about Geometric concepts so to have a good understand the concepts taught in Geometry is important. Many of the concepts taught in Geometry are seen again when a student may take Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry. It is important that a students understand how to use the Trig functions taught in Geometry and the use of the special right triangles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored students in Pre-algebra. I have many resource materials that I can use to help a student. I enjoy tutoring students in math. I have a great love of math and like to show students that math can be easier that they presently think. It is important to have a good understanding to the skills in Pre-algebra. A student must have a good understanding of these math skills to succeed in any other future math skill.
Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years and tutored Algebra! for over 20 years. It is important that any math student obtain a good understanding of how to work with integers. I teach integers as money you have and you do not have in your pocket. Young people can understand the concept of money and therefore they can contact the money concept with how to add and subtract integers. I also think that it is important that any math student has a good understanding of how to complete operations with numbers and can do mental math. They need to have an understanding of operations with numbers to know if the answer that they obtain while using a calculator are correct.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II for 7 years at a local private high school. I also have tutored Algebra II privately for six years. I have tutored many Algebra II students for credit to help them obtain their high school credit that they needed to graduate instead of going to summer school. In recent four years since my retirement, I have done homework support in Algebra!! working a learning facility. Algebra II is course that further develops the concepts learned in Algebra I. All students planning on going to college need a basic understanding of Algebra to succeed in any college math course. I always told my Algebra II students that Algebra II teaches them to be able to think and problem solve. I really enjoy helping Algebra II students to improve their math skills and achieve in a math course where they were struggling before.
GED,

GED

I taught in a GED program for eight years in Lake County. The majority of the issues that any new GED student had was math. I was able to address the math issues, because I have a degree in mathematics. I had taught both junior and senior high school math students before joining that GED program. This past year a privately tutored a GED student in math to help her get ready to pass the math part of the test. I understood the areas of weakness that GED students had which related to their math skills. I was able to set up an individualized program to help each of my GED students improve their math issues. Finally, I could address the other issues that relate to passing the GED test because of my history certification and I had taught English in an area school for a year.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry both in an adult education program for one year and six years at a local private high school and half a year at a public area high school. For the past few years since I retired, I have privately tutored Geometry for two years. I have a great love for the concepts taught in Geometry. Geometry teaches a student to problem solve and to develop good reasoning skills. The ACT test has about one-fourth of their questions about Geometric concepts so to have a good understand the concepts taught in Geometry is important. Many of the concepts taught in Geometry are seen again when a student may take Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry. It is important that a students understand how to use the Trig functions taught in Geometry and the use of the special right triangles.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have done a lot of SAT math preparations since I retired from teaching. I really enjoy helping students achieve a better math score on the test. Geometry in one area on the test where students need a lot of help. Geometry was my favorite subject to teach and I know all the strategies to help students achieve in the area of Geometry and other parts of the SAT test.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I taught English for one year at a Junior High School. I taught GED classes for eight years where I had to teach students how to write essays. I have tutored ACT English for a number of years in learning centers and privately.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a retired math teacher who enjoys helping students improve their math skills. I had been being doing ACT preparation in Math and other subjects for the past 10 years. I have worked in two different learning facilities as well as private an ACT tutor in math and other subjects. I have many extra resource materials on Geometry and the formulas used on the ACT test. These materials will be of great benefit for any ACT math student.
GED,

GED

I taught in a GED program for eight years in Lake County. The majority of the issues that any new GED student had was math. I was able to address the math issues, because I have a degree in mathematics. I had taught both junior and senior high school math students before joining that GED program. This past year a privately tutored a GED student in math to help her get ready to pass the math part of the test. I understood the areas of weakness that GED students had which related to their math skills. I was able to set up an individualized program to help each of my GED students improve their math issues. Finally, I could address the other issues that relate to passing the GED test because of my history certification and I had taught English in an area school for a year.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have done a lot of SAT math preparations since I retired from teaching. I really enjoy helping students achieve a better math score on the test. Geometry in one area on the test where students need a lot of help. Geometry was my favorite subject to teach and I know all the strategies to help students achieve in the area of Geometry and other parts of the SAT test.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Wonderful Tutor

Joan has been working with my son for about 6 weeks and he has gone up 3 letter grades in Algebra 1. She has a very clear and straight forward approach to teaching and the light bulb has finally gone off for my son! I would highly recommend Joan to any parent who has a child struggling with Math.

Wendy, 20 lessons with Joan

Passionate, caring, knowledgeable

Joan dedicates her time and talent to those she teaches. Easy to talk to and work with. My son enjoys his study time because she is thorough, calm and offers many ways to teach and explain so the foundation is understood/comprehended. I look forward to many more sessions. Words really can’t say who she is and what she does, gotta meet her to know.

Susan, 20 lessons with Joan

Grade has improved!

Very pleased. After working with Joan, my son earned his highest test grade of the year in Algebra. I would recommend her if you are looking for an Algebra tutor.

W, 16 lessons with Joan

Dedicated and knowledgeable

I like how Joan prepares for each session and provides information that is very helpful and based on the previous discussion. She doesn't just show up and tutor. She does prework to help with each session. You can tell she cares about the students and really wants to see them succeed.

Melissa, 48 lessons with Joan

Very knowledgeable and patient.

Mrs. Joan (that's what we call her) is tutoring my son in math. I like how she takes the time to really explain the steps to the math problems. She also gives him little tips or tricks to help him remember the problems he's learned. Thank you Mrs. Joan.

Marcia, 10 lessons with Joan

Knowledgeable and professional!

Joan L. helped my son to brush up on some skills that he struggles with as a fourth grader. My son and I were very pleased with Joan's patience and eagerness to help him learn.

AISHIA, 5 lessons with Joan

Very approachable and knowledgeable

My son felt comfortable with her and understood the concepts. He appreciated the in depth teaching of th concepts he was struggling with .would like to continue the tutoring weekly.

Madhuri, 15 lessons with Joan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Joan listened to my son's problems with his Algebra. She went over these issues until he understood them. She gave him a plan on how to solve future problems. We will continue with her to help my son.

Laura , 2 lessons with Joan

Knowledgeable and patient 5 star tutor!

I was really nervous about meeting with a tutor because of my age and the length of time I had been out of school. Joan is wonderful, very kind and most definitely earned a 5 star rating. Joan never once made me feel out of place or uncomfortable. We spent 1.5 hrs together and the time flew by. I was able to grasp the concepts with the way she was able to explain things to me. Joan makes me feel more confident in myself and my abilities to learn math which is something I can say has not happened before. Thank you Joan, your support and patience is very much appreciated.

Ellen, 1 lesson with Joan

Great first tutoring session!

After an hour of Joan's help, my son feels more confident that he will start to understand the math concepts that he has been struggling with! He said he felt comfortable with her and that she is patient and "really nice"! I am so happy I found her to help my son with math!

Lisa, 8 lessons with Joan

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