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Joan L.

Mentor, OH

$35/hour

Experienced Math Tutor

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400+ Hours
5.0 average from 281 ratings
Very knowledgeable and patient.
— Marcia, Painesville, OH on 4/5/17

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Ohio University
Math
John Carroll University
MEd

Education

Ohio University (Math)

John Carroll University (MEd)

About Joan

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
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
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Policies

$35 an hour for one student If doing more that one student in an hour, then the rate will be $45 an hour for two students for that tutoring hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Mentor, OH 44060
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable and patient."

- Marcia, Painesville, OH on 4/5/17

"Knowledgeable and professional!"

- AISHIA, Euclid, OH on 3/12/17

"Very approachable and knowledgeable"

- Madhuri, Mentor, OH on 1/12/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Laura, Willoughby, OH on 9/21/16

"Knowledgeable and patient 5 star tutor!"

- Ellen, Cleveland, OH on 9/10/16

"Great first tutoring session!"

- Lisa, Mentor, OH on 7/19/16

"Prealgebra skills"

- Cindy, Chardon, OH on 7/1/16

"Great Trigonometry Basics"

- William, Eastlake, OH on 5/27/16

"Creative, kind, and brilliant: The total package"

- Mary, Willoughby, OH on 2/29/16

"A Positive and Caring Tutor"

- Ramona, Painesville, OH on 11/21/15

"Helpful!"

- Maria, Mentor, OH on 11/15/15

"Amazingly kind and thoughtful tutor"

- Charles, Mentor, OH on 10/30/15

"Very patient and caring tutor"

- Kathleen & Natalie, Painesville, OH on 12/4/14

"Skilled in Geometry"

- Sharon, Eastlake, OH on 12/2/14
English:
ACT English
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
GED,
SAT Math
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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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

I had been being doing ACT preparation in a previous job that I held. I have also completed ACT preparation with some private students. I have many extra resource materials especially for math. Math concepts seem to be the area where students need the most help. I am a retired math teacher so I can give a lot help in this area.

I have also taught English so therefore I am familiar with many of the English concepts that are needed to pass the ACT test.

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra I for many 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

I have taught Algebra II for many years at a local private high school. I also have tutored Algebra II privately as well. 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.

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.

Elementary Math

I have taught sixth, seventh and eight grade math when I first started to teach. I have tutored elementary students in learning centers that I have worked at in the past. I am presently tutoring two 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.

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.

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

I have taught Geometry both in an adult education program and at a local private high school. 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

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

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

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.

Ohio University
Math
John Carroll University
MEd

Education

Ohio University (Math)

John Carroll University (MEd)

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, Painesville, OH on 4/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

$35 an hour for one student If doing more that one student in an hour, then the rate will be $45 an hour for two students for that tutoring hour.

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 10 miles of Mentor, OH 44060.