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Joel R.

Murfreesboro, TN

$60/hour

Math Tutor for the Completely Frustrated to the Multi-Talented

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Middle Tennesse State University
Mathematics and Science Education
Middle Tennessee State University
PhD

Education

Middle Tennesse State University (Mathematics and Science Education)

Middle Tennessee State University (PhD)

About Joel

On October 7, 2013, I completed my PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. My accomplishment demonstrates that it is possible to overcome life's obstacles. As a teenager, I hated math and struggled with it during my middle and high school years. My father, on the other hand, being a great mathematician, motivated me to learn the subject. I have been where you are. I understand the frustration and confusion. It would be my privilege to help you become a stronger math student.

I have worked with students of all ages, from elementary school through graduate school. Most students just need a little boost to help them grasp a concept. I also integrate study skills, memorization techniques, and other "tricks" to help master a concept. Currently, my availability is limited to Sunday, with more flexibility during the summer months.

***If a student cancels an appointment within 24 hours AND fails to reschedule, there is a $15 cancellation fee.***
On October 7, 2013, I completed my PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. My accomplishment demonstrates that it is possible to overcome life's obstacles. As a teenager, I hated Read more

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Travels within 0 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37128
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Jarian, La Vergne, TN on 2/15/15

"Very Patient and friendly!!"

- Ethan, Murfreesboro, TN on 3/8/12

"Best. Tutor. Ever."

- Laura, Murfreesboro, TN on 7/6/11

"My daughter's favorite!"

- Diane, Murfreesboro, TN on 11/15/10
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Algebra 1

Do you realize that you have been doing algebra since first grade? Algebra involves adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers. What makes algebra intimidating to some people is the introduction of variables, or letters, used to represent numbers. For example, x + y = z could stand for 2 + 9 = 11. Using variables makes for a more powerful "punch" when creating Excel spreadsheets, computer programming, etc. Come on, give it a try!

Algebra 2

Algebra II, perhaps the most frustrating of all high school math courses. I will show you how to combine traditional teaching and learning methods with new, technology based methods to make you a more confident math student.

Calculus

"Derive carefully, dangerous curves ahead!" is often posted on the walls of classrooms or in calculus textbooks. Yes, many of the curves do appear dangerous, but most of the time they just need to be understood, not judged. I am a visual learner, and when I teach calculus I draw pictures to enable the student to actually "see" what is taking place, thus encoding the information for better understanding.

Discrete Math

I have taught college level business mathematics, which deals with introductions to systems of equations, vectors, graph modeling, probability models, and business models that are limited to the real number system.

Geometry

"I think, therefore I am." Rene DesCartes

Thank Mr. DesCartes for showing us how to convert algebra into pictures. Geometry is often feared and loathed by students regardless of their love (or hate) of mathematics. "I hate proofs!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that statement! Proofs can be a challenge at times. But the rigor and thinking involved, even if you fail to get the proof solved correctly, strengthens your understanding of a wonderful subject.

Linear Algebra

I have never taught linear algebra. I do, however, have extensive experience in algebra, matrices, and vectors. I am also a student of linear algebra. I am currently studies vector spaces, projections, linear transformations, and other related concepts (just for fun!).

Logic

Experienced with truth tables, logical operators, and algebraic models dealing with logic. I have also independently studied Aristotelian logic to some extent. I would certainly be able to assist undergraduate math students in any algebra, geometry, statistics, or beginning logic course.

Precalculus

I have a PhD in mathematics education and have taught at the high school and university levels.

Statistics

Statistics is a challenge, but it is vastly becoming the most applied branch of mathematics, thanks to the information age. Online students are welcome!

Trigonometry

My favorite subject to teach! Use the "right angle" and contact me today to get those grades boosted!

Middle Tennesse State University
Mathematics and Science Education
Middle Tennessee State University
PhD

Education

Middle Tennesse State University (Mathematics and Science Education)

Middle Tennessee State University (PhD)

Great Tutor — Joel helped me to understand my Statistics assignment. I wasn't grasping it at all, and he really broke it down for me. He also asked me periodically if I understood. I am grateful for his patience, and I now feel confident I will succeed! ...

— Jarian, La Vergne, TN on 2/15/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 0 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37128.