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Joel R.

Math Tutor for the Completely Frustrated to the Multi-Talented

Math Tutor for the Completely Frustrated to the Multi-Talented

$50/hour

About Joel


Bio

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.

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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.***


Education

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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics,

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!
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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 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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in mathematics education, and a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. I have taught at the high school, college, and university levels. I've also been a tutor for almost 25 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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

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!
SAT Math, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

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 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,

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,

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.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have taught Finite math for several years, at both the university and community college levels. This course is essential for business and finance managers, as well as those seeking a degree in a technology related field. My method will ensure an appropriate blend of old school computation and modern technology.
Geometry,

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,

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in mathematics education, and a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. I have taught at the high school, college, and university levels. I've also been a tutor for almost 25 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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

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,

Trigonometry

My favorite subject to teach! Use the "right angle" and contact me today to get those grades boosted!
ACT Math, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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 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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in mathematics education, and a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education. I have taught at the high school, college, and university levels. I've also been a tutor for almost 25 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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

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!
Writing

Summer

Algebra 1,

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 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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Statistics,

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!
SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (61 ratings)
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Reviews

Good Tutor for me as an Adult Learner.

We worked on Log functions. Joel was good with changing his approach when I did not grasp the first explanation. Great help for the Dyslectic learner. I recommend Joel for helping you through the rough spots.

Kurt, 1 lesson with Joel

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, 3 lessons with Joel

Very Patient and friendly!!

I am the mother of a student and I found Joel to be very engageing and non-threating with Algebra. He has a comfortable ease about him and the subject matter that makes it easier to tackle a difficult subject. Very knowledgeable with material and great at explaining.

Ethan, 10 lessons with Joel

Best. Tutor. Ever.

Geometry and I have never gotten along. When Joel starting tutoring me I went from failing the class last semester to getting an A. Joel is very dedicated to helping his students and puts the material in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him. Thanks Joel!

Laura, 6 lessons with Joel

My daughter's favorite!

My daughter had been struggling with Algebra, and had previous experience with other tutors (not through WyzAnt) that just didn't seem to meet her needs. She was not very happy about trying someone else. But, she loves working with Joel. She says that he makes it fun, and that she actually understands the concepts he's teaching her! I like Joel because he is very reliable, well-qualified, and professional, but not stuffy or too academic for a teenager to relate to. He has good suggestions for her, and has lots of experience so he can pretty quickly tell what the stumbling blocks are. I'm glad we found him!

Diane, 18 lessons with Joel

$50/hour

Joel R.

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