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Joyce L.

Sugar Land, TX

$50/hour

Experienced tutor and mentor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/17/17
5.0 average from 24 ratings
Interesting, engaging and knowledgable
— Joann, Houston, TX on 7/19/17

$50/Hour


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(Attended) University of Michigan
Architecture
Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh
Other
LSUNO (University of New Orleans)
PhD

Education

(Attended) University of Michigan (Architecture)

Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh (Other)

LSUNO (University of New Orleans) (PhD)

About Joyce

I've been through it all, including earning a PhD and enjoying a rewarding career. Based on my broad experience and deep love of learning, I've passed on what I learned to countless young people. Now I would like to help you achieve your goals, too.

I offer tutoring for the SAT, GRE, CLEP, and GRE exams. I also help students prepare for the AP exams in Statistics, Human Geography, US History, US Government & Politics, and Environmental Science. In addition, I can assist you with homework, research guidance, college applications, and writing assignments, regardless of your educational level. I also tutor grammar and vocabulary-building. And I don't just tutor -- I also mentor: If you have questions about how to navigate school or college, need help sorting through university choices, or want to enhance your study skills, I'm there for you.

I have a long history of "A" papers, and as professional I was the "go-to" writer for every organization I worked for. As a college professor I was constantly grading papers, too, and sharpened my ability to evaluate the writing of others. At one university, I developed the department's first "Writing Across the Curriculum" course, which put a strong emphasis on student writing and feedback.

I achieved a score of more than 700 on each component of the SAT exam. I know what it takes to succeed in test-taking.

I can do a lot for you. But I have to hear from you first. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns. I'll be happy to talk to you about your goals and ambitions. Thanks!
I've been through it all, including earning a PhD and enjoying a rewarding career. Based on my broad experience and deep love of learning, I've passed on what I learned to countless young people. Now I would like to help you achieve your goals, too.

I offer tutoring for the SAT, GRE, CLEP, and GRE exams. I also help students prepare
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I usually charge less than default rate, depending on school level. Multi-lesson discount available. Group rate: $25-30 per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77478
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Interesting, engaging and knowledgable"

- Joann, Houston, TX on 7/19/17

"Highly Recommend!!"

- Katy, Houston, TX on 3/13/17
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
GRE, SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Social Studies,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

One of my primary subjects is ACT Math, and the level of math tested in the SAT is largely the same, although the two tests differ slightly in format. Both exams test math subjects up to and including Algebra II, trigonometry, and basic statistics (probability and descriptives). Statistics and Algebra Ii are also two of my primary subjects.)

Algebra 2

As a tutor who prepares students to succeed on the SAT and ACT, my ability to teach all of the math topics they cover is critical. Algebra II is especially important because it tests students' knowledge of theoretical concepts, prepares them to deal with complex problems, and asks them to apply multiple skills in context. I tutor all aspects of the subject, including functions, coordinate geometry, basic trigonometry, basic probability, and descriptive statistics.

SAT Math

The SAT covers math topics from pre-Algebra through Algebra II, trigonometry, and basic statistics (descriptive summary and probability). As my profile indicates, I also specialize in Algebra Ii and statistics. In my professional discipline (urban planning), I was routinely called upon to use math and all verbal skills, and I mentored dozens of junior colleagues still learning the field.

SAT Writing

I have been tutoring all aspects of the SAT (and ACT) for nearly a decade. I was well-prepared for this In my professional discipline, I was called upon to write and edit documents of all kinds, and I had my own business teaching others how to improve their own writing. What I learned through this experience enables me to help my students organize and write strong, purpose-driven essays for the college-entrance exams.

Social Studies

I hold a PhD in Urban Studies, which requires a background in American history, government and politics, urban economics, population studies, cultural studies, sociology, social psychology, and policy analysis. In addition, I have conducted original research that involve case studies, archival analysis, and survey development and implementation. As a result, I have a broad background in social studies and am capable of teaching a wide range of subjects.

Statistics

As a PhD in the social sciences, I have taught statistics many times (in urban planning and education). My dissertation and subsequent research used statistics extensively. I now tutor basic college statistics as well as AP Statistics. Please note: I prefer not to tutor business or engineering statistics.

Writing

In my professional and academic careers, I was routinely called upon to produce documents of many kinds, from plans and issue analyses to book and literature reviews. Over time, I became a sought-after writer and editor. I learned early on that planning and organization are every bit as important as putting words and sentences together. These skills apply whether a young student is tackling that first essay or a PhD candidate is tring to produce the all-important dissertation.

(Attended) University of Michigan
Architecture
Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh
Other
LSUNO (University of New Orleans)
PhD

Education

(Attended) University of Michigan (Architecture)

Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh (Other)

LSUNO (University of New Orleans) (PhD)

Interesting, engaging and knowledgable

Joyce has been helping my son with SAT prep. She is prompt, professional and personable. She and my son schedule 1 1/2 hour sessions and my son remains engaged and focused the entire time. Joyce seems to understand teenagers and uses her intellect and wisdom to tackle the daunting test. I - and my son - would highly recommend Joyce for tutoring.

— Joann, Houston, TX on 7/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I usually charge less than default rate, depending on school level. Multi-lesson discount available. Group rate: $25-30 per student.

Travel policy

Joyce will travel within 15 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77478.