Westwood High School Math Teacher

Westwood High School Math Teacher

5.0 (5)

About this tutor

I have been an elementary, junior high, and high school math teacher in Arizona for 26 years.  I specialize in helping students who have traditionally struggled with math.  I find where they first started having trouble, and then work to fill in their gaps and catch up to their expected grade level.  

I love helping kids who "hate" math find out that it's nothing more than a puzzle that can be solved with knowledge they already use everyday.  

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Mesa, AZ 85210
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Cinthia

    Dr. Jones is so patient and makes learning math fun. Which some students really need, considering many struggle with the subject. And if you didn't understand it the 1st time she'll explain it again and as many times as you need, in different ways. Because not everyone understands something in the same way. But not only is she a really good tutor, but a kind person overall. She'd be a a great candidate.

  • Perla Sugey Rodriguez Perez

    She is amazing at explaining in depth, she makes sure you understand and helps you solve in many different ways so you can choose the one easier for you.

  • Horacio Isaac Contreras Luna

    The service was really good and she's an amazing teacher and teaches all kinds of math,she's easy to contact and great at explain math in depth.

  • Christina Hawbaker

    Dr. Jones was my math teacher in Junior High School, and to this day was by far the best. I have always loved math, but moving from a different state at a young age threw me for a loop because the education system was so different. She noticed how much I enjoyed the subject and pushed me to challenge myself. There were definitely times where I was frustrated at concepts, but she was so encouraging and her confidence in me was what I needed to keep pursuing it. I continued all the way through Calculus in high school, and "Doc" was part of the foundation to make it possible. I'm still friends with multiple students from her class, and they would all say the same.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After talking about goals and issues that the student/parent feels are causing problems, I have students take a pre-test to determine what skills they do or do not have.  Then we work to fill in the missing gaps that are causing them to struggle with current work.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Arizona teaching certificate for elementary, middle school, gifted and talented, and high school math.

I currently work at Westwood High School with incoming freshmen who have previously failed math classes.  I take them all the way back to early elementary topics, and then build them back up through the grade levels until they are ready for Algebra 1.  


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 per hour if I travel to you.

$20 per hour if you travel to me.

First session must be either at your home or a neutral location.


How did you get started teaching?

I've always known I wanted to be a teacher.  When I was in elementary school, I "played school" with my sister (who is 7 years younger than I am) and ended up teaching her to read and write her letters, name, and basic words before she started Kindergarten.  I also taught Sunday School when I was in high school, and then enrolled at college as an Education major.  I graduated at 20 and started my first teaching job (6th graders in California) that August.  


What types of students have you worked with?

Just about every type there is!  I taught elementary students for 10 years (all subjects, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades), then moved to junior high for the next 10 years (science, Honors math, and computers), and am now working with high school students (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and "Remedial" math). 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a tutor in your area of expertise?

Find someone who listens to you.  See if they talk to you, over you, or with you.  You want the one who talks with you!  You want someone who makes you "see" math -- not just memorize a bunch of steps because that's what you're supposed to do with that type of problem.


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