Anytime Math Tutor

Anytime Math Tutor

5.0 (6)
12 hires on
1 employee
4 years in business

About this tutor

I have been tutoring math students for 17 years, mostly as a volunteer at local elementary and middle school. I also have experience tutoring math students at the high school level, especially Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2.

My goal, for every student that I tutor, is to provide complete understanding of the math process, assessment of all areas of confusion that are a byproduct of years of misperception and misunderstanding. Especially when students reach a point while solving a problem where a step seems to be missing. I have been there with you, searching the pages of a textbook to find how to do a step in the problem, but seemingly, no help is found in the pages of the book. 

I believe ever student can understand math, overcome math anxiety and learn how much fun and satisfaction there is in confidently working on, solving and truly understanding how math actually works.

I have finished the math BA  for Single Subject Teaching from Western Governors University.

I am a certified Montessori teacher and taught preschool and primary students for 15 years. 

I have volunteered at local elementary and middle schools within the past 10 years. 

I have had high school and beginning college tutoring clients, that I have worked one with on one, over the past 17 years.

I love math and enjoy helping others discover how much fun math can be. I really enjoy when students have an ah-hah! moment and they know they have overcome a hurdle of math comprehension. 

I feel learning is a lifelong endeavor and am happy to be a part of each student's path to enjoying learning.

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San Diego, CA 92120
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6 Reviews


  • Lee Cohen


  • Lee Cohen

    My daughter got an excellent Tutor

  • Delissa Luansing

  • Sonia Graham

    Joy is fantastic in knowledge, patience and technique. She is willing to answer all questions and is very easy to converse with.

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

I always find it most beneficial to talk with a student to review their likes and dislikes about the material. I also go over their work samples with them. I walk them through problems to observe where their misconceptions manifest and where they have trouble spots in their comprehension. My manner and demeanor is relaxed, supportive and nonjudgmental. 

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

Montessori teacher preschool, primary and elementary certified.

Montessori teacher trainer

Mathematics BA Western Governors University

Annual continuing education training in mathematics to meet growing needs of my students.

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

Fee schedule

$35 per hour - includes unlimited phone sessions for homework help and support

$130.00 per month* - up to one hour per week, includes unlimited phone sessions for homework help and support. Extra sessions are $10.00 per hour.

*Up to 5 sessions

How did you get started teaching?

I wanted to be a teacher since I was in first grade. 

I went to the University of Minnesota as an Electrical Engineer major.

When I realized how much I still wanted to teach I discovered Montessori's teaching method and philosophy. I knew that was the true path I needed to be on. 

I haven’t stopped helping students capture the thrill of learning and achievement. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide range of students.

Students who stuggle with Learning Differences.

Students who stuggle with math anxiety.

Students who hate math.

Students who need to improve their math skills.

 Students who have fallen behind and need to catch up.

Students who homeschool.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A current student,reached out for help with Honors Algebra, in 8th grade, after receiving her first F on a test. She is currently attending school in Long Beach, CA. I have been tutoring with her through her entire High School Honors classes. She has received all grades of A and she is starting her Senior year. I will be tutoring her through AP Calculus AB this coming school year.

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

Work with someone who enjoys spending time with you.

Work with someone who really listens to your concerns and whose answers go beyond having you do sets of problems.

Work with some one who answers your questions in a way you understand.

Work with someone who believes in you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you willing to work hard to expand your understanding of math?

Are you willing to do your best and work together with your tutor?

Do you want to improve vital math skills?

Are you ready to believe that you can improve?

Are you willing to focus and do your best, understanding that your best is trying hard during each session?

Are you willing to give the tutor the chance to make you believe math can be a challenge but also fun?

Are you willing to work at least as hard as your tutor?

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