I have been tutoring math students for 12 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 and magical thinking 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 the step but it just doesn’t exist.
I believe ever student can understand math, overcome math anxiety and learn how much fun and satisfaction there is in confidently work on, solve and truly understand how math actually works.
I have finished the math BA portion for middle school math professionals 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 12 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.
My daughter got an excellent Tutor
Joy is fantastic in knowledge, patience and technique. She is willing to answer all questions and is very easy to converse with.
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.
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.
$45 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 1/2 hour.
*Up to 5 sessions
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.
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.
A past student, Kelsey R., reached out for help with some quiz review questions for Algebra. She is currently attending school in Long Beach, CA. We were able to go through her entire review packet so she clearly understood how to complete the questions, knew what she needed to review and clarified any concerns she had for the upcoming quiz.
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.
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?
Do you 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?