Joni Math Tutoring
I have been a private tutor locally for 12 years. ALL of my students have earned stellar grades, passed all state tests, passed all AP tests and passed all entrance exams. I work hard so that each student understands the material in a way that they can relate to it. I am a very interactive tutor, wanting to connect with my students so that they feel comfortable enough to ask me ANY question. I just finished my third year teaching and am currently focusing on just tutoring students. I was also an athletic tutor in college (which is where I got my start). I genuinely care about my students and work hard to ensure their success.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When starting with a new student I take the first session to learn what works best for the student. I observe their manerisms and I work to get them to open up a bit about their personal life. I try and find out their hobbies so that I can relate what they are learning to something they truly enjoy.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My bachelor's degree is in Journalism with a minor in Mathematics. I have been a tutor for 15 years now, starting as an athletic tutor for an NCAA college. I just finished my third year teaching math and currently just working on tutoring this year.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Standard for me is 40.00 per hour
How did you get started teaching?
I started in college to have a job that was not crazy demanding with hours, and it became super rewarding. I came home and was diagnosed with a relapse of cancer and needed to stop working full time and slow down, so tutoring took thw forefront. Now I don't know what i would do in my evenings if I wasn't tutoring.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students as young as 5th grade and as old as juniors in college. I know how to work with students with learning and processing problems as well as different anxieties when it comes to school.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I love the "ah-ha" moment. When working really hard with a student, learning it a ton of different ways, and then the moment we find one that finally clicks for the student and they reapond with "I got it!!" and can show me. There is no better feeling.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The most important aspect of hiring someone to tutor you is the level of comfort. Your brain won't be receptive if you are uncomfortable or forced to be there. Being content and being able to ask questions is imperative to a student's success.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Be able to pinpoint where you lost your thought in translation. Sometimes, yes it can be confusing but you need to be able to narrow it down. If you say you know absolutely nothing it doesn't help us to fix the small errors. Even if the error is knowing where to look to start, say that rather than I know nothing.