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I was born in Rochester, NY and graduated from the University at Albany, NY with a degree in math and an MBA in human resources. After spending years in human resources management, I now work as an instructor and an academic coach for the Maricopa Community College District. I???m certified by the National Tutoring Association as an Academic Coach, and I???ve tutored high school students and worked as a substitute teacher for middle school. I am the mother of young adult identical twin daughters and live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband, Roger, and our dog.

I am a published author, so I enjoy tutoring reading and writing at all levels. I also tutor math grades K-8 and help students prepare for high school entrance exams. I like to apply my education and experience to help students develop their skills, do their best work, achieve their goals, and ultimately find learning enjoyable. My approach is to guide and encourage, listening carefully to find successes we can build on. Before jumping in with solutions or suggestions, I strive to see how far the student can develop an answer or approach on their own. Finally, I like to be the kind of tutor and coach that touches my students??? hearts, not just their minds, using what I???ve learned from my parents, godparents, teachers, Girl Scout leaders, and other mentors.

Joanne’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University at Albany, NY - Bachelor of Science, Math

Graduate Degree: University at Albany, NY - Masters in Business Administration, Human Resources


Jazzercise, blogging, classic movies, dancing

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math



College Business

College English

College Essays

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Executive Functioning

High School Business

High School English


ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level



Public Speaking



SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep