JENNIFER JOA

Full-Time Math Faculty
Brooklyn Park Office H217
763-488-2459
jjoa@hennepintech.edu
 
Education and Experience
B.A. Mathematics, Saint Mary’s University
M.A. Mathematics, Mankato State University
I have been teaching Math for 25 years (20 at HTC)
 
Teaching Philosophy
My personal teaching goal is to help students understand the mathematics that they will need for their career, diploma, or degree. I find that many people express a dislike for mathematics and how difficult it has always been for them. Most of this stems from their lack of understanding of a previous concept, yet being forced to go on. I take them back to grasp a solid understanding of that concept and then move on from there. My teaching strengths include the ability to explain math concepts, particularly to developmental students, so that they can understand them. I provide my students with strategies and techniques to avoid some of the most commonly made mistakes. I am patient with my students and give them an atmosphere where they feel comfortable to ask questions and an opportunity to be successful. I love to see the excitement in a student when they finally understand something for the first time that they have been taught so many times before.
 
Hobbies
Spending time with my husband and three sons

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