## Debbie Jones

## Sample Recording

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Keep in mind these are from live classes and they have not been edited. We encourage class participation, and time is given to students to ask questions and to clarify concepts.

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## About Mrs. Jones

I am a certified, teaching veteran of over 30 years, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Georgia. I taught high school mathematics in public schools in Georgia for four years. I also coached the Academic Team for competitions and the Parliamentary Procedure Team with the Future Business Leaders of America.

When my first daughter was born, I became a stay-at-home mother. I taught my four children from preschool through twelfth grade. All four graduated from the Academy of Home Education through Bob Jones University with honors, which was earned by scoring in the top 10% nationally on the ACT test. All of my children graduated from Bob Jones University. My daughters also earned Masters in Biblical Counseling from Bob Jones University. In 2018 my older daughter got married, my older son earned his Masters Degree in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University, and he got married. In 2019 I was blessed with my first granddaughter. In 2020 we had another wedding and another college graduation. My first grandson was born right after our 2021-2022 school year ended. My second granddaughter was born in October 2022. My youngest graduated in May 2023 from Liberty University with a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Keeping up with the Jones family keeps me busy!!

Since I left full time teaching, I have tutored many students from public, private, and homeschools, including teaching homeschool co-op classes. I specialize in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, consumer math, and college algebra. I also tutor for the math sections of the ACT and SAT tests.

Now that my children are grown, I have more time to devote to teaching and tutoring students in mathematics. While I enjoyed teaching in the classroom, I enjoy meeting the individual needs of the student in one-on-one tutoring. I can adapt my teaching methods to the individual, and continue to teach a concept until it is mastered. My students can tell you that I will even sing silly songs to help them remember important concepts! My three-year-old granddaughter loves the "Quadratic Formula Song". It is to the tune of "Pop Goes The Weasel". This summer I babysat her and her one-year-old brother. One of their toys has a piano keyboard, and the red key plays "Pop Goes The Weasel". She would push it and say "Sing your song, Mimi!" By the end of the week she was able sing it all by herself!! She sometimes changes the last part from "all over 2a" to "all over two apples" because she has learned that "a is for apple" in her preschool. If I can teach the Quadratic Formula to a three-year-old, I am sure that I can help your students learn and love math!!

I joined High School Math Live in February 2018 as the tutor. In addition to tutoring and Brush Up Math workshops, I teach AMP Pre-Algebra and Algebra I, and Geometry. I taught Consumer Math from 2018 - 2020.

When my first daughter was born, I became a stay-at-home mother. I taught my four children from preschool through twelfth grade. All four graduated from the Academy of Home Education through Bob Jones University with honors, which was earned by scoring in the top 10% nationally on the ACT test. All of my children graduated from Bob Jones University. My daughters also earned Masters in Biblical Counseling from Bob Jones University. In 2018 my older daughter got married, my older son earned his Masters Degree in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University, and he got married. In 2019 I was blessed with my first granddaughter. In 2020 we had another wedding and another college graduation. My first grandson was born right after our 2021-2022 school year ended. My second granddaughter was born in October 2022. My youngest graduated in May 2023 from Liberty University with a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Keeping up with the Jones family keeps me busy!!

Since I left full time teaching, I have tutored many students from public, private, and homeschools, including teaching homeschool co-op classes. I specialize in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, consumer math, and college algebra. I also tutor for the math sections of the ACT and SAT tests.

Now that my children are grown, I have more time to devote to teaching and tutoring students in mathematics. While I enjoyed teaching in the classroom, I enjoy meeting the individual needs of the student in one-on-one tutoring. I can adapt my teaching methods to the individual, and continue to teach a concept until it is mastered. My students can tell you that I will even sing silly songs to help them remember important concepts! My three-year-old granddaughter loves the "Quadratic Formula Song". It is to the tune of "Pop Goes The Weasel". This summer I babysat her and her one-year-old brother. One of their toys has a piano keyboard, and the red key plays "Pop Goes The Weasel". She would push it and say "Sing your song, Mimi!" By the end of the week she was able sing it all by herself!! She sometimes changes the last part from "all over 2a" to "all over two apples" because she has learned that "a is for apple" in her preschool. If I can teach the Quadratic Formula to a three-year-old, I am sure that I can help your students learn and love math!!

I joined High School Math Live in February 2018 as the tutor. In addition to tutoring and Brush Up Math workshops, I teach AMP Pre-Algebra and Algebra I, and Geometry. I taught Consumer Math from 2018 - 2020.

## Students tell me:"Mrs. Jones is very detailed, and a great teacher/tutor to have working with you. She always takes the patience and time to break down each problem so all the students can understand in their own way. With her tutoring I have accomplished many math courses through HSML and couldn't have done it without her!" Pre-Algebra Student, Geometry tutoring student
"My favorite subject is math, and math is a 10 for me. I used to hate math, but ever since last year when I was with Mrs. Jones, I love math." Pre-Algebra and Algebra I student on the first day of Algebra I class "Mrs. Jones teaches clearly, makes math understandable and fun, and she replies quickly when I need help." Algebra I Student "You are a great teacher." Geometry tutoring student from CA "I am enjoying your class. It's nice to use math for a purpose!" Consumer Math student from NC "I wanted to say thank you because you are the best math teacher I've ever had. You explain difficult math concepts so simply. I am sad because right when I had you as my teacher, I am graduating high school. I just wanted to let you know that. :) I can tell you are a really special person. :)" Geometry tutoring student from CA (This comment was made after a tutoring session on my birthday. As a teacher/tutor, this was a great birthday present!) "My tutoring session helped me to improve on the skills that I struggled with, because it had been several years since my last math class." College Algebra student "Thank you for teaching me! I learned a lot and it was fun! I loved your little songs to remember math facts." Pre-Algebra student "Thank you for teaching my math class this year. It was my first online class and I enjoyed the experience." Pre-Algebra student "Thank you for being one of the best teachers ever!! I've learned so much from you and I feel much more confident to start my adult life. I appreciate all you've done for me and my fellow classmates." Consumer Math student "Thank you for teaching this class. It has been one of the most useful classes I have ever taken. Thank you so much." Consumer Math student "Thank you for being my math teacher this year. I really enjoyed your class. You explained things very well and the extra help really helped me understand the concepts. I appreciate your kindness and your patience that you gave to me throughout the year." Pre-Algebra student "Thank you so much for teaching me this year. I really enjoyed your class and have learned so many new things." Consumer Math student |
## Parents tell me:"Debbie Jones is an incredible teacher. This is our third year with her, and I recommend her to everyone. She's professional, understanding, knowledgeable, available, and the absolute best math teach we have found. She helped turn a reluctant learner of mine, into a child who looked forward to class with Mrs. Jones." Algebra I mom
"My son has been enjoying Mrs. Jones' class! She is an engaging and hardworking teacher. He has been challenged and growing in his math confidence." Algebra I mom "Debbie is doing an awesome job teaching Algebra. My child rarely has any questions about what she is learning, because Debbie is so thorough in her explanations, and so good at helping the students." Algebra I mom "I am thankful that we were able to get our son into your math course . He is not showing the frustration that he did with the other math curriculum, and looks forward to seeing how he does on his math tests ." AMP Pre-Algebra mom "She is a dream teacher to anyone who struggles with math in general. The way she explains subjects makes the concepts easier to learn and understand." Consumer Math mom "Mrs. Jones is patient and gives positive feedback to help students feel confident in math. She also explains things and makes sure students understand the concept, and is there if they have any questions." Consumer Math mom "She is so caring and has taken some of my child's stress of math away. She instills confidence and makes math easier for my child to understand." Consumer Math mom "Mrs. Jones is encouraging and explains things well." Consumer Math mom "My child really enjoys being in Mrs. Jones' Consumer Math class. She is doing a superb job!" "Mrs. Jones is very detailed and knows her material. She has a great way of explaining the concepts." Pre-Algebra mom "Debbie Jones has been a wonderful instructor, both patient and encouraging, which has enabled my son to finally feel confident in himself and his academic studies." Pre-Algebra mom "Mrs. Jones is a very kind woman who my daughter has felt safe enough to take chances with, and has learned to see math in a fun way." Pre-Algebra mom "I'm so glad we found you." Tutoring mom "I seriously can't thank you enough! We have not had this nice of a time with math in two years." Pre-Algebra mom "Debbie Jones has been doing wonderful work in the Pre-Algebra! I cannot express how grateful I am for her and for the classes you put together!" "Excellent class!! The teacher explains the concepts where your child can understand math." "Mrs. Jones is an amazing instructor, filled with great patience and a passion to see my child succeed in the real world where Consumer Math is applied." "Debbie Jones is very professional and teaches in a way that makes the lessons easy for my daughter to understand, leading to much more confidence in her math abilities." "Mrs. Jones makes all of her students feel important. She is willing to give extra time to explain concepts that one might struggle with." "Mrs. Jones is very thorough --- she teaches in a way the kids understand. She cares and wants the kids to succeed and do well." "Mrs. Jones is a knowledgeable and patient tutor. Tutoring sessions are interactive, and she explains all concepts according to the student's pace." "Mrs. Jones is clear and explains things well. She has great "tricks" for remembering complicated ideas. She teaches at a pace that is fantastic for a first-time online student." "Mrs. Jones has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter enjoys her class and finally enjoys math. My daughter also appreciates her subtle humor, which makes the class even more enjoyable." |