Joan is a licensed civil engineer with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. She’s a lover of math at all levels and strives to demonstrate her passion for mathematics through her teaching. Joan is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (honors) and San Jose State University and has worked as an engineer and a math teacher, most recently at Contra Costa Christian School and Halstrom Academy. Joan wants students to gain confidence in math skills and reinforce their own learning by accessing their prior knowledge to solve new problems. Joan currently teaches Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus.