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Dr. Karen Joseph Reviews

Parent (Life Science) – May 27, 2024

Dr. Joseph is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about science, and she has a gift for sharing her knowledge and passion with her students in a  way that not only allows them to learn a ton, but that is also fun and therefore ignites a hunger in them for learning even more! My son has thoroughly enjoyed this class, and he appreciates the variety of interesting  activities that Dr. Joseph includes both in class and on assigned homework. He also loves the many opportunities that Dr. Joseph provides for students to be involved in class discussions. It has been a blessing for my son to have Dr. Joseph as a science teacher this year, and he and I are both looking forward to his having her as his science teacher again next year! Have a wonderful summer break!

Parent (Marine Science) – Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Karen is fantastic. My son, E-, absolutely adored her and immediately wanted to sign up for another class with her. She is awesome! She is patient and kind. She gives great feedback, and she inspires kiddos to want to learn. She also has really fun assignments that allow the kiddos to learn through positive experiences. She also gives a variety of ways to approach a project. Voice and choice is so important to building a love for learning. Dr. Karen is THE BEST!

Parent (Anatomy & Physiology) – May 2, 2023

Dr. Joseph puts all she can into this course. My daughter loves her classes and is sad to see the class end. She has complete textbook knowledge but also, and perhaps more importantly, understands how the human works as a whole. She provides real-life examples of how the body does not do well unless we give it what it needs. She also allows the student to manage their own time, which is why we became a homeschool family to start with. She uses structure, but does not make the class a chore.

Student (Anatomy & Physiology) – May 2, 2023

Dr. Joseph always makes science as fun, interesting, and engaging as it can possibly be. Dr. Joseph has an ability to make people fall in love with science. She clearly loves what she teaches and makes it fun to learn. The class is clear and well structured, but still flexible. Dr. Joseph is the smartest teacher I’ve ever had, as well as funny and kind.

Parent (Anatomy & Physiology) – April 24, 2023

Mrs. Joseph is amazing! Really likes to interact with the students and makes the class so interesting even for me! Students have different approaches to learn the material which help the students to absorb the information in their own way. Thank you for your hard work Mrs. Joseph!

Parent (Anatomy & Physiology) – April 22, 2023

This course has met my high expectations. Dr. Joseph is highly knowledgeable and able to make the class interesting and engaging, the material relatable and understandable for the students. My student is often sharing what she has learned and discussed in her class with the rest of the family. She is not a “science student,” but Dr. J’s class is her favorite this year, and she looks forward to it every week.

Parent (Earth Science) – April 22, 2023

It has been a great class for my daughter. It has helped her to become more independent, pushed her to work hard, and has boosted her confidence. Dr. Joseph is truly invested in the material and I’m her students and that has helped my daughter to be invested and to succeed.

Parent (Honors Biology) – April 17, 2023

My child has taken classes with Karen before and was excited to do so again. She is an excellent teacher, and the class did not disappoint. Karen’s enthusiasm for the subject and her ability to create a class that piques the students’ interest.

Parent (Biology) – April 17, 2023

This college prep class is tough enough for prep, but not so tough that it creates frustration. I do believe this is because Dr. Joseph knows her material and  truly cares about her students. She takes time outside of class to answer questions from my son, and explains more if needed. We have enjoyed all Dr. Joseph’s classes and Biology is fun because of her. My son has learned so much from attending her class.

Student (Honors Biology) – April 17, 2023

Dr. Joseph does a lot of case studies, which are my favorite parts of the course, and she stretches us to our benefit in the homework. The live classes are the best part, and I think being present in the class is very helpful and engaging.

Parent (Life Science) – April 17, 2023

My older child took this class before, so I knew exactly what to expect. We love this as a middle school level science class! Karen’s enthusiasm for the subject and her ability to create activities and cover subjects that the students will also find interesting.

Student (Life Science) – April 17, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed this class, though it challenged me well beyond what I was accustomed to. The live classes were one way to keep my interest, along with the games we played, going to different websites and the many activities we did. She is super willing to answer any question I could have and is always encouraging and helpful! This overall benefits the learning abilities of the students and encourages them to keep working hard.

Parent (Biology) – April 17, 2023

Dr. Joseph is a pro! Well prepared and conversational. She lives and breathes sciences and it shows. Her personal interest in the subject she’s teaching and her interest in her students are great benefits of this course.

Parent (Biology) – April 17, 2023

She is an incredible teacher by making the students feel comfortable, safe, and excited to learn. I’ve been blow away by how interesting she makes the class while also having them learn a strong base of biology. 

Parent (Human Anatomy & Physiology) – September 26, 2022

My daughter loves the class and even felt confident sitting in on college Anatomy class during a recent visit to Ursinus College. Dr. Joseph is very relatable and kind. She talks to the students like they are important and mature individuals.

Student (Life Science) – September 26, 2022

Dr. Joseph makes learning fun and interesting with projects and games, and she helps you thoroughly understand the material. It’s fun and engaging, and easy to comprehend.

Parent (Earth Science) – September 23, 2022

I actually expected the class to be engaging and enjoyable for my son because he had her last year. But, he enjoys this subject even more, so THAT exceeds my expectation. 🙂 My son always comments on Dr. Joseph makes the class fun and engaging because her love for the subject comes through!

Student (Human Anatomy & Physiology) – September 22, 2022

The way that Dr. Joseph presents the material is interesting and fun as well as challenging. She makes every lesson fascinating and relatable. She is super knowledgeable and nice. I love her teaching methods. She’s really good at making the information apply to everyone’s day to day life.

Parent (Honors Biology) – September 22, 2022

I am impressed with Dr Joseph’s use of class time, the level of response she gives to students’ assignments, and the quality of the assignments. She seems to engage the students in a lot of investigation and guided inquiry, encouraging them to think like scientists. My daughter appreciates the use of class time for extended learning activities (as opposed to rehashing material from the textbook) and the variety of assignments that are used for interacting with the material. The class offers an appropriate level of challenge without overloading the students with homework.

Student (Biology) – September 20, 2022

Dr. Joseph always goes above and beyond with her material. I really like the textbook we are using, and I enjoy the questions she gives on the quizzes. The live classes are very interesting and provide fantastic material for discussion. Dr. Joseph also gives brilliant feedback.

Student (Biology) – April 4, 2022

The Biology curriculum being used is one of the best known to offer a solid foundation but, very demanding. However, dr. Joseph presented and organized in a way that my son had been able to study successfully. How thankful we are. This was our first year joining AIM Academy. We appreciate your excellent academics adapted to the flexibility that homeschoolers need.

Parent (Environmental Science) – April 1, 2022

Class is very well organized. Content is rich. Teacher is well connected with students. Dr. Joseph teaches the kids in a way that’s easygoing and fun. Dr. Joseph is my son’s favorite science teacher. I think because he feels she doesn’t treat him like a ‘kid’…but rather with a sense of camaraderie and learning together.

Parent (Anatomy & Physiology) – March 29, 2022

Very thorough teaching of anatomy and physiology, daily reading material, videos, and quizzes were relevant, class time was informational, positive, and fun. All of the classes my daughter has taken with Dr Joseph have been excellent!

Parent (Sensational Senses) – March 29, 2022

Dr. Joseph is a nurturing and approachable teacher. Her Canvas lessons are extremely well-organized and easy to follow. Her lessons are also full of valuable and incredibly interesting information. She has the ability to engage even young elementary students in the marvels of science. My daughter and I so appreciated the video links and suggested at-home lab assignments and other extension activities that helped to enhance the course material.

Parent (Honors Biology) – March 26, 2022

This class really exposed my son to the wide expanse of biological topics. I think it may be likely that he will study further in the science fields in the future, so this was an excellent survey of the possibilities. I also really liked the hands-on labs and small experiments along the way as my son is a hands-on learner who will always prefer to ‘do’ something as a way to learn about it.

J.S. (Parent, Life Science 1 & 2) – March 21, 2022

Dr. Joseph is professional, kind, and an expert in her field. She keeps the class fun and informative. Andrew loved it! We highly recommend any and all of her classes. As a mom of a (high functioning, but needs work in engaging) autistic teen, I was apprehensive about enrolling him for an online class. Dr. Joseph made his year amazing and he learned so much from her. We have already signed up for next years science (Biology) with Dr Joseph. We highly recommend Dr. Joseph.

L.C. (Parent, Anatomy & Physiology) – February 16, 2022

This is the third year my daughter has had the opportunity to take a science class with Dr Jospeh. The Anatomy & Physiology class she is taking this year has been exceptional. Dr Joseph is extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining difficult concepts. Class time and daily assignments are varied with short videos, case studies, quizzes, games, projects, and an exam after each unit of study. Exam questions are well-written and require students to think critically. Dr Joseph is always pleasant, upbeat, and has a wonderful rapport with her students. Students will be well-prepared for any future/college health science classes after completing Anatomy & Physiology with Dr Joseph.

J.L. (Parent, Earth Science 1) – January 11, 2022

My daughter has learned so much in Earth Science. Dr. Joseph does a fantastic job of making the class engaging and fun. This is our second class with Dr. Joseph and we would not hesitate to sign up for more classes with her!

Athena M. (Student in Biology) – April 30, 2021

I love this biology class! It is so much fun, and I really learned a ton of information this year. Dr. Joseph is such a supportive and kind teacher to have. You can really tell how much she loves science and teaching science to others. I would not recommend anyone more than her for science class. Through her classes, I have learned just how much science fascinates me; I may even pursue a career in the field.

Logan B. (Student in The Science of Water) – April 30, 2021

The course is a LOT of fun and I would very much recommend it to other students of aim academy. Dr joseph has so many fun games and videos to do and watch! And so far all the classes i’ve taken have taught me so much about different topics.

Elizabeth V. (Student in Life Science) – April 30, 2021

I absolutely loved this course and the teacher! Live classes are super interactive and I look forward to them every week! The lessons are very interesting, especially when there are more things like videos and projects. The teacher is very fun, kind, and super flexible with our schedules.

Emma R. (Student in Biology) – April 30, 2021

I absolutely love Dr. Joseph as my science teacher. Throughout her course, not only do you learn about biology, but she makes it enjoyable. She doesn’t push her students to the brink where you end up crying in your bed like most high school classes. She focuses on making sure you learn the information rather than making the course impossible with super hard quizzes that stress you out. I also appreciate how organized her course is because I love organization. I have had Dr. Joseph as my teacher for two years, and I wish I could have her for all of my science classes. One thing I really appreciate about her is how she gets back to you on every email you send her, whereas a lot of teachers don’t. I 100% recommend this class and any of her courses to all ages. If you enroll your student in one of her classes, not only will they learn about science, but they will learn to enjoy it rather than dread it.

Parker L. (Student in Life Science) – April 29, 2021

This was by far the best science class Ive ever taken in my life. The lessons and assignments helped me to learn about the topic very easily and quickly. The zoom classes every week helped me to socialize and talk to my fellow students. I would recommend this class to anyone that’s trying to learn science and have a great time while doing it.

Lily E. (Student in Biology) – April 28, 2021

I am not a big science person, but this course was SO interesting and amazing to learn about!! Miss Joseph is one of the BEST teachers i’ve ever had, and she is truly what made the class as great as it was! She is one of the most incredible teachers i’ve ever had and I could literally go on and on about her and her class! Miss Joseph is so loving, friendly, caring, encouraging, helpful, genuine, understanding, flexible, and I don’t think i’ve ever had a teacher (outside of my mom) who’s so willing to help us when we don’t understand something! I also love how she teaches us to not just memorize a bunch of facts, but how she teaches us to use the resources we have when we don’t know an answer to something. (because of that, I feel like I haven’t just learned a ton about Biology, but I actually remember a ton of it too!) Miss Joseph also does a wonderful job of teaching/showing us how to write a lab report, and all the assignments we had were completely doable! There was never anything so challenging I had to spend hours on it, and also never anything so easy I was done within minutes. It was the perfect amount of challenge! 🙂 I’ve loved being in Miss Josephs class and having her for my teacher this past year so so much!! This has easily been my favorite science class i’ve ever taken, and i’d recommend it and her to literally everyone! 🙂

Claire L. (Student in Life Science ) – April 24, 2021

This course has been phenomenal. There is so much learning in each live class and assignment. Dr. Joseph has done an outstanding job teaching Life Science. I have learned so much through out this year. She makes everything understandable, but also short. Each every day assignment is well written and organized. The assignments only take about 10-15 min a day. So, if you’re not the person who is all about reading, I would definitely recommend this course!

Brigid P. (Student in Life Science 2-Botany and Human Biology) – June 22, 2020

Dr. Karen is a very warm and caring teacher. This was a challenging course, but she made it very enjoyable for the students.

Cheyenne F. (Student in Life Science 2 – Botany and Human Biology) – May 5, 2020

Life science was a lot of fun this year! Thank you so much for a great class. I learned a lot through this semester. I thought that having all those activities was great because for me it was fun and I learned quite well from it. I think my favorite topic we learned over was cells (especially making the cell module). For me science was something I did not enjoy but now it is one of my favorite subjects in school. Overall, thank you Dr. Joseph it was a fun class and great to meet new people.

Mary Louise C. (Student in Life Science 2 – Botany and Human Biology) – May 12, 2020

This class was absolutely one of my favorites I have ever taken! The lessons are easy to understand and the live classes are something to look forward to every week. Dr. Joseph is so kind and always willing to help you with anything that is hard to understand. Thank you Dr. Joseph!

Carolyn Mattingly (Parent in Life Science 1 and 2) – April 18th, 2020

This class has been so interesting and informative for my daughter. Dr. Joseph made learning fun, and she makes the connection of science and every-day-life easy to see. She is a special teacher. I can honestly say that this is my daughter’s favorite class this year. I am so excited that Dr. Joseph is now teaching Biology; Athena has already signed up!

Student (Life Science 1 — Zoology) – May 3, 2019

This class was fun and very interesting. Dr. Joseph did a great job on teaching the content and the activities she provided were helpful too. I learned a lot more info about animals and ones I didn’t know about, and how their anatomy functions. All in all, I would highly recommend this class if you are interested and want to learn more about animals.

T. H.  February 16th, 2019

Wonderful class! Loved how Dr. Joseph presented the material on the class page in various ways, from fascinating videos to helpful audio links. She is caring and encouraging, and she made the live classes fun. What a great way to learn about science by using water! Thank you, Dr. Joseph!


Your class content and videos are superb – my son often calls me over to watch with him (and I love how you emphasize detailed answers and complete sentences – he told me you want him to capitalize just like I do!)


You teach in such a way that makes the complicated material easier to understand and FUN!

A. K.  

Dr. Joseph has helped me improve as a student by making her lessons very interesting and always being open to questions. She makes science come alive she always encourages me to think. She says questions lead to learning, so I should never stop questioning. When we had a lesson where the book contradicted the popular thought about something, Dr. Joseph went way above and beyond to research this topic and explain to me all the myriad complexities of the issue. It was fascinating. I really appreciated her effort. Not many teachers would have gone so far to satisfy the curiosity of one student.

K. W.  

Dr. Joseph has made learning such a fun and enjoyable experience for me this year. She uses her creativity to make the lessons more understandable and fun. I am really enjoying her class this year! She makes videos of experiments she’s performed, she uses pictures and diagrams to give us a visual of what she’s teaching, and she is always there and willing to help.


Dr. Joseph always encourages me and tells me what I’m doing well. I started school late and had to make up a lot of work. Because of her encouraging me and always telling me to do my best, I got everything completed and was caught up with my class in less than 2 weeks. She shows us lots of videos that are found online or she will make videos for experiments. She also had us do a lot of creative activities.


Dr. Joseph is one of the better teachers I have had this year. She was very thorough with her lessons and she knows what she’s talking about. She always tries to include humor in her lessons. She’s very responsive to what we have to say or if we have any concerns. She was just an all-around good teacher.

P. S.  

Dr. Joseph is my human anatomy and physiology teacher, and I honestly have to say that it is one of my favorite classes. I have learned so much, and I continue to learn from her lessons each day. Her teaching abilities are great, and the style she uses makes me understand the lesson. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t walk around the house stating “did you know” facts that I learned in her class. She brings a completely new meaning to “you learn something new everyday.” She has made a huge difference in my life. I think the main reason I like this class is because of who she is. Anyone can teach me the exact same lessons. But she makes me want to learn those lessons and want to explore them on my own. You may not want to learn, but I guarantee that Dr. Joseph will teach you in a way that you have not seen before.

S. P.  

Dr. Joseph has helped me improve as a student by asking insightful questions. She asks questions that make you apply what you have just learned to real life situations and her questions make you think through what you have learned. When she teaches she doesn’t just give lectures. Instead she has interesting projects, she explains everything thoroughly, makes connections, and even videotapes herself performing lab experiments. She has opened my eyes to the world of the human body. Through her teaching I’m realizing that the human body is very complex and intricate. This realization has brought me to an appreciation for how our bodies function.


Dr. Joseph congratulates you when you succeed and helps you to understand when you don’t. Dr. Joseph cares about each of her students and is open to discussions about things we agree or disagree on. Dr Joseph is willing, helpful, and kind-hearted.


Dr. Joseph always answers all my curious questions about her course. She’s always willing to help out in any way possible. She uses different online videos, websites, and neat experiments to try out so the students get to see things in real life, which is hard to do in cyber school.