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Expert Tutoring
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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Michael was really patient and kind with our son. We will definitely contact him again for any future math tutoring. He spent a lot of time explaining concepts. He even helped with test taking strategies. We were very grateful for his help!

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele B.
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Called Daniel to help me at the last minute get ready for a statistics test. He met me the next morning and really helped me understand some concepts I was struggling with, especially word problems and figuring out which equations should be used. He was great to work with and really knows his stuff! Highly recommend him for math tutoring!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
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This past summer, I was in search of a tutor to assist my brother with his preparation for the ACT. A number of conversations with local tutors proved fruitless, as they were either too expensive or had rigid schedules. After doing some research online, I came across Joyee’s profile on Wyzant. I was particularly impressed by his extensive background in ACT tutoring having worked for some well-regarded test preparation companies. In addition, his rates were extremely fair. I enlisted Joyee’s tutoring services via skype, and my experience was remarkable. In spite of the three hour time difference between the east coast and west coast, Joyee remained a consummate professional with regard to his scheduling and punctuality. Most importantly, he is fully invested in his students, demonstrating patience and understanding whilst pushing them to achieve their full potential. Prior to working with Joyee, my brother had an initial diagnostic score of 27. After six weeks of tutoring with Joyee my brother scored a 35 on the September 2015 ACT. I highly recommend Joyee, his tutoring services are the perfect complement for any motivated high school student seeking help with test preparation.

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Tutoring Services
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline G.
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My kids always had issues with math, but after being taught by Dea they are doing great! In fact my daughter is in college and tutoring others from what she has learned! Thank you so much!

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Elida Beatriz Carmagnola
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vincent L.
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I had two other tutors before Elida and she is the only one who knows how to address my learning disabilities. I am now retaining twice as much of the language.

  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Dan L.
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Elite tutoring is really quick in responding and worked with my schedule.

Arbor Tutors - LA COUNTY
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
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I hired Arbor Tutors to help my daughter with chemistry and math. She ended up with As. Online tutoring works great with these guys as their system is better than what I expected. They were able to help us very quickly. Much better value than other companies

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Ahmed Shalaby
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al G.
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Excellent math tutor. I had him offer tutoring for 9th grade integrated math. Very responsive and provides great and professional tutoring.

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Jenny's Tutoring
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karla D.
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Jenny is tutoring my son in math and biology. My son attends a college prep high school. She has been very flexible with the schedule and really wants him to "understand" the material. Although it has only been two sessions thus far my child is excited to learn and he understands the material. She arrives on time , confirms the day of and is very professional. So far we are happy with her service.

Mathematics Tutoring
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi M.
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Very patient and helpful. Dependable. Her tutoring is building my 14 yr Olds confidence and boosting her grade.

Arbor Tutors -Santa Ana Area
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Isabella H.
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My daughter Jane signed up for math tutoring with Arbor Tutors. Her grade went up by 22% points.

Arbor Tutors - Orange County
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
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Arbor Tutor's online tutoring service provided so much convenience. I didn't have to waste my time traveling to meet tutors. Kudos Arbor!

French Tutor From Paris
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michael N N.
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Great Teacher I have just started from a very basic understanding and Peggy quickly adapts the level to meet yours, while at the same time demands your full focus and intensity to learn as much as possible during the lessons. Fantastic so far, would recommend to anyone.

Arbor Tutors - Pasadena Area
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel E.
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We did in home tutoring with Arbor Tutors and were extremely happy. I would not hesitate using Arbor Tutors again.

Arbor Tutors - Pomona Area
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Ashley B.
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I had excellent tutoring sessions with Arbor Tutors.

Yehia
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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I first started tutoring with Yehia because I was failing calculus. Unfortunately it was too late to save my grade. But still, my average test score went up by over 20% after starting sessions with him. It’s my second time taking calculus but now I started tutoring with Yehia from the beginning and I’m extremely thankful and happy with my grade! My first ever calc test score was a 52%, my second ‘first’ test score this new semester was an 87% - that is after working with Yehia. I actually enjoy learning calculus now and even my professor congratulated me on my grades & success in the class! Highly recommend him if you are struggling in math. He is very invested in your journey and it feels great to have such a great tutor & support.

Christine Cox
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

I had a tutoring session in Algebra with Christine today, she was very patient with me. I have a hard time with Algebra, and she understood that and didn't get annoyed at having to repeat formulas to me:) Honestly I wish I would've met her at the beginning of my Elem. Algebra class. She shows you different ways of doing the problem, giving you an example of her own to make sure you've fully grasped the material. I highly recommend her, and will definitely be tutoring with her again. Thanks Christine!!

AMERICAN ENGLISH COLLEGE
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dennie Y.
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I used to be intermediate level of English but after tutoring, I feel that my English improved to an advanced level. I can more properly use grammar in speech and in sentences. I am happy to say that I am now going to college and I really recommend tutoring. My experience was really good.

Tutor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria A.
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Bert Howard is an intelligent, friendly, and understanding person. I have known Bert Howard since I was about 7 or 8. I am now 24 years old and still call him Mr. Bert! He tutored me for over 12 years. Not only was he my tutor and mentor, he became a dear family friend. Before I met Bert, I was not the best student. My grades were very poor and I had a hard time focusing and understanding what was being taught in school. My parents were very concerned that I would not be able to go to the next grade. The were starting to give up on being able to find someone to help me improve academically. They took me to Sylvan, Kumon, and many other tutors. However, none of them were able to help me improve in school until we found Bert Howard. With Bert’s patience, empathy, and determination, he was always able to find and utilize a variety of techniques to help me comprehend and actually learn math, as well as other subjects, in a way that I could understand. Whenever I started to get frustrated or wanted to give up, he would always encourage me to keep moving forward. Whenever I would lose focus and motivation, he would always find new ways, like a reward system or some sort of game to keep me interested and want to learn. I guess my point is that he never gave up on me and I am so grateful that. Because of Bert, I was able to improve academically and further my education. I have now received my B.A in Communication Disorders and Sciences and my certificate to be a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Currently, I am trying to get into a Master’s program in Speech Language Pathology. I highly recommend Bert Howard. He is an amazing tutor!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine Y.
Verified review

After already 5 months of tutoring, my daughter is already doing so much better in Reading & Writing. I never knew that tutoring could make such a big difference. Kami is very patient and flexible. She always answers our questions and text messages. Our previous tutor we found on thumbtack did not connect well to our daughter.

Total Tutoring
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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Janie helped my children get their grades back on track and made homework and testing so much easier for us all.

Q & A

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How do you find a good math tutor?

Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How much do math tutors cost?

Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

How much does home tutoring cost?

Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

  • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
  • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
  • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
  • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.
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