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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.

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 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.
Reviews for Sacramento student tutors
Thumbtack Customer
He is an excellent math tutor and communicates well with the student as well with the parent.. He helps them meet their goals and understand concepts that are hard to learn.
ChihSin HuaChihSin Hua
Rick F.
Maureen was very nice when she welcomed us into her home so we could all meet. It was was a lovely home but the aroma of cigarette smoke was very strong. Our only hesitation was that her home reeked of cigarette smoke. We were intrigued by the content that she was going to teach our son, so I told him that if he could not deal with the smell then we would try someone else. After his first session with her his clothes smelled like cigarettes and it was the beginning of the end. After an in depth discussion his Mother and I decided that it would be in our son's best interest to look for tutoring else where. I sent Maureen a very courteous email letting her know that we would not be continuing to utilize her services and that's when her true colors came out. She replied to my email and I could tell that she was angry and possibly hurt from me being truthful to her. I was not expecting that because the person we met just a couple weeks before was very different. Maureen has to understand that in this day and age smoking is not accepted as the norm. It was a big stretch for my son to even give her a try because he really has a problem with smoking, but as I stated she seemed like a nice lady and her content could have possibly benefited my child. I don't typically leave negative reviews online. I rarley leave any reviews online for that matter. However, Maureen took it to far when she accused my family of things that weren't true. Unfortunately, I can't leave a review on Maureen as a tutor because we didn't get to see the benefits of her work. If what I stated in my review bothers you then Maureen is not the right person to tutor your child. If you don't mind your child being taught in a 3rd hand smoke environment then she may be just right for you. My advice is don't be truthful with her because she doesn't take to kindly to that. Here is our email exchange for your reference. (I did not bother replying to her. She didn't deserve one) "Hi Maureen, I would like to notify you that we will be going in a different direction with Ethan's tutoring. The deciding factor in our decision is our Son's dislike for smoking cigarettes and the smell of it. I was hoping he could get past it because I can see the benefit of the program you offer, but I believe that ultimately it would be a distraction for him. Having him distracted is the last thing I would want during a tutoring session. His Mother and I discussed this in depth and we believe this decision it the best for him. I hope that you can understand where we are coming from as parents and don't take this personally. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely granddaughter and we wish you the best. Thank you." "I specifically asked him if that was bothering him and he said “no.” It is absolutely ridiculous to think a kid can manipulate his way out of doing the necessary work with such a lame excuse. I teach children all the time and I probably always smell of smoke. I don’t smoke with them in the house and with them near me outside. I think either your son just wants an excuse or maybe you have decided you don’t want to pay for it. To be honest with you, I would not teach your child after this demonstration by your family. I turn down students all the time if I think parents are not committed and have never been told that smoking outside was a problem, that is why I made it very clear what my charges were and what would be needed to get him reading up to grade level. Shame on you."
Maureen TaylorMaureen Taylor
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