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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 San Francisco math tutors
Araceli C.
We have been in and out of working with tutors awhile by now. Our new math tutor is top notch and the process was very simple with this company.
Elite Home Tutoring (SF - Top Pro)Elite Home Tutoring (SF - Top Pro)
Thumbtack Customer
We highly recommend Katie for tutoring. She works with our 14 year old son on both general and higher thinking math. She is brilliant, engaging, dependable, prepared and patient. His math IQ has risen exponentially due to his time with Katie!
Katie's Tutoring ServiceKatie's Tutoring Service
Lavinia F.
UPDATE: It's been more than 2 years now and Gita is still with us! Both of my kids get A's in math! They've kept up their Math studies with her via regular zoom meetings throughout the pandemic. Now in the 8th grade, math is the ONLY subject in which each still excels. Gita is AWESOME and my kids love her so much they even miss her when we are on academic breaks. I only wish I could find someone like Gita for other subjects. I'm hopeful Gita stays with us for several years to come! --- Gita is a great tutor. She’s reliable, committed, patient and thorough. In very happy to have hired her.
Gita PrihatiniGita Prihatini
Patrick W.
Minok is very thoughtful, thorough, and knowledgeable. She began her tutoring of our two kids (3rd and 5th grade) with an assessment exam that allowed her to understand what our kids knew so she could structure an appropriate lesson plan for each of them. Our younger child in particular was so excited to learn more math, but when she took the exam she got upset about making a few mistakes: Minok was very gentle with her and now our she looks forward to every lesson! My wife and I are very happy with how much our children our learning with Minok.
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