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Eric Hawxby
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  • 8 years in business
Craig B.
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I was lucky enough to meet Eric through a colleague and boy, am I glad I did! Not only has he helped me write copy for my work publications, but has edited my personal manuscripts, and acted as tutored for my children from high school into college. His insights have certainly made me a better writer. Also, Eric has stepped in more than once to carry on writing projects when I was unable to; while maintaining the voice and tone of the piece seamlessly. Plus, his sense of humor and unique ability to succinctly capture the essence of an idea or fleeting moment in time is truly an amazing talent to behold. 5 stars plus five more stars, I say!

Erin S.
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Maggie is an excellent tutor! She goes above and beyond to make sure she's prepared to help, and thinks outside of the box to come up with ways to help with comprehension. She really helps get to the root of the problem, rather than just explaining individual concepts. Overall, I definitely came away with not only better grades, but a better understanding of the material overall.

Tutoring Services
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yixin C.
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He is very willing to listen to suggestions and is very patient with the kid.


I am a college student majoring in mechanical engineering. I am home for the summer and looking to help anyone who needs some help with their education.


Well, I'm a high school student, and math is my favorite and very best subject. I'd love to help someone who needs it.


I tutor students in grades 7 to 12 in General Math, pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and pre-Calculus.


I like to have fun even when we are learning! I want to not only be a teacher but also a friend! Have fun learning!


I am a semiretired licensed attorney and have been a distance learning instructor for 12 years, teaching legal, paralegal and criminal justice subjects.

  • 3 years in business

If you want help understanding high school or college level math, look no further than Mathical Enterprises. We have provided top notch tutoring services for students in Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and Calculus 1, 2, and 3. We also teach lower level Accounting and Finance. While our company does enjoy meeting math clients face-to-face, our professionals prefer to use a more technologically integrated approach to learning. We use free software to teach remotely, saving us time and saving you the costs of travel. Our method is a little unorthodox, but we believe you will enjoy it.


Recently, I moved here at Des Moines, Iowa, this year, from one of the Micronesian islands where I worked for two and a half years as a math tutor for both high school and college students. Assisting students had increased my knowledge in these following math areas: * Pre-Algebra * Algebra I * Algebra II * Trigonometric * First-Level Statistics As always, I aim to motivate students to strive to succeed in their math classes by closely conducting one-to-one or by group tutoring.


I have been a math teacher for 14 years and now a stay-at-home mom. I have been tutoring home schooled kids whose parents find the math difficult to teach. I also tutor some evenings and weekends. I am certified in grades 5-12.


My name is Kelly Best, and I love tutoring. I'm 18 and have many references and tutoring experience. I'm going to go to school for psychology but enjoy many school subjects! I prefer 10th grade and under, so I can be 100% confident in my tutoring. I won't take on the student if I didn't think that I could make a large educational impact.


I am a senior in mechanical engineering. I am very good with math (at all levels), physics, and chemistry. I am available after 1PM most weekdays and weekends for lessons. I am professional, and I offer very competitive rates.


I'm a student at ISU, and I've received 4 years of French education. I have studied abroad in Paris, France. I'll bring a cultural aspect to my grammatical and oral classes.


I am a college student who is experienced in tutoring mathematics and physics to students from 6th grade to the Physics 1 and Calculus 1 college courses. I have previously worked at Mathnasium as an instructor. Please contact me at my email henryxparker(at)gmail.com if you are interested in my services. I cannot contact you through thumbtack as it is locked behind a paywall

  • 6 years in business

I help struggling students, both young and old alike, attain mathematical understanding. Grades will follow!


I will tutor in math at the high-school and first-year college-level math. I will also teach some computer programming classes. My first and best computer language is Fortran. I realize that it is not the most widely used, but I will still offer that service if requested.


I have more a decade of tutoring and teaching experience. I currently teach high school social studies for the West DesMoines School District. I have taught and tutored at both the high school and post secondary level. My experience comes with a TESOL certificate, graduating top of my class in my undergrad, and am able to instruct in mandarin.


I have received a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics. I am very friendly and professional in my work.


I am a physics tutor who can teach up to 12th-grade students. I have been in the teaching field for the last ten years teaching students of 10th to 12th grade.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Voice and Music Education from Simpson College. I am also a licensed teacher with the State of Iowa with endorsements in Music, Elementary Education, and English as a Second Language. Too, I've completed graduate work in Education and Theater at the University of Northern Iowa. I have over 25 years' experience teaching in schools, theaters, community education programs, and private studios. I have equal years' experience as a performer in choral, musical theater, opera, and play productions. I currently own and operate a private studio where I teach piano, voice, guitar, and stage dialects. Music students learn how to perform with their instrument, study music history and theory, as well as taking advantage of performing opportunities in the metro area. One of the best rates in town. Studio slots are filling up quickly-please contact me soon. Please be aware that the system won't let me enter my tuition fee for a 45-minute lesson. My fee is $15.00 for a half-hour lesson. Thus, 45 mins. would be $22.50 and an hour $30.00. I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Peggy .

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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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