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Portland Precalculus Tutors

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    Joel S.
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    I have known Laurie Notch for nearly 25 years. I can recommend her without reservation as a skilled teacher, tutor, editor, and translator. Joel Stern

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Kimberly B.
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    Ihab is quite possibly the best math tutor I have ever had. He is enthusiastic, encouraging, and sharp. He is able to adjust his teaching style to fit the learning style of the student. His years of experience allow him to teach his students material in a way most tutors are unable to. 5 stars.

    Excel Tutoring with Nacole
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    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gea B.
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    Nacole was an amazing SAT tutor. After only two months of working with Nacole, she helped me increase my SAT score by about 300 points, and especially aided me in the reading comprehension section where I went from a 660 to an 800. She is incredibly insightful, supportive, and always ready to lend a hand! Thank you for everything Nacole, I wouldn't be at Duke without your help!


    I taught math for 40 years and was the head of the math department at Edward Little High School in Auburn for 6 of those years. I am very comfortable teaching general math, integrated math, algebra I and II and geometry. I enjoy young people and helping them learn.

    • 3 years in business

    I am available for tutoring in your home or library. I am a HQT in language arts and certified in special education. I enjoy working with all students, and am said to have a great sense of humor. I am able to adjust lessons to individual learning styles, and am goal focused. I enjoy what I do.


    I am an experienced certified high school math teacher. I have taught high school mathematics at all levels to include advanced placement Statistics and advanced placement Calculus AB and BC. I will tutor you in your home or at some other public facility.


    I will tutor in most elementary through high school math subjects and have been teaching in the independent school system for many years in a variety of other subjects as well. While math is my strong point, I have done some work in French, various history and humanity courses. I also have some expertise in the dramatic arts. My resume is available upon request of course.


    I am a certified teacher in elementary education and special education, offering private tutoring lessons in Literacy, Math or related academic areas at a reasonable rate.


    I offer math tutoring for middle school children. I am a certified specialist in common core standards. I have over 5 years of experience in teaching math at the middle school level (5-8). I am looking to use my skills as a summer math tutor.


    Because I have mentored for years and have learned how to communicate with even the most frustrated of people. I have seen results in people that I would have never expected because of my tutoring!


    I tutor math from grades 6 through 2nd year algebra. I was a middle school teacher for 38 years. Recently, I have tutored my nephews and have successfully guided them.


    I have taught high-school math for 32 years and have tutored for 28 years. I can prepare students for SAT math and all of the high-school math curriculum through AP calculus, which I have taught for the past 25 years. I do not tutor statistics. I have been recognized for teaching excellence and thoroughly enjoy teaching one on one. I can tutor groups for a reduced rate per student. I am willing to travel within Southern Maine and can tutor out of my classroom at Portland High School. I love what I do, and students respect me for my knowledge and passion.


    6 years of teaching experience specializing in helping struggling learners. 15+ years of tutoring experience. Certified Wilson Reading teacher.


    I am a certified teacher for grades K-8. I have a B.S. Degree in elementary education with a minor in psychology. I have been teaching for 5 years mostly grades K-3. I am certified in special reading programs such as Seeing Stars, Visualization and Verbalization, and LIPs. I have taught in the resource room the majority of my teaching career so I am very familiar with IEPs, 504s, and other accommodations!


    I can tutor students in 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade math; reading and social studies (American and European history).


    I have 28 years of classroom experience from 4th grade through college. It includes special education, US History at the high school and adult ed level, and Psychology at the college level. I am a certified teacher with extensive experience teaching math to students with a variety of learning styles. I am, currently and have been since required, certified with Maine fingerprinting and background check.


    I'm knowledgeable, friendly and patient and I understand that everyone learns differently. I know that math, statistics and programming can be intimidating for a lot of people. So, I always do my best to explain concepts in a clear, concise way that clients will understand. And I provide examples of how each concept can be applied to real-life situations.

    • 13 years in business

    I work closely with students and their families to bolster self-confidence and academic mastery. I have extensive experience with students of all ages. We will work as a team to set specific goals and meet each goal we set. References are available upon request.


    I am a reading and writing tutor with a background in SAT and AP prep, photography, chess, and journalism.


    Before the test, call the best: Best SAT. We provide customized, private and semi-private SAT and ACT tutoring for high school students in the Greater Portland area. Our clients often see score increases of 100-200 points and up. We have a guaranteed score increase, and we can schedule your tutoring around your busy schedule.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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