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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
    Jim F.
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    Ihab brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to his work and my daughter really responded well to that.

    Excel Tutoring with Nacole
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    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Deborah Z.
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    My daughter is in 10th grade and is taking Math 3 honors. She was having difficulty with logarithms and need some help with inverses. She found out that a big test was moved up and needed help the same night. I searched for an online tutor and after reviewing many websites and tutor profiles I contacted Nacole. She was able to meet with my daughter online the same night. I noticed a shift in my daughter's confidence after the tutoring. It was an urgent situation that ended up working out perfectly. My daughter revived an A on her test. We are keeping Nacole in mind if the need every arises again. She is an excellent tutor!


    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.


    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 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.


    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 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.

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


    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.


    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 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'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.


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


    I am a professional Spanish educator looking to expand students' language education and excitement! I have experience from independent school as well as individual student tutoring around Maine.


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

    • 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.


    Before relocating to Maine, I taught high school French, levels 1-4, for three years in a private boarding school in Connecticut. I am certified to teach the International Baccalaureate curriculum.


    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.

    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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