How much does a math tutor cost?

Average cost in 20149: $45 /hr See National


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The average cost for a math tutor is $45/hr. You are likely to spend between $30 and $65 per hour. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated March 1st, 2017

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Math is the most popular Thumbtack tutoring category. Math tutoring requests include arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics and more. People of all ages seek math tutors, from under 6 to over 65 years old, and their most common goals are to improve grades, prepare for tests, or learn new topics and techniques.

Subject complexity

A math tutor’s rates may increase with the complexity of the subject matter they teach. Introductory-level math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division can require less training to teach and therefore may cost less per hour than subjects such as advanced calculus or abstract algebra.

Tutor education and experience

Costs can be higher for math tutors who have more experience or a higher educational level. The types of math they have studied, the academic institutions they’ve attended and the number of years they’ve been teaching and tutoring can all affect their rates.


Time spent driving to the student’s location often results in higher overall tutoring costs. However, some tutors may include the cost of gas in their hourly rate. Students can save money by attending sessions at the tutor’s location.

Session length

The longer the tutoring session, the higher the fee. Typically tutors charge by the hour and fractions thereof. Missed sessions can result in cancellation fees, so be sure to understand your tutor’s policy.

Session type

Tutors offer a variety of session options, including one-on-one, in-person tutoring; small classes catering to two or more students; and online real-time tutoring, taught remotely via camera.


Tutoring packages can reduce the cost per session. The frequency of sessions can also affect the cost per session, with the potential for weekly sessions to cost less than monthly sessions.

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