Find a math tutor in San Francisco, CA

Find math tutors in San Francisco, CA

Find math tutors in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 math tutors in San Francisco, CA

Students agree: these San Francisco math tutors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
SoFlo Math Tutoring

SoFlo Math Tutoring

Offers online services
8 hires on Tutors
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Elisa V. says, "Presly likes the way Isa teaches. She likes the way Isa is helping her to understand the math and is patient with her. She is happy with Isa. So Presly is happy that makes me happy. Presly looks forward to her classes. This will give her the confidence that I can do this. Thanks Adam for sending Presly a tudor that Presly is happy with. Thanks so much! " Read more
John Linneball Tutoring

John Linneball Tutoring

New on Tutors
Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
21+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I offer great tutoring at a reasonable price. I have experience with the SAT, SSAT, ISEE, LSAT, and other tests, and not only understand how to take the tests, but how to teach the material to students in a way they can understand. I can answer questions that relate to test prep and academic subjects that only a person with "real world" experience can give - such as "Why do I need to know this stuff, anyway?" Finally, I have a sense of humor, and can engage and entertain while teaching, without being a complete goofball or pushover who doesn't get the job done. This may sound clichéd and cheesy, but it's true. I enjoy reaching young minds an...
Pacifica Math Tutoring

Pacifica Math Tutoring

Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Paula M. says, "My daughter was struggling with math in 7th grade during distance learning. She was falling behind, giving up and not willing to ask for assistance. We decided to try LiLing and wow, what an incredible difference it made. LiLing was able to quickly assess where are daughter was and what she needed for her grade level. LiLing caught our daughter up and covered everything she was supposed to know up to that point. LiLing always kept us informed of how our daughter was doing and what she was working on. We saw a huge improvement in our daughter's confidence as she began to realize she could understand math. She went from feeling lost and discouraged to being one of the best students in her math class. Her friends were always asking her for help with math. My daughter is now in 9th grade and feels totally prepared for high school algebra since she has already covered many of the concepts with LiLing. LiLing is very patient and genuinely cares about her students and we highly recommend her." Read more


Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Maria G. says, "I had an outstanding experience with Tahir. His communication was prompt, teaching style was pretty engaging. Very accommodating to my needs and understanding patterns. Sessions with him resulted in a noticeable improvement, pushing me to my best potential. Highly recommend!" Read more
Happy Learning School

Happy Learning School

New on Tutors
Offers online services
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have 25years of experience of teaching all level of Math. I have taught algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and so on, and prepared students for extensive standardized testing . I have supervised and monitored other young Math teachers. In addition , I have won the second national prize about Geometry class case in China. I have Master Degree.

Your Math Tutoring questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Tutors.

How much does a math tutor cost near me?

A math tutor costs $25 to $80 per hour when teaching privately and $25 to $50 per hour when tutoring online. SAT math tutoring costs $45 to $100 per hour on average. Math tutoring centers charge $100 to $200 per month for weekly tutoring sessions.

How do I know if my child needs a math tutor?

Your child may need a math tutor if:

  • Their grades or test scores are declining
  • They get confused or frustrated with homework
  • They are having difficulty or lacking confidence with numbers
  • They are excelling in school and need more challenging tasks
  • You are no longer able to provide help with homework or learning
  • They have a learning disability

How many math tutoring sessions are needed?

Tutors suggest a minimum of one tutoring session per week until students build confidence, understand the subject, and improve grades. Sometimes, a few tutoring sessions can help students get back on track and regain confidence. If the student struggles in two or more classes, more sessions are recommended. On average, students take 9 to 50 sessions.

What do private math tutors do?

Math tutors are responsible for helping students with homework, teaching various mathematical concepts, motivating and boosting confidence, and teaching skills like note-taking, studying, and test-taking. Math tutors also show how to perform calculations, processes, and computations to complete their assignments.

What qualities make a good math tutor?

Look for the following qualities in a math tutor:

  • Expertise and knowledge on the subject
  • A good communicator and motivator
  • A passionate and enthusiastic teacher
  • Ability to quickly identify the student's needs
  • Teaches to the student's strengths and minimizes their weaknesses
  • Personalizes each session and incorporates connections to the student's interests
  • Listens and communicates often with parents and teachers
  • Is inquisitive and asks the student good, open-ended questions
  • Is persistent but always demonstrates patience and empathy
  • Adaptable and able to explain material in multiple ways
  • Shows positivity and encouragement
  • Has a reputation of professionalism and reliability
  • Has resourcefulness and is tech-savvy

Do math tutors help?

Hiring a math tutor helps struggling children keep up and advances those students who aren't challenged enough. A tutor helps improve any student's knowledge, learning skills, and confidence.

Is math tutoring worth it?

Tutoring is worth the money because:

  • Tutoring strengthens subject comprehension, boosts confidence, and builds important learning skills that a crowded classroom can't offer.
  • Tutoring improves grades and tutored students outperform their peers on examinations.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward the subject after tutoring.

How to find a math tutor in my area?

Home math tutors are available for children in elementary school all the way to students in high school and college. Start by searching our list of private math tutors near you. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Interview and compare at least three tutors.
  • Check their references and verify their credentials.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on and Google.
  • Discuss fees, locations, scheduling, and cancellation policies.
  • Ask what payment methods are accepted and if payment is expected after each session.
  • Consider hiring the tutor on a trial basis to see if they are a good fit.

What questions should I ask a math tutor before hiring?

When looking to hire a good math tutor, ask the following questions:

  • What's your level of education or academic training in math?
  • What are your qualifications, certifications, or credentials?
  • How long have you been tutoring, and how many students have you tutored?
  • What ages and learning styles do you tutor?
  • How will you evaluate my child's needs?
  • What is your tutoring process, methodology, and teaching philosophy?
  • Do you have a curriculum, or do you create personalized content for my child?
  • How do you measure and track progress?
  • What results should I expect to see, and what happens if my child doesn't make any progress?
  • How often will you communicate with me and my child's teachers?
  • Will the tutoring sessions take place in-home, at a public location, or online?
  • How many students will be tutored at a time?
  • How much do you charge, and how long is each session?
  • How long and when are you available to tutor?
  • What's your policy for cancellations and make-up sessions?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check?
  • What makes you an outstanding math tutor?What questions should I ask a math tutor before hiring?

Reviews for San Francisco math tutors

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Kangsoo Y.
We just moved to the US from Korea and the change has been very tough for my kids. They are not familiar with the US school system and falling behind. I saw their confidence draining. But all of that changed when SoFlo came into the picture. To start, they gave a free assessment so they could figure out where my children were struggling. From there we had weekly tutoring sessions that my kids actually enjoy. I am seeing their confidence return and life in the US get better for them
SoFlo Math Tutoring
Catherine D.
My daughter was struggling with 4th and 5th grade math. LiLing was able to help her not only get caught up, but surpass her fellow classmates. Due to LiLing’s excellent tutoring, my daughter feels confident and ready to face 6th grade.
Pacifica Math Tutoring
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