The average cost for math tutoring is $40 per hour. Hiring a math tutor to help improve your grades, you will likely spend between $25 and $80 per hour. The price of tutoring can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local math tutors or get free estimates from tutors near you.
Math tutoring is accessible for all ages and all levels of math study—elementary, high school, and college students. From learning the foundational principles of multiplication to understanding calculus, gaining an understanding of the reasoning behind math can turn a student’s math grades from F’s to A’s. Math spans many different levels and pricing models, so tutoring is priced as follows:
High school and college math teachers tend to charge more per hour than math students or college graduates. They also base their prices on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons usually last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.
Individual tutors prefer teaching certain math subjects based on their degrees or teaching experience, which typically correlate to certain age groups. For instance, Stabile’s Math Tutoring, Brooklyn, NY charges $75-100/hour, dependent on travel time. He teaches math for grade 6 and up, is a NY state certified adolescent mathematics teacher, and has an MA in adolescent mathematics education plus a BA in finance.
Some learning centers will provide after school math lessons, but the tutoring will be less individualized because the hour must be spread between the number of students. Other tutors are willing to teach sibling groups or teach at home school co-ops. The cost can then be spread between the number of children in the class.
Most tutors for the more foundational levels of math charge less per hour, teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions to those who need to catch up to their grade level or to make the transition to elementary or middle school easier.
For example, English, Math, and Science Tutor, Irvine, CA charges her students $25/hour, and teaches math to 5-14-year-olds. She is a qualified Primary teacher with more than 10 years of teaching experience.
Many tutors or learning centers will give a discount if a group of five to ten lessons is booked and paid for up front. Some will offer a complimentary consultation before signing up for lessons. Others offer a monthly price, and some offer after school group skill practice programs or homework help at a group price.
Some tutors prefer to teach only one category of math, despite having the qualifications to teach many categories, because they feel they can give students a greater understanding of that particular math skill than others. For example, the tutor below, Sarah K., mostly teaches hearing impaired students, while the second tutor, Myles, enjoys helping students do well in the SAT or ACT exams.
Sarah K. Math, Miami, FL | Specialty is Algebra 1
SAT/ACT Math Tutor, Fort Lauderdale, FL | Specialty is SAT and ACT prep
Math scores and degrees are a good indicator of how well a tutor knows the subject matter, and some teachers have helped entire classes pass their grade-level math. Some teachers are a better fit for a certain personality than others.
Tutors are often willing to come to the home or meet at a local library or coffee shop. The price of travel will either be additional or included in the cost of the hourly rate. Most tutors are flexible on your choice of hours and preferred days of the week for sessions.
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