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Serves Ames, IA

A fun fact about me is that I can recite every line of the movie The Princess Bride! Hi, my name is Sylvia. I love working with students. The most rewarding part of tutoring for me is when a new concept “clicks” with a student - their excitement is contagious, and it’s a privilege to be able to help them reach that point! On a personal level, I am a friendly, outdoorsy, athletic, and talkative type of person!
I partner with students on a one-on-one basis in STEM subjects through SoFlo Tutors, my tutoring agency. I studied Economics at the University of St. Andrews and have been tutoring for 2 years. At SoFlo, we raise grades, strengthen unde

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Serves Ames, IA

Fun fact: I can move my middle finger tendon without moving my finger. Hi, I'm Colin, and I love working with students! Tutoring is most rewarding when a new concept “clicks” with a student - their excitement is contagious, and it’s a privilege to be able to help them reach that point! On a personal level, I am a gamer, musician, and outdoorsy type of person!
I partner with students on a one-on-one basis in STEM subjects through SoFlo Tutors, my tutoring agency. I studied Applied and Computational Math at the University of Southern California and have been tutoring for 3 years. Math and Science tend to build on themselves, so at SoFlo, our m

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Serves Ames, IA

I am simply a tutor seeking to help people learn concepts. I've argued with enough of my teachers and professors during math classes to understand how frustrating math can be.
I tutored my peers at Iowa State University, and I'm hoping to branch out. I've learned and taught high-level calculus, classical physics and light, computing concepts, and logical principles. I've done this for 2 years now, with good feedback.

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Offers online services

Serves Ames, IA

Morgan R. says, "John is the best!! He was so insanely helpful with the material and very patient with concepts I struggled with. He was able to put it in ways that were clear and easy for me to understand. He was very well prepared and if he didn’t have an immediate answer to something, he knew where to go to figure it out and how to problem solve. Best tutor ever!" Read more

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Serves Ames, IA

My goal is to work myself out of a job! If I work with you, I will give you skills to be more successful as a math learner, so that you can take those skills with you wherever you go. My teaching strategy focuses on problem solving techniques to equip you for your current coursework and for the future.
Those "aha" moments when the lightbulb comes on for a student are the best parts about what I do. I enjoy exploring together and finding connections between concepts or even between disciplines. Math is much better when it's connected to other things in the real world! Some of my favorite moments come from helping students make connections to o...

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Tutors.

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.

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

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**.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Tutors.com 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.

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?

Recent success stories from people in the Ames area.

Anonymous E.

Excellent Company. I have been working at Tutorfly part-time. Pros: Strong company goal to help make education more accessible. Cons: small, young company needs more time to develop

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