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 notetaking, studying, and testtaking. 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, openended 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 techsavvy
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 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.
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 inhome, 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 makeup 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 Buffalo Grove math tutors
Recent success stories from people in the Buffalo Grove area.
Jeff B.
I am the father of a recent graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL. I wrote this review in September 2018 but didn’t have a good medium on which to post it until now.

My son graduated Stevenson in May 2018 and started as a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in September 2018.

During elementary and middle school, my son struggled with mathematics. Although he was a good student overall, he often got frustrated by his math homework and tests. He had trouble grasping math concepts and applying them when needed.

When entering 6th grade, we recognized that he needed a tutor as the math curriculum became more challenging.

Math tutor Barry Lapping came highly recommended from a another Stevenson HS family who had hired Barry a couple of years earlier and saw great results with her children.

Mr. Lapping first started tutoring my son in October 2011. He and my son connected quickly, and it became apparent that Mr. Lapping had the ability to manage my son’s frustrations with math while moving him through the lessons. With Mr. Lapping’s patience, calm demeanor, and his years of tutoring students, we watched my son become a more confident and much higherperforming math student. (Note: Mr. Lapping was sure to provide my wife and me with a recap of each tutoring session along with next steps. We felt as if we were always fully informed.)

When our son entered Stevenson High School in 2014, he was placed in a more accelerated math program. The tutoring he had done with Mr. Lapping had paid off. In fact, by the time he was a senior, with ongoing and regular math tutoring from Mr. Lapping throughout high school, my son received straight A’s in his math classes his Junior and Senior years. He also received a top test score of 5 on his Advanced Placement Calculus AB class in the Spring of 2018. He celebrated this success with a call to Mr. Lapping!

When I asked my son why he thought Mr. Lapping was so effective as a tutor, he said that it was because Mr. Lapping had a thorough understanding of the math concepts at hand and made it a point to help students understand the concepts and the process behind the math. He said Mr. Lapping wouldn’t just give you an answer, he worked with you to understand the answer and the concepts that led you to it.

My son credits Mr. Lapping for much of his success in mathematics and has recently expressed interest in the actuarial sciences as a collegiate path of study. Prior to Mr. Lapping, this possibility would have never crossed our minds.

My wife and I agree that hiring Mr. Lapping made a significant and positive impact on our son and his future. We believe that any student who has the opportunity to work with Mr. Lapping and experience his tutoring will benefit greatly.
He is highly recommended as a math tutor.
Barry Lapping Math Tutor
Betty N.
She was knowledgeable and put my grandson at ease. Very qualified.
Miss H's Math Tutoring
Aariv G.
One more person to add to your list of SoFlo successes! One need not look any further for a statistics tutor. Our tutor Manny yield successful results! His experience is evident as is his love of teaching. He identified my problems at their root and created a customized plan to help me improve. My tutor is a great motivator, making the material relevant and easy to understand with nice examples. Thank you for helping restore my confidence. The world needs great teachers as talented and devoted as you are Manny. I can say that you are in a league of your own. What a great mathematician/statistician you are! I tried two other statistics instructors that had great reviews and high credentials, but they did not make a positive enough impact on my statistics learning like you were able to do for me. They also charged more. I achieved more learning in less time when you taught. You're smart and you care for all the right reasons. My only regret or misfortune was that I had not discovered you earlier. Results are achievable with you! I'm living proof!
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