Find a math tutor in Buffalo, NY

Find math tutors in Buffalo, NY

Find math tutors in Buffalo, NY

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Top 10 math tutors in Buffalo, NY

Students agree: these Buffalo math tutors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Math Tutoring Rocks

Math Tutoring Rocks

Offers online services
Serves Buffalo, NY
Sabrina T. says, "Amazing! Cecilia Doody helped my son get organized and understand the content in his Algebra 2 class. He was really struggling and she helped him pass both the class and the regents exam. Now he is getting an Advanced Regents Diploma. I couldn't be more thrilled. I would recommend her to everyone!" Read more
Peter Fiore: Math Tutor

Peter Fiore: Math Tutor

Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
7+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Susan O. says, "he is very kind, knowledgeable, on time, flexible. wonderful tutor. We are so lucky." Read more
Tutoring With Kelsey

Tutoring With Kelsey

New on Tutors
Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
2+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
My passion for tutoring comes from a lifelong love of learning. I graduated from Vanderbilt in 2018 with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and I am currently a medical student. I began tutoring when I was in high school. Since then, I have helped countless students achieve their academic goals. I currently have 10+ years of tutoring experience, which has enabled me to refine my skills to provide the best possible support to my students. I also received extensive training from an ACT/SAT test prep company where I was formerly employed. Though I specialize in tutoring math and science, I have experience with college counseling, essay editi

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 Buffalo math tutors

Recent success stories from people in the Buffalo area.
Caleb W.
I had the privilege of being enrolled in Mr. Fiore’s Accelerated Math class for two years in sequence, and this experience has had an immeasurable impact on my education. Mr. Fiore and I had the opportunity to connect and build a relationship over the two years I was in his classes, but due to his personality it only took a few short days before I felt completely comfortable with him. Even as a naïve young adult of middle school age, it is easy to see the passion Mr. Fiore has for teaching and the care he expresses towards his students. Mr. Fiore shows an amount of dedication to his work that is unparalleled by any other educator I’ve been involved with. During the school year he would be in his classroom roughly 45 minutes early every day and also usually 45 minutes after school in his room for extra help, on top of the countless hours he spent involved with extracurricular activities. It was during these 45 minutes before school that had the largest impact on my education, even though most of the time the discussion content and experiences were hardly math related. Mr. Fiore would show us his favorite kinds of music, talk about his favorite sports teams, and offer advice to the students around. This taught me two things that have changed my life forever. Firstly, that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best bands to come about, and “The Lord of the Rings” is both a literary and cinematic masterpiece. Secondly, it taught me how to use my interests and passions to relate to others and develop meaningful relationships. These skills have proved to be invaluable in the professional world and I owe it to him for showing this to me. The aforementioned ideas don’t show how great a teacher Mr. Fiore is, they explain how great a person he is, which in my opinion is the most difficult part of becoming a great teacher. When you take someone that has the personality and character of Mr. Fiore and you couple it with incredible teaching skills, you have created a force to be reckoned with. Over the two years I spent in the Advanced Math class I learned not only to do well on tests and other evaluations, but I learned to understand Math and the underlying concepts. With Mr. Fiore’s insistence on perfection I learned to never settle for less, and to NEVER back down from a challenge, whether personal or academic. I can say with 100% certainty that I still use many techniques that I learned in his advanced math classes in my studies now, as I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University at Buffalo. On top of this course of study I am also a Teaching Assistant for Linear Algebra classes here at the University. It is truly an honor to have been one of Mr. Fiore’s students, and in my opinion it is an opportunity that anyone should try to seize if possible.
Peter Fiore: Math Tutor
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