Find a math tutor in Pittsburgh, PA

Find math tutors in Pittsburgh, PA

Find math tutors in Pittsburgh, PA

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Top 10 math tutors in Pittsburgh, PA

Students agree: these Pittsburgh math tutors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Carolyn Kemp

Carolyn Kemp

Offers online services
3 hires on Tutors
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Em I. says, "Carolyn is patient. I like her approach because it's quick and gets to the point. She's relaxed and chill but definitely knows her stuff - she can give a lot of depth and background if you want it but can also keep it short and sweet if simple works better for you. And I like that she helps me with my goals or the specific things I came to ask about instead of going off on her own objectives like other tutors I've used." Read more
A1 Math Tutoring: Specialist In Calculus And SAT/ACT/GRE Test Prep

A1 Math Tutoring: Specialist In Calculus And SAT/ACT/GRE Test Prep

Offers online services
4 hires on Tutors
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
William S. says, "I contacted Ron to inquire about tutoring an adult friend who was preparing for a math exam for a job interview; however, my friend had not seen these types of questions in years. Ron listened to my specific needs and answered all my questions. After speaking on the phone, I hired Ron for the job. He was professional, prepared and patient in his tutoring. Moreover, his tutoring greatly improved my friend's math abilities for the test. I recommend Ron for a math tutor." Read more
Math And Algebra- Bring Home The Confidence!

Math And Algebra- Bring Home The Confidence!

Offers online services
3 hires on Tutors
10+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Kelly P. says, "Extremely satisfied! She is very patient and enthusiastic towrd her work and finding ways for my son to succeed." Read more

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 Pittsburgh math tutors

Recent success stories from people in the Pittsburgh area.
Martha S.
She is FANTASTIC! Absolutely loved working with her. I hope I get to work with her again. She helped me out a lot and I would recommend her to anybody who needs assistance
Carolyn Kemp
Ronnie M.
Although I am not a client of Ron's ... I did want to leave a personal reference on his page here. I have known Ron for more than 35 years. We went to university together. He is sharp as a knife ... very honest and trustworthy. He has multiple degrees in mathematics with a background in computer programming. So, he is more qualified than someone you would get who merely had a focus on math. Ron has tutored in the past … was one of the architects behind a popular fantasy sports website … and is a software engineer for a major insurance corporation. If I had a child who needed tutoring for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus ... or a college entrance exam, such as the ACT/SAT, I would not think twice about sending her/him to Ron for assistance ... Ronnie Moas < Miami, FL >
A1 Math Tutoring: Specialist in Calculus and SAT/ACT/GRE Test Prep
Charlotte L.
Made learning and understanding the academics interesting and easier than anticipated.
Math and Algebra- Bring home the Confidence!
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