Find a math tutor in Portsmouth, VA

Find math tutors in Portsmouth, VA

Find math tutors in Portsmouth, VA

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Top 10 math tutors in Portsmouth, VA

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New on Tutors
Offers online services
2 hires on Tutors
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I have a Master's degree in applied mathematics and had the opportunity to teach pre-calculus and calculus at the college level while obtaining my degree. I have 2 years of teaching experience and 3 additional years of college tutoring experience.
Dr. Hebert

Dr. Hebert

New on Tutors
2 hires on Tutors
40+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I love teaching. I have taught on both the high school and college level to all kinds of students. Retired after over 30 years.
Cristina Genoese Zerbi

Cristina Genoese Zerbi

New on Tutors
Offers online services
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I have a BS in Mechanical engineering, have been published in my field and have more than 5 years experience working in industry. I have experience with tutoring in both math and science and have a passion for education. I am a professional advisor for a High School Engineering club and look forward to helping other students find their passions whether for STEM or other fields.
Faye's Tutoring

Faye's Tutoring

New on Tutors
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
I am a life-long learner. I have been a classroom teacher specializing in educating youngsters with special and unique learning capabilities for greater than 30 years. I received my undergrad degree in Special Education from East Carolina University. My masters and reading certification were obtained from Regent University. Helping students become a better version of themselves is my main focus. I use a variety of methods and strategies that capitalizes on the strength of the student. I have tutored students from ages 5 to 25 for greater than 10 years. I love watching that twinkle in their eyes when they truly understand that they have the p
D'son's Tutoring

D'son's Tutoring

Offers online services
4 hires on Tutors
5+ years in business
Serves Portsmouth, VA
Christopher S. says, "Beverley has been a wonderful tutor to my daughter! She’s been helping her improve her reading and writing skills. She’s very polite and patient. She also makes her tutor sessions fun and interactive. I would highly recommend her for any child that needs extra help. " 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 Portsmouth math tutors

Recent success stories from people in the Portsmouth area.
Sha M.
She works well with my child to ensure the best learning skills is achieved. My child is in first grade and having trouble with comprehension and has fallen behind in class. Beverley has made sure to use tools to keep my child engaged. I’m very happy I have found her.
D'son's Tutoring
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