Find a math tutor in Tacoma, WA

Find math tutors in Tacoma, WA

Find math tutors in Tacoma, WA

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Find math tutors in Tacoma, WA

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Top 10 math tutors in Tacoma, WA

Students agree: these Tacoma math tutors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
You Got This Math!

You Got This Math!

Offers online services
1 hire on Tutors
4+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Hannah G. says, "Natalie is an excellent teacher. She is able to break complicated things down to an understandable level. I highly recommend her services. I would not have passed my math course without her help. " Read more
NW Professional Writing Services

NW Professional Writing Services

Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Jason says, "Saundra worked with my budget, and even helped me on multiple occasions for free. Without question, she was more concerned about helping me than making money. She is very down to earth and real." Read more
Mary Beth Meumann

Mary Beth Meumann

New on Tutors
Offers online services
Serves Tacoma, WA
Hi! My name is Mary Beth and I am a licensed professional engineer in North and South Carolina. My husband and I recently moved to Tacoma for his job and I will start a full-time masters program at UW Seattle in fall 2023. Looking for tutoring opportunities as supplemental income while I am in school. I have a fairly flexible schedule and can do virtual or in-person tutoring. I would love to work with folks who are struggling with math, but could assist with most subjects for grades K-10, with the exception of foreign languages. Could assist with beginner level Spanish.

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 Tacoma math tutors

Recent success stories from people in the Tacoma area.
Jorge R.
Dr. Hobson is a great instructor! I appreciate her efforts to try breakdown the material when I grappled with difficult material. Dr. Hobson is very approachable and tries to lend as much support as she can while still challenging me. Her explanations are thoughtful and intentional in conveying the material.
You got this Math!
Valerie H.
Sandie was so patient and made our lessons a lot of fun, as well as practical. I got to decide what we would be working on and even got to choose what some of my homework would be. She always found a way to make everything I did more interesting. I am now excelling in all of my classes, and my parents are really happy.
NW Professional Writing Services
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