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Grady L.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Music and Applied Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley
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Grady L.

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I am offering math tutoring, both online and at students' places! I can tutor pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus and tailor my tutoring to each student's individual needs.

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I am offering violin lessons and math tutoring, both online and at students' places in the SF Bay Area! Recently graduated with a BA in applied mathematics and music from the University of California, Berkeley, I currently play violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. I

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Colin S.

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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Colin S.

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I have been helping others learn math for four years now, and I enjoy watching it click for others just as much as I enjoyed it when math first began to make sense to me. From experience, I know that mathematics can be very easy, or seemingly impossible to learn depending on how the information and concepts are presented. Whether you need help with fractions, factoring polynomials, trigonometric identities, solving triple integrals or anything in between, I can break everything down to first principles, and help you attain that deep understanding of the concepts that will get you that A on your next test.

About Colin

Hello there! My name is Colin, and I have five years of experience tutoring math and science. I am a PhD student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco joint bioengineering program. My strong background in STEM qualifies me to tutor math and science up through lower-division college courses. Aside fro

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Colin is conscientious, has true interest in the subject, puts extra time and effort into his lessons even outside the allotted time. We feel lucky to have found him.
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Jesse F.

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  • Speaks Hebrew (intermediate), Spanish, English, Russian (intermediate)
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Presidential Fellow from Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
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Jesse F.

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Looking for rapid improvement in mathematic skills? I have been tutoring professionally for ten years, working with some of the top tutoring agencies in New York. I currently teach students attending Dalton, Collegiate, Riverdale, Horace Mann, and Chapin, among other schools.

I am a teacher first--not just a mathematician. I teach according to YOUR specific needs, strengths, and challenges. My priority is to help you build confidence and comfort alongside mastery of the material.

I teach ISEE, SSAT, and ACT math in addition to Common Core and regular coursework.

About Jesse

My priority is to help you grow. And everyone learns differently. That's why all of my tutoring is 100% individualized. I teach according to your goals, your learning style, and your challenges. My students get results because their learning is tailored to their needs. I'm a professional teacher

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Theo
I would recommend Jesse for any tutoring need without reservation. In our household, Jesse has helped amplify the Spanish learning for a middle/hs student, helped an older student with the application process for graduate work and worked with someone on writing. He’s phenomenal at all of it for the following reasons: his patience, intelligence and good nature are exceptional; he can work with all temperaments; he will meet your student where they are. Most important: he is systematic and provides real executive functioning support for each task. He is an unusually talented tutor and human being.
Charlie
Highly recommend Jesse as a Spanish tutor! Have been working with Jesse for almost 9 months (2 hrs + / weekly) and my Spanish fluency has rapidly increased over this period. Jesse's lesson plans are highly curated for my specific goals, learning style and interests. It's been a pleasure working with Jesse and appreciate his willingness to accommodate with my busy work / travel schedule.

General Note: I majored in Spanish undergrad, and have explored a number of different way to continue learning in NYC - group classes and language programs have their value but can not complete with in-person, 1v1 instruction.
Katy C.
A knowledgeable and patient educator, Jesse has found a teaching style that perfectly balances challenge and inspiration. As a doctoral candidate in the sciences, it is important for me to assert my knowledge of a topic while capturing the attention of the reader. Jesse has taught me to transform bare facts and ideas into structured, sophisticated passages. He has played an active role in building my self-confidence and has helped me find an authentic writing voice to more clearly and elegantly express my thoughts. I am grateful to have his guidance and am eager to vouch for his excellence as a tutor.
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Marwa A.

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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical engineer from Ain Shams University
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Marwa A.

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About Marwa

I am Marwa Ali, I am Self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning experience.  I have a master’s degree in education leadership from George Mason University, master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University. I

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Marwa has been very patient and engaging with my seventh grader who is challenged with math primarily due to dyslexia. So far, it seems to be a great student/tutor match and I’m eager to see how this propels my daughter forward towards a successful year. Thank you Marwa for your dedication and excellent work!
Laura Gatto
Marwa helped my son on very short notice understand material from his advanced 8th grade algebra class. He felt such relief after spending time with her and gaining a better grasp of the material. We will definitely be booking Marwa again!
Maheen
She's a gem. One of the best math tutors I have ever had and she is always willing to help.
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Kyle C.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from St. Norbert College
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Kyle C.

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from St. Norbert College, and I am currently studying for a PhD in statistics at University of California, Irvine. My goal is to encourage students to enjoy STEM subjects, especially mathematical sciences because they are such a beautiful way to understand the world. Math is so much more than algebra and geometry, and, if it is truly understood, even those subjects can be illuminating in how we understand the world.

About Kyle

Note: availability is limited to Fridays and weekends for the upcoming terms. Lessons outside of those times will be few and far between (and may cost more than a weekend time). I am a Ph.D. student in Statistics and earned a Bachelor's in mathematics from St. Norbert College in 2016. I have

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Melissa L.
Fantastic! Made things much easier for my son. Was the best investment I could have made. Personable, always available. A plus!
Mitchell L.
Fantastic!! Well worth the money. Doing it every week !
Trevor
Highly recommend! Kyle did a great job working with my high school student. He also followed up and offered more suggestions on how to work future, similar Algebra II problems successfully.
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Benjamin K.

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  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Benjamin K.

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I have been teaching math for several years now and understand the need for a good foundation. I work with students to find any concepts they have missed or do not fully understand. My goal in teaching math is always comprehension not grades. After laying a good foundation, it is amazing to see the improvement and success my students have had!

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am th

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David W.
Professional and to the point! Very knowledgable of his instrument
Britny
He did a great job explaining how the vocal cords work and helping me adjust bad habits hindering my voice.
Wichie A.
Due to lack of technique, It has tended to hurt after I sing. But after even just 1 lesson with Ben, I IMMEDIATELY felt a difference. Not only did I not feel any pain, I also felt like my throat and jaw was more open and relaxed than I've ever felt.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this instructor.

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"Angela has been a great help in my math classes! She is able to explain problems so the students can understand the concepts; she is comfortable with all the concepts we've gone over in middle school math; and she makes the students feel at ease. Her passion for teaching and math is evident in her work."
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Took Math lessons from Angela Y.
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"My goal with home tutoring was to keep my son interested in math and get him and advanced and challenging work well ahead of what he was exposed to in school. My son got a lot of individual attention from Julia. She was very patient and kind and was structuring my son's lessons to keep up with his learning pace. This helped my son to accelerate in math and prepare him well for ACT and SAT testing."
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Took Math lessons from Julia C.
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"Ms. Angela loves Math and her students enjoy this passion. She explains concepts memorably and with clarity. She is kind and respected by her students. She is a wonderful team player. I worked with Ms. Angela as an Honors Math Teacher in the Moorpark School District in Southern California last year. It was a pleasure to be her friend and colleague."
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Took Math lessons from Angela Y.
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"I wish I had found Aron earlier on in my math class, but nonetheless the couple of sessions we had together in preparation for my final exam made the difference! I received an A on the final thanks in large part for his expertise in breaking down a few difficult concepts I had been hung up on. Aron is extremely knowledgeable, professional and takes the time to ensure I understand the underlying principles behind the calculations. He has a very intuitive sense of explaining things from different angles so that the student is able to tackle a wide variety of problems. If you are looking for a math tutor, please stop your search right here and give Aron a call. He will exceed your expectations! I will be utilizing him again and look forward to the sessions!"
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Took Math lessons from Aron G.
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"My daughter currently has 98% in Math. This is, in good part, due to Claire"
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Took Math lessons from Clare O.
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"Morgan is FANTASTIC!!
mom says: holy cow! my daughter was actually *laughing*! and she got more done in that session than she usually gets done in twice the time! i think math has just become "no more tears"!!
daughter says: Morgan is really fun to work with and she doesn't make you feel bad about getting an answer wrong - she just explains it till it makes sense! i'm feeling SO MUCH MORE CONFIDENT already!!"
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"Mr T is excellent! He puts time and effort into teaching. So glad to find him. I highly recommend him."
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"I am a sixth grade student, and Julia has been a very good math tutor to me for about 3 years already, and I plan to keep going to her for a while. I am seeing lots of improvement at school, and my MAP and other test scores have increased greatly since the start of Julia helping me out this year. Two things that are great about Julia as a tutor, are that she never, ever yells or gets frustrated when I don’t understand how to do something. Also, she takes as much time as needed to explain a hard problem to me, and she does that very clearly, until I fully understand how to do that problem. My overall opinion of Julia is that she is one of the best math tutors out there, because I had to go through many other tutors to find a good one, and Julia is the best."
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Took Math lessons from Julia C.
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"We like Mena’s Style of teaching. He has a way to get my 16-yr-old son to study and do extra math work daily. He goes through the lessons to prep my son for the school work and also get him to do the SAT prep. He has a lot of knowledge and tricks on the SAT that are very helpful. We do a weekly class with Mena is the past 6 months and will continue through high school."
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Took Math lessons from Mena H.
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"Very knowledgeable and attentive math teacher. Had both of my kids attending her classes and very satisfied."
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Took Math lessons from Julia C.
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Private Math Lessons Near You

Math has a bad reputation. Many believe it to be a challenging, dry subject that requires lots of hard work and effort to understand. While succeeding and even excelling in math class might take some serious study time, learning it is well worth the effort. If you've ever sat in math class, wondering if you'll ever use what you're learning in the real world, the answer is emphatically, "Yes!"

Some level of math is important and applicable to almost everyone. Math couldn't be more important to our daily lives — from baking a pie, making a household budget, and understanding how interest accrues on a credit card or home loan to designing bridges, building powerful engines, and coding the algorithms responsible for the machine learning that improves Google searches, online dating matches, and more.

Studying mathematics will set you up for success in any industry that interests you. Having a strong mathematics background is essential for anyone interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. 

Why Seek Math Help?

Does your homework take longer than normal (and not due to more assignments) or do you need more assistance than your math teacher or other usual resources can provide? Have you suddenly noticed that you enjoy math class less than you used to or feel like your grades and test scores don't reflect your hard work? If you're experiencing any of these issues or finding it difficult to focus on math like you used to, then you could benefit greatly from working with a private math tutor.

With private tutoring, you can ease the transition between schools or grade levels, prepare for an important standardized test, work through concepts that you've had a difficult time grasping, or stay motivated by learning new, challenging topics. Whether you want to learn math for your own interest, to gain confidence in class, to improve your grades and test scores, or to start working toward a career in a STEM industry, then studying with a private tutor can help you achieve your goals. 

How a Math Tutor Can Help Your Online Studies

As more schools and families move to remote learning and as more classes become available in online formats, you may find you or your children in need of additional tutoring. Not only are many teachers new to providing online instruction, but it’s also a new experience for students, too. Because of this, it’s no wonder you may find yourself falling behind or trying to keep up, especially when it comes to understanding and learning challenging math concepts. Therefore, for those already taking online math courses, a private math tutor might be just what you need to stay on track.

An online math tutor for adults and children alike provides students with the extra help and guidance they need. At TakeLessons, our online math tutors assess their students’ needs and determine the right course of action to help get them up to speed. Because every math tutor offers one-on-one private instruction, you can focus on the areas that are the most troubling for you. Need help understanding formulas or looking to challenge your math skill set? Allow our tutors to help. Every instructor is patient and dedicated to helping their students succeed in the world of math. Whether you want to make learning fractions fun for your kids or you need help acing your first calculus test, a private math tutor is the way to go.

The Benefits of An Online Math Tutor

If you’re already taking online classes, why not add an online tutor to the mix? When you sign up for private tutoring, you can begin receiving one-on-one instruction from the comfort of your home or wherever is most convenient for you. There is no need to get in the car and drive to a classroom setting or meet with your tutor in person. Your math tutor will create a virtual classroom experience that takes place entirely online. As long as you have internet access, you can sign on using your computer and web camera or on your smartphone. What’s more, your math tutor will work with your schedule, allowing you to receive instruction where and when works best for you. Prefer to learn on the weekends? Or after work? No problem. Our online tutors offer an affordable and hassle-free way of receiving the extra attention you need.

The Best Way to Learn Math and What You'll Study with Your Math Tutor

Although it's easy to find free math lessons and study guides online, the best way to learn is with a private teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention, immediate feedback, and personalized instruction that's not available online or in a larger classroom setting. You can spend as much or as little time as you need on a specific topic to learn at the pace that's right for you.

Plus, every private lesson is different. For example, math lessons for kids differ in terms of teaching methods and course content from math classes for adults. You'll stay motivated, interested, and make the most of your study time, while learning with a private math teacher.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Math

Beginner math tutoring is generally intended for students who are at a grade school level of mathematics. This can range anywhere from learning the absolute basics of numbers, counting, and simple arithmetic to introductory algebra and geometry. Your teacher will customize lessons to your current learning level. You might study the following topics:

  • Counting and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Solving basic word problems

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Math

Intermediate mathematics is typically considered high school level math. Most intermediate math students have a solid grasp of concepts and math tools which are taught up through the point of learning how to use the quadratic equation. You'll build on the basics and begin tackling more complex topics, functions, and concepts. Your intermediate teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Precalculus
  • Introduction to calculus

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Math

Advanced mathematics typically include university level of mathematics study. The subjects covered in advanced mathematics depend on each student's interests, goals, and needs. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Calculus
  • Dynamical systems and differential equations
  • Statistics and probability
  • Mathematical physics
  • Game theory

How to Find a Private Math Teacher Near You

If you or your child's in need of extra math help, a private math tutor will make mathematics seem easy. Finding a private math teacher on TakeLessons is simple, too! A quick search will direct you to hundreds of highly educated and experienced math teachers who are available to teach lessons online or in-person. Before selecting a tutor, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews from other math students. It's also best to find a teacher with experience in the type of mathematics that interests you. 

The price of math classes varies, but most teachers charge a rate based on the length and frequency of lessons. You'll find that investing in private math tutoring pays off fast, as you start to readily understand concepts that once seemed too difficult to grasp. With your private tutor, you'll improve your grades and open up opportunities in a variety of STEM career fields. Ready to start your math journey? Sign up for your lessons with an online math tutor today.

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