How to Choose the Right Math Tutors

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(Updated July 2017) Has it become a struggle for you or your child and you are looking for a private math tutor?  We’ll let you in on a little secret…..once you find the right math tutors and see fast improvements, you’ll wonder why you took so long to start!

Whether it’s elementary math or a college math tutor that you need, there’s going to be several available that can help you with whatever math class or math test prep that you need.  That’s the easy part of this process!  The more complicated part and one that needs to be done carefully is determining what you need and then matching those needs with the available tutors.

 

What to Look for in Private Math Tutors:

To start with, just choosing an online math tutor without doing some checking on if this tutor is a fit for you or your child could be a recipe for disaster.  There are a few things to consider when looking for a tutor, and they will make the difference between a successful tutoring session or sessions and ones that are not:

  1. Another key point is not to simply focus on the “pedigree” of the tutors that you find.  We’re talking about the schools they went to, degree that they have or test scores they achieved.  It’s impressive and great that they have any or all of that….but can they teach?  There’s a massive difference between being a rocket scientist and tutoring Algebra I successfully.
  2. This means you need to check their tutoring background and experience and determine if there’s a fit for you or your child.  Find out if they’ve done test prep in these areas or worked with other students in specific math topics.  Do they mostly work with elementary students or college level?  There’s a tremendous difference.  Speak with the tutor, check out their reviews.  Ask questions!
  3. Make sure that the tutor knows what you are struggling with and do they have suggestions and the ability to assist you or your child in these areas.  Most math tutors will offer a couple of suggestions based on your questions or they might ask additional questions to gain further insight into how they can best help.  That’s a good sign!

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Common areas where we have found students need help and search for math tutors include:

 

So when you are looking for a private tutor for any of the above math subject areas or another area, check for tutors that have experience in tutoring that subject.  Some tutors can teach certain levels of math exceptionally well but aren’t well versed in other areas.  Don’t look for a generalist, look for a specialist that can meet your needs, now!

Read the reviews of other students that were tutored to see what they have to say.  You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about a tutor from their reviews.

The sooner that you get started with tutoring and get the help that you need, the less likely that you or your child will fall behind in school.  Unfortunately, math is one of those areas where once you slip behind it becomes far more complicated and difficult to ever catch up.  So staying on top of it and on track with what is happening in class is critical to long term success.

Good luck with math this year and your success moving forward!  We wish you all the best.

If we can assist, please do not hesitate to contact us or check out our math tutors that are available in your area as well.  They are the experts that can help you or your child achieve the results that they deserve.

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