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Algebra Tutors

Expert Algebra tutoring for students at all levels

private tutoring for algebra students
all grades & skill levels

Tell us about your student's challenges with Algebra, and we'll find the best tutor for you.

This is how teaching algebra makes us feel!

Your student will:

get better grades

feel more confident

complete homework on time

prep and ace Algebra exams

get personalized, one-to-one help from our expert tutors

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada

"Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked of her." - Jean le Rond D'Alembert

Our qualified algebra tutors can help

As empathetic educators,

We remember how challenging math and algebra can be, and how they can make you feel. The struggle is real. Our goal is to change the narrative and convert those negatives into positives. Especially in online classrooms.

As Math & Algebra Enthusiasts,

We are here to make algebra cool again.  Algebra is the key to handling real-life complex problems involving numbers. The more our students know about math, the greater the opportunity for them to succeed in all aspects of life.

As Critical thinkers with years of experience,

We know algebra is about finding the unknown or putting real-life variables into equations and then solving them. Let us build your child's confidence by exploring the language of our universe.

"We rewrite the narrative by matching your student with a real mathematician or physicist that allows your student to feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident about math."
- Sean Alexander, Algebra Tutor & Founder

Student doing algebra homework on a laptop.

"I truly believe that any of my students are capable of achieving their goals when it comes to mathematics."
- James Magenta, Tutor

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Each tutoring session is designed to support each student on their unique learning journey to help them confidently reach their full academic potential.

We do not teach tricks or gimmicks. Our algebra tutoring programs are more about:

Ongoing practice, strategy, and fun

Mastering core concepts that build confidence and promote deep learning

Meeting students where they are by placing the student at the center of the learning process

Building algebra skills that work

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CORE CONCEPTS

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Here is a quick look at some of the core concepts that our algebra tutors will be teaching.

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
    • Equations with inequalities
    • Matrices
    • Solving system of linear equations
    • Graphing of functions and linear equations
    • Conic sections
    • Polynomial Equation
    • Quadratic Functions with inequalities
    • Polynomials and expressions with radicals
    • Sequences and series
    • Rational expressions
    • Trigonometry
    • Discrete mathematics and probability
  • Abstract Algebra
    • Sets
    • Binary Operations
    • Identity Element
    • Inverse Elements
    • Associativity
  • Linear Algebra
    • Linear equations
    • Vector Spaces
    • Relations
    • Matrices and matrix decomposition
    • Relations and Computations
  • Commutative Algebra
  • Algebra Basics
    • Introduction to Algebra
    • Exponents
    • Simplifying
    • Polynomials
    • Quadratic Equations
    • Pre-Algebra

See the signs of a confident student

Does your student need help to make sense of all of these algebra symbols?

No matter the Algebra subject, one of our algebra tutors can help them see the signs.

We look forward to learning more about how we can help your child transform Algebra anxiety into genuine confidence, fascination, and understanding!

 

The next step is to CONTACT US so we can:

Create a custom plan for you or your child

Explore what strategies worked in the past, and what didn't

Try a no obligation tutoring lesson to see if we are the right fit

Alexander Tutoring Tutor Felix teaching his student math

"This school year is different, however, learning is not about the place, it's about the journey. Let's make it fun!"
- Felix Rojas, Tutor

WHAT PARENTS SAY

"We engaged the services of Alexander Tutoring for both of our sons with great success. Our 9th grader participated in the summer intensive last summer to review math concepts to feel confident with high school Algebra. His experience was very positive, he was ready to attend every session, appreciated his tutor, and felt like he was much more solid on an array of concepts. It really boosted his confidence going into high school, which was very valuable."

- Natalie K., Parent

Find Private algebra tutors near me

Students can learn through 1:1 online or in-person Algebra tutoring.

Algebra Tutoring in San Francisco, CA

Alexander Tutoring offers tutoring services for all Algebra concepts in San Francisco

 

Students will always receive exceptional tutoring experiences throughout the Bay Area or with an algebra tutor online.

Anyone in San Francisco can sign up for one-on-one in-person or online tutoring. No tutorial videos here. We are working with students using actual math tutoring with real-life humans!

Algebra Tutoring in Oakland, CA

Our Oakland-based algebra tutors are experts in their fields, some even hold a master's degree. 

 

Many are working scientists at the nation's leading research universities: Stanford, Berkeley, and San Francisco State.

We select the best of the best. Our tutors are masters of their craft AND great teachers. Our mission is to give students the tools to realize their full academic potential.

Algebra Tutoring in Marin, CA

Alexander Tutoring has math tutoring courses in Marin for students of all ages.

 

You or your child can learn at elementary school, middle school, high school, and college algebra levels. Our method builds confidence and ability, so you can learn and have fun.

Algebra Tutoring in San Mateo, CA

Our algebra tutors in San Mateo are real-world scientists and mathematicians. They have mastered their craft and earned high-ranking degrees and accolades.

 

We recognize some students are afraid to admit they are struggling. Our tutors slow down and encourage students to take it one step at a time. We believe a methodical, organized approach enhances learning and insight. This system teaches giving answers a careful once-over to avoid mistakes. The result is a better course grade and improved understanding.

Algebra Tutoring in South Bay & San Jose, CA

Alexander Tutoring has math tutoring courses in South Bay and San Jose for students of all ages.

 

You or your child can learn algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, physics, and astronomy at junior high, high school, and college levels.  Our method builds confidence and ability, so you can learn and have fun.

Algebra Tutoring in New York City, NY

Alexander Tutoring has math tutoring courses in Manhattan, New York for students of all ages.

 

We understand that students get frustrated with math. Many times we hear "I suck at algebra". We've found this attitude stems from an event in which the student felt embarrassed.

We change the narrative by matching your student with a real physicist or mathematician in New York City. Someone with professional research experience that can explain complex skills at a basic level to younger students. When your student becomes relaxed and confident, real education begins.

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MEET OUR TEAM

We are committed to making an impact in the lives of our students and families. 

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SEAN ALEXANDER

Sean discovered a fascination for physics when he was just fifteen, when he proof-read a friend's report on black holes. In one semester, he read every physics book in his school's library. He was hooked, but his love of teaching came a bit later.

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SAM UBER

The past nineteen years of teaching has provided him the opportunity to learn and grow alongside students in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador & Venezuela. During that time, he taught all subjects to many different age groups but has always had a special place in his heart for math.

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DEXTER DYSTHE

I believe that the motivation to practice mathematics must be discovered by the individual, and I am excited to watch my students discover what it is about mathematics that gives it purpose to them.

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CALEB NASTASI

As a teacher, I learned even more from these problems than I did as a student; I am excited to watch my students develop a confidence and fluency in mathematics.

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JONATHAN LUPERCIO

His core teaching principle is that of intuition, focusing heavily on ensuring physics and mathematics comes naturally in the thinking of his students.

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GERALD MORGAN

He noticed his strong love for mathematics at the tender age of eight years old. Though difficult, he welcomed the challenge and enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that accompanied solving each equation.

Our Mathematics Tutor James Magnatta

JAMES MAGNATTA

Still teaching as his primary form of income and loving every minute of it. When he is not talking math with students he spends his free time surfing, sailing, exploring, and concocting meals to pass the time.

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ANGELIQUE ALEXANDER

Angelique has had two passions both of which she has been lucky enough to study and work in professionally. The first is teaching mathematics, the second is Opera.

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WILDER SCHAAF

Wilder is currently pursuing his Master's in Physics from San Francisco State University. In his free time, he likes to run, snowboard, travel, and play with Legos.

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FELIX ROJAS

With a B.S degree in Chemistry from The Central University of Venezuela, he started delving into physics and mathematics to take on one of the most fascinating areas of knowledge, Quantum Mechanics, and the application of its concepts in the atomic and molecular world.

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ALEXANDER SHEYNIS

Between spaceships, lightsabers, and the mystical powers of the Force (which one later finds out is a fundamental concept that drives all of physics... not the mystical part but the force part), a young boy's imagination was stolen.

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It's definitely worth doing some research first when trying to find an algebra tutor near you.

The first thing you should do is ask your friends that use algebra tutors if they have any recommendations.  That way you can be sure the algebra tutor has achieved results for other families.  Be sure to ask if their kids' grades, confidence, and engagement in algebra improved when working with the tutor.

The next thing you should do is check all the major review sites such as Yelp and Google Reviews to see which algebra tutor has the best reviews.  A well-established algebra tutor near you should have a 5-star review profile on these sites.

Finally, see if the algebra tutor offers a trial lesson to see if it's a good fit.  The most important thing in finding a great algebra tutor is making sure their personality and experience are a good match for your student.

Whether or not an online algebra tutor will work or not depends on two factors:

  1.  The quality of the algebra tutor.
  2. The willingness of the student to put the work in.

If both of these conditions occur, an online algebra tutor will definitely work.  If both are lacking, it will not work.  If one is present without the other, the results will be mixed.

Therefore it is important that you do a lot of research before hiring an online algebra tutor.  Ask yourself, am I willing to work really hard outside of the online algebra tutoring session?  Algebra tutoring does not get you out of any work, it makes the work you put in more efficient and gives you a deeper understanding of the material.

If you want to tutor college algebra, you must first make sure you are an expert in mathematics.  You should have a degree in mathematics, engineering, or physics ideally.  You might think because you are good at algebra, you will be good at teaching college algebra.  However, your level of mathematical knowledge must be far advanced than that of your college algebra student.  You will encounter a wide range of algebra problems and you must know how to do them all by heart.

Tutoring college algebra requires a lot of patience as well.   You need to remember what it was like to not know the subject.  The most common issues holding back college algebra students are pre-algebra topics such as fractions, negative numbers, and order of operations.  Anyone taking algebra in college is most likely not a math, science, or engineering major.  Therefore, math will not be their strongest subject.  They will most likely see the college algebra class as an obstacle they must overcome to get to their preferred topics of study.  An outstanding college algebra tutor will understand this, and try to make algebra a less intimidating subject for the student.

Tutoring someone in pre algebra requires a robust knowledge of mathematics.  You might think just because it's elementary math, that you don't need to know that much mathematics.  This is a misconception, there is a lot of skill that goes into tutoring pre algebra.  The topics learned in pre algebra are used extensively throughout all future math classes, and therefore a strong foundation in pre algebra is essential to be successful in math.

For example, negative numbers are a very difficult subject to teach.  The reason is most pre algebra tutors can do negative number operations without even thinking about it.  Therefore, it can be difficult to explain to a student in a way that makes sense.  Most pre algebra tutors can't remember what it's like not to know negative numbers.

Fractions cause more problems for high school algebra students than any other subject.  This is a pre algebra concept that is first learned around the 5th grade.  Once a student gets to high school algebra, they are going to encounter multi-step problems that have fractions in them.  If the student is not confident with fractions, the problem will be overwhelming.  Thus, it is very important that the pre algebra tutor does an excellent job of teaching their students fractions.  They must understand how these pre algebra skills will come back to the student later in their math career.