Calculus Tutors

For Students Struggling to Grasp Critical Calculus Topics

Private tutors for students
struggling with calculus courses

Help your child build confidence one calculus problem at a time.

This is how working with students to solve challenging calculus questions makes us feel!

Our math tutors help students:

get better grades

feel more confident

understand fundamental calculus principles

find focus in an effective learning environment

get personalized support with online tutors

Life is like calculus. You just need to limit your spirits to infinity.

"Life is like calculus. You just need to limit your spirits to infinity." - Manjita Sinha

Tutoring Sessions with Seasoned Teachers

As compassionate teachers,

We remember what it was like to put off math to the bitter end due to math and science phobia. We don't want our students to learn with that same fear. Our goal is to change the narrative and convert those negative feelings into positive math mojo. 

As Math and Science Enthusiasts,

We are here to help students understand how calculus impacts our daily lives. From computer science concepts (like Google's mysterious algorithms) and powerful weather prediction models to every bridge we cross to get from one place to another...it's all connected by calculus!

As highly skilled tutors with a passion for learning,

Whether in-person or through online tutoring, let us build your child's confidence, develop strong study skills, and master even the most difficult calculus class material 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

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"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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Our unique blend of competence and compassion can help students reach their calculus goals and confidently reach their full academic potential, regardless of their current ability or performance level.

Each session is designed to support our tutored students on their unique learning journey to help them confidently reach their full academic potential.

No tricks or gimmicks. Our tutoring programs are more about:

Ongoing practice and methods to learn the patterns of calculus

Gaining proficiency to regain math mojo

Cultivating skills so calc class is no longer a burden

A fun and positive tutoring experience

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


  • Limit (mathematics)

  • Limit of a function

    • One-sided limit

  • Limit of a sequence

  • Indeterminate form

  • Orders of approximation

  • (ε, δ)-definition of limit

  • Continuous function

Differential calculus

  • Derivative

  • Notation

    • Newton's notation for differentiation

    • Leibniz's notation for differentiation

  • Simplest rules

    • Derivative of a constant

    • Sum rule in differentiation

    • Constant factor rule in differentiation

    • Linearity of differentiation

    • Power rule

  • Chain rule

  • Local linearization

  • Product rule

  • Quotient rule

  • Inverse functions and differentiation

  • Implicit differentiation

  • Stationary point

    • Maxima and minima

    • First derivative test

    • Second derivative test

    • Extreme value theorem

  • Differential equation

  • Differential operator

  • Newton's method

  • Taylor's theorem

  • L'Hôpital's rule

  • General Leibniz rule

  • Mean value theorem

  • Logarithmic derivative

  • Differential (calculus)

  • Related rates

  • Regiomontanus' angle maximization problem

  • Rolle's theorem

Integral calculus

  • Antiderivative/Indefinite integral

  • Simplest rules

    • Sum rule in integration

    • Constant factor rule in integration

    • Linearity of integration

  • Arbitrary constant of integration

  • Cavalieri's quadrature formula

  • Fundamental theorem of calculus

  • Integration by parts

  • Inverse chain rule method

  • Integration by substitution

    • Tangent half-angle substitution

  • Differentiation under the integral sign

  • Trigonometric substitution

  • Partial fractions in integration

    • Quadratic integral

  • Proof that 22/7 exceeds π

  • Trapezium rule

  • Integral of the secant function

  • Integral of secant cubed

  • Arclength

  • Solid of revolution

  • Shell integration

Special functions and numbers

  • Natural logarithm

  • e (mathematical constant)

  • Exponential function

  • Hyperbolic angle

  • Hyperbolic function

  • Stirling's approximation

  • Bernoulli numbers

Absolute numerical

See also list of numerical analysis topics

  • Rectangle method

  • Trapezoidal rule

  • Simpson's rule

  • Newton–Cotes formulas

  • Gaussian quadrature

Lists and tables

  • Table of common limits

  • Table of derivatives

  • Table of integrals

  • Table of mathematical symbols

  • List of integrals

  • List of integrals of rational functions

  • List of integrals of irrational functions

  • List of integrals of trigonometric functions

  • List of integrals of inverse trigonometric functions

  • List of integrals of hyperbolic functions

  • List of integrals of exponential functions

  • List of integrals of logarithmic functions

  • List of integrals of area functions


  • Partial derivative

  • Disk integration

  • Gabriel's horn

  • Jacobian matrix

  • Hessian matrix

  • Curvature

  • Green's theorem

  • Divergence theorem

  • Stokes' theorem


  • Infinite series

  • Maclaurin series, Taylor series

  • Fourier series

  • Euler–Maclaurin formula


  • Adequality

  • Infinitesimal

    • Archimedes' use of infinitesimals

  • Gottfried Leibniz

  • Isaac Newton

  • Method of Fluxions

  • Infinitesimal calculus

  • Brook Taylor

  • Colin Maclaurin

  • Leonhard Euler

  • Gauss

  • Joseph Fourier

  • Law of continuity

  • History of calculus

  • Generality of algebra

Nonstandard calculus

    • Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach

    • Nonstandard calculus

    • Infinitesimal

    • Archimedes' use of infinitesimals

Earn an "a" with confidence

We're here to help your student earn their next "A" with confidence and be able to move forward knowing that every method learned can be applied in real-world applications we use in our everyday lives.

We look forward to learning more about how we can help your child transform calculus fears 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 teaching and tutoring lesson to see if we are the right fit

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- Felix Rojas, Tutor


"Highly recommend this tutoring for your math and physics needs. We needed them for our son twice for his pre-calculus in high school when he was struggling and now when in college he needed some help with Calculus III. Each time they found a way to help him improve his grade significantly. Prices are very reasonable, definitely ask them about paying for the package, it's chipper that way. I will definitely use them again in the future for our daughter who is a freshman in High School now."

- Igor F., Parent

Find calculus tutors near me

Students can learn in-person or online.

Oakland, CA

Our Oakland-based math 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.

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 math levels. Our method builds confidence and ability, so you can learn and have fun.

San Mateo, CA

Our 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.

San Francisco, CA

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

Students will always receive exceptional tutoring experiences throughout the Bay Area or with a 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!

South Bay & San Jose, CA

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

Our method builds confidence and ability, so you can learn and have fun.

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 hate geometry". 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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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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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.



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.



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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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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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.

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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 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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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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