Oakland math and physics tutoring

Changing the way Oakland students feel about math

inspiring oakland students to love math

Alexander Tutoring offers private tutoring in subjects including Algebra (I &II), Pre-Algebra, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and more in Oakland, CA.

This is how math makes us feel!

We're proud to have a network of highly educated tutors who know how to make math fun again! Our online math tutoring services include real math teachers and professors who enjoy working with students in one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions.

We partner with students from elementary school through middle school, high school, college, and beyond. We’re here when you need us, at a time that works for you. Our students feel that we give them the individualized attention they deserve. Each tutor has experience delivering math classes and education to students in classroom settings, online tutoring, and coaching.

Math is the only place where truth and beauty mean the same thing.

"Math is the only place where truth and beauty mean the same thing." - Danica McKellar

Friendly, Motivated, & Qualified tutors in Oakland

Since the dawn of time, every student has complained about math. Our team of experienced math and physics tutors know what students want: engaging lessons and a fun way to learn challenging concepts. We go beyond what other tutors provide by adding a creative twist to everyday math. With us, students will:

Have more energy in class

Work through challenging problems with confidence

Get the tools they need to excel in school

"I’m very excited to be part of the Alexander Tutoring program and I can’t wait to meet all of our prospective students."
- Gerald Morgan, Tutor



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.

Our Mathematics Tutor 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 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.

Wilder a Tutor at Alexander Tutoring


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.



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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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.

Meet Your Tutors

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

MATH - Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen


No more boring tutors who put you to sleep! Our math tutors will not only help you understand difficult topics, they’ll also help you discover new numerical facts and techniques.

We are on a mission to enrich the lives of math students of all ages by delivering highly effective math tutoring, education, and learning tools in an ever-evolving landscape of mathematics.

We are dedicated to helping you reach your math goals through:

Practice, strategy, and the occasional math joke

Mastering core concepts that promote deep learning

Placing the individual learner at the center of the learning process

Building skills that work—from an elementary school math quiz to SAT math prep and beyond!

Elementary School

We tutor elementary students from Redwood Day, Bentley School, Berkeley Rose Waldorf, and Head-Royce School. Alexander Tutoring understands that younger students get frustrated with math. Many times we hear "I suck at math". We’ve found this attitude stems from an event in which the student felt embarrassed.

Typical events include

  • Being called to the front of the class while not knowing the answer
  • Placement in the wrong math class
  • Changing schools
  • An injury or life event that interrupted math class

From that event, a narrative begins that creates doubt in a student’s mind. A frustrated student shuts down when it comes to learning math. They simply decide it’s not going to happen.

We change the narrative by matching your student with a real physicist or mathematician. 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.

At the elementary level, we aim for complete confidence and understanding. Our focus is addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. Our goal is to provide a solid foundation in mathematics on which to build. Sessions include mini-tests, quizzes, and other useful drills to enhance confidence, knowledge, and retention.

Middle School

We tutor middle school students from Julia Morgan School for Girls, St Theresa School, and Bishop O'Dowd. At the middle school level, it’s important to establish skills to prepare for high school.

Grades 6, 7, and 8 introduce a whole new layer of math:

  • Equations
  • Integers
  • Order of operations
  • Proportions
  • Percent
  • Decimals
  • Substitutions
  • Measures of central tendency and variability.

It’s vital students master these skills before high school. Mastery of these topics will set the student up for success in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.

Many students memorize steps in place of intuitive insight. They are asked to memorize an equation without knowledge of its origin. Our method derives every equation used. That is where the magic of math lies. By deriving each equation, the student gains insight into the foundations of mathematics. They learn that mathematics is the language of our universe. By going deeper your student will have an excellent foundation for high school math classes.

High School

We tutor high school students from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Maybeck High School, College Prep High School, and Athenian. Mathematics expands to a whole new level in high school. High school students must master algebra before delving into more advanced math.

Algebra is the gateway to geometry, trigonometry, calculus, precalculus, and physics. Our tutors focus on core concepts like:

  • Complex Numbers
  • Functions
  • Slope
  • Isosceles and equilateral triangles
  • Unit conversions
  • Solving inequalities
  • Parabolas
  • Laws of logic and conditional statements

Our SAT and ACT Masterclasses will increase your score significantly. Attend the college or university of your dreams!

Mathematics is the language of the natural universe that you live in. We strive to teach math in that way to each student. Why? Because it’s awesome! Many schools teach math by simply going through the motions. This makes students resentful because they don’t understand why. Why am I doing this? And that’s a good question.

We show the why behind the equation. We show where the formulas come from. It’s not enough to just write down the Pythagorean Theorem. You should know how to derive the Pythagorean Theorem. It doesn’t come from outer space! Students that engage in math on this level are motivated and inspired. We don’t want you to learn it for a test and forget it. We aim to give you math tools for life.

College & University

Math courses at a college or university can be tough. Oakland is home to UC Berkeley, one of the best universities in the country. Classes are oversized, and it can be difficult to get one-on-one time with the professor or teaching assistant. Courses can move at a breakneck speed, so it’s critical to stay on top of things from class to class and week to week. If you fall off course, it can be difficult to get back on track.

College math is hard. Our tutors are experts in:

  • College Algebra
  • College Geometry
  • College trigonometry
  • Finite Math
  • Statistics
  • College Calculus
  • College Physics

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

At Alexander Tutoring, 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.

Adult Math & Physics

Adults in Oakland that haven’t had a mathematics course in years may be intimidated. Don’t worry! Our tutors know how to get you back into the game.

For adults returning to college or university, our math and physics tutors tailor a study program just for you. Our objective is to ensure you understand the course material and achieve a better grade. From basic algebra to thermodynamics and nuclear physics, our skilled instructors can help older students feel confident about math.

Our teaching method is built on honesty. We will answer your questions without deception or stonewalling. We treat all students the same way we treat each other. Nurturing teaching environments and student-tutor relationships translates to accomplishment.


"He (her son) asked if he could continue tutoring in math because he was really enjoying how much he was learning."
- Alex N., Parent

Online Math and Physics tutoring

With times being what they are and peoples health and safety always being a concern, we also offer online math and physics tutoring.

Drop us a line today for a free phone consultation!

We help students in the Oakland and East Bay Area excel to new heights in the world of mathematics. Our experienced tutors will create a unique, individual education plan that’s geared specifically for you or your student.

Contact us today to schedule your free phone consultation.