Math, Chemistry and Physics Tutor in the San Mateo area


Alexander Tutoring now offers math, physics, chemistry, SAT, and ACT tutoring services in San Mateo, offering a full spectrum of online mathematics, chemistry and physics tutors throughout the Bay Area. Students of all ages and adults in San Mateo can now receive one-on-one online tutoring. Not tutorial videos – actual math tutoring with a real-life human!


Our San Mateo based  mathematics tutors are experts in their chosen fields, and many are currently working scientists at some of the Bay Area's  leading research universities: Stanford, Berkeley and San Francisco State. At Alexander Tutoring, we select the best of the best. Our tutors not only have extensive knowledge, but they’re good at teaching it, too. Our focus is to give students the tools to realize their full academic potential.

Alexander Mathematics has math tutoring courses in San Mateo for students of all ages. You or your child can learn algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, physics, and astronomy at junior high, high school, and college level, or as professional growth. Our instruction builds confidence and ability so you can learn and have fun.

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Elemetary School Tutoring in San Mateo

With years of experience tutoring San Mateo, CA. students from Hilldale School we understand that younger students can get frustrated with math. Many times, we simply hear, “I suck at math.” We’ve found that this attitude usually stems from an event that occurred in which they were embarrassed in front of a class by a teach or something along those lines. From that incident, a narrative begins that creates doubt in a student’s mind. Eventually, a frustrated student shuts down when it comes to learning math. They simply decide it’s not going to happen.

What we do is change the narrative. We can usually turn a student’s attitude around quickly by matching them with a real physicist or an actual mathematician who has professional research experience and can explain more complex skills on a basic level to younger students. When your student is relaxed and confident is when the real education begins.

At the elementary level, we aim for complete confidence and understanding or 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 Tutoring in San Mateo

Trough tutoring math for students at Odyssey Middle School, we know how important it is  to establish the skills and tools 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 and measures of central tendency and variability. It’s vital for students to master these skills before heading to high school to tackle algebra, geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus courses.

Students who have a solid foundation on computation skills and basic facts are the ones who can firmly grasp these middle school concepts needed for high school. Too many kids are taught strategies for how to get around not knowing basic skills. They don’t develop the number sense necessary for the more abstract concepts in which they need to apply to calculation skills as part of another process. Many times, too much time is spent fuddling through the memorization process, and they miss the bigger picture of the new concept they are trying to acquire. Our tutors can explain the big picture fully, so your student understands the process step by step. We understand a comprehensive understanding at this level is critical for the important academic years to come in high school.

High School Tutoring in San Mateo

Mathematics expands to a whole new level in high school. High school students at Compass High School, Stanbridge Academy, and Futures Academy first must master algebra before delving into more advanced math like geometry, trigonometry, calculus and physics. Tutors focus on core concepts like complex numbers, functions, understanding slope, isosceles and equilateral triangles, unit conversions, solving inequalities, parabolas, laws of logic and conditional statements.

We also have courses to prepare for the SAT and ACT tests that can increase your score and get you into 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! A lot of schools teach math by simply going through the motions. This makes students resentful because they just don’t understand why. “Why am I doing this?” And that’s a good question.

We show the why behind it. We show where the formulas come from. It’s not enough to just write down the Pythagorean theorem; we show you where it comes from. It doesn’t come from outer space! When students understand the origin and concept, we’ve found they respond well and have a deeper learning and understanding that you don’t get through simple memorization. We don’t want you to learn it for a test and forget it. We aim to give you math tools for life.

College and University Tutoring in San Mateo

Math courses at a college or university can be tough. Many times, classes are oversized, and it can be difficult to get one-on-one time with the professor or teaching assistant. Courses can also 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.

While college math courses can be difficult for many, our tutors are experts in college algebra, geometry, trigonometry, finite math, statistics, calculus and physics. (Remember, our tutors are all real-world scientists and mathematicians who have mastered their craft and earned several high-ranking degrees and other professional accolades.

At Alexander Tutoring, we recognize that some students might be timid to admit that he or she is having difficulties. Our tutors slow things down and encourage students to take it one step at a time. We believe a more methodical and organized approach to thinking can enhance their overall learning and understanding. This system allows students to give answers a careful once-over and avoid turning in mistakes. The result is a better course grade and an improved understanding moving forward.

Adult Math & Physics Tutoring in San Mateo, CA.

Adults and non-traditional students in San Mateo that haven’t taken a mathematics course in many years can easily be intimidated. Don’t worry! We’ve heard “it’s been years” many, many times, and our tutors know how to get you back in the game.

For adults returning to college or university, our tutors tailor a study program based on each student’s individual needs. Our objective is to ensure the student understands the course material and achieves a better grade. From basic algebra to thermodynamics and nuclear physics, our skilled instructors can help older students get back on the cutting edge and feel confident about math.

A strong part of our teaching attitude is about honesty – answering your questions without deception or stonewalling – filling your valuable time with the best and most effective learning. We treat all students, regardless of age, in the same way, we treat each other and other adults. Nurturing teaching environments and student-tutor relationships translates to accomplishment.


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



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.



A key member of the Kepler Space Telescope missions at UC Berkeley, he brings a unique and exciting perspective to his math and physics teaching at Alexander Tutoring.

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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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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 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.

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Maddy is a recent graduate of University of a California Davis, with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. 



We help students in San Mateo  excel to new heights in the world of mathematics. Contact us today to schedule your free phone consultation and see how Alexander Tutoring can help you or your student excel.

Our experienced tutors will create a unique, individual education plan that’s geared specifically for you or your student. Schedule now, call us at (415) 312-4720 or send an e-mail to get started today with a free consultation!



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