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$ 20
Mar 2008
Fresno, CA
Math and Writing
Students better tutors than professionals  more... close row
$ 99
Nov 2007
Wamego, Kansas
Math & Chemistry
One month of an online tutoring service a good choice for rural student  more... close row
$ 25
Jan 2008
Valparaiso, IN
Mathematics and organizational skills
Tutoring from a credentialed tutor  more... close row
$ 25
Apr 2008
Ashland, KY
Tutoring brings math grade up from D to an A  more... close row
$ 20
Jan 2008
Cranston, RI
Biology and Algebra
Tutoring helped son get straight As  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2008
New York, New York
High School students volunteering as tutors  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Carlsbad, CA
Twice a month for one hour each session  more... close row
$ 20
Sep 2007
San Diego, California
Recent college grad tutoring eighth grader in math  more... close row

Description of service

I hired a recent college graduate for one-on-one math tutoring with an eighth grader at a cost of around $20/hr. The original price was slightly higher, but since the sessions were two hours, the tutor lowered her price a bit.

The tutor had past group tutoring experience, a background in math, but little one-on-one experience and was a liberal arts major. The tutor met with the student at a library once a week for a minimum of two hours, occasionally more. Special help was given to the learning process (tips and tricks for remembering, other ways to truly understand a problem and how the problem applied to real life) rather than just assisting the student with math homework (though that was done as well).

Review of Service

Overall, both student and tutor were satisfied with payment. The student's individual assistance helped their grade-- particularly the attention to detail the tutor had with the student. The tutor was flexible and able to do cancellations without charging. In addition the student was female (as was the tutor) and the student believed it was easier to learn from a female tutor.


Make sure to check out the pricing. Often more experienced tutors charge more. In addition, tutors are usually willing to lower their price if they know that they will get more hours. Finally, remember, its not just a service you are paying for its a person! Make sure that the tutor and student get along (to some extent) or the money might be better spent on a book regarding the subject,

$ 300
Apr 2008
Onalaska, WI
A month of tutoring with three hours per week  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Chicago, IL
math - trig
In home tutor helped son improve trigonometry grade  more... close row