...into more schools. Tutoring for me is a transfer of knowledge that the typical classroom of one teacher to twenty or so students doesn't allow--it's more personal. By use of whiteboards, practice problems, constant repetition, and positive encouragement, students start to understand the problems themselves and are more likely to be able to solve similar...
Read more

...I am currently working in the lab of Professor Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on novel drug delivery systems for the gastrointestinal tract. I am hoping to attend medical school in pursuit of becoming a physician. I am currently interested in pediatrics and psychiatry but I am looking forward to exploring...
Read more

...about education since high school and have been teaching, tutoring, and mentoring students from grades 6-12 and college in a variety of subjects since! I specialize in mathematics and science tutoring as well as standardized exam preparation. In the past, I have helped students achieve significant improvements and success on the SAT, SHSAT, Regents and...
Read more

...in classes with unclear teaching methods, which led me to tutor at a young age in my K-12 school, then in college. The cumulative nature of math poses challenges to many students, and I like to find ways to connect the dots to help my students have a better grasp of difficult concepts. While I...
Read more

...have a wide range of interests and abilities. I enjoy soccer, basketball, football, tennis, biking, board riding, exploring nature, cooking, eating, dancing, playing music, reading, and solving puzzles and problems. I try to have fun and be grateful every day. I enjoy my day job as an IT Specialist with Peace Corps, a federal agency...
Read more

...come prepared with examples. The students who usually benefit the most from working with me are those who care about doing well in class and want to learn. I like to engage with my students and make session not a dread for them - but I want them to engage back too! Since graduating I...
Read more

...I helped them achieve was so rewarding that I made it a point to return to tutoring after graduation! My tutoring style is heavily influenced by my problem-solving-oriented engineering background. In school, I learned how to break down problems, analyze each component, and then proceed step-by-step to a solution. This same approach has helped me...
Read more

I'm a rising junior at Harvard College. I study African American Studies with a secondary in Women's Studies and I am pursuing a language citation in Spanish. I aspire to one day go to business school. When I am not doing work, I can typically be found reading, writing, or dancing.
Read more

...find that the breakthroughs students experience in calculus and basic algebra (Algebra I or Algebra II) are the most exciting, and those subjects are correspondingly my favorite to tutor. When I'm not tutoring or studying, I'm pretty reliably involved in some way in one of three activities. I devote a significant amount of my time to...
Read more

...sister (8 years younger). Growing up, I excelled at math; however, my brother and sister struggled to understand the concepts. My parents tried to teach them, but ultimately, this resulted in more rebellion than progress. I volunteered to help and found that I really enjoyed the process. The most satisfying experience was tutoring my brother...
Read more

...teaching and engaging students with their education. There is little that is more rewarding than aiding a struggling student successfully. In high school, I was a member of the National Honors Society and relished the opportunities that organization provided me to tutor others. I love learning, and I love sharing that with others. What better...
Read more

...do a lot of it during my quarter-century on this planetRussia, all over Europe, the Middle East, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and pretty much every state in this country. You only live once, and I really do learn something new every day. Of all the jobs I've had while pursuing music and art, I've found that...
Read more

...the International Education Center in downtown Minneapolis. All these experiences have helped me develop a variety of strategies to adapt to different learners needs and learning styles. I tutor a wide range of subjects, such as ACT prep, math, writing, Spanish, and Latin. Whether the math section of the ACT is making you nervous or...
Read more

...helped, I've been there. I love tutoring people in anything: college essays, algebra, linear algebra, calculusanything I have ever loved to do. Tutoring has taught me empathy and patience. Two vital components that a great tutor has. I am hard working and I love seeing others succeed. I will able to tutor for most of...
Read more

...I will be pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience in the fall at Johns Hopkins. I have been tutoring high school students outside of class in college and involved in STEM academics and research mentorship as well as a translation program from and to English outside of class. I speak Japanese and French, and I have...
Read more

...If I can make a student interested in a topic and engage with their learning style, learning happens much faster and more effectively, and doesn't feel like work. I endeavor to interest students in any topic (but especially math) by giving them a sense of a larger context. In particular, I love to bring college-level...
Read more

...in a wide variety of subjects, such as calculus courses, physics, chemistry, programming (python), french, and writing courses. Additionally, I took many AP classes throughout high school which enabled me to enter college with over 30 credits already completed. I have spent two years tutoring in the past and have gained experience learning how to...
Read more

...neuroscience, and I am hoping to become a neurologist. I have four years of tutoring experience in varying subjects such as literature, math, science, and ACT prep. I have tutored kids of all ages and am familiar with different tutoring methods for each age group. More than that, what qualifies me for this job is...
Read more

...I began tutoring my younger siblings in these subjects when they had trouble themselves. I even began attending Biology review sessions to help my teacher explain topics to other students and review material with them. I always enjoyed teaching simply because I enjoyed and was passionate about the material itself. But I enjoyed it even...
Read more

Providing guidance in science and mathematics to help students understand the real-world applications of scientific and mathematical concepts in their everyday lives. I have a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. in Sustainable Energy Materials and Technology, and I am pursuing my M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.... Learning science and mathematics through real-world applications that show how concepts can actually be used to solve real problems.
Read more

Our interview process, stringent qualifications, and background screening ensure that only the best College Algebra tutors work with Varsity Tutors. To assure a successful experience, you're paired with one of these qualified tutors by an expert director - and we stand behind that match with our money-back guarantee.

Receive personally tailored College Algebra lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with the best tutor for your particular needs while offering flexible scheduling to fit your busy life.

College Algebra Tutoring FAQ

Do you struggle with polynomials, linear or quadratic equations, or logarithmic functions? Does the mere mention of these terms make you feel overwhelmed? If so, personal college algebra tutoring can help you with your math anxiety and put you on the path to success. A talented tutor can make a huge difference in your understanding of algebra by providing you with a fresh, new perspective on how you should approach the subject.

The one-on-one attention private tutoring provides means that sessions are customized for you. Your professional tutor can slow down the pace when covering difficult areas and concepts, meaning she or he can break down the explanations that cover problematic areas so that you are more likely to develop a deeper understanding. Moreover, working with a tutor is more efficient than learning only through the traditional classroom method, as she or he can speed over what you already know. Your college algebra tutor can craft a personalized learning plan, so that each session moves you closer to your goal of mastering the subject, all while developing an appreciation for mathematics.

College algebra can be complex, abstract, and difficult to grasp. While it builds on geometry and earlier mathematics, it is fundamentally different. Often it may seem like an entirely different language. Fortunately, you can connect with a tutor who speaks algebra fluently and is dedicated to helping you understand the ins and outs of the course. Additionally, by successfully mastering college algebra, you can are more likely to achieve success in higher levels of math, including geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. This is especially true if you have a talented tutor to guide you through the courses, teaching you the fundamentals and the calculations of various aspects in the course.

It's important to learn the basics before moving on to more complex formulas and equations. If your class moves too quickly for you to understand, the material being presented can seem overwhelming and incomprehensible. Fortunately, a tutor can help you catch up by providing stellar instruction on what you missed or couldn't understand without further assistance.

Your college algebra tutor can model different ways to simplify equations, deal with graphs, and streamline your work with a calculator. If you have trouble with calculation because you don't understand the rules of variable manipulation, or because you have made mistakes along the way, a skilled tutor can teach you a wealth of techniques that can help you make it through complicated problems and equational systems. These tutors have demonstrated mastery in college algebra and other mathematical areas, but also have proven skills in teaching and tutoring. We can help you connect with college algebra tutoring that can help you make sense of all of the concepts covered in college algebra, from expressions and equations to factoring and graphing. Working closely with a private tutor is an excellent way to complete the material necessary to pass your class lectures, or simply to self study and rebuild on important foundations that you might have forgotten.

Do word problems confuse you? You're not alone. Varsity Tutors can help you find a skilled and dedicated tutor who is eager to assist you in translating a story into a functioning algebraic equation, and then give you the skills necessary to solve it. A talented tutor can turn algebra from a foreign concept into something you can handle, and even master! Call your local Varsity Tutors office today and ask about getting help finding a college algebra tutor. There are a number of instructors available who are eager to work around your schedule and set up lessons at a time convenient for you, and they will even meet you in your home on online via the face-to-face live learning platform.

4.9/5.0 Satisfaction Rating*

Your Personalized Tutoring Program and Instructor

Identify Needs

Our knowledgeable directors help you choose your tutor with your learning profile and personality in mind.

Customize Learning

Your tutor can customize your lessons and present concepts in engaging easy-to-understand-ways.

Increased Results

You can learn more efficiently and effectively because the teaching style is tailored to you.

Online Convenience

With the flexibility of online tutoring, your tutor can be arranged to meet at a time that suits you.

Recent College Algebra Tutoring Session Notes

The student has a good understanding of the basics behind college algebra but just needs more practice to understand where to start on a lot of the problems. We went over several kinds of factoring problems. Once she realized the trick to it, she did very well! We also did several factoring/simplifying problems with add/sub and mult/div which went pretty well. We ended on basics of complex fractions, which are a little more difficult. She is good at finding the LCD for the problems. We just need to work on the way to solve complex fractions since it's a formula in a sense.

Today the student and I went over problems from a practice test he had printed out for the math placement test. He was able to solve many of the problems easily, but some were more challenging. For those, we went over strategies including polynomial long division, rules of logarithms, trigonometric identities, difference of cubes, and more. We made an appointment for tomorrow, when we will work through another one of the practice tests he printed out.

Discussed study methods for upcoming tests: reviewing past homework and tests, making a list of past exercises and categorizing topics to better understand which methods to use to solve problems. We discussed systems of equations (linear and non-linear) and matrices.

We reviewed topics covered in yesterday's tutoring session (distance between two points, midpoint). We also continued where we left off with circle equations from yesterday. We looked at a test the student took this past spring semester for the same class (different professor) and he reworked some of the problems that he had missed. He was able to solve the questions or get closer to the answer than he previously did when he took the test.

The student and I covered upcoming material. I left her my notes on end behavior of polynomials, and she seemed to like my organization style. She has everything she needs to understand her professor in the upcoming lectures.