Math Tutors for Elementary School Students
Archived Q&A and Reviews
- Math tutor near Pt. Richmond for 10 year old
- Math Tutor for 9 y.o. with Dyscalculia
- Need math tutor for 5th grader
- Making Math Real tutor for 10 year old?
- Math tutor for understimulated 5th grader
- Math tutor for struggling 7 yr old - Making Math Real
- Looking for math tutor for 5th grader who is struggling
- Math Tutor Needed for 3rd Grader
- Summer math camp for struggling 3rd grader
- Math tutor for 5th Grader in Walnut Creek
- Earlier Recommendations
I am seeking a math tutor for my son. He lacks confidence in his work. Ideally , it would work best for our schedule if the tutoring was in our home in Pt. Richmond. Of course, that can be negotiable. k.r
We've been working with Marissa Meyers at the Albany Math Center for the last year and couldn't be happier with the progress my daughter has made and most importantly the confidence she now has when approaching math problems.
There were many math concepts (fractions, some multiplication tables) that my daughter never quite understood in elementary school and it just made it harder for her when she entered middle school. She is now in 7th grade. Marissa is trained in Making Math Real which is what really helped my daughter learn. Wish we had started the math tutoring in 4th or 5th grade but glad we go now. My daughter really enjoys her sessions.
Students do go to her office in Albany. You can email her at albanymathcenter [at] gmail.com or go on the website albanymathcenter.com happy with math tutor
My 9 year-old, third grade daughter was recently diagnosed with dyscalculia. She desperately needs help understanding basic math facts / concepts in a way that works for dyslexic children. In this regard, I have found that most graduate students do not have the skill set necessary to address this learning challenge. Notably, my daughter does not have classic dyslexia (she reads 3x beyond her grade level). She already has a 504 plan but does not qualify for an IEP (we are in an Oakland public school). Thanks in advance. Anon
Sara Hanes might be the perfect fit for your daughter. She uses Making Math Real techniques to teach math to students of all ages, and really makes learning fun. She has many years of experience, and is also a warm, lovely person. My daughter worked with Sara starting in 4th grade, and truly enjoyed her sessions. Sara was able to help her understand the concepts, and her grades and self esteem soared. You can reach Sara at Sarahanes [at] att.net / 510-549-9349.
My daughter has needed tutoring support for the past several years with math, and has never been happy with her tutor. We have generally hired retired teachers, but I think she'd be happier with someone younger who she can relate to more. She is very resistant to tutoring so it needs to have an element of fun. Would love suggestions. It's important we find someone who has strong familiarity with the new Common Core standards. We are in the Richmond/El Cerrito/Kensington area. Thank you
Sounds like your daughter would benefit from the Making Math Real approach. It was great for my 5th grader who needed extra support in math. We had a wonderful experience with Marissa Meyers who uses Making Math Real strategies in her tutoring. She works with math students at Albany Middle School (so is quite famliar with Common Core Standards) and tutors in the afternoon at the Albany Math Center. You can reach her at (510) 919-0843 or go on their website www.albanymathcenter.com
Hello, I looking for a math tutor for my 10 year old son. I have been reading about the Making Math Real approach, and would be interested in a tutor who is trained in this or a similar program. We live in North Oakland, so would like to find someone in South Berkeley or Oakland. Thank you! Anon
I highly recommend Leba Morimoto. Making Math Real is an excellent approach, and she is one of the practioners that works with pre-algebra and up through high school math. Her email is: lebasline [at] gmail.com Pat
I highly recommend Sara Hanes who uses the Making Math Real approach. I agree it's a terrific approach. Sara has taken all the courses twice and tutors students after school at Bentley. Sara is on the Berkeley side up near Parkwoods Apartments by the Caldecott Tunnel. Used to be in Rockridge. I tried several tutors before I found Making Math Real. She has many clients but might have openings because some clients who've been with her for years are off to college. Worth every penny if your child is struggling. Contact sarahanes [at] att.net Grateful mom, Becky
My 5th grader is understimulated in Math and I've come to the realization that I need to supplement his education. I am thinking of starting with a math tutor and wondered if anyone can recommend a good one who charges reasonable rates. (As an aside, what is the going rate for a math tutor?) I'd also be open to other ideas about ways to keep math interesting for a 10 yo boy. bpn grateful
Math can be very inspiring when taught in an inspiring way... Here are some ideas: - Berkeley Math Circle:http://mathcircle.berkeley.edu/index.php? options=bmc%7Cbmc_elementary%7Cbmc%20elementary has classes for kids interested in math that go all the way up to high school. They don't teach topics that are taught in school. - QuantumCamp http://www.quantumcamp.com/qcmath is an innovative academic program in Downtown Berkeley with a fabulous group of teachers who have a deep understanding of their subject areas and a passion for education. - Internet: Youtube channels such as http://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart and http://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile are fun and informative - orit
I think you might be better off with something like Berkeley Math Circle than with a tutor because then your child will meet other children who are interested in math. Also, for next summer, ATDP, through CAL is a good choice -- just keep on top of the deadlines. The Julia Robinson Math Festival at Cal and the Stanford Splash are both full of interesting math activities. The new Exploratorium has some wonderful mathematical exhibits -- if you and/or your partner aren't comfortable talking about the math that goes with the ''Wow!'' one of the docents can help explain what is going on. Lawrence Hall of Science has many math enrichment books, and you (or a tutor) could work through some with your son. Sometimes LHS has classes for middle-grade children. Another option would be to start a Math Circle or organize a math fair at your child's school (other parents and I did one at Jefferson for a number of years.) The important thing is to keep math social and fun, and to remember that there are many aspects of mathematics (number theory, geometry, problem solving etc.) that tend to get short-shrift in the school curriculum, but can give your child a deeper understanding of mathematics, and hopefully lead to a life long interest in mathematics. math geek mom
Have a look at khanacademy.com. They have many math videos and they are only 10 minutes long. you could have him look at some intro videos on algebra. There may also be ones on fractions, percents, and the like which may be more appropriate for his age. I've been tutoring math for many years and charge $70 and hour but for his level of math you may be able to find someone for $30 an hour? Sean
I would enthusiastically recommend my daughter's math tutor Daniel Mayeri. His website is www.berkeleymathtutor.com. My fourth grade daughter started working with Daniel shortly after the start of third grade. She was doing just fine in math at the time, but we felt she could be challenged to learn a bit more advanced material for her age. Daniel has been fantastic. Although most of Daniel's students are in high school, he has shown that he can work well with younger students. My daughter genuinely looks forward to her afternoon sessions with Daniel. Her confidence has increased tremendously. The sessions are rigorous but fun and relaxed. We plan to continue for the foreseeable future. We find Daniel to be extremely professional, and at the same time, terrific with kids and young people. Prior to signing up with Daniel, we talked to a few other tutors. Daniel's rate is within the range of most tutors in the area. Jenny K
Our 7-yr old needs help with math. We're looking for a tutor in the Berkeley/North Oakland area. Some friends speak very highly of ''Making Math Real,'' so we're interested in pursuing that option. Our daughter is smart but a bit shy. There are a few Making Math Real tutors with notices on BPN; what we'd like to hear from are some parents re good tutors. Thanks! Kate
Our son was struggling with math for quite some time. I became concerned that he would never enjoy math at all, because of the frustration he was experiencing in school (over the course of a number of grade levels and teachers) combined with our nightly struggle with math homework.
A family therapist recommended Leba Morimoto, a tutor who specializes in the strategies of Making Match Real. Leba is kind, patient, soft spoken, and her love of math is contagious! Our son felt very comfortable from the start, and Leba's positive attitude not only helped his math skills, but it helped him gain confidence in his math knowledge. His teachers saw significant improvement in math skills, comprehension, and attitude very quickly. I highly recommend Leba: lebasline [at] gmail.com, 510-528- 8224. Kim
I highly recommend Jane Molnar at molnarmathacademy.org. She teaches classes and does tutoring in North Berkeley. My 9 year old son, though bright, was struggling with the Everyday Math program in his Albany public school classroom. Working with Jane began to turn things around for my son right away. Confusing concepts became clear. Jane taught him ways to solve problems and do his homework that made it much easier and less stressful for him. I plan to sign him up for one of Jane Molnar's after school math classes to keep the momentum going. My son's frustration and confusion have been replaced by confidence and a willingness to do his homework which now takes much less time. Jane has helped him with basic concepts such as fractions and division and has also taught him really fun topics from algebra and logic which he loves. Jo
I'm looking for a math tutor for my 5th grader. Any recommendations? My son is struggling, and beginning to feel dumb in class. My husband and I have tried, and we are butting heads with our son so it's time to bring in a neutral 3rd party to help out. Open to high school students, college students, anyone who is good with kids and good at explaining math. Thanks!
We have a 5th grader who was really struggling with math last year. He now has a wonderful math tutor, Leba Morimoto. Leba is great! She is kind, calm, encouraging, and has worked wonders for our son. He sees her 1x/week, and now enjoys math. His teachers and the support staff at his school have noticed his improvement since he's started going to Leba. Leba Morimoto: 510-528-8224 Kim
My daughter uses JogNog.com for math, science, history and literature. I like the math program because it follows the standards set by Massachusetts, which is the #1 state in the nation for math and science education. I like the science and history and literature because they have her exact textbooks on as study games and she uses them right before tests. Not sure if you have the same California Life Science textbook or World history book but you can use the math. There's a promotion right now for 5th grade math. http://www.jognog.com/study-guide/5th-grade-math-c-package-plan.html Good luck!! Irene
Hi. We are looking into hiring a math tutor for our third grader. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We live in North Berkeley. Thank you. Anon
My 4th grader has a great math tutor - Leba Morimoto. Leba is a kind, patient tutor, who has done wonders with my math-phobic 10 year old. She tutors all ages and levels, and works out of her home in the El Cerrito hills. We highly recommend her! Phone: 510-528-8224, Email: lebasline [at] yahoo.com Kim
I can highly recommend Natalia for math tutoring. She is patient, great with kids, and is able to do math tutoring through High School level. Feel free to contact Natalia directly at 510-910-2722 or by e-mail: nataliakapa [at] gmail.com. Anon.
My daughter's tutor (Larissa) is wonderful and reasonable. She and her husband have day jobs, but tutor children and teens in math. I found her after using two tutoring services. Her email address is l_nabokova [at] yahoo.com. pmog
Hi, my 3rd grader needs some extra help with math over the summer. He struggles with math as it is...he has some mild dyslexia that makes symbols hard for him. Anyway, he needs to continue doing math over the summer or I fear 4th grade will be very hard for him. I am seeking some kind of a math camp that he can do throughout the upcoming summer. I've heard about ''making math real'' program and am wondering if there is anyone out there in Berkeley who is doing somethink like this? We're open to other math programs as well. Looking forward to hearing from you! needing summer math
Aurora School in Oakland had a math camp last summer, and will have it again next summer. My own child did not attend, but I've heard great things about it from people whose children did; some even decided to go for an additional session because they enjoyed it so much. anon
I'm looking for a math tutor or afterschool math class for my 5th grade daughter. She's struggling this year, and really hasn't had any troubles up to now. I live in Walnut Creek, so prefer this area/Lafayette for convenience. WC mom
I would recommend Andrew Solter. He is an awesome math tutor. He was recommended to me by a math professor. My daughter really enjoyed working with him. He is great with kids K-12. He really knows how to keep kids attention. You can email him at asolter [at] mac.com or 310-849-5015 I know that you'll love what he does for your child. Sincerely, Adrian
I'm looking for a math summer course for my 8-year old. He goes to a Montessori school and seems to have missed out on a lot in terms of math facts and numbers sense. Is there a math camp that would make sure that he has had the equivalent of a conventional second-grade curriculum and would be ready for third grade in public school? Most of the camps seem to be for kids who love math and are really good at it (for example ADTP) or for kids who have the public school curriculum down and now need something a little more inventive. He doesn't like math and has had relatively little exposure (there's no way they do 5 hours of math a week in his school), so I worry that something for kids who love math would just make him feel worse about the whole thing. Should we try Kumon? Any recommendations for tutoring would also be appreciated. sigh
Check out Head Royce 's summer program.
The Academy , a K-8 private school on Benvenue Ave. in Berkeley has a summer math program exactly geared for children in situations like yours (i.e. aimed at children who need to catch up). The Academy itself is an academically accelerated school and many people assume the summer program is accelerated & for math whizzes, but in fact it's not the same as the regular academic curriculum and Academy children do not generally attend the summer program (sometimes children do who are switching into The Academy for the fall & need to catch up). Contact them and see if it fits your needs. Very happy Academy parent
Experienced tutor for 9 year old daughter
I am looking for an experienced tutor for my 9 year old daughter. Primarily math but possibly language arts also. We are in Alameda and would prefer someone local who has experience with elementary school children. Also prefer someone who is a good listener and motivator -- my daughter has low self-esteem and does not think of herself as a good learner. Concerned Alameda parent
Sounds like my neighbor would be a perfect fit for your daughter! She is an experienced, credentialed teacher who has worked primarily with 4th and 5th graders. She's wonderful, great with kids, really talks their language and kids really seem to respond to her. She isn't teaching right now, because she has a baby so she tutors. She is also located in Alameda. Her contact info is: Phone # 510 847 0444. Email kelley.seltzer[at]gmail.com Kerri
My good friend, Kelley Seltzer, lives in Alameda and has taught 4th and 5th graders for 7 years. She is currently staying home with her daughter and is tutoring students from home (she also tutored when she was teaching full time). I know all of her students love her and she does more than just go over homework with her students - she makes her sessions interesting and accommodates different learning styles. You can contact her at kelley.seltzer[at]gmail.com or at 510-847-0444. Brooke
Call Suzie McLean, a recently retired 3rd-grade teacher, and Educational Therapist with lots of Making Math Real training. She's great: warm, experienced, and creative. 501-4159
Hello...We are looking for a tutor for our 11 year old (5th grade) son. Although a bright child, he seems to lack some motivation and confidence in his abilities. We, and his teacher, are concerned that he won't be ready academically for what is to come once he enters middle school next year. We would like referrals for a math and reading comprehension tutor who would come to our home. We think a male tutor would be a better fit for him; one who is sincere and warm, knows how to motivate a child (who might think he knows more than he does!), and possesses a sense of humor. Thanks in advance.
Check out The University of Learning in Walnut Creek: www.LearnAtTheU.com. Active learning through hands-on activities. Small, personalized classes. Private tutoring available. Mariessa
Paul Osborne is a great, motivational tutor with quite the sense of humor. He is in Berkeley but does make home visits throughout the Bay area. He can be reached at 510-301-5302. onika
Tutor for son who needs a lot of remedial assistance
I am in need of finding a math tutor for my son. He is in elementary school and needs a lot of remedial assistance with number sense, basic concepts, and key operations. He has learning disabilities so the tutor needs to have a foundation in educational therapy or neuropsychology. We have tried the making math real route and at this juncture think a different approach may be more appropriate for him. Someone in or close to Berkeley is optimal, but more important is the right person who can connec with him yet be firm and disciplined. I know of some people, but interested in knowing who else is out there. Any suggestions? Anonymous
My wife and I highly recommend Pam Marquardt at Grasshopper Tutoring in Berkeley (Cedar and Shattuck) as an elementary-through middle school tutor. Our daughter (now in 5th grade) is dyslexic and has struggled in school. She has made dramatic progress in both reading and math with Pam's help. Note from my daughter: Hi my name is annie and Pam helps me with math. I have dyslexia. I met pam and I learnd how to live with it. If you go on the web site you will see me! Her website is grasshoppertutoring.com NIck
You can't go wrong with David Freedman, who is a truly gifted teacher. Good luck. You can reach him at: derfree[at]lmi.net happy with tutor
Leba Moramoto is a Learning Specialist who is not only a master at tutoring math- Making Math Real but is also very warm, friendly, calm, organized, supportive, fun, creative with learning challenges, and has a lovely studio in El Cerrito where she works with students. She was recommended by other professionals to me and I cannot say enough good things about our experience with her. In 6 months my daughter has gone from struggling to top of her class and more importantly, now has a strong sense of herself as GREAT at math... Leba's focus on self-esteem building as well as the academic skills is very evident and has made a huge difference in our family.
By the way, her gifts are not limited to tutoring math. She also tutors reading, writing, and organizational skills. She is an extraordinarily gifted tutor I recommend her most highly. Her number is 510-528-8224
I can give my child's math tuor a strong recommendation! Jon Hoffman is trained in Making Math Real techniques,and makes math FUN! My daughter really looks forward to her sessions with Jon. He tailors his approach to each child's individual needs and learning style and uses a structured, multisensory approach. It has made a huge difference for my daughter.
Third grader needs a woman math tutor
my daughter, who is in third grade, would benefit from a math tutor who can show her that math is fun, while also teaching her the basics in a manner she can easily retain. she would prefer it be a woman who comes to our home in south berkeley. thanks. lola
I highly recommend A Perfect Match Tutoring Service! The Director has worked in education for years and truly cares about finding the best fit for your child. She will come to your home to meet you and your child in order to match your child with a compatible tutor. The tutors that work for A Perfect Match are highly qualified and go through a rigorous interview and background check process. To get started, visit www.aperfectmatchtutoring.com or call 510-290-0208 or 650-704-6196. Kamila
Hi. Kumon is a great math/reading program that instills discipline and makes learning math simple and easy and builds tons of confidence. My sons have been in the program for three years and what a difference. Math is a positive in our household. The days of arguments and constant battles over ''numbers'' are over. Mom of Kumon Boys
I am writing to let you all know about a wonderful tutor who was instrumental in helping my daughter to understand the principals of Algebra 1, Algebra II, and Geometry. Her name is Erica Smith. She teaches math for students at all levels from Arithmetic to Math Analysis to Trigonometry. She also teaches Biology, Chemistry, English and History. Her humor, compassion and patience encouraged my daughter to want to do good in school and built her self confidence in a way that I will be forever grateful for. Erica has a way of taking a difficult subject and presenting it in a practical and enjoyable way. I Highly Recommend Erica Smith. Her e-mail address is riceandsmith[at]earthlink.net bonnie
I can recommend an excellent math tutor, trained in Making Math Real techniques. He truly makes math FUN by playing lots of games; he uses a multisensory approach that facilitates learning, tailored to each child's specific learning style. My daughter really enjoys her sessions and has made so much progress since she has been seeing him! His name is Jon Hoffman; his phone number is 333-4083. I realize that you are looking for a female tutor, but thought this recommendation mught be helpful. pleased parent
4th grader needs work on math
Can anyone recommend a fun, dynamic and competent math tutor for a soon-to-be 4th grader? Our son needs work on math concepts and multiple-step math problems. He very much needs to be inspired, so the personality of the tutor is key. He loves young adults and high school students, but he also loves older adults who are fun and have an easy repoire with kids. We couldn't find many postings on BPN for tutors at the elementary-school level. We live in Albany. Thanks very much
Hi, I would like to recommend my friend David Freedman. He is a great person and really good with kids. He has been teaching elementary school-age kids for years. Here is his website: www.math4life.net. His phone number is (510) 549-3506 and email is derfree[at]lmi.net. Good luck! nadja
If you're willing to drive your son to Alameda, I can recommend a GREAT math tutor: Michelle Liotsakis (510)769-6842. A former classroom teacher, Michelle has been working with my soon-to-be 5th grader since last August and my daughter loves working with her. I don't think my daughter will ever be a math major, but she no longer defines herself as someone who ''can't do'' math. Michelle tutors individually or in shared tutoring sessions if the students are at the same level. Plus, this August she's having Power Math Camp. Give her a call. As my daughter told a friend, ''Math is fun with Michelle!''
I am looking for a one or two week camp in August that focuses on math for my 10 year old daughter (going into 5th grade). I would really appreciate any referrals and am open to any camp that includes math skill development. I prefer a camp in Oakland, Berkeley, or other nearby east-bay locations. Also, any suggestions for ways to improve my daughters math skills (and have her enjoy it!) are appreciated. Thanks! Todd
Have you tried Lawrence Hall of Science? They have a number of math camps and programs in the summer including Math for Girls.
about the math camp: I'm pretty sure Lawrence Hall of Science offers a math camp this summer. Their camps are typically 3 hours a day and last one to two weeks. Ellen