Online Pre-Algebra Tutoring

Students usually take pre-algebra in middle school, prior to taking Algebra I the following year, though not every school offers a dedicated pre-algebra course that students are required to take. The aim of this course is to provide a complete foundation of understanding different numbers, calculations, and data—essentially, everything that comes before the math in Algebra I through Calculus in high school. In other words, pre-algebra material is the culmination of all the “basic” math your student has been working on since elementary school.

We recommend students get help with pre-algebra concepts as soon as they begin to feel they’re struggling or losing confidence. It’s a critical time, both in terms of age and in the sequence of math courses, to ensure students are comfortable with the material and feel good about themselves as math students. A lack of either will become a self-fulfilling prophecy as they begin to perform poorly in subsequent math classes. At TutorNerd, we only hire pre-algebra tutors who are highly knowledgeable, super friendly, and great at teaching—they’re simply the best online tutors! Our tutors provide expert math tutoring for K-12 students—all at the convenience of your computer.

1-on-1 Online Tutoring with TutorNerd

TutorNerd provides one-on-one pre-algebra tutoring for students using our convenient online lesson space. First, you’ll be individually matched with the ideal tutor from our team of experts. And from there, your tutor will help you with everything for your pre-algebra class—including homework, tests, projects, and beyond. This is private tutoring (in real-time) just like having an in-person session—but it occurs remotely!

Our online lesson space is easy to use and requires NO extra software. All the tools and features you need are built in: a virtual whiteboard, a text editor, a code editor, screen sharing, file sharing, and more. Think of it like using Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts—but with a bunch of extra learning tools. Both you and your tutor can use the tools simultaneously in real time, so it’s just like you were sitting together at a desk! Successful students should always work with experts—but that doesn’t mean tutoring shouldn’t be quick and convenient. TutorNerd online tutoring makes it happen.

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The Best Pre-Algebra Tutoring

As we said, this is a critical stage in the development of students, and excelling in pre-algebra usually sets the pace of completing other classes in high school. Top students should hope to complete calculus by senior year at least. Pre-algebra topics are fairly simple, as math topics go. What’s important is to ensure the student is comfortable and confident in the tutoring process. Therefore, you should work with a patient, experienced, and compassionate tutor. But, by working with a warm and friendly (but also knowledgeable and skilled) tutor from TutorNerd, you have nothing to worry about.

With more than ten years in the tutoring field, TutorNerd understands how to produce results for students and busy families (check out all our five-star reviews). What sets TutorNerd apart from other online tutoring companies? We individually hire our pre-algebra tutors and individually match you with the perfect tutor from our team—all completely online. This allows us to provide a highly effective virtual learning experience that produces better results.

Pre-algebra topics covered:

  • Basic arithmetic
  • Factorization
  • Least common multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
  • Stem and leaf plots, histograms, dot plots, and other graphs and data tables
  • Basic geometry, area, perimeter, and volume
  • Fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals
  • Negative numbers and absolute value
  • Percent, ratios, and proportions
  • Expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Exponents, radicals, square root, cube root
  • And any other algebra concept the student needs!
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General Biology, Minors: Mathematics, Law & Society
University of California, San Diego

“For me, learning is one of the most satisfying experiences you can have, and being a part of someone else's "eureka!" moment is a close second. One thing that draws me to tutoring is the idea that every individual learns in a different way. I enjoy trying to tailor my lessons to my students, so that they can see the most progress in their studies. Learning is a skill we need all throughout life, so knowing how to do it efficiently will prove immensely beneficial. ”
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Master's student in Data Science & Analytics, B.S. in Applied Physics, A.S. in Computer Science
SJSU, UCI, RCC

“From my own education, I have noticed that sincerity has been the distinction between a great and poor teacher. I have a strong passion for the the sciences. I love tutoring because I can help students gain a similar appreciation once they understand the material better. And I find that with every session, I, myself, also gain a deeper understanding of science through teaching it.”
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Bachelors Economics & Physics
Wake Forest University

“Many teachers simply don't have the time, ability, or the passion that it takes to help every student in their classes achieve success and understanding in their subjects. I enjoy helping those students succeed in areas where they struggled in a traditional classroom.”
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Statistics B.S., Economics minor (In Progress)
California State University, Long Beach

“Tutoring is perhaps one of the most enriching and stimulating professions out there, especially for a college student like me. I have worked with so many amazing students over the years, and have developed personal relationships with many students and families in my community. Not only have I helped these students achieve academic and personal success, but I have also benefited from their acquaintance in more ways than I can count. ”
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Master of Arts in Teaching
University of California, Irvine (UCI)

“I became an educator because I love to teach. I think one of the most important things I can do is to show students how much bigger and more interesting the world is than what they've already experienced, and teaching history and English provides a way to do that. I am passionate about tutoring because, when I can work with students in a one on one context, it is easier for them to interact with the material, ask questions, take the necessary time to think through the difficult concepts, and ultimately learn than it is for them to do those things in a crowded classroom. When I can see students make progress and enjoy learning, it makes me more excited to work with them.”
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Ph.D, 5th year – Theatre & Drama (emphases: Theory, Dramaturgy); MA – English Literature & Composition; MA – Theatre Arts; BA – English (minors: History, Drama)
UC, Irvine - UC, San Diego; La Sierra University; San Diego State University; Walla Walla University

“We can't all be great at everything and that's frustrating. Even among high achievers, it's hard to admit that a challenging subject doesn't come as easy as others. These looming roadblocks tend to become the subjects students "hate" - an unfortunate and avoidable fate if the dread is faced and eased. Too many times writing and English are labeled as hated subjects because they're over-thought and allowed to turn into giants that haunt students. So many of the students I tutor already know what they want to say, but simply need the right kind of help, and the right tools, to move them past their fear. The confidence they gain when they realize what they're capable of communicating through writing is incredible! (And, I truly love hearing back from clients, excited to share with me that they got into the college, grad program, or job to which I helped them apply!)”
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Bachelors Economics & Physics
Wake Forest University

“Many teachers simply don't have the time, ability, or the passion that it takes to help every student in their classes achieve success and understanding in their subjects. I enjoy helping those students succeed in areas where they struggled in a traditional classroom.”
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Statistics B.S., Economics minor (In Progress)
California State University, Long Beach

“Tutoring is perhaps one of the most enriching and stimulating professions out there, especially for a college student like me. I have worked with so many amazing students over the years, and have developed personal relationships with many students and families in my community. Not only have I helped these students achieve academic and personal success, but I have also benefited from their acquaintance in more ways than I can count. ”
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Master's student in Data Science & Analytics, B.S. in Applied Physics, A.S. in Computer Science
SJSU, UCI, RCC

“From my own education, I have noticed that sincerity has been the distinction between a great and poor teacher. I have a strong passion for the the sciences. I love tutoring because I can help students gain a similar appreciation once they understand the material better. And I find that with every session, I, myself, also gain a deeper understanding of science through teaching it.”
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Ph.D, 5th year – Theatre & Drama (emphases: Theory, Dramaturgy); MA – English Literature & Composition; MA – Theatre Arts; BA – English (minors: History, Drama)
UC, Irvine - UC, San Diego; La Sierra University; San Diego State University; Walla Walla University

“We can't all be great at everything and that's frustrating. Even among high achievers, it's hard to admit that a challenging subject doesn't come as easy as others. These looming roadblocks tend to become the subjects students "hate" - an unfortunate and avoidable fate if the dread is faced and eased. Too many times writing and English are labeled as hated subjects because they're over-thought and allowed to turn into giants that haunt students. So many of the students I tutor already know what they want to say, but simply need the right kind of help, and the right tools, to move them past their fear. The confidence they gain when they realize what they're capable of communicating through writing is incredible! (And, I truly love hearing back from clients, excited to share with me that they got into the college, grad program, or job to which I helped them apply!)”
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Bachelors Economics & Physics
Wake Forest University

“Many teachers simply don't have the time, ability, or the passion that it takes to help every student in their classes achieve success and understanding in their subjects. I enjoy helping those students succeed in areas where they struggled in a traditional classroom.”
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Statistics B.S., Economics minor (In Progress)
California State University, Long Beach

“Tutoring is perhaps one of the most enriching and stimulating professions out there, especially for a college student like me. I have worked with so many amazing students over the years, and have developed personal relationships with many students and families in my community. Not only have I helped these students achieve academic and personal success, but I have also benefited from their acquaintance in more ways than I can count. ”
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Master of Arts in Teaching
University of California, Irvine (UCI)

“I became an educator because I love to teach. I think one of the most important things I can do is to show students how much bigger and more interesting the world is than what they've already experienced, and teaching history and English provides a way to do that. I am passionate about tutoring because, when I can work with students in a one on one context, it is easier for them to interact with the material, ask questions, take the necessary time to think through the difficult concepts, and ultimately learn than it is for them to do those things in a crowded classroom. When I can see students make progress and enjoy learning, it makes me more excited to work with them.”
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Bachelors Economics & Physics
Wake Forest University

“Many teachers simply don't have the time, ability, or the passion that it takes to help every student in their classes achieve success and understanding in their subjects. I enjoy helping those students succeed in areas where they struggled in a traditional classroom.”
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MBA Candidate, BA Economics, Mathematics Minor
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSU Fullerton

“I have been helping students in their math and science courses my entire life. Tutoring allows me to share my knowledge and keep my skills fresh and current. ”
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Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Literature
University of California, Berkeley

“I am passionate about tutoring because I enjoy being part of the education journey with the student. I see my duty as showing the student how to understand and solve problems. I do not give the answers to the student because there are always new concepts and subjects to learn. The important part of tutoring is to guide the student to think in a step-by-step process to come to an understanding and solution of the subject. When the student shows they want to learn and puts in the effort to come to an understanding and mastery of the subject; it is a win-win situation for both the student and me, as the tutor.”
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Master of Arts in Teaching
University of California, Irvine (UCI)

“I became an educator because I love to teach. I think one of the most important things I can do is to show students how much bigger and more interesting the world is than what they've already experienced, and teaching history and English provides a way to do that. I am passionate about tutoring because, when I can work with students in a one on one context, it is easier for them to interact with the material, ask questions, take the necessary time to think through the difficult concepts, and ultimately learn than it is for them to do those things in a crowded classroom. When I can see students make progress and enjoy learning, it makes me more excited to work with them.”
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Ph.D, 5th year – Theatre & Drama (emphases: Theory, Dramaturgy); MA – English Literature & Composition; MA – Theatre Arts; BA – English (minors: History, Drama)
UC, Irvine - UC, San Diego; La Sierra University; San Diego State University; Walla Walla University

“We can't all be great at everything and that's frustrating. Even among high achievers, it's hard to admit that a challenging subject doesn't come as easy as others. These looming roadblocks tend to become the subjects students "hate" - an unfortunate and avoidable fate if the dread is faced and eased. Too many times writing and English are labeled as hated subjects because they're over-thought and allowed to turn into giants that haunt students. So many of the students I tutor already know what they want to say, but simply need the right kind of help, and the right tools, to move them past their fear. The confidence they gain when they realize what they're capable of communicating through writing is incredible! (And, I truly love hearing back from clients, excited to share with me that they got into the college, grad program, or job to which I helped them apply!)”
profile

Bachelors Economics & Physics
Wake Forest University

“Many teachers simply don't have the time, ability, or the passion that it takes to help every student in their classes achieve success and understanding in their subjects. I enjoy helping those students succeed in areas where they struggled in a traditional classroom.”
profile

Statistics B.S., Economics minor (In Progress)
California State University, Long Beach

“Tutoring is perhaps one of the most enriching and stimulating professions out there, especially for a college student like me. I have worked with so many amazing students over the years, and have developed personal relationships with many students and families in my community. Not only have I helped these students achieve academic and personal success, but I have also benefited from their acquaintance in more ways than I can count. ”
profile

General Biology, Minors: Mathematics, Law & Society
University of California, San Diego

“For me, learning is one of the most satisfying experiences you can have, and being a part of someone else's "eureka!" moment is a close second. One thing that draws me to tutoring is the idea that every individual learns in a different way. I enjoy trying to tailor my lessons to my students, so that they can see the most progress in their studies. Learning is a skill we need all throughout life, so knowing how to do it efficiently will prove immensely beneficial. ”
profile

Master of Arts in Teaching
University of California, Irvine (UCI)

“I became an educator because I love to teach. I think one of the most important things I can do is to show students how much bigger and more interesting the world is than what they've already experienced, and teaching history and English provides a way to do that. I am passionate about tutoring because, when I can work with students in a one on one context, it is easier for them to interact with the material, ask questions, take the necessary time to think through the difficult concepts, and ultimately learn than it is for them to do those things in a crowded classroom. When I can see students make progress and enjoy learning, it makes me more excited to work with them.”
profile

Master's student in Data Science & Analytics, B.S. in Applied Physics, A.S. in Computer Science
SJSU, UCI, RCC

“From my own education, I have noticed that sincerity has been the distinction between a great and poor teacher. I have a strong passion for the the sciences. I love tutoring because I can help students gain a similar appreciation once they understand the material better. And I find that with every session, I, myself, also gain a deeper understanding of science through teaching it.”
profile

Ph.D, 5th year – Theatre & Drama (emphases: Theory, Dramaturgy); MA – English Literature & Composition; MA – Theatre Arts; BA – English (minors: History, Drama)
UC, Irvine - UC, San Diego; La Sierra University; San Diego State University; Walla Walla University

“We can't all be great at everything and that's frustrating. Even among high achievers, it's hard to admit that a challenging subject doesn't come as easy as others. These looming roadblocks tend to become the subjects students "hate" - an unfortunate and avoidable fate if the dread is faced and eased. Too many times writing and English are labeled as hated subjects because they're over-thought and allowed to turn into giants that haunt students. So many of the students I tutor already know what they want to say, but simply need the right kind of help, and the right tools, to move them past their fear. The confidence they gain when they realize what they're capable of communicating through writing is incredible! (And, I truly love hearing back from clients, excited to share with me that they got into the college, grad program, or job to which I helped them apply!)”
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