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Absolute game changer
Cara's been an absolute game changer for my 8th grade daughter in her Algebra class. It is so easy to access high quality tutoring and what a difference it's made in my child's life!
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Cyndy, 12-23-2021

Your child deserves the best online algebra 1 tutoring available

Our goal is to help every student gain an appreciation for how essential Algebra 1 is to everyday life. Strong problem-solving skills are applicable to countless real-world situations and are essential in most careers. Our algebra tutors will help your student truly understand the quadratic formula, linear inequalities, and solving systems so they gain confidence for future math success.

Algebra 1 Anette
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Having worked with hundreds of students of all levels, Anette's strengths lie in algebra. She considers algebra the foundation of all other math – an area of fundamentals that's critical to master before moving on to any other concept. She helps students build that solid foundation.

3,000 hours tutoring

Strong STEM skills

Algebra 1 Caleb
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Inspired by his math teacher that brought him from a C to straight As – even through his master's program – Caleb has been a tutor for 25 years. He challenges students to build upon foundational math, like algebra, and gain confidence to find answers for themselves.

2,124 hours tutoring

Masters Degree - 4.0

Algebra 1 Cara
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
As both a tutor and teacher in various math subjects, including algebra, Cara believes students know a lot more than they think they do, and just need guidance to find their own "mathematical instincts." She encourages plenty of questions, estimates, guesses, and ideas during sessions.

878 hours tutoring

Stanford Hollyhock Fellow

Algebra 1 Cynthia
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Cynthia tutors students grades 6-12 and up. Algebra is one of the many subjects she covers. She adjusts her teaching to meet students where they are, developing motivation and independence as they study new concepts. Her ultimate goal is for students to become lifelong learners.

1,000+ hours tutoring

Honors Chemistry Graduate

Algebra 1 Dylan
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
With tutoring experience in various math subjects, including algebra, Dylan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in math. He enjoys sharing his love of math with students. He finds fun and unique ways to teach problem-solving, maintaining students' interest and motivation during sessions.

1,400 hours tutoring

PhD Math Student

Algebra 1 Gerard
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Gerard believes that, with the right support, anyone can learn anything. He helps young students make it through the rough patches in middle and high school math classes, including algebra. He hopes students can keep all career doors open by maintaining math competence.

1,600 hours tutoring

Started tutoring in 1986

Algebra 1 Kelly B
Kelly B
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Kelly has tutored mostly high school students in several subjects, including algebra. She loves to connect math to other concepts the student cares about. She's found that, if she explains the material thoroughly and uses visual representations, most students absorb new concepts naturally.

1,500 hours tutoring

Award Winning Teacher

Algebra 1 Kimberly D
Kimberly D
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
One of Kimberly's many math subjects of proficiency is algebra. Having worked with high school and college students, Kimberly follows the student's lead in tutoring sessions. She loves to open students' eyes to their own confidence and abilities to learn and practice math.

1,690 hours tutoring

Master Tutor (Level 3) Certified by CRLA

Algebra 1 Nathan
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Having tutored for 20 years, Nathan works with all ages in various math subjects, such as algebra. He adjusts his teaching style to match each student's learning style. He first listens to the student's areas of struggle, and then uses this to determine his approach.

10,000 + hours tutoring

Math Student of the Year, Albertson College of Idaho, 1992

Algebra 1 Olenka
Certified Algebra 1 Tutor
Taking a laid-back, customized approach, Olenka has tutored in various ages and subjects (including algebra), adapting her teaching to each student. She finds that math is the gateway to academic success and self-esteem, firmly believing that, with the right support, any student can succeed.

960 hours tutoring

Boston University

Tutoring for every age group and level

Here at Learner, we cater for every age group and grade level. Children, teenagers, young adults, and adults – we welcome everyone to learn. We have math tutors for elementary, 2nd-8th grade, high school, college, and adult learners.

Top locations

Learner aims to make vetted tutors accessible to everyone regardless of location. While our online tutoring platform bridges the gap between a student’s need and the right tutor, here are some of the most popular locations we serve for online math tutoring.

Is your child finding high school algebra 1 an overwhelming challenge?

Algebra 1 is a struggle for many students. At Learner, we know how important it is for a student to have a firm foundation in algebra before moving on to advanced high school math and college courses. Our expert online algebra tutors are ready to help your child improve their understanding of algebra for better grades and test scores. With our interactive online platform, it’s easy for high school students to grow their algebra knowledge and problem-solving skills.

How Learner benefits students (and families)

Meaningful instruction

Situations that require algebraic problem-solving occur daily in the real world, but many students have trouble understanding quadratic equations and Algebra 1 nomenclature. Our experienced tutors take the time to explain abstract concepts in a meaningful way so students can truly understand and appreciate the beauty and functionality of algebra.

Practical skills

Once students understand elementary algebra, practice problems and exam questions start to make more sense. The next step is solidifying their problem-solving strategies. The interactive whiteboard in our online algebra class allows students to collaboratively solve problems with their tutors, upgrading their skills and increasing their confidence.

Effective preparation

Algebra 1 is fundamental to many other math courses, including AP calculus, linear equations, and college algebra. It’s also essential for physics and other science courses. With one-on-one instruction from our expert online tutors, students gain the foundational knowledge and practical skills they need to succeed in standardized tests and advanced STEM courses

What should you look for in an online algebra 1 tutor?

To give your child the best experience with a personal probability tutor, you need to choose a professional who has the right qualifications. At Learner, we have very strict hiring requirements, so you can be sure your cKnowledge, teaching style, and personality are all essential factors in choosing an Algebra 1 tutor. With Learner, you can feel confident you’ll find the perfect match for your child. 

Our tutors have advanced degrees from prestigious universities and years of experience teaching algebra online. Plus, we match every student with a tutor based on learning style, so your child will get a teacher who explains things in an engaging and effective way. With our risk-free first session, you can make sure your child and tutor are compatible before continuing.


Why students love Learner.

Chelsea from Learner helped me to get a full ride to Duke University.

“Chelsea from Learner was the perfect match for me. She customized the training so that it would push me hard - but not too hard where I would get frustrated. I worked with Chelsea for years because she took a genuine interest in me and my future.”

"Stephanie taught me how to be more organized. I was getting Bs and Cs before I started working with her. I used to get overwhelmed before studying for a test. Stephanie taught me how to create “study guides” so I’d have all the big ideas in one place. I am now getting As and Bs and my parents are much happier."

"When I first started working with Alan, I told him I would never be good at math. I barely passed my first two years of high school math and I needed one more hard math class to graduate. Alan believed in me and worked with me on the basics. Little by little, he built up my confidence to the point where I realized I am good at math and I did well in the class."

How does Learner algebra 1 tutoring work?

Answer questions about your child's background and unique needs.

Schedule a call with our Academic Advisor to identify learning goals and objectives.

We will custom match the right tutor for your child. Your initial session is commitment-free.

Why work with Learner for online Algebra 1 tutoring?

With a Learner tutor, your child isn’t stuck trying to learn from a boring textbook or to solve inequalities with an uninspiring answer key. Our educators provide engaging lectures covering everything from solving equations to positive and negative numbers. Practical demonstrations solving multi-step equations help your child prepare to solve equations on homework and tests.

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Patient communication

Many students who are struggling with Algebra 1 or previous math courses feel ashamed or angry, which makes it even harder to learn the material. Our tutors are experienced educators with the ability to explain algebra lessons patiently to improve understanding and retention.

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Interactive instruction

Visual aids are essential when discussing algebraic expressions and demonstrating how to solve an equation. Our advanced online platform is compatible with most devices and includes an interactive whiteboard for real-time problem-solving. Tutoring sessions are automatically recorded, so students can review them later during homework or test prep.

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Applicable information

You’ll see your child’s progress through higher test scores and better grades, but we also provide detailed feedback after every tutoring session. Your child’s tutor will discuss improvements as well as topics that still need work so that everyone knows that the plan is for the next session.

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100% satisfaction guarantee

Our team is made up of the best tutors online, and we stand by that with our 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee. The first session with us is always FREE – no commitments or obligations.

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Why should you choose Learner for Algebra 1 tutoring?

World-class professionals

Our qualified tutors are highly educated and experienced in online math tutoring, so your child can benefit from one-on-one instruction from an algebra expert.

Effective instruction

With Learner, your child will have the benefit of a customized algebra course from a top-notch professional who best meets their learning style and educational needs.

Engaged learning

Our cutting-edge online classroom is more than just a video call. Students can upload scanned documents like math problems or sample tests to work on together with their tutor.

Better grades

A strong knowledge of rational equations and intermediate algebra are the keys to long-term success in standardized tests and high school and college math classes.

How to find the right online Algebra 1 tutor

To give your child the best experience with a personal probability tutor, you need to choose a professional who has the right qualifications. 

At Learner, we have very strict hiring requirements, so you can be sure that knowledge, teaching style, and personality are all essential factors in choosing an Algebra 1 tutor. With Learner, you can feel confident you’ll find the perfect match for your child. 

Our tutors have advanced degrees from prestigious universities and years of experience teaching algebra online. They’ve been rigorously tested, with their teaching sessions reviewed carefully. We ensure that they don’t just have the knowledge needed to be able to teach but the experience and know-how needed to be able to help students understand the subject matter. At Learner, we only match you with a tutor after considerable thought. We need to know what level of math tutoring you need as well as what type of tutoring you’re looking for. Do you need help with an upcoming exam, weekly math tutoring, or just a few sessions to sharpen your math skills?

We also make sure to match every student with a tutor based on learning style, so your child will get a teacher who explains things in an engaging and effective way that’s sure to suit them. With our risk-free first session, you can make sure you or your child and tutor are compatible before committing. This way, you don’t feel any pressure. You can see if your tutor pushes you the way you need, has a teaching style that suits you, and inspires you to learn. If we haven’t found you the right tutor, then you’re under no obligation to continue.

Top benefits of working with a private Algebra 1 tutor

1. Increased comprehension

A poor understanding of math and mathematical theories affects test scores and prevents students from enjoying math and understanding how to use it in everyday life. A private tutor can spend the time and effort it takes to help a student understand mathematical methods as well as the reasoning behind them. When students can grasp these, then they can use those critical-thinking, problem-solving, and logical skills in many aspects of life, not just math class.

2. One-on-one attention

Even the very best math teachers are limited by how many students are in their classrooms. In most classrooms, it’s simply not possible for a teacher to give each student the attention and care that they need, especially if they’re struggling with math.
A tutor can focus entirely on one student. The student doesn’t have to worry about being embarrassed about others hearing their “silly” questions and can learn at their own pace.

3. Better overall academic performance

Even when students are only tutored in one or a few subjects, the study skills that they gain in those sessions can be applied to other areas of their studies.
The learning methods and memorization tips that students learn in tutoring can improve study skill and give a student better results, boosting their confidence. These new skills and increased confidence can lead to a sustained improvement in academic performance.

4. Customized instruction

There are many different ways to grasp the same concepts. Standard methods of learning don’t always work for students, but tutoring allows students to find teachers and teaching styles that suit them and their unique learning needs.
Customized instruction also helps with a student’s self-awareness as it helps them to learn and realize more about the unique way in which they function.

5. Increased responsibility

One-on-one tutoring means that students cannot rely on anyone else to help them out when the going gets tough. They can’t pretend that they don’t understand so that someone else is called to answer a question and there are no friends to whisper the answer.
Instead, they have to ask questions when they need to and be honest when they need help. This teaches students to do everything that they can in order to perform well in their tutoring sessions because they can’t rely on anyone else.

Things to look for in an Algebra 1 tutor


Some students require repetition and multiple explanations of processes, theories, and reasonings. A tutor must have the patience to give this to their students. Students can get frustrated when they don’t understand a subject, haven’t slept enough, or are bored/under-stimulated. A patient tutor will be able to handle such situations with grace.


It is critical that our tutors are in it for the right reasons and are dedicated to the long-term success of Learner students. This helps to ensure that every session with students is a productive, effective, and excellent one.
Additionally, a motivated tutor will be able to energize, direct, and sustain positive behavior and a positive environment over the course of the tutoring period.


Every student is different and learns differently. Therefore, our tutors must be able to adjust their approach based on the student’s needs, not only as they differ from person to person, but even when it comes to the same person as they progress.  


Tutors must have the enthusiasm to inspire students and help them develop a love of learning. People of all ages, even children, are very perceptive and can tell whether the person teaching them is really excited. A good tutor brings this energy no matter what is happening in their lives. This enthusiasm must extend even (in fact, especially) to when things aren’t going great in class.


A good tutor will demonstrate strong communication skills including active listening, speaking clearly, engaging students, and visualization. This helps to build relationships by allowing genuine connections and understanding to take place. Additionally, good communication means that things like instructions and comments don’t get lost along the way.


It’s important that tutors see each of their students as individuals. They must understand their students have unique needs and challenges. They must be able to build rapport and ensure the student feels comfortable and valued on their specific terms and in their specific ways.


Sometimes the tutor will have to acknowledge they don’t know the answer and work with the student to help them understand the concept(s) better. Tutors must be able to see their own shortcomings honestly so that they can appreciate and implement feedback. This way, they can improve continuously.


Tutors should possess a passion for learning, supporting, and teaching students. While extremely rewarding, tutoring can also be difficult. Having ambition means that tutors possess the drive to succeed and won’t give up on their students. They will be constantly working towards their goals, completing them, and then setting new ones.

Frequently Asked Algebra 1 Tutoring Questions

How is online tutoring different from in-person tutoring?

Online tutoring takes place in a virtual classroom instead of in the same physical space. An online math tutoring service gives you flexible scheduling and access to a broad pool of math experts who don’t need to live in your area.

What are the qualifications of your Algebra 1 tutors?

Learner has a very selective hiring process. We require tutors to have at least a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience as an online math tutor with a proven history of helping students master algebra. All our tutors are trained to use our innovative online platform and provide helpful feedback to students and parents.

Can I select an algebra tutor for my child?

Our Academic Advisor uses a proprietary matching system to select a tutor that best matches your child’s learning style and academic level. However, you get the final say, and if your child doesn’t click with their initial tutor in the free first session or later on, you can switch to a new tutor for free.

What does an Algebra 1 tutor do?

A Learner algebra tutor teaches fundamental algebra topics, like how to divide fractions and what to do with quadratic functions, in a clear and interesting way. Your child’s tutor will adjust their instruction style and progression according to your child’s needs and learning speed.

What should I do if my child and the algebra tutor aren’t compatible?

Our goal is to match each elementary and high school student with the best tutor for them. If your first tutor match isn’t a good fit for your child, you can switch to a different tutor. The first session is completely free and is a perfect opportunity to gauge compatibility between your child and the tutor.

How long does it take to start the first algebra tutoring session?

You can schedule your first session in a few days! After you fill out one online questionnaire, you can complete a consultation with our Academic Advisor to find the right tutor. Once your child is matched with an algebra tutor, you can schedule the first session at a convenient time.

How does online Algebra 1 tutoring work?

Your child will work one-on-one with their tutor in our online platform, which is compatible with most devices. The tutor may incorporate math class elements like lectures, practice questions, and homework assistance into each session, depending on your child’s needs.

Can an Algebra 1 tutor help my child improve their grades?

Our tutors have helped many students improve their Algebra 1 grades and increase their college entrance exam scores. By teaching essential algebraic concepts like linear equations and radical expressions, our tutors prepare students for success in Algebra 1I and any college algebra course.

How much does an algebra tutor cost?

A well-qualified tutor usually costs between $60 and $80 per hour. Sometimes rates change depending on how many hours of tutoring you pay for.

How do you become an online Algebra 1 tutor?

If you want to become an algebra tutor with Learner, you must have a degree from a four-year university and several years of tutoring experience online. We only hire tutors who can prove their success in helping their students improve their academic performance.

Is algebra tutoring tax deductible?

Generally, no. A private tutor is usually considered a personal expense not eligible for deduction. However, tutoring fees may be considered a medical expense for a special needs student.

What is your refund policy?

If you are unsatisfied with your child’s Learner tutor, we offer the chance to switch to another tutor free of charge. The first tutoring session is completely free. Algebra Scholarship

The Learner Algebra Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that’s open to all students who love math. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2023, and winners will be announced on August 31, 2023.


Algebra is an essential math subject that provides a solid foundation of understanding for other math and math-related subjects. It’s especially important in the constantly-growing STEM field—those who are utilizing algebra skills nearly every day as they work in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

Although algebra isn’t always the easiest to understand and apply, it’s extremely important. Learner wants to recognize the importance of this math subject by giving $500 to a student who loves math and knows its value.

Scholarship Details:

Amount: $500
Application deadline: July 31, 2023

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Loves math

  • High school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student

  • Current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

How to Apply:

You can apply for this scholarship on the scholarship platform. Simply set up a free account and submit your application for the Algebra Scholarship, along with a short essay answering the following prompts:
  • Why do you think math is important?

  • Why do you love learning math?

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