Frequently Asked Questions Math Tutoring by Ken Marciel
Do you provide in-home tutoring?
Unfortunately, I am not able to provide in-home tutoring. The number of students that I serve at my place of business precludes tutoring at more than one location. If you require in-home tutoring, I recommend searching for tutors from the following listing services:
All of my tutoring is provided at Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117. During holidays, all of my tutoring is provided at Barnes & Noble, 8915 W Charleston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117.
How much do you charge?
Most students meet with me for 90 minutes per session for a fee of $60 (at the hourly rate of $40). Some prepay for 10 sessions to receive a 10% discount, which works out to $54 for a 90 minute session (at the hourly rate of $36).
What forms of payment do you accept?
Most parents and students pay by cash or check. Payments can also be made using PayPal, Square, or VenMo. Payment is due at the end of each session. Alternatively, 10 sessions can be purchased in advance for a 10% discount.
What should the student bring to each tutoring session?
Students should bring the same materials that they carry between their math class and home. This could include current assignments, graded tests, calculator, and textbook.
Do you work for a tutoring company?
No. My math tutoring business has been 100% independent since 2010 and I'm proud to keep it that way. I believe strongly in supporting independent local tutors. While third party services might be beneficial to new tutors, it is not optimal for experienced tutors to give away part of their compensation in the form of commission to middleman companies. Internet search results used to be a great way for independent tutors to find students on a level playing field. Unfortunately, that has changed in recent years, as the first page of search results has become a feeding frenzy for corporate tutoring services using paid advertising and search engine optimization. That is why it is more important than ever to support independent local tutors, to defend against nationwide third parties trying to take food off their table. It is equally important for independent local tutors to build solidarity and mutual support.
What qualifies you to be an educator in mathematics?
During my senior year in high school, I passed the AP Calculus BC exam (administered by The College Board). During my first quarter as an undergraduate, I passed the third semester of Calculus with a grade of B.