Pre-Algebra Tutors For Success

Don’t let pre-algebra hold your child back. Mathnasium’s expert tutors are ready to help your child conquer pre-algebra and build a strong foundation for future math success. Book an assessment to begin your child's Mathnasium journey.

Pre-Algebra Tutors For Success

Don’t let pre-algebra hold your child back. Mathnasium’s expert tutors are ready to help your child conquer pre-algebra and build a strong foundation for future math success. Book an assessment to begin your child's Mathnasium journey.

Helping Your Child Excel in Pre-Algebra

  • Is your child struggling to keep up with their pre-algebra class?
  • Are they losing interest or confidence in their pre-algebra skills?
  • Do they need help with math homework or test preparation?

We believe that most children can excel in pre-algebra. Given a supportive tutoring environment, a customized tutoring approach, and expert guidance, your child can not only catch up, but also keep up, and get ahead on their math journey.

Five Reasons Mathnasium Is the Best Choice for Pre-Algebra Tutoring

At Mathnasium, we’re passionate about helping students master pre-algebra. Whether your child is a pre-algebra whiz or just starting out, we have the tools and expertise to help them succeed. Here are five reasons why parents and students love our pre-algebra tutoring:

  • Individual Assessment
  • Customized Learning Plans
  • Hundreds of Thousands Successful Students
  • Online & In-Person Tutoring
  • No Additional Homework

A method that gets results


of parents report an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding


of students saw an improvement in their school grades


of parents report improved attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium

Our Results
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Expert Pre-Algebra Tutoring

Pre-algebra can be difficult, but by using our Mathnasium Method™, we make it easy for your child to understand. Our experienced tutors will work with your child to build a strong foundation in various pre-algebraic topics such as:

  • Counting
  • Wholes and Parts
  • Quantity and Denomination
  • Proportional Thinking
  • The Law of SAMEness

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your local Mathnasium Learning Center with any questions you may have about pre-algebra tutoring. Here are some of the more common ones we get:

  • How does Mathnasium’s pre-algebra tutoring differ from regular classroom instruction?

    While schools have excellent math teachers, the reality is that in a full classroom, it can be challenging to address the individual needs of every student. Using assessments, we create customized learning plans that focus on specific pre-algebra concepts that each student needs to master.

    We start from what they know, fill in any knowledge gaps, strengthen their foundational understanding, and introduce challenging concepts in a structured and sequential manner.

  • Can Mathnasium’s tutors help students who are below grade level in pre-algebra?

    Absolutely! Our tutors are experienced in working with students of varying skill levels and learning styles.

    Whether students need to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, our tutors are patient, supportive, and skilled in breaking down complex concepts into simpler, more manageable parts.

  • Will Mathnasium’s pre-algebra tutoring help students transition to higher-level math courses?

    Absolutely! By building a strong foundation in Pre-algebra, students develop the necessary skills, understanding, and confidence to succeed in more advanced math classes.

    With our Mathnasium Method™, we foster critical thinking, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills, which are transferable to various areas of math.

  • What concepts do Mathnasium’s pre-algebra tutors teach?

    Before moving on to Algebra 1 and 2 we work on these concepts:

    • Counting — We focus on helping students feel comfortable counting to any number, from any number, and by any number.
    • Wholes and Parts — Understanding the relationship between wholes and parts opens the door to a range of math concepts and exercises. Once students have this understanding, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.
    • Quantity and Denomination — Exploring quantity and denomination involves two key aspects of numerical value. Quantity addresses "how many," while denomination examines "of what."
    • Proportional Thinking — Building proportional thinking skills is essential for grasping important concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.
    • The Law of SAMEness — The Law of SAMEness is a concept that students intuitively apply in their reasoning, often without realizing it. For instance, before adding quantities of different items like apples and bananas, they need to first make them comparable by giving them a common name, such as "fruit."
  • Can Mathnasium’s pre-algebra tutors help students with homework and school assignments?

    Definitely! As part of our program, our tutors dedicate time to assisting students with their pre-algebra homework. This support reduces stress, fills in any gaps in understanding, and helps students understand the material so they can confidently tackle future assignments on their own.

  • How do you help students master fractions?

    Much of what students do in Pre-algebra and Algebra 1 is built upon a solid understanding of fractions. We build that understanding by starting at the beginning. We explain what fractions are in a way that students understand. We always tell them “A fraction is made by breaking the whole into equal parts!”

    Then we address the common misconceptions and challenges associated with fractions, such as confusion between numerators and denominators, the need for common denominators in addition and subtraction, and the concept of equivalent fractions. We do this all while using simple language, such as teaching students that a long, scary word like “denominator” means the “name” of the fraction.

    This is the best teaching method for long term retention. It's easy to forget something you've memorized, but it's hard to forget something that you truly understand!

  • What problem-solving techniques for pre-algebra word problems do Mathnasium tutors use?

    First, our pre-algebra tutors help students understand the problem, identify key information, and determine what the problem is asking. We often encourage students to create visual representations, such as diagrams or graphs, to help them visualize the given information.

    Then, through a combination of Socratic Questioning and Direct Teaching we support students in breaking down complex word problems into smaller, manageable parts and determining the most appropriate approach. Once they execute the solution, we help students use their number sense to determine the reasonableness of their answers.

  • How can students enroll in Mathnasium’s pre-algebra tutoring program?

    Enrolling in Mathnasium's pre-algebra tutoring program is easy. Students and parents alike can use our website or call their nearest learning center to schedule an initial assessment.

    During the assessment, we evaluate the student's math skills and identify areas of improvement. Based on the assessment results, we create a customized learning plan tailored the student’s needs, including the recommended frequency of sessions.



Angela A. | Parent

Nicholas has progressed quickly in pre-algebra in his first month at Mathnasium. The staff is very accommodating and very tuned to each child's needs. I can see that his confidence level has gone up tremendously and he is even trying to help his peers now when they struggle with the same material.

Kathleen G. | Parent

Our son has struggled with math since the first grade. We have tried private tutors, but nothing seemed to really make a difference. We joined Mathnasium about 4 months ago, and our son’s progress is remarkable! We are seeing his best grades ever!

Terri A. | Parent

Joshua was struggling with pre-algebra but had balked at the idea of a tutor. I had heard some great things about Mathnasium, so decided to give it a try. From the first day we went in for the assessment, he felt right at home.


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