Search 73,183 tutors
Over 700 tutoring hours

Peter T.

Experienced, Patient Tutor: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, PreCalc, AP Calculus

Palo Alto, CA (94306)

Travel radius
8 miles
Hourly fee
Email Peter T.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Peter T.

Peter T. passed a background check on 9/25/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Peter, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

(I have limited weekday availability for students in Palo Alto and Los Altos)

I have an MA in math from State University of New York and an MS in computers from Case Institute of Technology. Besides 25 years of software experience, I have taught part-time in the math and computer science department at San Jose State University. I love to see my students understand the principles and apply them to solving problems and will try different ways to make these clear to them, depending on their ability and background.

I am teaching subjects from prealgebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, AP calculus, PSAT and SAT math, Math 2 SAT subject test.

Email Peter

Peter’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:

Algebra 1

I have taught intermediate algebra to college students for many quarters and understand the difficulties the students may have and how to help them.

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored algebra 2 for many quarters to college students and know how to make the concepts and skills clear and easy for the students to understand.


I have taught and tutored geometry in algebra and calculus classes for many quarters to college students and know how to make the concepts and skills clear and easy for the students to understand.


I have taught pre-algebra to college students for many quarters and understand well how to help them to overcome their difficulties in this subject.

SAT Math

I have aced my SAT Math test as well as SAT Math subject test. I believe the way to improve on the SAT Math performance is to systematically work on and improve the underlying math and logic in working the problems. Over a period of time, this will improve both the performance on SAT Math as well as one's Math ability.


I am helping a number of 10th grade students in algebra and trigonometry (honors) at Paly and Gunn, and my approach is to help them with their basic understanding as well as the reasoning ability in solving problems. The aim is to increase their self confidence as well as their performance when they have to solve trigonometry problems.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Peter

back to top


San Jose State University (Mathematics)

State University of New York, Stony Brook (Master's)

Case Western Reserve University (Master's)

You will NOT find a better math tutor! Peter is simply the best tutor we've ever come across – by far! My daughter has always had issues with math and then was diagnosed with a learning disability. We've gone through countless tutors. We found Peter to help with both algebra and statistics and he was somehow able to figure out how to explain things to my daughter in a way that she understood, helping her connect the dots. This is an i ...

— Rachel from Palo Alto, CA on 5/7/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 8 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94306.

Email Peter

Usually responds in about 1 hour

Send Peter a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Peter or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.