Free tutoring can be great, but the downside to "free" is that the volunteer tutors may not get around to answering your questions, or they may not answer quickly. Paid tutoring at least guarantees some sort of reply. Purplemath's creator, Elizabeth Stapel, offers e-mail tutoring. (Note: There may be tutors in your area who will meet with you face-to-face. This is usually a better option than e-mail.)
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If you would like online (that is, e-mail-based) algebra tutoring from Elizabeth Stapel, the author of Purplemath, please use the PayPal button below to pay for hourly help. My tutoring rates are twenty-four dollars per hour; please click on the button below and pre-pay for at least one hour of assistance (that is, pre-pay at least US$24).
(For tutoring on topics other than algebra, please first enquire regarding availability.)
Once you have directed your funds to the above PayPal account, please submit your questions. If you are unsure of how to type out your mathematics in the text-only environment of e-mail, please consult this guide for formatting math as text.
Once your payment has been received, work will begin on your submission. You may continue to send questions until your pre-paid time is used up. You will be notified when you get close to the time limit, so you will have the option of forwarding further funds to the account. Service will be tracked in five-minute increments.
Please note that I do not, as a rule, "do homework". That is, if you are looking for a service that will type up your homework for you to hand in, you're at the wrong place. If you're hoping that I'll log in and take your online text for you, you've got the wrong lady. I explain concepts, I show how to set up a problem, I give hints, and I try to get you started toward your success. If your text does not include the answers, I may give you these answers so you can check your work. But do not expect a reply that can be copied into longhand and then handed in to your teacher as your own work. Tutoring replies are supplied "as is", with no grade guarantees.
While the Internet is fast, it is not instantaneous. If you need answers inside an hour or two, e-mailing me may not be the way to get those answers, especially if you do not already have a PayPal account established. Please note that I sleep at night, etc, so I am not always able to give quick replies, though responses will usually be within twenty-four hours.
It is highly recommended that, when you post your questions to me, you include the area of study (algebra? trigonometry?), the topic of study (finding the vertex? using the Quadratic Formula?), and any specific instructions. Different books and different teachers do things in different ways, so you will need to provide full disclosure if my replies are to have a reasonable chance of being applicable to your particular situation.
Due to time constraints and other limitations, I am no longer accepting appointments for face-to-face tutoring. Instead, please use this service to locate pre-screened tutors in your area. Or, if you're seeking more intensive tutoring, you may wish to investigate the video-and-quiz service provided by MathHelp service. (They have a box up near the top of this page.)