Spring is here! or not…

Spring keeps coming and going here in Pennsylvania!

Weather…I mean whether or not you’re in Pennsylvania, this can be a very hectic time. School sports, spring break, income taxes, home projects, work insanity, life insanity! There is a Time Management course being created online right now. In the meantime, if you have any math needs, check the schedule and book when it is convenient for you. And now you can use PayPal on this site to pre-pay a session under the Payments tab. If you prefer, contact us and an invoice can be emailed to you with a link to pay securely as well.

From Scary to Grateful


scary-mask-with-glassesHalloween was a time of being scared for fun and intentionally.

Math does not need to be a time of being scared or overwhelmed or confused.


Math anxiety can be triggered by:
Signed numbers
Trigonometric functions
Loooong solutions
Application or word problems
Tests or quizzes


Math confidence can be created by:
Identifying and clarifying misunderstandings
Learning in a way that makes sense to you
Practice with assistance
Practice on own





Become thankful that you can use math confidently!


  • Share what causes you math anxiety.
  • What do you want to be grateful about mathematically?

Make an Online Appointment

Math problem? Your solution is PA Math Tutor!

Whether you need help with one test, one chapter or the entire course, PA Math Tutor can help. You may be struggling to pass or want to bring your ‘B’ up to an ‘A.’

Fall is a great time to be tutored in math while you are still learning the basics of the course. We can either strengthen weak skills from previous courses needed for current course or clarify new topics being covered.

Tutoring by a certified teacher with clearances and 30+ years experience.

Please use the online scheduler to arrange tutoring times as well as rescheduling or cancelling if needed.

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To receive 2015-2016 rates through next July, schedule by July 31, 2016 for sessions in July, August, and September. Appointments scheduled August 1, 2016 and beyond will be charged the 2016-2017 rates.

30+ years of experience working with middle school, high school, and college students, including adults, in sessions customized to individual or group needs.

Contact me with specific questions you have for your situation. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Teacher-To-Be Tests

Glasses with eyesThe PAPA Test & the PRAXIS Series Tests are necessary steps on your way to teaching in Pennsylvania. If you’re a bit fuzzy on the math needed to do well on these tests, let me make it perfectly clear.

I can, also, sharpen your time-management and test-taking skills. You will have all the tools you need to be an A+ teacher in no time!

Email  sTighe@PaMathTutor.com now or click BookNow on any page to schedule your first session at a time convenient for you to learn all you need to succeed.

GRE, GMAT, Gee…whatever standardized exam


The median you know is the one to avoid in the middle of the road and no clue what it is in a triangle?

Probability you probably haven’t done for quite some time…

Fractions creating a fractious you? [Look it up; I did. Fractious is a word!]

Radicals you’d rather avoid and not just politically?

The math topics you need can be refreshed, relearned, or taught in a way you finally understand. Contact sTighe@PaMathTutor.com

If you need to take the GRE, GMAT, or another standardized exam to move forward, I can help you succeed. Not only will you learn the math skills you need, but also test-taking techniques and other tips to help you on all future exams as well. Make your life easier. Schedule a session today at a time that is most convenient for you.


How many shuddered over that word? You are not alone! If the Keystone Algebra I Exam has been a struggle for you and/or your high schooler, please know there is a solution.

Whether you need one point or many to be considered proficient, you can be like the many students I have helped and put the Keystone Algebra I Exam successfully in your past.

Contact me at sTighe@PaMathTutor.com.

Summer Online Math Courses

School’s out for summer! Cue the song…

Weeell, not for everyone. Summer online courses are a great way to catch up, get ahead, or just normal for many.

They can also be frustrating when you don’t have clear explanations or content that actually prepares you for the next course.

The reason for difficulty learning from an online math course can be as unique as the student.

Fortunately, your solution is here:
Customized tutoring available when you are.

Contact me at sTighe@PaMathTutor.com to discuss how to replace frustration with success!

Relief is just a click away.

SAT January 23, 2016 test prep SIGN UP NOW!

It’s that time! Well, yes, Hanukkah is almost here (tomorrow) and Christmas is just around the corner (20 days), but I’m referring to getting signed up for SAT test prep.

The next exam is on January 23, 2016 and it is the last 2400 exam. If you plan on taking it, make sure you are signed up for the exam. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can go to the College Board website https://sat.collegeboard.org/home. If you have already signed up, you can print your admission ticket and find good tips there.

Now is the time to start preparing for the exam. Believe it or not, that is only 7 weeks away!
Now is the time to schedule tutoring sessions!

Looking forward to working with you to get your best possible score! See ya!

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