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Welcome to Mathhead!

Since 1995, Mathhead Tutoring has been helping students of all ages: our youngest was 2 1/2; the oldest was in his 60s.

We hope you can be encouraged by two of our success stories:

Joel had never earned better than a C in any class, let alone math. He came to us in his late thirties, hoping to pass college algebra. With Mathhead's help, Joel scored 98% on his homework and 94% on his midterm & final. It was his fifth attempt so this success was HUGE! Joel now has the confidence to attempt precalculus, something he never imagined doing before.

Ximena came to us for help about 6 weeks before the end of the spring semester. She normally gets A's and B's in all classes but was getting D's and F's in Algebra II. We helped Ximena place in the ADVANCED percentile on her end-of-course exams.

We would love to help you or your child have the same success.

Contact us today!  PHONE: 816.560.8098  EMAIL

Basic to Advanced Subjects

We have been tutoring since 1995 in algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, calculus, high school entrance exams, college prep, graduate level data analysis and Calculus By and For Young People.  So, get all your questions ready and get better grades right away.

We tutor basic levels up to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and more. If you need help with something that isn't on this list, please ask.


  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Pre-calculus
  • Calculus I, II, & III
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB & BC
  • Differential Equations
  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Data Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Test Preparation

  • High school entrance exams (COOP, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE)
  • ACT and SAT test prep
  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • PCAT
  • PRAXIS II for Middle (0069) and High School (0061)

Our Specialty: Calculus By and For Young People (a.k.a Math for the Constantly Curious Kid)

Calculus By and For Young People - WorksheetsWe have a great deal of respect for the ability of young people to learn challenging subjects.  We enjoy teaching Calculus By and For Young People to kids while they're at their highest level of curiosity and willingness to learn. They have refreshing insights and make exciting discoveries while doing lots of arithmetic with integers, fractions, and decimals. As they visualize math, look for patterns, and learn multiple ways to solve problems and write numbers, they will gain confidence and enjoy a deep sense of accomplishment.

Our only expectation is that your child be able to count. It's also an excellent addition to home school curriculum. Contact us to get started!  PHONE: 816.560.8098  EMAIL

The YAY Page


Yes, we say "YAY!", "Yahoo", and "Yippee!".  We teach our students to get excited about their successes.   So the SUCCESS page is now the YAY page, where we you can read about how well our students are doing.

Clayton S. came to us in 2007 as a freshman for help in ALGEBRA I.  He has earned A's and B's in that class and since then, GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA II and MATH ANALYSIS. Read more about our students' successes here.

FUN FACTS about Mathhead

OUR YOUNGEST STUDENT EVER was two-and-a-half year old Hannah (now about 15).   At 4 1/2 she tested in the 95% percentile in math for kids her age.  Our youngest online student was 9-year-old Swarna from TENNESSEE, who was in our kids' calculus program. 

Our oldest students have been in their fifties.

LONGEST DISTANCE DRIVEN to Mathhead is 164.2 miles from Lincoln, NE to Kansas City.  CLOSEST DISTANCE: next door! 

PHONE: 816.560.8098  EMAIL 

Wolfram Demonstrations

Look for patterns. Look for them EVERYWHERE. Use this Wolfram Demonstration to explore patterns in polygons.  Can you find any patterns of your own?  EXPLORE!

Download the free Mathematica Player to use this demonstration.

"Polygonal Numbers" from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project

"Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns." — Marilyn Ferguson (America writer)


Check out mathheadinc: the blog.

Remember to check out our blog, the more casual side of MathHead Tutoring. [more...]

Recent posts:

Don Cohen, The Mathman

Our tutoring skills and experiences would be nothing without Don and his Calculus By and For Young People - Worksheets book. So, we've dedicated a page on our site to him. More here.

What is it like for a "D" math student to learn calculus?

After averaging "D's" in math through school and college, most would never take another math class. EVER. Michelle is different. She has decided to let Lori teach calculus to her and so far she's having fun. Read Michelle's first post here, and the rest, here.