your word problem solver

Hi! I'm Ms. Maguire, and **you** *can do math*. Welcome to my live online help chat for pre-algebra, algebra 1, and consumer finance.

Ms. Maguire, your online tutor for middle school math

How Does This Math Tutor Chat Work?

1) Make sure the gray box says "Chat With Us" (not "Leave a message").

2) Say hello to me in the chat box to check if I'm available. Feel free to ask any questions about whether I'm able to help you. Note that this math tutor chat is only for middle school, algebra 1, and consumer finance classes in the USA and at international American schools.

3) Submit your payment. It will ** not** ask for your postal address:

4) Type (or copy and paste) the first problem with which you need help into the gray chat box. If it makes more sense to give me a screenshot, photo, or document, let me know, and I'll tell you where to send it to.

*Here's an example of how I showed a student how to solve this algebra word problem:*

Two cyclists, 84 miles apart, start riding toward each other at the same time. One cycles two times as fast as the other. If they meet 4 hours later, what is the speed (in *mi/h*) of the faster cyclist?

a. Write an equation using the information as it is given above that can be solved to answer this problem. Use the variable *r* to represent the speed of the slower cyclist.

b. What is the speed of the faster cyclist? ____ *mi/hr*

- absolute value
- adding fractions with unlike denominators
- consumer math
- decimals
- equations
- evaluating expressions
- exponents
- factoring
- fractions
- functions
- graphing
- linear equations
- order of operations
- percentages
- personal finance
- polynomial inequalities
- polynomials
- quadratic equations
- ratios & proportions
- simplifying expressions
- subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
- word problems

Is this a good resource for taking tests?

No, this math tutor chat is not appropriate for tests. That would be cheating. We prepare for tests by studying and practicing. Use this website for homework, practice, and sample problems.

If the bottom right corner of your screen says "Leave a message," that means I'm not available at the moment. Feel free to contact me. It helps if you can tell me whether you're a student, teacher, and/or parent.

Please let me know the name of the math class (for example, "Pre-algebra") and the grade (for example, "8th grade"). It will ask for your name and e-mail address. I value your privacy and will not share or sell your e-mail address.

Within 24 hours, you should receive an e-mail reply from me.

Word problems can be frustrating. Take advantage of this simple online math help chat!