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Interdisciplinary and Intuitive Approach to Mathematics

Available Virtually and In-Person in Monterey, CA


Calculus 1

Current Students:

PG High School

Integrated Math 3


California State University Monterey Bay

Monterey Peninsula College


Calculus 1+2

Sam Payne

BA  Hampshire College, MFA University of Washington, Course Work in Mechanical Engineering, City University of New York. Courses taken include Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, Linear Algebra and Biology. Published paper in Biomedical Engineering and published book of drawings. Solo art exhibitions. Over 5 years teaching experience including adjunct college faculty and 2 years experience tutoring within the neuro-diverse community. Trained in teaching Executive Functioning Skills.  Experience teaching ACT and SAT.

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Currently offering tutoring in Middle School through High School Math and College Level  Precalculus and Calculus (Alternate subjects in the humanities offered on a case by case basis).

Sam has a unique background in the humanities and engineering. His ability to connect and create an effective learning space is defined by a relaxed ability to convey meaning across disciplines.

Why Study Math With Sam?

Math can be very confusing and difficult and there is no doubt that it requires a kind of work to make sense of and become comfortable with its language. 

A combination of understanding the content and rehearsing the appropriate steps with guidance can seriously optimize the learning potential and inherent curiosity of the student. 

Sam has varied experience including teaching college level courses, independent tutoring, and outdoor education. He has exhibited his art work in New York City and is first author on a biomedical engineering paper he wrote while working in a physics lab in CUNY. He has also published a book of drawings. 


He is passionate about and has experience working with the neuro-diverse community.  

Sam's Methodology

Sam takes teaching very seriously.

His goal in addition to providing answers to difficult problems, is to provide appropriate skills for the student to learn and excel independently within a fun and  creative learning environment.

With this in mind he requires access to the class syllabi, course materials such as textbook, and current/ recent tests and home works.  

With these materials he can provide a holistic approach to learning success.


Physical Locations:


Pacific Grove Library:  550 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950



  • Mondays, 2pm - 6pm

  • Tuesdays, 10am - 6pm

  • Wednesdays, 10am -6pm

  • Thursdays, 10am - 6pm

  • Fridays, 10am - 5pm

  • Saturdays, 10am - 5pm

Starbucks: 865 Lighthouse Ave Monterey, CA 93940


5am until 8:00 PM

New Location!!   - Marina Public Library


Sam uses a tablet/ white board and Zoom and other convenient platforms with 2 cameras to make tutoring efficient via the internet. 


Consultation: FREE

This is a 45 minute session that is a get to know you type meeting where we can assess the needs of the student and family and make a game plan for success and grade improvement. At this time we can go over syllabus, course materials and whatever online access codes are necessary to access class resources. With this information I can appropriately prep for the student sessions and maximize time and cost.

Single Session: $45.00 (paid in full in advance)

A 1hr session working on necessary subjects, going over quizzes and home works, and class notes etc.. 

%15 off 4 Session Package = $36.25/per lesson : $153 (paid in full in advance) 

4  1hr session's working on necessary subjects, going over quizzes and home works, and class notes etc.. 

Cancellation Policy: 24hr notice required.

Payment Forms: Please pay through online booking on my website. Credit Cards and PayPal accepted.

Sliding Scale Available: I have a family and I understand the finances associated with raising a child. Please ask for reduced payment options if needed.

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