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Alexa B.

North Hollywood, CA

$70/hr

Experienced Tutor specializing in AP & IB exams and coursework

Background check passed as of 9/23/13
Usually responds in about 17 hours

Experienced Tutor specializing in AP & IB exams and coursework

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I am a graduate of Vassar College, cum laude, with a degree in history and theater. I am also a graduate of the International Baccalaureate full diploma program. I have worked with children for over a decade, as a children's theater director, program director, acting teacher, private coach, and academic tutor.

I bring a passion for learning to every child I have the opportunity to work with. I believe that sparking interest and a pleasure in the act of learning is the key to a successful academic career. I am very creative in the tools I use as a tutor but I balance that with an understanding of the rigorous academic setting students face and I keep my focus on a results driven plan.

As a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program I can not only tutor in specific subjects but also help prepare students for their IB or AP exams. I tutor AP US History, AP World History, AP English Lit, SAT II Subject tests in History and English, AP Art History and I help prepare students for any IB exams as well. I bring not only my 4.0 academic record from Vassar College, but also my continued academic journey as a student. I have continued to take adult education courses since my graduation in subjects I am passionate about to keep my skills sharp and to continue to learn.

I would describe myself in the same way I describe my teaching. There is a certain satisfaction that comes from getting an A on a paper and having memorized the information. There is an even greater satisfaction from truly learning and acquiring knowledge.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Literature,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English,
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

AP US History exam prep and course work as well as IB US History exam prep and course work.

Art History

Over five years experience in tutoring for both the AP Art History exam, and the required course work throughout the year. I also provide students with the necessary study materials and teach the skills to succeed in AP Art, as well as any future Art History classes in college.

English

I have worked with students at varying levels in high school in the following areas: AP Lang & Comp, AP Literature, IB English, Honors English.

European History

AP European History exam prep and course work, IB European History exam prep and course work.

Government & Politics

AP Government & Politics exam prep and course work.

Literature

AP English Literature exam prep and course work.

SAT Reading

Test Preparation and study skills

World History

AP World History, exam and course work.

Alexa’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Alexa. View all of Alexa’s resources

Are you taking AP classes this fall?   Every year a month before the AP exams I receive a flurry of requests for last minute tutoring. While we can do our best to cover and review material and fill in gaps left out by teachers, there is another approach that can guarantee you success.   When I have the opportunity to work with students year round, even if it is every... read more

So you finished your first AP class, and you think you did pretty well. You're taking three of them next year in preparation for college admissions, so you're definitely going to relax over the summer, right? No! While the school year is still fresh in your brain you should consider the following: 1. How could I have been better organized? 2. Where did I struggle? 3. What are my... read more

Students are always asking me how they can get a 5 on their AP exams. I always remind them, Advanced Placement is supposed to be a college level course, if you want to excel on the exam, you must work year round AT the college level. What does that mean? That means get started early, as early as the summer, learn how to take notes, learn how to dissect primary documents, learn how to review... read more

Vassar College
History

Education

Vassar College (History)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexa will travel within 20 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91602.


About Alexa

I am a graduate of Vassar College, cum laude, with a degree in history and theater. I am also a graduate of the International Baccalaureate full diploma program. I have worked with children for over a decade, as a children's theater director, program director, acting teacher, private coach, and academic tutor.

I bring a passion for learning to every child I have the opportunity to work with. I believe that sparking interest and a pleasure in the act of learning is the key to a successful academic career. I am very creative in the tools I use as a tutor but I balance that with an understanding of the rigorous academic setting students face and I keep my focus on a results driven plan.

As a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program I can not only tutor in specific subjects but also help prepare students for their IB or AP exams. I tutor AP US History, AP World History, AP English Lit, SAT II Subject tests in History and English, AP Art History and I help prepare students for any IB exams as well. I bring not only my 4.0 academic record from Vassar College, but also my continued academic journey as a student. I have continued to take adult education courses since my graduation in subjects I am passionate about to keep my skills sharp and to continue to learn.

I would describe myself in the same way I describe my teaching. There is a certain satisfaction that comes from getting an A on a paper and having memorized the information. There is an even greater satisfaction from truly learning and acquiring knowledge.

Education

Vassar College
History

Education

Vassar College (History)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91602

Alexa’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Literature,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English,
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Alexa’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Alexa. View all of Alexa’s resources

Are you taking AP classes this fall?   Every year a month before the AP exams I receive a flurry of requests for last minute tutoring. While we can do our best to cover and review material and fill in gaps left out by teachers, there is another approach that can guarantee you success.   When I have the opportunity to work with students year round, even if it is every... read more

So you finished your first AP class, and you think you did pretty well. You're taking three of them next year in preparation for college admissions, so you're definitely going to relax over the summer, right? No! While the school year is still fresh in your brain you should consider the following: 1. How could I have been better organized? 2. Where did I struggle? 3. What are my... read more

Students are always asking me how they can get a 5 on their AP exams. I always remind them, Advanced Placement is supposed to be a college level course, if you want to excel on the exam, you must work year round AT the college level. What does that mean? That means get started early, as early as the summer, learn how to take notes, learn how to dissect primary documents, learn how to review... read more


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