My name is Alex. I love to teach & also enjoy learning from those I teach. I am a native New Yorker, who has been an enthusiastic resident of California for 15 months. I have a great wife and a ball of energy in the form of my year-old son named Teddy; then, our daughter joined us almost 4 months ago. I have Ten years of teaching experience, but I really started to educate when I was ten. My mom bought me a chalkboard & materials to "tutor" my younger brother & sister in every possible subject, from History to Science. We even made a newspaper for my parents to read covering the news, sports, movies, you name it.
I taught for seven years at New York's Tenement Museum, focusing on immigration history. I led all of the museum's educational programs in both English & Spanish. I went off-site and taught at schools for kids with disabilities. I led presentations in senior centers, did a keynote speech at a College in Pennsylvania about the importance of knowing the heritage of our country - I even taught at a prison!
I was the Social Sciences Chairperson at Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn, NY from 2010-2012. I taught History, Economics, Government (civics), and Law. I was also involved with extra-curricular things like the Christmas & Cinco de Mayo celebrations. I always had tutoring & cram sessions for state exams. I received a Bachelor's degree in History, and a Master's degree in Education.
I have spent the last six months working with the Learn after school tutoring Program at both Bassett & Whittier High Schools - that is my day job. I have also spent the last 13 months happily working as a Wyzant tutor in everything from History & Spanish, to English Lit.
And for fun: Sports (too many different sports to list),movies, chatting with friends about everything, astronomy, & writing. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge & time - hey, maybe we can both learn a thing or two!
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