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Gainesville, FL (32608)

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My name is Alexander or Alex. I am a veteran of the Armed Forces. I attend DeVry University where I will obtaining my B.S. in Computer Communications and Networking. Before that I was a tutor for my high school, where I helped in students in Math. 9/10 students who had me as a tutor passed their math with a 94% or higher on their homework and a 90% or higher on their math finals and exams. I look forward in helping you with anything you need.

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Alexander’s subjects

English, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:

ACT Math

Preps for ACT MATH

We will study the following:

Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra
In this content area we will cover; basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value; elementary counting techniques and simple probability; data collection, representation, and interpretation; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.

Elementary Algebra
In this content area I will cover the bases on properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.

Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry
In this content area I will cover the bases on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.

Coordinate Geometry
In this content area I will cover the bases on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.

Plane Geometry/Trigonometry
In this content area I will cover the bases on the properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines; properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids; transformations; the concept of proof and proof techniques; volume; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.

In this content area I will cover the bases on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.

Algebra 1

I can cover the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.

Algebra 2

In this course I will expand my knowledge of content of Algebra I and provides further development.

The topics I can cover are:
-relations, functions, equations and inequalities
-conic sections
-algebraic fractions
-logarithmic and exponential functions
-sequences and series
-counting principles and probability.

Differential Equations

I have over 8 years experience in this area of math, I can teach the mathematical equation for solving for an unknown function of one or several variables. Then based off what you got for your answer be able to plug it back into the equation to check the answer. I can perform this for the following problems:

Multiple Variables (x,y, etc.)

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught the following classes to my neighbor's kids and family friends for over 7 years and their grades have gone from a 56% to a 90% in 7 weeks. Due to me talking to the students teacher and figuring out what the problem is. Below are subjects I teach broken down by categories.

Math (Grades K-6)
Basic Counting
Basic Multiplication
Basic Division
Basic Addition
Basic Subtraction
Intermediate Multiplication
Intermediate Division
Intermediate Addition
Intermediate Subtraction
Intermediate Adding Fractions
Intermediate Subtracting Fraction
Intermediate Multiplication of Fraction
Intermediate Division of Fractions
Basic Percents
Finding Mean, Median and Mode

English (Grades K-6)
Elementary Spelling
Elementary Reading
Learning the Alphabet
Sounds of the Alphabet
Proper Grammar
Learning Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns, etc.

Social Studies (Grades 5-6)
American Revolution
Civil War
American Indian War
World Wars (I/II)
Vietnam War
Birth of the US

Science (Grades 5-6)
Earth Science

Elementary Math

In this subject I can teach the following:

Basic Multiplication
Basic Division
Basic Addition
Basic Subtraction
Intermediate Multiplication
Intermediate Division
Intermediate Addition
Intermediate Subtraction
Intermediate Adding Fractions
Intermediate Subtracting Fraction
Intermediate Multiplication of Fraction
Intermediate Division of Fractions


In this section of English, I will teach the basics for reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises. Then if you still need help, we will read and analyze the following: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and informational texts. We will also cover some American literature from the early 17th century to the present. I will see if you know how to perform the following writing exercises, including editorials, short stories, and reflective essays.

Microsoft Excel

In this subject I can show the following:

Insert Pictures
Create Protected . xls
Links other .xls

Microsoft PowerPoint

In this subject I can show how to perfom:

Add/Remove Slides
Make New Slides
How to make effects with text
How to insert text
How to change background color
How to insert pictures
How to save/attach powerpoints
How to time your powerpoint
How to put sound in your powerpoint

Microsoft Windows

I can tutor from the basic Window User to the Moderately Advance of Windows.

Lessons that I can teach.

-How to set up a password when your computer goes to sleep
-How to Create a new user
-How to use the Command Prompt
-How to Update Drivers
-How to patrician your Hard drive
-How to change your wallpaper
-How to change you passwords
-How to change you internet settings
-How to Add/Remove Software
-How to Install software

These are some examples of what I can teach if you want to know more I can teach just tell me.

Microsoft Word

In this program I can teach you how to perform the follow functions:

Creating Macros
Bold the text w/o clicking the bold button
Underlining the text without clicking the underline button
Changing Margins size
Print Size
Adjust Tab
Inserting Pictures
Inserting Table
How save a file as a .pdf, .rtf, .txt or a .doc
Change the word color
How to put a watermark in your document.


The goal of this course is to explain the concept of numbers and how they are manipulated, managed, and represented on the xy-coordinate system. The crucial skills gained in this course include analysis of numerical relations and spatial-visual understanding of graphing principles. The skills they learn in this course will stay with them throughout higher math education, and will prove useful in standardized testing, such as the NJASK, PSAT and SAT.
The pre-algebra course centers on building the foundations of the student’s algebra. They will be introduced to variables, expressions, order of operations and basic problem solving skills. The course also introduces students to absolute value, the coordinate plane and different algebraic properties. The students will then build on this basic knowledge by learning how to solve multi-step equations and inequalities and the complex algebraic functions that accompany them, such as exponents. They will build on their existing knowledge of fractions by examining ratios, proportions and probability, and converting to/from decimals. Additionally, students will be introduced to percents and problems requiring the application of percents.
The IES pre-algebra course also includes linear functions, which covers slope and writing equations in slope-intercept form, and graphing inequalities. Students will also learn square roots, real numbers and will touch upon right triangles.

SAT Math

The best way to prepare for the SAT or any math test is to do as many practice problems as possible. Below is what I will tutor, but the topic of the SAT Math will be up to you if you so desire.

Number Properties
Word Problems
Ratio and Proportion
Solid Geometry
Coordinate Geometry
Data Analysis
Counting Problems


In this course I will teach students according to their age/grade because each student learns different.

Grades K-8 Keys for spelling
-I will teach how to sound the word out.
-I will teach how to spell the words they have to know.
-Teach them to write the word 5 times and then spell from memory.
-Teach them the words they need to know in sections and then go back to that section after we have gone through the list and then change the order after they remember the words.

Study Skills

I have had 5 years' experience teaching this to students ranging from the Freshmen in my school all the way down to 3rd grade to 7th grade. In this course I will have the ability to teach a student how to study by using observation of what they do. I do realize that some students don't realize they are doing anything wrong. I will teach them how to break their current study habits. Sometimes, it might be because a student doesn't know they are doing it and they wanting and don't think about it or they are struggling and they don't know who or what to ask for if they have no idea what they are doing. In study skills I will start by talking with the student to determine what has and has not been working for them. Based off the information I observe I will attempt to design an individual plan for his/her studying based on how they process information. By that I will see if they are a visual or a hands on person or quite simply do they just like it the way it is. I will be talking to the students teacher and see if they have noticed any improvement once I teach them. I will also be able to show the students how to succeed by showing how to show enthusiasm in the classroom and how to carry that enthusiasm all the way home.


I teach students how to start swimming from one side of the pool. Teaching students using breathing techniques. I have a neighborhood pool where I teach. I also show how to tread water. I also show how to use your arms and legs to to swim. I do teach diving lessons as well. I teach students how to use their feet to propel them through the water. I teach how students how to not be afraid of the water. I also teach students how to dive as well. I also demonstrate first aid procedures to swimmers. I demonstrate to students how do various swims and how to be comfortable around the pool.

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DeVry University (Computer CommsNet)

Great Tutor We are very grateful to have found Alex as a Tutor for our daughter. Finally I think she understands the problems and is able to do her work. Thank you! Thank you! ...

— Sharon from Gainesville, FL on 1/8/13);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $38.00

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Alexander will travel within 27 miles of Gainesville, FL 32608.

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