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Alex D.

Miami, FL

$40/hr

Recent Chemistry Graduate for Math, Science, and English Tutoring

Background check passed as of 10/21/14
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Recent Chemistry Graduate for Math, Science, and English Tutoring

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Dear Parents and Prospective students,

My name is Alex; I'm a recent graduate from F.I.U. with a bachelors in Chemistry and am currently applying for graduate physical therapy programs. I've been tutoring students for over ten years and during that time I've had the chance to help a variety of students in a multitude of subjects. I've tutored students who are genuinely struggling with classes, students who are focused in collegiate athletic programs and just need to achieve a minimum SAT, and I even have experience tutoring the mentally handicapped. I generally like to keep my tutoring sessions fun and engaging because it tends to diminish the aversion some students have toward studying. Furthermore students are more likely to study the material when I am not present and this greatly increases the efficacy of the tutoring.

Okay, now for a little more info on my tutoring experiences. So I guess my first foray into the world of private tutoring was when I was still in elementary school. I was enrolled in the gifted program at Jack D. Gordon elementary and when I was in 5th grade my teacher decided to assign all of her students a buddy in Pre-K whom we would teach how to read throughout the year. Fast forward over a decade later and that same kid is now enrolled at F.I.U. and I'm still tutoring him every now and then. I guided in Middle School, helped survive the International Baccalaureate program in High School, and I'm now helping him achieve his goal of ultimately getting a PhD in Physical Therapy.

I kinda get attached to my students and like to see them succeed. I've tutored a variety of students through the years in a diverse range of subjects. However for the most part I've tutored students mainly in math (from elementary all the way to Algebra II) and English (reading, English composition, essay writing, etc.). I have also frequently tutored kids students in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Ultimately this is a job that I find very rewarding and to tell you the truth I don't really even see it as a job; it as more like a hobby.

When I tutor new students one of the first things I like to do, even before I gauge their proficiency with the source material, is to see if they know how to study properly. Being able to study efficiently and effectively is vital to becoming knowledgeable in any subject. Essentially I can only have hands on time with a student for only a hand full of hours each week, what makes tutoring successful is having students know how to study and review material when they do not have a teacher or tutor nearby. Other than that I like to encourage students to arrive at answers in whatever method they find comfortable and not be restricted by the mechanical approach to solve problems often taught in classrooms.

So that's about it. If you have any questions or need more information feel free to message me.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kim, Homestead, FL on 10/29/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- GABRIEL, Miami, FL on 10/22/14

"Wonderful"

- Tarenda, Miami, FL on 10/20/14
History:
European History
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE, not to mention I've spent the bulk of my tutoring career teaching either Algebra I or II.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE, not to mention I've spent the bulk of my tutoring career teaching either Algebra I or II.

Anatomy

While in undergrad I have taken multiple classes that have helped me understand the human body and its processes. I have taken Intermediate Human Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Biochemistry I and II, Biology I and II, and not to mention the labs that come with all of these courses that have provided me with extensive knowledge on the subject.

Biology

Though I was a chemistry major in college, I have a great background in Biology. I've taken both Biology I and II, along with Biochemistry I and II, Human Physiology, and Human Anatomy. I also have experience tutoring other high school students in AP biology and IB biology.

Calculus

I have taken both Calculus I and II in college and am comfortable with derivatives, integrals, finding limits, etc. I have tutored others in Calculus and pre-Calculus, not to mention Algebra I and II, Trigonometry, and Geometry. Furthermore I achieved a 650 out of 800 for the math section for my SAT and more recently I achieved a 160 out of 170 for the math section in the GRE.

Chemistry

I'm a recent Chemistry graduate from Florida International University and I did my focus in Organic Chemistry and Analytic Chemistry. I have also have laboratory experience with various instruments such as GC-MS, UV-Spec, HPLC, etc.

Elementary Math

I am very comfortable with the subject material and was even taking Algebra I and Geometry courses while in middle school. I have tutored many students who were in Elementary and Middle school and have developed certain strategies to help those struggling in math. Furthermore the bulk of my tutoring experience is math related.

English

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I was even working towards an English minor at my university.

Geometry

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE, and have taught students geometry before.

Literature

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I am also in the midst of writing my own book, just as a side project, and have taken creative writing courses in college as well. There are many forms of literature; more than I have been exposed to, but the approach to all of it is essentially the same and I aim to teach new students how to properly approach the literary arts.

Organic Chemistry

I am a recent chemistry graduate from F.I.U. and my focus was in Organic and Analytical chemistry. I have taken both Organic I and II courses, as well as Advanced Organic Chemistry with a focus in enolate chemistry. I also graduated with a 3.0+ GPA

Physics

I have taken classical physics, electrical physics, and optical physics wile in college. I also have taken Calculus I and II and know how to use that knowledge when using integration for some physics problems. Furthermore I have tutored others in this subject and help others with physics questions that they have posted on online message boards.

Piano

I have been playing the piano since I was 10 years old, and for the first 8 years I was taught the rudiments of playing the piano and music theory by a piano instructor before essentially teaching myself and practicing for pleasure. I have a systematic approach to teaching beginners and the slightly more experienced students how to play the piano. I also have numerous awards from small piano recitals for my accomplishments in music theory and piano playing.

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years. I achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE, not to mention I've spent the bulk of my tutoring career teaching either Algebra I or II. So, I basically understand what aspects of Prealgebra students should understand to succeed in future math classes.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I also achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE. I have a lot of experience with Precalculus since I frequently tutor students in Algebra II and Trigonometry which are core tenants in Precalculus.

Reading

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I am also in the midst of writing my own book, just as a side project, and have taken creative writing courses in college as well. I also have plenty of experience tutoring students to better help their reading comprehension and have developed numerous strategies to achieve this.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I achieved a 650 from 800 for math in the SAT and more recently a 160 from 170 for the GRE. I have taken these exams multiple times and know what is needed improve a score for the exam.

SAT Reading

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I am also in the midst of writing my own book, just as a side project, and have taken creative writing courses in college as well. When I took the SAT I scored a 680 out 800 and more recently when I took the GRE I scored a 165 out of 170 for reading. If you need help in this subject area I believe I can help.

SAT Writing

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I am also in the midst of writing my own book, just as a side project, and have taken creative writing courses in college as well. When I took the SAT I scored a 670 out 800 in the writing section. I have also had one of my works, a short poem, published in a magazine before.

Statistics

I have taken multiple Statistics classes: Introduction to Statistics I and Statistical Methods I. In both classes I achieved an A grade, not to mention I also took AP statistics while in high school. I have also have tutored other students in statistics before and helped them complete projects and understand the more difficult statistical concepts.

Trigonometry

I have been tutoring math related subjects for over 10 years and at one time considered minoring in Mathematics in college. I achieved a 650 for math in the SAT and a 160 for the GRE, and have taught students trigonometry before. I've also taken a variety of trigonometry classes which include: College Trigonometry and IB Math Studies

Writing

I love reading and writing. I've taken English composition I and II, English Literature I and II, American Literature I, and even Celtic literature courses while in college. I am also in the midst of writing my own book, just as a side project, and have taken creative writing courses in college as well. Furthermore, I achieved a 670 for the writing portion of the SAT and got a 4, 5.5, and 4.5 for the three FCAT writing exams.

Alex’s Resources

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This is basically a proportionality question the equation for this is as follows....   (Volume of acid)1 / (Total Volume)1 = (Volume of acid)2 / (Total Volume)2   so we get...   (0.36)/ (4) = x / (6)   x = (0.36) x (6) / (4)   x...

1) With our reaction formula we have to determine the limiting reactant. To do that you have to convert the initial reactants from grams to moles.   1 mol of P4 = 123.88 g so.... 45.09g of P4 / 123.88 g = 0.364 moles of P4   1 mol of Cl2 = 70.9 g so..... 131...

Florida International University
Chemistry

Education

Florida International University (Chemistry)

Excellent tutor! — Alex is an excellent tutor. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional. All of these characteristics have brought out the best in my son while doing his lessons. Instead of dreading doing his work, he now seems to actually look forward to doing it! I can't thank Alex enough for his help. ...

— Kim, Homestead, FL on 10/29/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$40/hr for K-12 subjects, $45/hr for AP/ IB/ College-level subjects

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33196.


About Alex

Dear Parents and Prospective students,

My name is Alex; I'm a recent graduate from F.I.U. with a bachelors in Chemistry and am currently applying for graduate physical therapy programs. I've been tutoring students for over ten years and during that time I've had the chance to help a variety of students in a multitude of subjects. I've tutored students who are genuinely struggling with classes, students who are focused in collegiate athletic programs and just need to achieve a minimum SAT, and I even have experience tutoring the mentally handicapped. I generally like to keep my tutoring sessions fun and engaging because it tends to diminish the aversion some students have toward studying. Furthermore students are more likely to study the material when I am not present and this greatly increases the efficacy of the tutoring.

Okay, now for a little more info on my tutoring experiences. So I guess my first foray into the world of private tutoring was when I was still in elementary school. I was enrolled in the gifted program at Jack D. Gordon elementary and when I was in 5th grade my teacher decided to assign all of her students a buddy in Pre-K whom we would teach how to read throughout the year. Fast forward over a decade later and that same kid is now enrolled at F.I.U. and I'm still tutoring him every now and then. I guided in Middle School, helped survive the International Baccalaureate program in High School, and I'm now helping him achieve his goal of ultimately getting a PhD in Physical Therapy.

I kinda get attached to my students and like to see them succeed. I've tutored a variety of students through the years in a diverse range of subjects. However for the most part I've tutored students mainly in math (from elementary all the way to Algebra II) and English (reading, English composition, essay writing, etc.). I have also frequently tutored kids students in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Ultimately this is a job that I find very rewarding and to tell you the truth I don't really even see it as a job; it as more like a hobby.

When I tutor new students one of the first things I like to do, even before I gauge their proficiency with the source material, is to see if they know how to study properly. Being able to study efficiently and effectively is vital to becoming knowledgeable in any subject. Essentially I can only have hands on time with a student for only a hand full of hours each week, what makes tutoring successful is having students know how to study and review material when they do not have a teacher or tutor nearby. Other than that I like to encourage students to arrive at answers in whatever method they find comfortable and not be restricted by the mechanical approach to solve problems often taught in classrooms.

So that's about it. If you have any questions or need more information feel free to message me.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kim, Homestead, FL on 10/29/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- GABRIEL, Miami, FL on 10/22/14

"Wonderful"

- Tarenda, Miami, FL on 10/20/14

Education

Florida International University
Chemistry

Education

Florida International University (Chemistry)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$40/hr for K-12 subjects, $45/hr for AP/ IB/ College-level subjects

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33196

Alex’s Subjects

History:
European History
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Statistics

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.


Alex’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 Alex. View all of Alex’s resources

This is basically a proportionality question the equation for this is as follows....   (Volume of acid)1 / (Total Volume)1 = (Volume of acid)2 / (Total Volume)2   so we get...   (0.36)/ (4) = x / (6)   x = (0.36) x (6) / (4)   x...

1) With our reaction formula we have to determine the limiting reactant. To do that you have to convert the initial reactants from grams to moles.   1 mol of P4 = 123.88 g so.... 45.09g of P4 / 123.88 g = 0.364 moles of P4   1 mol of Cl2 = 70.9 g so..... 131...


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