My name is Alejandra, and I've been working as a tutor for high school and college students for the last ten years. I offer highly personalized academic support for a small number of long-term students and clients.
I feel that ALL students benefit from the one-one-one focused attention of a tutor, whether they are struggling academically or not. I maintain an active tutoring roster of only eight students at any given time, so that I can bring my maximum focus to each student's individual needs.
I graduated from Yale with Honors in English Literature
in 2004. I have recently moved back to my hometown of Portland, Maine, after years in New York City, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
I provide tutoring sessions tailored to the students' individual needs. While my specialty is English (literary analysis & writing
skills), I also love to tutor History
(American & World), and Spanish
, and have years of experience teaching all of these subjects. While these areas represent my core strengths, I enjoy teaching any subject - even science
. I embed lessons about study skills
into every session.
I also have many years of experience working with students as they prepare for the daunting days of standardized tests, including the ACT
. Finally, I offer in-depth college counseling
and college essay
brainstorming, composition guidance, and essay editing
When I'm not working with students, I am a musician and songwriter, I play guitar
, and sing, and these are also areas in which I can instruct your student. I've played in touring bands for years, and recorded several rock n' roll albums. My favorite bands of all time are The Beatles, The Smiths, and Bob Dylan. Perhaps these are the typical favorite bands of an English major.
Students respond well to my friendly, relaxed approach, and I enjoy getting to know my students as people and helping to guide them through their high school or college years. If you are looking for long-term academic support and personalized guidance and mentoring, please don't hesitate to contact me today.
I look forward to working with you or your student!