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Alejandra D.

Hillsborough, NC

$55/hr

Homework Help & Test Prep with a Friendly Yale grad

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Hi there! My name is Alejandra, and I've been working as a tutor for high school and college students for the last eight years. I graduated from Yale with Honors in English Literature in 2004, worked at a magazine for couple of years, then discovered how much I love tutoring. I feel that ALL students benefit from the one-one-one focused attention of a tutor, whether they are struggling academically or not. I am here to lend my total academic support.

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. While these subjects represent my core strengths, I enjoy teaching any subject - even science, math, and French - as long as we have the textbook handy. I embed lessons about study skills and organization in 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/SAT and GRE. 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, piano, 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. I see myself as a mentor to many of my students.

I look forward to working with you or your student!

- Alejandra

Testimonials

"Our son enjoys Alejandra and more importantly his 5 in AP World History shows he is having success"

- David, Durham, NC on 9/15/14

"This tutor made my daughter's summer wonderful--highly recommend"

- Robert, Durham, NC on 8/21/14

"Great tutor"

- Carlos Fernando, Chapel Hill, NC on 5/6/14

"Patient, Motivating Tutor!! "

- Prathima, Chapel Hill, NC on 5/5/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
General Music,
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED, GRE, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I've guided many students through the college application process over the last five years.
Together, students and I go through the process from beginning to end, including brainstorming colleges, drafting and polishing essays, preparing for standardized tests, and completing application checklists. I keep up with news about the evolving nature of college admissions and have in-depth knowledge of many top schools and their specific admissions criteria.

General Music

I've played piano since I was five years old, and guitar since I was fifteen. Music is my greatest passion in life, and I love sharing this passion with students. I've also published guides to music basics (sections of the orchestra, key composers and periods in music history, basic music theory), so these are all topics I'm happy to work on with students.

Alejandra’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 Alejandra. View all of Alejandra’s resources

On standardized tests and in your general academic life, you are going to run into long reading passages that at first may seem like a lot to tackle. Let's face it - a long block of unbroken text on a standardized test is not the most inspiring sight in the world!    An effective strategy for digging into these passages with the gusto required for high scoring is to underline... read more

A tip I often give my students who are studying Spanish is to watch English-language DVDs with the Spanish subtitles on. It's probably best to start with a movie or show you have seen before and with which you are familiar with the basic plot and dialogue. As you watch the movie or show (in English), read the subtitles as you go. Stop the DVD or go back and take notes about the way the English... read more

Yale College
English

Education

Yale College (English )

Our son enjoys Alejandra and more importantly his 5 in AP World History shows he is having success — Our son looks forward to his time with Alejandra. He actually has fun with her. She is a spectacular tutor and the best writing coach we could hope desire. Her command of history (world and US) drives the sessions. My wife and I recommend her without reservation. ...

— David, Durham, NC on 9/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alejandra will travel within 15 miles of Hillsborough, NC 27278.


About Alejandra

Hi there! My name is Alejandra, and I've been working as a tutor for high school and college students for the last eight years. I graduated from Yale with Honors in English Literature in 2004, worked at a magazine for couple of years, then discovered how much I love tutoring. I feel that ALL students benefit from the one-one-one focused attention of a tutor, whether they are struggling academically or not. I am here to lend my total academic support.

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. While these subjects represent my core strengths, I enjoy teaching any subject - even science, math, and French - as long as we have the textbook handy. I embed lessons about study skills and organization in 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/SAT and GRE. 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, piano, 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. I see myself as a mentor to many of my students.

I look forward to working with you or your student!

- Alejandra

Testimonials

"Our son enjoys Alejandra and more importantly his 5 in AP World History shows he is having success"

- David, Durham, NC on 9/15/14

"This tutor made my daughter's summer wonderful--highly recommend"

- Robert, Durham, NC on 8/21/14

"Great tutor"

- Carlos Fernando, Chapel Hill, NC on 5/6/14

"Patient, Motivating Tutor!! "

- Prathima, Chapel Hill, NC on 5/5/14
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Education

Yale College
English

Education

Yale College (English )


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hillsborough, NC 27278

Alejandra’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
General Music,
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GED, GRE, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Spanish

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.


Alejandra’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 Alejandra. View all of Alejandra’s resources

On standardized tests and in your general academic life, you are going to run into long reading passages that at first may seem like a lot to tackle. Let's face it - a long block of unbroken text on a standardized test is not the most inspiring sight in the world!    An effective strategy for digging into these passages with the gusto required for high scoring is to underline... read more

A tip I often give my students who are studying Spanish is to watch English-language DVDs with the Spanish subtitles on. It's probably best to start with a movie or show you have seen before and with which you are familiar with the basic plot and dialogue. As you watch the movie or show (in English), read the subtitles as you go. Stop the DVD or go back and take notes about the way the English... read more


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