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Al O.

Foreign Languages, Math, History and Computers...YES!

Bridgewater, NJ (08807)

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All Students are capable of learning, it is up to us and the parents to figure out how they learn best!

I strongly believe that each and every student can be successful in their studies with the right approach and the right tutor. I never give up on any of my students and I am motivated to reach them and help them learn. With me, your student will get Positive results in a short amount of time. Students will become more focused, more organized, and achieve higher grades in their coursework.

I focus quickly and efficiently on the problems students are having and address them immediately. These can range from processing issues, attention deficiency, lack of motivation, organization, study skills, or difficult teacher relations.

I graduated from the Number 1 school in the country rated by Forbes in 2009. I am a combination of tutor and coach and believe students should learn for life, not just for one subject. With that, I include organization, time management and test taking strategies in my services. I use all modes of teaching - audio, visual, tactile - to ensure my students learn, retain and apply their learning.

With more than 25 years of experience of working with children, young adults, and seniors, I have seen many different challenges to learning and have used just as many different solutions.

I have also worked with many senior citizens in teaching them new skills such as computers, emailing, word processing and other electronic programs.

Lastly, I am a proud veteran of our Armed Forces, having served for over 10 years and am actively involved in my community as a baseball, soccer and lacrosse coach and Church Deacon.

I work with students from elementary through the college level and currently work with students at some of NJ's most prestigious schools such as The Pingry School, Delbarton and The Lawrenceville School. I have also worked with students from West Point, Columbia University, Cornell, and Rutgers.

Languages are my specialty - Spanish, French, as well as Math and History.

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Al’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
American History, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Baseball, Basketball, Bodybuilding, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Corporate Training:

ACT English

I teach students the various tips, tricks, and paths to success for the ACT. As a very high performer on the test myself, I instruct students on how to approach the test, types of problems, traps, and various downfalls that are presented. I also conduct numerous practice drills as well as full length exams that we review for errors and decision making.

Algebra 1

I tutor students at all levels of Algebra from pre-Algebra to Algebra II and use various methods to ensure my students understand and retain all concepts. I have been very successful in helping students who have struggled mightily to raise their math grades and general algebra knowledge.

American History

I currently tutor middle school and high school students in both regular and Honors American History and essay writing. I like to read and research American History in my spare time as well.

I am an American History buff with emphasis on the Revolutionary War period and the Civil War period.


I have tutored students and adults who needed help in passing the ASVAB in order to enter the military. I proudly served in the US Army for 13 years so I am familiar with what to expect and have taken the ASVAB several times as well as given my students practice tests.


I was an Assistant Baseball coach at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Ft. Monmouth, NJ coaching college-level players the basics and advanced techniques on pitching, hitting, fielding, and positioning.

I was a college Baseball player at the United States Military Academy at West Point and coached fellow teammates on the points of hitting a ball and fielding.

I was a Local Little League Coach in baseball working with elementary students on the basics of baseball such as fielding, catching, hitting, and running in Bridgewater, NJ


I coached elementary and middle school students for 3 years on the basics of basketball such as ball handling, dribbling, passing, positioning and game strategy.


I have been trained and have experience in business operations, management and sales techniques and approaches. I also provide training on finance and excel operations in data analysis, formulas, and spreadsheets. I am experienced in managing profit & loss, margins, expenses, and sales quotas.

Career Development

I have 10 years in Human Resources employee relations, development, training, hiring, interviewing and evaluations. Have counseled and mentored numerous employees in career progression, advancement, and milestone selection.

Elementary (K-6th)

I conduct substitute teaching at the local elementary and middle schools and have worked quite frequently with K-12 curriculums.

I have also volunteered as a tutor to elementary students after school and on weekends.


I teach basic English skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure to elementary and middle school students on a weekly basis and as requested.


I taught English as a Second Language to citizen candidates in the U.S. Army.

I taught English to Spanish speaking students and adults at the local community center.

I taught English to German nationals in Germany.

I taught English to Foreign Exchange students in college (West Point)

I taught English to Foreign Area officers in the US ARMY.


I have instructed and assisted many students at the high school level and higher in obtaining their GED. I have also worked with soldiers in the military who needed their GEDs to continue their service in the Armed Forces.

General Computer

I teach General computer skills to senior citizens at Adult Living facilities and at our local church on a weekly basis and as needed.


I teach Geography (US, Regional, and World) to elementary and middle school students on a weekly basis and as needed.


I use various techniques to teach Geometry to include real world applications, word problems and critical thinking skills. Theorem and postulate application are keys to success and I advise students on how best to recall the appropriate rules, identify the situation and apply the correct approaches. I also use online resources to reinforce textbook learning.


I have taught grammar to foreign nationals in Germany; to foreign area officers while serving in the US Military, and to citizen candidates studying for their citizenship exam.


I am a daily user of Macintosh systems as well as a technical advisor on the systems for my company. I also use IPads, IPhones, and other Mac products and train our company personnel on them. I am a resource for my company in addressing technical issues and software glitches on all Mac and Apple products.

Microsoft Excel

I teach Microsoft Excel to business clients and operations to help them better understand their trends in sales, logistics and production as well as link various areas together in performance tracking.

I also teach Excel to various students at all levels as well as to Senior Citizens on a weekly basis and as needed. I incorporate real world examples and use TSTU urgent data and subject matter to demonstrate spreadsheets, filtering and sorting, special commands, and commonly used operations.

Microsoft Outlook

I taught a basic Microsoft Outlook course on weekends at our local church, providing instruction to senior citizens.

I have tutored older adults privately in the basic use of Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have tutored elementary, middle school and high school students as well as senior citizens on the basics of PowerPoint for use in class presentations, speeches, advertising, and student government.

Microsoft Windows

I taught senior citizens the basics of Microsoft Windows during weekly sessions at my local church on Saturday mornings.

I have tutored senior adults privately in the basics of Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft Word

Tutored elementary and middle school students on the basic use of Microsoft Word such as file creation, fonts, margins, spell check, tabs, styles, and pic and graphic inserts.


I currently proofread many student research papers for proper grammar, word choice and usage, sentence construction and idea development. I have worked in many business environments to create, edit, and publish sales materials, technical papers, and operating procedures.

Public Speaking

I have conducted public speaking in front of large and unfamiliar audiences as well as known company audiences. I have been trained in college and by my employer to design, prepare, rehearse and execute public speaking presentations and briefings using PowerPoint, video, animation, and white-board presentations.


I have worked with Autistic (Asberger Synd) students on the basics of reading and comprehension.

I tutor elementary and middle school students on basic reading, comprehension, main ideas, and meaning.

SAT Reading

Excellent tutor in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and essay writing. My students achieve scores in the 700 range for verbal scores as well as their essays.


I coached elementary and middle school students in recreational and club level soccer (boys and girls) three times a week for 5 years.

I played on a soccer team while serving in the military.


I have tutored elementary, middle school and high school students in the basics of Spanish such as conjugation, reading, speaking, vocabulary and oral presentation.


I have a double language degree in two foreign languages that include proper speech pronunciation, oral training, dialect detection and training as well as speech patterns , inflections, and rhythms.
I'm certified and trained in Public Speaking which includes voice projection, inflection, mastery of material, body composure, eye contact, audience type and setting, and speech writing.

Study Skills

I incorporate study skills in all of my tutoring subject areas. I teach students how to prepare for an exam, quiz, research paper and final. I accomplish this by incorporating backwards planning, setting short, mid-term, and long range goals and planning as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses for a baseline and focusing on improvement. Additionally, I incorporate the teach-back method as well as building a foundation of studying skills (oral, audio, visual, etc) to ensure competency and mastering of the subject.


I am a current tennis instructor and have played tennis my whole life.
I focus my instruction on basic skills such as racquet grip, foot drills and movement, turning and striking the ball, serving, ball placement, lobs, volleys, returns, forehand, backhands, and small lobs.


I teach essay and research paper writing focusing on form, layout, thesis statement and supporting paragraphs. Included in this session is grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, APA formatting and reference citation.

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United States Military Academy at West Point

gifted teacher Al is a wonderfully gifted tutor who makes learning an easy and fun experience. My daughter loved the first history session she had with him in which he explained the several pages of the Chapter almost like a story, which helped her retain the stuff a lot easier and a lot faster. She said that he is great at simplifying difficult concepts and explaining them in an easy manner. She also felt that ...

— Shanthi from Scotch Plains, NJ on 10/25/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

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Al will travel within 10 miles of Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

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