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Alexander P.

New York, NY

$70/hr

ESL and Mandarin Tutor

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ESL and Mandarin Tutor

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After graduating from Harvard University with a B.A. in Psychology, I spent the last year in China both teaching and studying. I have instructed hundreds of students of all ages, from as young as 3 to as old as 60, in courses in oral English, public speaking, writing, reading comprehension, and business English. I have done so both affiliated with companies and institutions, and as a private tutor.

On top of living in China for a year, I also studied Mandarin cumulatively for two and a half years, both here in the States and abroad in China. I have passed the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), a Chinese-administered assessment of foreigners' grasp of Mandarin Chinese, at Level 5 while reaching the advanced level of Mandarin study.

Since returning from China I have tutored students in subjects ranging from economics to math to writing, and have also acted as a consultant for graduate school applicants. Each course and lesson is catered to the student's individual needs and requirements, as I draw on both multimedia and more traditional resources.

For language instruction I emphasize pronunciation, as I believe that true fluency cannot be attained without it; no matter the knowledge of vocabulary or the grasp of grammar for one to be treated and function like a native speaker one must sound as much like one as possible. That said, grammar and vocabulary are often most important when dealing with course-specific requirements or material.

Though I offer lessons in a wide range of subjects related to English -- reading, writing, grammar, spelling, etc. -- I am also available to tutor in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and college-level Psychology.

Both individual and small groups of students are welcome, and if you have any further questions or would like me to elaborate on any of the information please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to working with you soon.


Sincerely,

Alec

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I am a Chinese translator working for a Chinese company. I have taught language professionally and tutored privately for over a year and a half. I have lived and studied in China and speak fluent Chinese. I am certified at Level 5 of the HSK, and can teach all levels of the language, including reading, writing, and speaking.

Psychology

I have a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, having completed coursework in general psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, behavior change, neuroscience, and linguistics.

I also have research experience both as a research assistant and independent researcher.

Harvard University

Education

Harvard University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Rate is usually negotiable, and may be lowered in the case of group lessons, a commitment to multiple lessons, and sessions lasting 2+ hours.

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 4 miles of New York, NY 10024.


About Alexander

After graduating from Harvard University with a B.A. in Psychology, I spent the last year in China both teaching and studying. I have instructed hundreds of students of all ages, from as young as 3 to as old as 60, in courses in oral English, public speaking, writing, reading comprehension, and business English. I have done so both affiliated with companies and institutions, and as a private tutor.

On top of living in China for a year, I also studied Mandarin cumulatively for two and a half years, both here in the States and abroad in China. I have passed the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), a Chinese-administered assessment of foreigners' grasp of Mandarin Chinese, at Level 5 while reaching the advanced level of Mandarin study.

Since returning from China I have tutored students in subjects ranging from economics to math to writing, and have also acted as a consultant for graduate school applicants. Each course and lesson is catered to the student's individual needs and requirements, as I draw on both multimedia and more traditional resources.

For language instruction I emphasize pronunciation, as I believe that true fluency cannot be attained without it; no matter the knowledge of vocabulary or the grasp of grammar for one to be treated and function like a native speaker one must sound as much like one as possible. That said, grammar and vocabulary are often most important when dealing with course-specific requirements or material.

Though I offer lessons in a wide range of subjects related to English -- reading, writing, grammar, spelling, etc. -- I am also available to tutor in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and college-level Psychology.

Both individual and small groups of students are welcome, and if you have any further questions or would like me to elaborate on any of the information please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to working with you soon.


Sincerely,

Alec

Education

Harvard University

Education

Harvard University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Rate is usually negotiable, and may be lowered in the case of group lessons, a commitment to multiple lessons, and sessions lasting 2+ hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of New York, NY 10024

Alexander’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, 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.


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