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Alex L.

New York, NY

$40/hr

Alex L. Patient and Willing

Background check passed as of 12/6/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Alex L. Patient and Willing

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I started tutoring almost a decade ago, having assisted students from k-12 and college, along with several adult learners. I began first at a local after-school program, helping students from k-6 on areas such as mathematics and reading. While in high school, I was enrolled in numerous AP classes (some include AP Biology, World History, US History, Political Science, and Economics) and was listed as an AP Scholar with distinction. I also tutored students in my spare time, mainly in statistics, world history, biology, Earth science, math, and ESL, either assisting them with class material or in preparation for Regents or other standardized tests. During my time now in college I have focused on areas such as statistics, psychology, and philosophy, along with extensive copy editing and grammatical assistance for essay writers.

When I tutor students, I ensure that they completely understand a problem and the recommended process by which to find the solution. Some, especially younger students, will say they understand a problem, but in truth lack a full understanding. I found this is because students are either embarrassed about their mistakes, or want to finish their work as quickly as possible (because their parents are forcing them to see a tutor!).

For example, one student experienced difficulty writing essays, despite frequent visits to tutors. It was obvious that the tutors were not actively involved in her learning process for this blunder to have gone unnoticed. I helped change this by taking the time to go through not only the essay structure, but what a reader should be thinking, paragraph-by-paragraph, as he or she reviews sources for an essay. I personally believe that rushing through material on which a student lacks clarity is not only a waste of his or her time, but mine. I would rather have a student feel knowledgeable about five class topics than have a student with passing knowledge on ten.

There is also a tendency for some tutors to answer additional parts of a problem than at once necessary. If a student does not understand a step in a problem, I will resist providing the next step until all other options have been exhausted. This usually entails clueing students as to what the goal of the problem is and how they are to solve it. Some students can learn via simple memorization of a process absent complete understanding (rote learning), but active learning often helps students better retain information. This also works with non-analytical tasks, though other techniques are included.

I hope that I can assist you on your academic journey!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Naveen, Woodside, NY on 11/14/14

"Awesome Tutor "

- Jo, Jackson Heights, NY on 8/4/14
Math:
SPSS,
Statistics
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Geology,
Psychology
Computer:
SPSS,
Video Production
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology, Reading, Statistics,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, SPSS,
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.

Geology

Geology was my minor in college, with a 4.0 average. I have experience identifying rocks, minerals, and fossils, and have a clear understanding of Earth's fauna and floral history. I am also knowledgeable in identifying unconformities, faults, and mineral half-lives.

Psychology

I am a current psychology major in college with a 4.0 GPA and have completed most of my course requirements. I am very familiar with the behavioral statistics involved in psychology and how to memorize psychological theories. For those students taking biopsychology I have taken two courses in the area, both with an A+. As I have also recently completed a 60+ page honors thesis on a two experiment study, I am familiar with APA guidelines.

SPSS

I published an undergraduate thesis, which made significant use of SPSS. I have been using the program since 2011, throughout its forgettable PASW phase! Currently I am working as a TA in a SPSS lab.

Statistics

I currently work as a statistical lab TA to assist students with SPSS. I hold office hours for students with questions regarding behavioral statistics, as these students are also required to learn how to compute statistics manually.

Video Production

I am a certified studio operator at a public TV station in Manhattan. I am experienced with using professional video cameras. I have countless hours of experience with Premiere through various projects and my work converting older video formats and ensuring proper video and audio. I do not have much experience with Final Cut.

World History

I received a 5 in the AP World History exam in high school, and took the SAT Subject test in the area, passing with a 790. I am also someone very interested in history in general. I have tutored several students for the NYS World History Regents after they had previously failed it. I try to avoid rote learning when possible, unless the student feels he or she would prefer that method.

Macaulay College
Psych, Philosophy

Education

Macaulay College (Psych, Philosophy)

Great Tutor! — Alex was very patient and was not finished explaining till I totally understood the subject matter. He's very dedicated to his profession which I like because it's not all about the money but more about how satisfied he feels when his student gets the subject matter! I think that's a good quality in a teacher. I wish him all the best. ...

— Naveen, Woodside, NY on 11/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

More than one hour at a time – $35 2 to 3 students at a time – $30 2-3 for more than one hour – $25

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10009.


About Alex

I started tutoring almost a decade ago, having assisted students from k-12 and college, along with several adult learners. I began first at a local after-school program, helping students from k-6 on areas such as mathematics and reading. While in high school, I was enrolled in numerous AP classes (some include AP Biology, World History, US History, Political Science, and Economics) and was listed as an AP Scholar with distinction. I also tutored students in my spare time, mainly in statistics, world history, biology, Earth science, math, and ESL, either assisting them with class material or in preparation for Regents or other standardized tests. During my time now in college I have focused on areas such as statistics, psychology, and philosophy, along with extensive copy editing and grammatical assistance for essay writers.

When I tutor students, I ensure that they completely understand a problem and the recommended process by which to find the solution. Some, especially younger students, will say they understand a problem, but in truth lack a full understanding. I found this is because students are either embarrassed about their mistakes, or want to finish their work as quickly as possible (because their parents are forcing them to see a tutor!).

For example, one student experienced difficulty writing essays, despite frequent visits to tutors. It was obvious that the tutors were not actively involved in her learning process for this blunder to have gone unnoticed. I helped change this by taking the time to go through not only the essay structure, but what a reader should be thinking, paragraph-by-paragraph, as he or she reviews sources for an essay. I personally believe that rushing through material on which a student lacks clarity is not only a waste of his or her time, but mine. I would rather have a student feel knowledgeable about five class topics than have a student with passing knowledge on ten.

There is also a tendency for some tutors to answer additional parts of a problem than at once necessary. If a student does not understand a step in a problem, I will resist providing the next step until all other options have been exhausted. This usually entails clueing students as to what the goal of the problem is and how they are to solve it. Some students can learn via simple memorization of a process absent complete understanding (rote learning), but active learning often helps students better retain information. This also works with non-analytical tasks, though other techniques are included.

I hope that I can assist you on your academic journey!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Naveen, Woodside, NY on 11/14/14

"Awesome Tutor "

- Jo, Jackson Heights, NY on 8/4/14
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Education

Macaulay College
Psych, Philosophy

Education

Macaulay College (Psych, Philosophy)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

More than one hour at a time – $35 2 to 3 students at a time – $30 2-3 for more than one hour – $25

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10009

Alex’s Subjects

Math:
SPSS,
Statistics
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Geology,
Psychology
Computer:
SPSS,
Video Production
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology, Reading, Statistics,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, SPSS,
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.


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