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Alex S.

Retired, Looking to Share My Love of Mathematics and Computers

Fairfax Station, VA (22039)

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10 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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Thanks for looking at my profile, I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and work together!

I am a recently retired Federal government employee, who worked in Information Technology for over 35 years. I am currently working as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, for secondary school and high school math and computer/information technology; and, as a tutor for mathematics in the Adult Learning Program. I have also tutored in the Huntington Learning Center program, with major emphasis on math and SAT.

My education, from high school all the way through college and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, was at highly selective schools. I tutored math, physics and chemistry while I was in high school and college; with my recent retirement from the government, I am "returning" to my love for solving problems and sharing my passion for sharing knowledge and helping others to succeed.

I have always felt that Mathematics is interesting and can be fun. I can break down difficult concepts, thereby helping students understand the concepts in all types and aspects of math problems and the step-by-step process of solving them. My primary focus is building the student’s confidence, through thorough explanation of the basic concepts involved, by interactive practice and feedback.

I love to work with computers! I see it as an exercise in logical thinking: computers are, basically, stupid; you must be very clear and explicit in laying out the problem to be solved and the algorithms for the solution(s). I see this as a very close parallel to tutoring and sharing knowledge with other people.

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Alex’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Computer:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Algebra 1

I have taken mathematics courses throughout my education in high school, college, and Master's. My training, ending with a Master's in Chemical Engineering, was at highly selective schools and required a high proficiency in advanced mathematics. While in high school, I regularly tutored others in math.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Windows since the initial release, of Windows 1.0, in 1985 and use Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 now, on a daily basis (for work and “play”). In my position with the Federal Government, I was responsible for providing expert support to my organization in its use of computer hardware and software, configured to the US Government Configuration Baseline, currently for Windows XP and soon to be upgraded to Windows 7. I use both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my home computers.

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Education

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Chemical Engineering)

New York University (Master's)

Great Tutor for Geometry Alex is a wonderful tutor. He is very patient and takes time to explain if my daughter is not getting the information. My daughter enjoyed teaching sessions with him. My daughter’s grade gets improved and gain more confidence on Geometry. One day after tutoring, she told me "I wish he were my Geometry teacher." Suffice it to say, I found Alex patient, flexible, reliable, understanding, and very h ...

— Yan from Centreville, VA on 2/26/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Alex will travel within 10 miles of Fairfax Station, VA 22039.

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