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Alexander Z.

Lake Forest, CA

$55/hour

Math, Physics, and Chemistry Tutor

In-person lessons
1250+ Hours
4.9 average from 324 ratings
Breaking it down
— Joshua, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 7/11/17

$55/Hour


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University of California, Irvine
ICS

Education

University of California, Irvine (ICS)

About Alexander

I've been working as a private tutor for over three years now and in that time, I've found it to be the most rewarding job I've ever had. Watching students learn and truly understand a concept makes everything worth it. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Information and Computer Science, and I'm pursuing a higher degree in either Physics or Math (still haven't decided). As a result, tutoring work fits into my lifestyle and my schedule incredibly.

I am definitely most qualified to teach math subjects (through calculus/differential equations), but I can also tutor high-school and introductory calculus based college Physics and Chemistry courses. Also, any sort of standardized testing is something we can definitely work together on!

Though my schedule is fairly flexible, I have a 36-hour cancellation policy; if we can reschedule, I'm often open to it and won't charge for the missed session unless I had to turn down another client for the same time, which doesn't happen too often.

I will meet you in your home, at your school, your local Starbucks, etc.

I look forward to working with you and ensuring your academic success!
I've been working as a private tutor for over three years now and in that time, I've found it to be the most rewarding job I've ever had. Watching students learn and truly understand a concept makes everything worth it. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Information and Computer Science, and I'm pursuing a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

If you want to meet more than a half an hour drive from me, I may require at least a two hour session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Forest, CA 92630
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Breaking it down"

- Joshua, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 7/11/17

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Lucie, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 7/5/17

"Great tudor"

- Jeanne, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/12/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Dorothy, Dana Point, CA on 12/19/16

"Very knowledge and quick to answer questions"

- Alyssa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 11/11/16

"Excellent AP Comp Sci Tutor"

- Pam, Ladera Ranch, CA on 11/26/15

"Alexander is a great tutor!"

- Mary, Lake Forest, CA on 8/5/15

"Professional Tutor"

- Ryan, Irvine, CA on 11/30/14

"Great tutor! Very Smart and Helpful!"

- Austin, Irvine, CA on 9/17/14

"Great Start"

- Tricia, Orange, CA on 8/20/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Elementary Science, Physics, PSAT
Music:
Drums,
Guitar
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR
Computer:
C++,
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Perl,
Python, SQL, Web Design
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Yoga

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.

C++

I have a degree in Information and Computer Science from UCI, and took a full year of C++, including data structures.

Calculus

I took Calculus I and II through Cal State Fullerton during my senior year in High School and received an A in both courses. About six years later, I took Calculus III and Linear Differential Equations at Irvine Valley College and received an A in both courses. I'm currently working through Stewart's Calculus at my own pace in an attempt to truly internalize the material.

Chess

Though I have no formal chess education, my father (a master of correspondence chess) taught me the game growing up. I have worked through numerous workbooks studying the game, and have played in a number of tournaments as well.

Drums

I have played drums and other percussion instruments since I was seven years old. I have held jobs at multiple places as a weekly drummer, and have played, at one time or another, in such places as Disneyland and the Crystal Cathedral.

Perl

I worked for two years for a web-development company on a team of five programmers. Our site ran on a large number of apache servers with Perl and MySQL back-end.

Web Design

I worked at a web-development company for two years with a team of five programmers on a site that runs on more than fifty servers. Our front end was Javascript (with jQuery), CSS, and HTML5, and our back-end was Perl with a MySQL database.

Yoga

I have been practicing yoga for two years now. At this point, I can both instruct for proper form, as well as designing a practice that works for any specific fitness level.

University of California, Irvine
ICS

Education

University of California, Irvine (ICS)

Breaking it down

Alexander helped break some concepts I was having difficulty with in an easy to understand format, particularly, difficulties with syntax and utilizing correct method calls.

— Joshua, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 7/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

If you want to meet more than a half an hour drive from me, I may require at least a two hour session.

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 20 miles of Lake Forest, CA 92630.