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Alexander Z.

Lake Forest, CA

$55/hour

Math, Physics, and Chemistry Tutor

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
4.9 average from 316 ratings
Great tudor
— Jeanne, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/12/17

$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're very local (close to Laguna Woods), I may be willing to bump my rate down. If you're very far, I might bump my rate up and/or require at least a two hour session.

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

"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)

Great tudor

Alex has been tudoring my son in Physics since the beginning of the Fall semester and my son received an A! My son has enjoyed his tudoring sessions also. Without Alex is would have been a very trying semester. Alex is continuing this semester and I am sure we will have great results. Thank you Alex.

— Jeanne, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

If you're very local (close to Laguna Woods), I may be willing to bump my rate down. If you're very far, I might bump my rate up and/or require at least a two hour session.

Travel policy

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