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Alexandra O.

Los Angeles, CA


English Tutor Specializing in Essay Writing/College Application (Yale)

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/26/11
4.9 average from 43 ratings
Great English tutor
— Sam, Santa Monica, CA on 2/25/12

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About Alexandra

I am a Yale graduate (B.A. English) with over 10 years of experience as a tutor to elementary, middle, high school and college students. My area of expertise is English and I specialize in improving essay-writing skills. I have coached many high school students on their college application essays. My former students now attend many prestigious universities including USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, Brown, and Yale. My background as a journalist and writer enables me to inspire young people to produce straightforward yet dynamic essays. I encourage writers to employ the active rather than passive voice, to avoid repetition through varied word choice and sentence structure, and to engage the reader through precise yet colorful vocabulary. For college essays, I help students to produce vivid and specific statements that create a clear and highly individualized profile.

Additionally, I have coached young people in the art of public speaking as well as in theatre studies/acting.

Proven areas of successful tutoring/teaching include the following:
- Essay writing
- English: Vocabulary and Grammar
- Literature
- SAT Verbal
- Public Speaking and Debate (Winner of the World Public Speaking and Debate Championships in high school; Aylesbury, England)
- Theatre (Yale Theatre Studies; former stage actress)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
I am a Yale graduate (B.A. English) with over 10 years of experience as a tutor to elementary, middle, high school and college students. My area of expertise is English and I specialize in improving essay- Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great English tutor"

- Sam, Santa Monica, CA on 2/25/12
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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College Counseling

I have assisted a great number of students with their college applications. Essay writing is my specialty and I have had great success in improving personal statements and essays. Some of my past students have gone on to such prestigious universities as USC, UC Irvine and Yale (my alma mater).




Great English tutor — Alex is great to work with. She is caring and kind. To find an English tutor as great as Alex would be difficult. I have improved greatly in writing and reading skills because of Alex. ...

— Sam, Santa Monica, CA on 2/25/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexandra will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Background Check Status for Alexandra O.

Alexandra O. passed a background check on 4/26/11. The check was ordered by Alexandra through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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