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Alex E.

North Hollywood, CA

$40/hour

Experienced math and English tutor and youth program leader

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/4/11
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Flexible and knowledgeable
— Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/17

$40/Hour


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University of Iowa

Education

University of Iowa

About Alex

Hi,

I have studied many things over the years, and through my professional and scholastic experiences, I have developed strong tutoring skills. I grew up in Iowa, where we were blessed with an exceptional public education system. As a youth, I studied violin for ten years; in high school, I was on the state championship debate team, an activity that built numerous, invaluable skills; in my early twenties, I ran a small restaurant; later, I studied acting and literature at the University of Iowa where I was the two-time recipient of the Nadine Haysmith scholarship; I also supplemented my income by doing peer tutoring. I have also spend several summers as the Youth Director of nature camp in northern Minnesota; this is where I discovered my natural aptitude and real affinity for working with young people, connecting with them, and developing mutual respect. I was a National Merit Finalist, and my SAT and ACT scores were in at least the 98th percentile in both math and verbal. I have an exceptional grasp of proof logic, spatial mathematics such as geometry and trigonometry, and vocabulary and rhetoric. I look forward to the opportunity to help share my love of learning with your child.

Sincerely,
Alex
Hi,

I have studied many things over the years, and through my professional and scholastic experiences, I have developed strong tutoring skills. I grew up in Iowa, where we were blessed with an exceptional public education system. As a youth, I studied violin for ten years; in high school, I was on the state championship debate team, an
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91601
Background Check: Passed

"Flexible and knowledgeable"

- Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/17

"Working well with 16 year old junior"

- Amber, Los Angeles, CA on 12/5/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Music:
Ear Training, Guitar, Music History, Voice (Music)
Art:
Art History, Drawing, Film, Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

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.

Algebra 1

I put myself through college tutoring privately and in the University math lab. I have helped many students overcome difficulties with the subject, improve grades, achieve strong SAT and ACT scores, pass GED's, etc. I enjoy seeing students break through their struggles and gain understanding of the fundamental concepts of algebra and geometry.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with students of all ages, from elementary to college, on a variety of subjects, mainly math and English. I was also the Youth Director of a summer camp, where I honed my skills in dealing with kids, how to engage them and interact with them at their level, providing comprehensible instruction, earning their respect, and providing needed structure. I really enjoy working with elementary aged kids.

English

I have tutored many students in writing, literature, public speaking, and grammar. I put myself through college as a tutor and have developed an effective approach to identifying a students weakness and providing them activities and support that will strengthen their skills and command of the language, their ability to analyze literature, and compose academic writings.

Proofreading

I have been an essay and creative writer for much of my life. I have BA in Theatre with a minor in Rhetoric. I also have training and experience in editing, speech writing, research papers, resumes, and cover letters, as well as literary criticism, blog writing, drama, and fiction. I can provide professional editing and proofreading services, as well as tutoring to help students improve their accuracy and expressiveness.

Public Speaking

I am a trained actor and an experienced debater and public speaker. I was a three time varsity letterer in debate and the captain of my school's debate team as a junior and senior. I was awarded top speaker at the Iowa State debate championships in both my junior and senior years. My experience in business management and my training as an actor have added to my public speaking skills. I provide students with specific activities and exercises that help them develop the tools to become confident, eloquent, and effective public speakers and speech writers.

Writing

I have been an essay and creative writer for much of my life, with training in editing, speech writing, research papers, resumes, and cover letters, as well as literary criticism, blog writing, drama, and fiction. I am also experienced in working with students to for long term growth of their skills.

University of Iowa

Education

University of Iowa

Flexible and knowledgeable

Alex is helping me study for the GRE and has been patient with me to help me work through my anxiety, he's flexible on when to meet and has been able to encourage me and meet me on the level of my skills. As a result, we have built a solid understanding of how to be most productive.

— Jessica, Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91601.