NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Alexander K.

Olympic Valley, CA

$59/hour

USC Law Grad / Effective and Persistent Tutor for LSAT, ACT and SAT

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/14/15
4.9 average from 88 ratings
helped with a memo
— Shawn, Beverly Hills, CA on 3/19/16

$59/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Alexander will reply soon.

Response time: 2 hours

Contact Alexander

University of Central Florida
Philosophy
University of Southern California
J.D.

Education

University of Central Florida (Philosophy)

University of Southern California (J.D.)

About Alexander

Hi there! I've been tutoring for over ten years, and have a real passion for helping students succeed.

My tutoring philosophy comes from a place of humility; for example, I raised my LSAT score on my own by 20 points from my baseline test score. I firmly believe in the potential of problem-solving and teamwork, and I'm ready to work one-on-one with students to help them achieve their goals.

I believe in client service, combined with a demonstrated exposure to tutoring methods. After four years of undergraduate work, and three years of law school, I've had almost every grammatical nuance of English pounded into my head, willingly or not. A law degree is almost like a technical writing degree. I'm a precision guy; I find errors in Supreme Court briefs.

My former students have attended and graduated from top undergraduate and graduate schools, including UCLA and USC. A majority of the students that I have worked with have demonstrated learning disabilities, and I have assisted those students in maximizing performance, both in the classroom and in standardized exams.

In high school, I was a part of the International Baccalaureate program, which combined a rigorous college-prep-oriented curriculum with a sustained international focus.

During this time, I operated a computer tutoring and repair business with folks aged 55 and over; it was then that I realized I really enjoyed working one-on-one with tutoring clients.

After high school, I worked in various mentorship positions, first as a Resident Assistant, and then as a Teaching Assistant with the Philosophy Department at my alma mater. As a teaching assistant, I would lead group study sessions, and would help augment the primary course material by deepening students' understanding of the text.

Then, between my undergraduate work and law school, I applied the skills I had learned studying deeply for the October 2010 LSAT, and helped coach individuals to improve their own LSAT scores. To this day, I regularly coach students in the process of applying to law school and those looking to take the LSAT.

Different courses have different approaches to LSAT success. That said, when applying to law school, I engaged in a course of self study, and was able to secure a 98th percentile score on the October 2010 LSAT—a twenty-point increase over three months of study. Furthermore, I am able to offer insight regarding the application process, and provide up-to-date knowledge on the changing law school application process and legal marketplace.

Please feel free to reach out for a preliminary phone interview. Thanks!
Hi there! I've been tutoring for over ten years, and have a real passion for helping students succeed.

My tutoring philosophy comes from a place of humility; for example, I raised my LSAT score on my own by 20 points from my baseline test score. I firmly believe in the potential of problem-solving and teamwork, and I'm ready to work
Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

rates negotiable per subject

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Background Check: Passed

"helped with a memo"

- Shawn, Beverly Hills, CA on 3/19/16

"Very Knowledgeable and Very Patient"

- Frank, Los Angeles, CA on 3/5/16

"Excellent tutor - well rounded and engaging"

- Val, Los Angeles, CA on 2/17/16

"Great Study Session"

- Moui, Los Angeles, CA on 1/31/16

"great and reliable"

- Heather, Irvine, CA on 1/26/16

"Great teacher"

- Mike, Los Angeles, CA on 1/8/16

"Great teacher"

- Maatokah, Los Angeles, CA on 11/7/15
Art:
Art History, Film
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling,
GRE, IELTS, LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Economics, Finance, GRE, Law, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Tax Preparation

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.

Career Development

As a career development counselor, I am well-versed in ethical and professional practices as it relates to counseling individuals looking to advance their careers.

I have studied career development theory, career guidance practice, and career guidance policy.

Furthermore, I track labor market intelligence and stay up-to-date through career guidance research.

College Counseling

I have experience working with high-school-age students transitioning to the college environment, particularly when assembling application essays and putting together top recommendations. Furthermore, I am familiar with high school processes and other institutions’ protocols.

Having secured scholarship funding from University of Southern California and assisted other applicants in doing the same, I know how to provide students with a head start in planning their post-secondary options at elite institutions.

Study Skills

As a study skills tutor, I have experience helping students to manage their own study time effectively—catering it to their individual schedules and learning styles.

For example, I have helped students who formerly struggled to carry out a range of different research activities—they were able to develop schedules, manage the information that was gathered, and successfully produce results.

In sum, I am able to work with students to be able to complete assignments with less struggle as compared to previous experiences—I help students to develop awareness of habits in a way that they are able to review the development of their own study skills, moving forward.

Tax Preparation

Hi there—I have a JD from USC Law, which included tax-related coursework. I regularly assist my clients with tax preparation, and have a clear understanding of the tax code. Furthermore, I regularly call the IRS on behalf of clients.

University of Central Florida
Philosophy
University of Southern California
J.D.

Education

University of Central Florida (Philosophy)

University of Southern California (J.D.)

helped with a memo

very good editor, spent great time to throughly go thru my paper. highly recommended and will use him again to help with my doctrinal classes.

— Shawn, Beverly Hills, CA on 3/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

rates negotiable per subject

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 40 miles of Olympic Valley, CA 96146.