Experienced Math and Guitar Tutor from Tufts University
Experienced Math and Guitar Tutor from Tufts University
I’m Alexis! I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Tufts University. In college, I realized the teachers I loved the most always approached teaching with a sense of curiosity, humor and the ability to explain difficult concepts in many different ways for many different types of learners. I integrate this style into my own teaching approach, making sure I remain as engaging and comprehensible to all as possible. I am committed to my students' success, and take pride in...
I’m Alexis! I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Tufts University. In college, I realized the teachers I loved the most always approached teaching with a sense of curiosity, humor and the ability to explain difficult concepts in many different ways for many different types of learners. I integrate this style into my own teaching approach, making sure I remain as engaging and comprehensible to all as possible. I am committed to my students' success, and take pride in not only watching their grades soar, but watching their comprehension and math literacy grow. I am always willing to go the extra mile when asked for additional help. If I’m doing my job right, you’ll begin to develop a sense of excitement about the wonderful world of math (and not just for homeworks sake)!
I was a math tutor for 4 years with Tufts Literacy Corps, where I worked with low-income students to improve their math comprehension. I helped my student’s improve their grades by an average of two full letters while working with them, oftentimes preventing them from being held back a year. Additionally, I was an undergraduate Teacher’s Assistant for the Tufts University Computer Science Department for multiple years, where I tutored college students in high level math and programming. Professionally, I’ve worked as a software engineer at multiple Fortune 500 companies using Python and Linux on a daily basis. But my true fulfillment comes from sharing my love of math with others!
Not only am I a mathematician, but I’m a professional guitarist too! I have been playing guitar for over a decade, and in that time I have won awards for my outstanding skill as a soloist, have sat in on gigs with multiple well-known musicians in the jazz manouche sub genre, and have taken college level classes on jazz theory, composition, and improvisation. I’m more than equipped to help you reach your guitar goals, and love to talk about music theory!
Alexis has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Amazing tutor! Highly recommend!
Alexis helped me complete a very tough assignment for my cs course. She was flexible with scheduling and was always willing to go over our scheduled time in order to help me submit my assignment by the due date. She was committed on helping me have a decent assignment to submit and was able to help me from beginning to end. Alexis even took time out of her day just to continue researching concepts to explain them to me but also to find the best way possible to complete my assignment and she did all that even after our lesson for that day was over. She’s very patient especially at explaining and she made sure I understood the process of completing the assignment along the way. She makes learning fun and is always cheering/motivating you along the way and celebrates the small and big victories with you. I highly recommend Alexis, she’s very knowledgeable and thanks to her I was able to understand everything better than the way I was learning in class. I went from being overwhelmed to being confident on the assignment I submitted and was very satisfied with the grade I received on my assignment. I can honestly say I would not have been able to complete by assignment on time or with the grade I received without Alexis’ help. I will definitely be booking future lessons with Alexis and I look forward to it!Jacky, 7 lessons with Alexis
Understands the difference between “telling” and “teaching.”
Alexis is patient,, maintains an even demeanor and tone, relatable, knowledgeable, and doesn’t hesitate to use examples. Alexis emphasizes FINDING correct or useful answers, not KNOWING them. This is a highly coveted skill for programmers.Aderus, 2 lessons with Alexis
very knowledgeable tutor who wants you to learn!
Alexis patiently listened to my concern and questions about my project and broke it down for me into smaller pieces. She is very knowledgeable, which shows when she immediately pulls resources she knows after I ask a question. She introduced me to useful tools that I was never learned about in class, and really encouraged me when I feel overwhelmed with my project. She genuinley wants me to learn, and explains eveything very carefully, which set an important foundation for me to complete the project!Amber, 1 lesson with Alexis
Absolutely Fantastic !
Alexis is a true programmer, who enjoys teaching others. A great programmer has the ability to problem solve and do it fast, but also has the ability to explain difficult concepts in layman's terms.Nicole, 5 lessons with Alexis
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I had Alexis help me with writing in the shell in Linux. As the shell can be difficult to work with Alexis helped me greatly understand what I was doing wrong and showed me the right way to clean my code up and get it to function properly. I would 100% recommend Alexis as a tutor for help. She replies in a timely manner and most of all helps you solve the problem at task. Thank you Alexis!!Austin, 1 lesson with Alexis
Productive and very knowledgeable.
She kept us on track to make the session productive. Her instruction was clear and very helpful. We covered the basics of Python so that I have a firm foundation to build on future lessons.Hanna, 11 lessons with Alexis
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