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Alexander A.

San Jose, CA

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West Valley College
History
San Jose State University
Enrolled

Education

West Valley College (History)

San Jose State University (Enrolled)

About Alexander

Hello Everyone,

My Name is Alex and I believe I am the proficient tutor for whatever specialty of mine you require!

I am a graduate of West Valley College in Saratoga, CA, and I have received my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities, as well as my Associate's Degree in History. I am currently a double major in History and Military History at San Jose State University with ambitions for a Ph.D. I am also a participating cadet of the US Army Reserved Officers Training Corps, where I am learning invaluable skills in regards to time management, study tactics and work quality. As you can see, my knowledge and passion mostly lies within History, of which I have had the joy of teaching among my fellow peers at West Valley. I also possess a strong knowledge of language arts and writing, which has provided me with honor roll since high school, the Presidential Academic Award in 2010 and has put me on the dean's list at West Valley College for notable Literary Writings, as well as being the 2013-2014 Scholarship winner at West Valley. This background in writing and language arts has also given me the opportunity, and the experience, to continuously thrive as a published author for the popular San Francisco magazine, Thought Notebook.

I also have experiences working as a music teacher for a company called Music at Home where I taught sight reading, song writing, guitar and voice. I had tremendous opportunity to teach all ages of all learning capabilities and styles. I also found in teaching Political Science and the Natural Sciences, such as Biology and Anthropology, as they are quite connected to History. I have experience working with children through my continuous, and joyful, employment at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, CA.

I am a passionate and interactive tutor and I have never gotten a complaint. I promise that my main job is to teach the student to love the subject, and further understand it. My style of teaching is similar in every subject but the presentation method of teaching the individual subject will vary for the student's benefit.

I look forward to speaking with you.
Hello Everyone,

My Name is Alex and I believe I am the proficient tutor for whatever specialty of mine you require!

I am a graduate of West Valley College in Saratoga, CA, and I have received my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities, as well as my Associate's Degree in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95120
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology,
Astronomy,
Biology,
Philosophy,
Sociology,
Zoology
Language:
French, Italian
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law,
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Chess,
Fitness,
Football,
Poker
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
French, Italian, Law,
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.

American History

Besides being a double major in history and military history, I was also a tutor at West Valley College on American History. Before that I took history classes, including European, and passed them with flying colors. I have received awards by my teachers and faculty for my knowledge on the subject and on that note I believe I am qualified to teach any form of History.

Archaeology

Since I am Double Majoring in History and Military History and have made the Dean's list for the knowledge of those subjects, I have a strong knowledge of the historical artifacts uncovered from the pages of history. Archaeology is a very important sub-section of history. Also through my experience being a volunteer tour guide at the Museum of Asian Cultures in San Francisco I can guide and explain the correct story, history and importance of any give archaeological artifact.

Astronomy

Like Biology, Astronomy and the study of the stars is another strong subject of mine. I took Astronomy at West Valley College with great success and for several years I have been taught privately the star constellations, solar system and observable galaxies. I am especially proficient at teaching the history of Astronomy and who were the first men and the greatest people to expand on the subject.

Baseball

I have played baseball since I was six and I know every rule of the game. I can teach new plays, roles and strategies in the game in order to show any student how to memorize and love the game, whatever their position is on their team.

Basketball

I have played basketball since I was twelve years old. My first experience was in the YMCA, and then I played at Castillero Middle School. I was played center every year because of my height and I know the positions, the tricks, the rules, and the qualified knowledge of basketball.

Bible Studies

I have been raised Christian since I was in preschool. My Father and my church have read word for word scripture that I repeat to others with great satisfaction and knowledge. I have taught others studies of the bible at my previous high school and libraries as a tutor. I believe my experience is qualified for bible studies.

Biology

I have been taught to study the world around us since I was a child. I excelled in every Biology class I was in as well as taught people about the environment and what's in it through work volunteer experience with Greenpeace. I have done projects on molecular function, Ecosystems and did a project on Global Warming recognized by Pioneer High School and the Boy Scouts of America.

Chess

I have loved and played the game of chess since I was ten years old. I was a member of two chess clubs at Castillero Middle School and Center of Spiritual Living Church. I participated in five tournaments and won one and I have been taught in the technique of Josh Waitzkin and Bobby Fischer.

College Counseling

On top of my very successful college career in attaining two degrees, I have also become the career counselor of high school students at my other place of employment. I have discussed colleges of interest, utilizing test scores and finding the right career path with all of these students rendering very successful results. I have also emphasized resume building with these students so they not only can attain acceptance into the college of their choice, but also into the career path of their choice.

English

I was on the Honor Roll, received the Presidential Academic Award, and I made the Dean's list at West Valley College all in part for great writing skills and literary works and a knowledge of the English language.

European History

Besides being a double major in history and military history, I also was a tutor at West Valley College on American History. Before that I took history classes, including European, and passed them with flying colors. I have received awards by my teachers and faculty for my knowledge on the subject and on that note I believe I am qualified to teach any form of History.

Fitness

I have been participating in fitness training since I was a young boy. Not only have I attained fantastic physical results participating in fitness sports like baseball, rugby, basketball, swimming and cross country, I have attained great workout routines and have learned warm up exercises that build the chest, the legs and the stamina. Recently I have been participating in US Army Physical Training which has put my knowledge of exercise, exercise routines and teaching these routines on the highest level possible.

Football

I have been playing football ever since I was 12 years old. I have been quarterback for every flag football team I was in as well as team captain. I have been an assistant coach for middle school club teams, and I know every rule, play and role of every single player on the field. I can teach new and useful ways to execute a play.

Geography

I have an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Arts and Humanities. Geography is the first portion of information covered in history to understand resources, territory and legal negotiations and disputes between countries. I have written a multitude of essays on the importance of geography and its importance and have been recognized for it throughout my academic career.

Government & Politics

With my experience and knowledge in participating in political debates in speech and debate, my involvement in two political committees, receiving high grades and awards in every government class and working for the Secretary of State of California, not to mention my unmatched knowledge of political history, makes me more than certified for the teaching of Government and Politics.

Guitar

Guitar was my first instrument as well as my main instrument while I taught at Music at Home, which was a music teaching business in the comfort of your own home. I have played guitar for eight years and I have taught it for two. With my knowledge of the instrument, as well as pursuing my minor in music, I believe I am qualified to teach guitar.

Handwriting

Handwriting goes hand in hand with the knowledge to know, speak and teach in any language, which is information I have taught students who have struggled in writing History papers. I have also had experience teaching many students in English emphasizing on their handwriting skills so all of their fantastic essays are legible. I have also attained recognition for my own handwriting abilities as an essayist as I have made the Dean's List at West Valley College 2013 and I have become a published author of Thought Notebook Magazine.

Law

Law is a very strong subject of mine that I personally believe should be common knowledge of any citizen. My qualifications in this field is my minor in Political Science at West Valley College, my Associate's degree in Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Arts and Humanities and two essays that have earned me awards of recognition that analyze historical law and knowledge and lawyers of America including John Adams, Thurgood Marshall, Sarah Weddington and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Literature

I believe the following should certify me in Literature: My Honor Roll history, my education in being taught in literature for fifteen years, as well as teaching it at my college for two and my reward for making the Dean's List at West Valley College for Literary Writings and knowledge of books.

Music History

I have always been proficient at both music and history. Both together is phenomenal. With me double majoring in history and minoring in music, as well as being in school and outside bands since I was twelve and taking a music history class in college, I am qualified for the subject of music history.

Philosophy

I have been teaching and discussing Philosophy of ideas for years now. I discuss it among colleagues and I have taught people of all backgrounds and ages different ideas and philosophies for 4 years now. I recently wrote a book that has been published and most definitely has philosophical concepts mentioned it it. I have been put on the Dean's List at my college twice and the Dean's List award had to do with my creative writing and my philosophical techniques and ideas.

Poker

This has been my favorite game since I was a child. When I was ten I was taught it by my grandfather and then continued my education in school with it among friends. Since I have turned 21 I play it in casinos and my knowledge of the basic rules as well as the best strategies to play the game and win makes me certified in poker.

Public Speaking

In public speaking I am more than qualified, confident, and knowledgeable on the subject. Since I was a young child I have aced every presentation I ever had. I have continued this experience by giving presentations in my English classes and speech and debate class in college. I am proficient in the English language which will make me an excellent teacher with any student struggling with speech.

Reading

I have read at a level of reading two years beyond my age group since I was 6, I have a personal collection of books and novels including Mark Twain, Sun Tzu and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I made the Dean's List at West Valley College for my knowledge in literature.

Religion

I am most proficient when it comes to religion. At my old church, the Center of Spiritual Living, I was educated in all the religions; especially Islam, Judaism and Christianity. I have taught people through my college about all of the parts of scripture from those religions named and have the verses memorized for reference at any time. I was awarded at my church for my firm understanding of religion which should make me certified in the subject.

SAT Reading

I have read at a level of reading two years beyond my age group since I was 6, I have been a tutor in reading and analyzing books through reading before, and I made the Dean's List at West Valley College for my knowledge in literature. On that basis, as well as my high SAT scores in reading and writing, I am qualified in both of the SAT test subjects.

SAT Writing

Honor Roll, Presidential Academic Award, and I made the Dean's list at West Valley College all in part for great writing skills and literary works.

Sight Singing

My sight singing expertise comes from both my choir, band, and music theory background. In choir we had to read lyrics mixed with the music, and after combining the use of my voice as an instrument like in band and using music theory to read music, I have mastered sight singing. My experience teaching it was at West Valley College and through my previous tutoring job at Music at Home.

Social Studies

Social Studies is my expertise. Like history, I have aced every test, project and test on the subject of social studies. I was awarded greatest project in the class when I was a freshman in high school. I have had the opportunity to grade and tutor students at my old middle school Castillero. With my knowledge and passion on the subject I should be more than qualified. I am currently enrolled at West Valley College with double major in history and military history and a minor in music.

Sociology

With my study and double majoring in Military and General History at West Valley College, Sociology is at the forefront of the study. How people interact and socialize is a vital part of all of my teaching. I have experience teaching students for 2 years in the specific social interactions of people through history, as well as being a part of many, and in charge of, social experiments. I stress the vital importance of this subject as well as making it usable and fun for the student.

Songwriting

I have been experienced in writing songs for 8 years. I am self taught in the subject and in my job with Music at home I have prior experience tutoring it. This along side writing songs professionally for bands and movies makes me qualified for the subject of songwriting. I am a double major with a minor in music.

Spelling

Spelling is a key element to writing in any language. If you do not spell correctly, you will be taken for an incompetent. Since I have been successful at writing since I was 8 years old that also means I was a successful speller and I emphasize that importance with every English student I take on. Spelling is the basic steps to language and literature that I have come to master.

Study Skills

I have been educated in special study skills since I was in elementary school. I have also had experience teaching study skills at my old middle school. I know the different tricks and the proper way of memorization to be qualified in study skills. I recently graduated at West Valley College with my Associate's Degree and have much experience teaching study skills to students and classmates alike. I am a double major in History and Military History and a minor in English Literature.

Theatre

I have loved and performed in the theatre since I was in middle school. More recent is my experience in performing in three plays in high school and one independent play in college and having the opportunity to teach improvisation and stage management to students as part of an improv group.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is a subject that I strongly emphasize when teaching English. I have had great success expanding my own vocabulary and learning new words both in and outside of regular school. Consistent drills and practice has built my vocabulary experience and knowledge and I use the same tactics with my English students with great success.

Voice (Music)

Teaching voice was another one of my responsibilities as a music tutor through my job at the business: Music at Home. I have been in choirs and chorales since I was ten as well as the lead singer in my high school jazz band. I have also had the opportunity of teaching voice to students at West Valley College.

World History

Besides being a double major in history and military history, I was also a tutor at West Valley College for American History. Before that I took history classes, including European, and passed them with flying colors. I have received awards by my teachers and faculty for my knowledge on the subject and on that note I believe I am qualified to teach any form of History.

Writing

I have been on the honor roll, received a presidential academic award, and made the dean's list at West Valley College, all in part for great writing skills and literary works. I am also a published essay writer for the popular San Francisco magazine, Thought Notebook, of which I have written three essays.

West Valley College
History
San Jose State University
Enrolled

Education

West Valley College (History)

San Jose State University (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95120.

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