Two-Time Ivy League Graduate with Past TA Experience
Two-Time Ivy League Graduate with Past TA Experience
I'm Alex! I graduated cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Public Health and just concluded a MPH program at Columbia University with an emphasis in Sociomedical Sciences and Health Policy. I am currently a law student at Santa Clara University. I deeply value my educational experiences, as each school heavily emphasized the importance of applying tools & skills to solving real-world challenges that I deeply care about. My professors and advisors also took the time to explain...
I'm Alex! I graduated cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Public Health and just concluded a MPH program at Columbia University with an emphasis in Sociomedical Sciences and Health Policy. I am currently a law student at Santa Clara University. I deeply value my educational experiences, as each school heavily emphasized the importance of applying tools & skills to solving real-world challenges that I deeply care about. My professors and advisors also took the time to explain difficult course material in new and exciting ways! I bring these approaches into my tutoring, as I first take the time to get to know each individual student and their interests, connect their interests to the subject matter that they are learning, and then teach the material in a manner that is both directly related to their interests and communicates difficult concepts in a clear and accessible way. I also provide opportunities after tutoring sessions to practice the skills that they have learned and to receive additional feedback before moving on to new material.
I previously worked as a Lead Teaching Assistant at Columbia University for the Core curriculum required for MPH students. I oversaw the development of homework assignments, group projects, and grading for a course related to the use of theory, program planning & evaluation, and systems thinking skills to design effective public health interventions. I also co-taught a leadership course for Columbia's MPH students on the development of leadership skills; as a teaching assistant for the course, I provided individual guidance to students related to expository and narrative-based writing, group presentations, and personal development of tools needed to effectively lead in public health. My prior experience in teaching translated into a desire to encourage students to share the knowledge that they have gained with others in empowering ways.
My undergraduate and advanced training in public health requires a deep understanding of statistics. I completed applied statistics courses related to psychology and public health at Brown and Columbia. I used R to conduct data analysis for my award-winning undergraduate honors thesis that was later published in a peer-reviewed journal. I also have been trained to use SPSS since 2013 and have used the software to analyze data for Columbia faculty. Use of SPSS allowed me to complete an intensive data analysis project last summer, and I presented the findings at the annual American Public Health Association meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, during this past November.
I also have demonstrated a strong proficiency in writing since high school! I completed coursework in AP English Language & Literature during high school and scored extremely well on AP exams. I also scored over the 90th percentile for my essays on both the SAT and GRE. During my undergraduate education, I was required to use various writing styles (e.g. research manuscripts, expository essays, narratives, etc.) for my academic coursework. Columbia's MPH program provides further training in other writing styles such as policy memos, literature reviews, opinion editorials, press releases, and research proposals. As a result, I am able to provide students with tools to adapt to a wide variety of writing styles to clearly and effectively express their opinions on various topics.
I am readily available to answer any questions that students may have and will respond as quickly as possible. Feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule tutoring sessions!
very patient and knowledgeable
She's very patient and made it very easy for me to follow along while she was explaining things as we moved forward. She taught me the social cognitive theory and its application so well!Mobeena, 1 lesson with Alexandra
My daughter just had her first session for English. She enjoyed it very much and Alexandra was able to detect her weaknesses. Alexandra is very patient, kind, organized, and knowledgeable. Alexandra is prepared and willing to help my daughter to achieve her best! I highly recommend her!EJ, 1 lesson with Alexandra
I had a great first session with Alexandra. She was really able to target precisely and accurately my weak areas and identify strategies and tools to make those weak areas strong. She was very much on target. It was an incredibly helpful first lesson and I am looking forward to future lessons. She gave me confidence and hope that I can improve and really understands my goals and needs to help me get there. I am looking forward to more tutoring.Reni, 31 lessons with Alexandra
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