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Alexandra S.

Two-Time Ivy League Graduate with Past TA Experience

Two-Time Ivy League Graduate with Past TA Experience

$50/hour

  • 46 hours tutoring

  • Santa Clara, CA 95053

About Alexandra


Bio

I'm Alex! I graduated cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Public Health. I am currently finishing my MPH program at Columbia University with an emphasis in Sociomedical Sciences and a Health Policy & Practice certificate. I deeply valued the classroom experiences at Brown and Columbia, as both schools 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. I am currently finishing my MPH program at Columbia University with an emphasis in Sociomedical Sciences and a Health Policy & Practice certificate. I deeply valued the classroom experiences at Brown and Columbia, as both schools 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!


Education

Brown University
Public Health
Columbia University
Masters

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  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Students may negotiate rates. Cancelation fees are assessed in the event that a student is more than 30 minutes late for a session & has not provided notice.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95053
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I performed extremely well on the GRE in preparation for my MPH program and law school. I also received a perfect score on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE, so I would be able to especially help students who would like more guidance on this section. My scores on the Verbal and Reasoning sections were also identical, so I am able to provide guidance to students on how to create a well-rounded study plan.

Computer

SPSS

SPSS

I have advanced training in using SPSS for behavioral and social sciences research. I completed a course at Brown University that focused on the use of SPSS for statistical analysis for psychological research. I also am completing my MPH program in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University and have used SPSS to conduct quantitative data analysis. My strong SPSS skillset allowed me to present graduate-level research at national conferences over the past year.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I currently tutor WyzAnt students in writing but give special attention to grammar, word usage, and sentence structure during lessons. With respect to grammar, I primarily focus on evaluating students' current mastery of grammar and then tailor lesson plans to areas of improvement. I have previously edited essays for elementary, high school, college, and graduate-level students during my time at Brown and Columbia. Prior experience in editing essays for grammatical errors has equipped me with the experience and patience necessary to empower students to feel confident in their writing.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have grown in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish since first grade! I have multiple in-classroom and personal experiences learning Spanish from people originating from a wide variety of Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc.), so I am also able to speak to various differences in Spanish vocabulary across Latin American countries. During my undergraduate program at Brown University, I studied abroad in northern Spain and was required to take an immersive, advanced-level Spanish language course to complete the program. I also acted as a Spanish translator while working as a senior research associate at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; I was also interviewed on a Spanish-only radio station in the New England area to discuss the importance of health education for high school students. My graduate program is based in Washington Heights in New York City, so I also regularly speak Spanish to members of the community participating in research studies at Columbia University.
SPSS,

SPSS

I have advanced training in using SPSS for behavioral and social sciences research. I completed a course at Brown University that focused on the use of SPSS for statistical analysis for psychological research. I also am completing my MPH program in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University and have used SPSS to conduct quantitative data analysis. My strong SPSS skillset allowed me to present graduate-level research at national conferences over the past year.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I currently tutor WyzAnt students in writing but give special attention to grammar, word usage, and sentence structure during lessons. With respect to grammar, I primarily focus on evaluating students' current mastery of grammar and then tailor lesson plans to areas of improvement. I have previously edited essays for elementary, high school, college, and graduate-level students during my time at Brown and Columbia. Prior experience in editing essays for grammatical errors has equipped me with the experience and patience necessary to empower students to feel confident in their writing.
Elementary Math, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I currently tutor WyzAnt students in writing but give special attention to grammar, word usage, and sentence structure during lessons. With respect to grammar, I primarily focus on evaluating students' current mastery of grammar and then tailor lesson plans to areas of improvement. I have previously edited essays for elementary, high school, college, and graduate-level students during my time at Brown and Columbia. Prior experience in editing essays for grammatical errors has equipped me with the experience and patience necessary to empower students to feel confident in their writing.
Writing,

Writing

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 also have worked as a Lead Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Columbia for courses that included writing assignments such as research papers.
Proofreading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I scored high on the AP Government exam in high school as well as my economics course. I also am completing a Health Policy & Practice graduate certificate program at Columbia that required me to complete advanced training in economics as well as an understanding of systems of government, law, policy, and political history.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored middle school and high school students in Algebra since college! I have tutored a wide variety of students in the subject, and I have found that tailoring lessons to students’ needs while being compassionate and patient can promote success in the classroom. I continue to tutor students in Algebra 1 now, and I still take the time to ensure that students understand challenging concepts and feel empowered to complete assignments!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have grown in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish since first grade! I have multiple in-classroom and personal experiences learning Spanish from people originating from a wide variety of Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc.), so I am also able to speak to various differences in Spanish vocabulary across Latin American countries. During my undergraduate program at Brown University, I studied abroad in northern Spain and was required to take an immersive, advanced-level Spanish language course to complete the program. I also acted as a Spanish translator while working as a senior research associate at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; I was also interviewed on a Spanish-only radio station in the New England area to discuss the importance of health education for high school students. My graduate program is based in Washington Heights in New York City, so I also regularly speak Spanish to members of the community participating in research studies at Columbia University.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Writing,

Writing

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 also have worked as a Lead Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Columbia for courses that included writing assignments such as research papers.
Prealgebra, Spelling

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have grown in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish since first grade! I have multiple in-classroom and personal experiences learning Spanish from people originating from a wide variety of Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc.), so I am also able to speak to various differences in Spanish vocabulary across Latin American countries. During my undergraduate program at Brown University, I studied abroad in northern Spain and was required to take an immersive, advanced-level Spanish language course to complete the program. I also acted as a Spanish translator while working as a senior research associate at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; I was also interviewed on a Spanish-only radio station in the New England area to discuss the importance of health education for high school students. My graduate program is based in Washington Heights in New York City, so I also regularly speak Spanish to members of the community participating in research studies at Columbia University.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored middle school and high school students in Algebra since college! I have tutored a wide variety of students in the subject, and I have found that tailoring lessons to students’ needs while being compassionate and patient can promote success in the classroom. I continue to tutor students in Algebra 1 now, and I still take the time to ensure that students understand challenging concepts and feel empowered to complete assignments!
SPSS,

SPSS

I have advanced training in using SPSS for behavioral and social sciences research. I completed a course at Brown University that focused on the use of SPSS for statistical analysis for psychological research. I also am completing my MPH program in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University and have used SPSS to conduct quantitative data analysis. My strong SPSS skillset allowed me to present graduate-level research at national conferences over the past year.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored middle school and high school students in Algebra since college! I have tutored a wide variety of students in the subject, and I have found that tailoring lessons to students’ needs while being compassionate and patient can promote success in the classroom. I continue to tutor students in Algebra 1 now, and I still take the time to ensure that students understand challenging concepts and feel empowered to complete assignments!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have grown in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish since first grade! I have multiple in-classroom and personal experiences learning Spanish from people originating from a wide variety of Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc.), so I am also able to speak to various differences in Spanish vocabulary across Latin American countries. During my undergraduate program at Brown University, I studied abroad in northern Spain and was required to take an immersive, advanced-level Spanish language course to complete the program. I also acted as a Spanish translator while working as a senior research associate at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; I was also interviewed on a Spanish-only radio station in the New England area to discuss the importance of health education for high school students. My graduate program is based in Washington Heights in New York City, so I also regularly speak Spanish to members of the community participating in research studies at Columbia University.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Writing,

Writing

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 also have worked as a Lead Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Columbia for courses that included writing assignments such as research papers.
Prealgebra

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I scored high on the AP Government exam in high school as well as my economics course. I also am completing a Health Policy & Practice graduate certificate program at Columbia that required me to complete advanced training in economics as well as an understanding of systems of government, law, policy, and political history.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored middle school and high school students in Algebra since college! I have tutored a wide variety of students in the subject, and I have found that tailoring lessons to students’ needs while being compassionate and patient can promote success in the classroom. I continue to tutor students in Algebra 1 now, and I still take the time to ensure that students understand challenging concepts and feel empowered to complete assignments!
Spanish,

Spanish

I have grown in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish since first grade! I have multiple in-classroom and personal experiences learning Spanish from people originating from a wide variety of Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, etc.), so I am also able to speak to various differences in Spanish vocabulary across Latin American countries. During my undergraduate program at Brown University, I studied abroad in northern Spain and was required to take an immersive, advanced-level Spanish language course to complete the program. I also acted as a Spanish translator while working as a senior research associate at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; I was also interviewed on a Spanish-only radio station in the New England area to discuss the importance of health education for high school students. My graduate program is based in Washington Heights in New York City, so I also regularly speak Spanish to members of the community participating in research studies at Columbia University.
Statistics,

Statistics

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.
Writing,

Writing

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 also have worked as a Lead Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Columbia for courses that included writing assignments such as research papers.
GED

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I performed extremely well on the GRE in preparation for my MPH program and law school. I also received a perfect score on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE, so I would be able to especially help students who would like more guidance on this section. My scores on the Verbal and Reasoning sections were also identical, so I am able to provide guidance to students on how to create a well-rounded study plan.
GED, SAT Writing

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Amazing tutor!

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, 12 lessons with Alexandra
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