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Alexandra M.

Santa Monica, CA

$75/hour

English tutor in reading, composition, theatre arts

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/5/17
4.8 average from 23 ratings
Knowledgable and patient
— Frank, Santa Monica, CA on 10/19/17

$75/Hour


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University of Southern California
Humanities
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Humanities)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Alexandra

I have a BA in Humanities, with a specialty in Drama, and a MFA in Professional Writing, both from USC. I am a credentialed teacher currently working in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. I have a passion for the English language and can help you sharpen and expand your skills, whether you're a beginner, English is your second language, or you're preparing for college entrance exams. I am also an actor and can help you express yourself. I am smart and funny and very patient. I've tutored second graders and adults, taught acting classes in Hollywood and Honolulu, and had my own writing work published and produced. I have a BA in Humanities, with a specialty in Drama, and a MFA in Professional Writing, both from USC. I am a credentialed teacher currently working in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. I have a passion for the English language and can help you sharpen and expand your skills, whether you're a beginner, English is your second language, or you're Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgable and patient"

- Frank, Santa Monica, CA on 10/19/17

"Excellent English Tutor for Immigrant Families"

- Hsian-Rong, Los Angeles, CA on 5/3/13

"Excellent English Tutor"

- Shawn, Santa Monica, CA on 5/15/12

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Janna, Beverly Hills, CA on 5/11/12
Art:
Theater
History:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary Math

I'm a credentialed teacher in math, social sciences, English, ESL, creative writing, speech. I had high math scores on the SAT and GRE's.

English

I've a master's degree in professional writing from USC. I'm a teacher credentialed by California to teach English, literature, and ESL. I am an expert with grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation. I am a patient and enthusiastic teacher!

ESL/ESOL

I am a credentialed teacher currently teaching ESL at an Adult School, with a TESOL specialist certificate. I can help students improve their reading, writing, speaking and conversation skills. I have worked privately with Korean, Persian, Saudi, Afghani, Ethiopian, Chinese, Russian, Danish, Somalian, Brazilian and Latino students.

I am a patient and excellent teacher for all levels, whether you're a new beginner, an intermediate speaker, or a professional wishing to hone your English skills.

Grammar

Expert on English grammar. Can communicate parts of speech and syntax in clear, straightforward manner. Can teach sentence diagramming.

Literature

I have a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from USC. I'm passionate about American and British fiction, poetry, and plays. I can help you understand multiple levels of good literature and expand your appreciation of the written word.

Public Speaking

I have been a professional actor for over 40 years, training at both Juilliard and USC. I am a credentialed teacher for both ESL and Acting...I am also a public speaker and poet and am comfortable speaking before large groups. It would be my pleasure to assist a student with their comfort level and aid them in increased public confidence.

Reading

English teacher. Excellent with break down of words for meaning and sound. Passionate about the power and fun of reading.

Speech

I have 40 years' experience as an actor. I have 10 years' experience as a teacher of ESL and Brain Fitness and Acting Classes, standing in front of groups. I focus on components of communication: clarity, use of humor, organization of thought, feedback, and audience participation. I can impart confidence and enthusiasm to students.

Spelling

I have an excellent understanding and command of English spelling, vowel and consonant sounds, grammar rules, and pronunciation. I have a master's degree in creative writing. I'm a patient and playful teacher for all ages.

Study Skills

Understand the necessity of organization and study methods. Can assist and design unique approaches to study. Masters in Professional Writing from USC.

Theater

Professional actor. Worked in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Have taught private acting classes in LA. Can help with any kind of scene study or monologue.

Vocabulary

I have a MFA in Creative Writing from USC. I am a credentialed teacher working in Santa Monica. I have excellent skills to help you improve your English vocabulary, prepare for the SAT or other college entrance tests, or simply expand your command of the English language.

Writing

I have a MFA in Professional Writing from USC. I have published fiction, plays, poetry, and song lyrics (2 Gold Albums with the Beach Boys.) I love to help students increase their skills and confidence in writing essays, term papers, college application letters, and any form of creative writing.

University of Southern California
Humanities
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Humanities)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Knowledgable and patient

My wife usually stays home for the tutoring sessions. This is my first time with Alexandra although my wife has said a lot of nice things about her. Well, my experience with Alexandra is also great. She is very kind and patient and our kid liked her a lot. I would recommend Alexandra to anyone who is looking for an English tutor.

— Frank, Santa Monica, CA on 10/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexandra will travel within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405.