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SAT/ACT/AP Biology, Chemistry/General High School Tutor
Alex K.

363 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $40

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SAT/ACT/AP Biology, Chemistry/General High School Tutor
SAT/ACT/AP Biology, Chemistry/General High School Tutor
Alex K.

363 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

363 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Alex


Bio

My experience as a tutor mostly stems from helping friends out in classrooms, sitting down with them after dinner somewhere and going over what they didn't understand. My other experiences involve tutoring the children of family friends over several summers, in AP subjects that were coming up the next year. During these times, we would go over the new subject chapter by chapter, I would assign problems in order to find out how each student approaches problems and find out what they don't...

My experience as a tutor mostly stems from helping friends out in classrooms, sitting down with them after dinner somewhere and going over what they didn't understand. My other experiences involve tutoring the children of family friends over several summers, in AP subjects that were coming up the next year. During these times, we would go over the new subject chapter by chapter, I would assign problems in order to find out how each student approaches problems and find out what they don't understand through examples. I would also attempt to help them look for ways to be able to shore up their study skills and figure out how to get them to improve their looking for information when solving problems as well as retention. Though I only had two students in this matter, one of them is now a student at UCLA and the other, though we did not keep in contact, has gone to UC Berkeley like he planned.
As for myself, I am a UCLA graduate fresh out of undergrad. I was a biology major during my college career and have personally taken the MCAT and PCAT during the time. Before that, I had a diploma from the International Baccalaureate and participated in high school athletics, I played water polo and swam. Back when I attended Walnut High School, the students were very competitive about getting into college, this notion of setting oneself up for their future stuck with me, and this is where I would like to help others succeed as I have. My teaching style so far has been one on one, with observation on the methods used to solve problems, I am willing to try out a group class as well, and I hope everything works out for that kind of class and would then be willing to offer those in addition to one on one lessons.
Though understanding subject matter is important, I also feel that it is important to analyze and improve the ways that students perceive problems and to help them solve problems in general, this will lead to a greater confidence and possible willingness to work harder because they know how to approach problems.


Education

UCLA
Biology
University of Georgia
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable per subject breadth and length of lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/23/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Full score of 36 during my testing season.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

IB diploma, UCLA graduate, pharmacy school student
SAT Reading

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

5 on the ap chem test 99th percentile composite on the pcat, 93rd percentile composite on the MCAT, UCLA graduate, will be starting p1 next year
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

5 on the ap chem test 99th percentile composite on the pcat, 93rd percentile composite on the MCAT, UCLA graduate, will be starting p1 next year
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

5 on the ap chem test 99th percentile composite on the pcat, 93rd percentile composite on the MCAT, UCLA graduate, will be starting p1 next year
ACT Science, Biology

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

5 on the ap chem test 99th percentile composite on the pcat, 93rd percentile composite on the MCAT, UCLA graduate, will be starting p1 next year
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Full score of 36 during my testing season.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

IB diploma, UCLA graduate, pharmacy school student
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.6 (69 ratings)
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Alex is a great Bio teacher.

He is very knowledgeable and make the subject simple for my sone to understand. He has a funny spirit that encourages my sone to study his AP Biology and we plan to continue with his classes, he is passionate with the subject.

Youssra, 3 lessons with Alex

Very knowledgeable and helpful teacher

My son had only one review lesson with Alex and I am already thrilled. He made him understand The AP Chemistry Unit he was struggling with, he got 100 % on his quiz today but most important to me is that he completely understood my son's personality and empowered him focusing on his self confidence. He was just the amazing tutor I was looking for.

Yannis, 1 lesson with Alex

Tutoring session was very helpful

Alex was able to assess my daughter's studying habits and offer tips on how to study. He also identified where her teacher was lacking in his instructions and where to find information in her textbook because the instructor was jumping around from unit to unit. He also advised her of what she should know that the teacher hadn't taught.

Neal, 1 lesson with Alex

Great tutor

Great with gifted kids. Organized and thoughtful tutor……. Highly Great with gifted kids. Organized and thoughtful tutor……. Highly Great with gifted kids. Organized and thoughtful tutor……. Highly recommended

Shahzad, 20 lessons with Alex

Super caring

Made sure to know what I want to get done and accomplish in my classes this upcoming fall. Did a great job at asking me what I wanted to fix and do better and or learn more about to better my studying habits.

Ian, 30 lessons with Alex
Hourly Rate: $40
Response time: 18 minutes
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