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Alex L.

West Palm Beach, FL

$35/hour

Local Lawyer/Tutor.

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California State University, Long Beach
Political Science
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D.

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Political Science)

Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)

About Alex

I am a lawyer working in the Palm Beach community. Throughout my travels, I have tutored students in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. I have experience tutoring kids grades k-12 and also taught college courses as throughout my time in college. I have worked with students of ranging reading/writing proficiency and ESL students. During my time tutoring and teaching, I have tutored in all subjects. For students grades 7-12, I mainly focus on English (Reading and Writing), Essay Writing, Speech and Debate, and History. I have also helped friends and students craft college and graduate school admission essays. As a new tutor to the area, I can assure that I am flexible with scheduling. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring others!

As a student, I struggled in school up until about the 8th grade. At that time, I had a teacher who invested the personal attention in me to realize I viewed my schoolwork from a more creative perspective than my classmates. She worked with me until I could approach all subjects with this creative perspective. This experience influenced my philosophy on helping students. I want to learn about you, how you approach learning, and how we can translate those skills across a wide variety of subjects. While teaching in college, I worked with students to develop new techniques and approaches to their schoolwork. In law school, as a supervisor and editor, I also worked with law students to improve their academic and legal writing. I pulled from my experiences as a student and as a teacher in helping my fellow classmates at Northwestern.

A brief introduction of my education/background: I attended Orange County High School for the Performing Arts (OCHSA) in Southern California to study creative writing. From there, I attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated summa cum laude and with University honors. After college, I attended Northwestern University School of Law. During law school, I published my first academic paper in the Northwestern Law Journal of Law and Social Policy. I also served as an editor for the Journal. In the last year I passed both the New York and Florida Bar Exams.

My areas of expertise include: Literature; Reading Comprehension; Writing (Essays, Speech Writing, Creative Writing, and Academic Writing); Editing; Public Speaking; Vocabulary (in high school I took and passed both AP English exams). For students K-6, I have experience tutoring in all basic subjects: English (Reading and Writing), History, Math, and Science.

I encourage students to reach out for any needs they may have. If I can't help you, I'm always happy to reach out and see if I know someone who can! I also assure you that if my style of tutoring isn't working for you, I won't be offended if you reach out to someone else. Tutoring isn't about the tutor; it's about getting what the student needs! I look forward to working with you in the near future!
I am a lawyer working in the Palm Beach community. Throughout my travels, I have tutored students in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. I have experience tutoring kids grades k-12 and also taught college courses as throughout my time in college. I have worked with students of ranging Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33401
In-person lessons
English:
Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Criminal Justice

During law school, I focused my studies on criminal justice and public defense. I worked in many public defender's offices and see a lot of criminal work in my current position as a lawyer for the courts. During law school, I took criminal justice courses, including: race and the criminal justice system, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal process, and prisons and prisoner's rights.

Political Science

My undergraduate degree is in Political Science. I graduated top of my class, summa cum laude, and completed an honor's thesis in the department. I have taken courses in political theory, international relations, constitutional law, law and social change, quantitative methods in political science, and graduate-level courses in political theory. I also taught courses in the political science department, including Introduction to American Government.

Public Speaking

I participated in Model United Nations for 8 years (high school and college), as well as Moot Court for 7 years (college and law school). I was a nationally ranked oralist in college for Moot Court and was the coach for the Northwestern Law Moot Court Program. I have presented in open court and conducted hearings and trials (opening, closing, and examination of witnesses). Additionally, I took public speaking courses in both college and law school.

Social Studies

Given my background in political science and theory and in the law, much of my educational foundation is in history and social studies. While studying in Chicago, I tutored students grade k-12 and much of what we focused on included social studies reading assessments and projects.

Softball

I played softball from ages 5-15, including the high school team. I also continued to play on recreational teams in college and in law school.

California State University, Long Beach
Political Science
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D.

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Political Science)

Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33401.