Neuro Researcher with Significant Tutoring Experience, Night Tutoring
Neuro Researcher with Significant Tutoring Experience, Night Tutoring
I am a graduate of Tulane University where I received my BS and MS in Neuroscience. During completion of these degrees, I undertook rigorous coursework in mathematics and biological sciences, including courses on the philosophy of science and mathematical modeling. I have extensive tutoring experience and have worked with Sylvan Learning Center, volunteered at local schools as a tutor, and met with students for one-on-one tutoring. I also have a small personal library of education and...
I am a graduate of Tulane University where I received my BS and MS in Neuroscience. During completion of these degrees, I undertook rigorous coursework in mathematics and biological sciences, including courses on the philosophy of science and mathematical modeling. I have extensive tutoring experience and have worked with Sylvan Learning Center, volunteered at local schools as a tutor, and met with students for one-on-one tutoring. I also have a small personal library of education and pedagogy books which run the gamut from elementary to college level instruction from which to pull techniques to benefit students at any level.
My mission statement with each of my students is to create a relationship based around clear communication of strategies and content through an environment that fosters both analytical and creative thinking, while pinpointing both strengths and weaknesses of the individual's approach to learning and tackling their study. Through this, I hope to allow students to build a stronger foundation that will make future learning easier. My greatest joy as a tutor would be for a student to confidently and proudly declare that they no longer need my services, as this would indicate that I have imparted on them not only content knowledge, but also more general skills, strategies, and competence in approaching difficult material.
My GRE score is above the 90th percentile in all subsections, and I have spent time figuring out how to approach common questions on the GRE and increase proportion of correct answers even when unsure of the exact answer.
During completion of my degrees, I took a number of math courses, including Calculus I through III, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Real Analysis. In my spare time, I continue to study mathematical subjects such as game theory.
As a neuroscience major, I have gained a great deal of experience in reading and analyzing scientific texts and graphics, and have learned to quickly extract the most relevant information and synthesize it with other information in the text in order to answer questions.
Finally, I have spent significant time analyzing my own study skills and learning techniques, and have become familiar with many mnemonic systems which allow individuals to rapidly learn and access large amounts of information. Due to the fact that these systems are not typically taught in educational settings, I do not default to them in typical tutoring sessions, but would be happy to discuss and teach them if a student is interested.
Subjects offered include:
Mathematics, from grade school (basic arithmetic) up to calculus.
Test preparation (ACT, SAT, GRE)
Essay/paper critiquing (editing while simultaneously looking at ways to identify writing problems so that future papers will be better)
For GRE students in and near the Uptown area, I would be happy to provide group lessons at a reduced fee per person. If you are interested in group lessons and have friends or acquaintances who may be as well, simply have a someone from the group contact me and we can work out the best plan for group study and learning.
I am also sometimes able to offer tutoring on weeknights from 10PM to 3AM for last minute test preparation for students at Loyola and Tulane. My rate for sessions during this time will increase to $60 per hour. However, if you have a study group, we may be able to arrange a lower rate per hour per student. For such sessions, please be sure to get in touch as early as possible before the desired time, so that I may schedule my evenings accordingly.
If you're not sure whether I can help on a subject, just contact me and I'll let you know if I feel I can perform a competent job and aid you in acquisition of the material that is challenging you. I look forward to helping you do your best.
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Already feeling more confident
Though I have months more of tutoring lined up with Alexis before my GRE I already feel more confident and comfortable. He is very patient, very smart, and very comforting since I am an anxiety ridden math student. I'm so glad I found him to tutor me, he's a gem!Erin, 10 lessons with Alexis
Really great tutor!
Alexis was thorough, and made sure I understood each part of each problem as we went through practice exams. He was patient and easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable asking questions and asking for clarification as many times as needed. He wrote notes in my notebook so I can refer back to them when I study, which is super helpful. I am definitely recommending him to all my friends that need help!Sarah Jane, 1 lesson with Alexis
Knowledgeable and explained matters clearly
Alexis had a lot of knowledge on the GRE essays and he explained the matter clearly. He gave me a lot of feedback and helped me improve my writing.Sasha, 1 lesson with Alexis
It really helped to understand the concepts and the tutor explained step by step and gave examples even when I didn't understand. I wouldn't have gotten this far without the tutor.John, 20 lessons with Alexis
My first session with Alexis definitely went well. He was very knowledgeable and we were able to come up to an agreementand study plan based on my needs. I am looking for to my next sessions and I believe that I will be prepared for my GRE with the help from Alexis.Paige, 1 lesson with Alexis
Great GRE Prep
Alexis and I developed a broad range plan for the GRE, and reviewed basic math concepts. Feel more confident already.Anna, 2 lessons with Alexis
My son is responding incredibly well with Alex. Alex is able to engage him in such a manner that I never could. He is now interested in learning math and looks forward to Alex's visits. He gets excited when he understands and is invested in the time spent learning. Can't say enough good about Alex's calm manner and teaching style. Extremely satisfied with his services.MONIQUE, 78 lessons with Alexis
Very kind and knowledgeable.
We only had one session, but he is going to help my daughter get on track with Algebra and physics.Nicole, 3 lessons with Alexis
Helpful and comprehensive tutor
Alexis helped clarify some confusion I was facing regarding GRE distance problems as well as more challenging text completion questions. It was a productive session and I feel better able to complete those questions quickly and confidently now.Suzanne, 2 lessons with Alexis
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