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Alex B.

Severna Park, MD

$50/hour

Engineer; proficient at math and sciences

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/25/15
5.0 average from 15 ratings
Very knowledgeable of both of Sebastian's needs (geometry and biology)
— Tamika, Odenton, MD on 10/20/16

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Lehigh University
Environment Engineer

Education

Lehigh University (Environment Engineer)

About Alex

Education is very important to my life. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to place myself in a learning environment, while helping someone else learn and, hopefully, learn to love learning.

I was in eighth grade when I first developed my love of tutoring. Working for a local after school program called Neighborhood House in my hometown of Morristown, NJ. Every Wednesday I would go to the after school center and help local elementary students with their math, reading, and writing. I continued to help with this program throughout high school and even helped start a program to help local at-risk high school students with their studies. I have been tutoring professionally since the summer of 2015 and instantly fell in love with the job. I typically tutor at a center in Annapolis, but have taught at other locations when convenient. Currently, I am enrolled in several education classes (Education Technology, Innovation in Education, and Educational Psychology) to further enhance my teaching ability.

Academically, math has always been my strongest subject. In high school, I tried to take the most demanding math classes I could take. I completed AP Calculus AB with a 5 on the AP test, AP Calculus BC with a 5 on the AP test, and AP Statistics with a 4 on the AP test. I scored a 780 on my SAT math section, a 760 on my Math I subject test, and a 790 on my Math II subject test. Due to my high scores on the AP Calculus AB and BC tests, I placed out of Calculus I and II at Lehigh University. After these courses, I was required to take Calculus III (3 Dimensional Calculus) and Linear Algebra, both of which I excelled.

While math is my strongest subject, the sciences are my passion. I took AP Chemistry in high school and scored a 4 on the test. I also took physics in high school, but did not take the AP test. As an engineer in college I was required to take both Chemistry and Physics classes. I began college as a mechanical engineer, so I spent most of my first two years learning physics (physical, electrical, and magnetic) and dynamics. I switched to environmental engineering after my first two years, so I began to take many more chemistry classes (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering). As an environmental engineer I was also required to take Civil Engineering courses, so I am familiar with static physics and structures as well.
Education is very important to my life. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to place myself in a learning environment, while helping someone else learn and, hopefully, learn to love learning.

I was in eighth grade when I first developed my love of tutoring. Working for a local after school program called Neighborhood House in my hometown
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Group Rates: 2 students: $35/hr per student 3-4 students: $30/hr per student 5+ students: $25/hr per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Severna Park, MD 21146
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable of both of Sebastian's needs (geometry and biology)"

- Tamika, Odenton, MD on 10/20/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Ecology, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

I am very familiar with the ACT test, as I prepared to take it in high school, however, I scored well enough on my SATs that I never officially took the test. I have been tutoring standardized math tests recently, so am very comfortable instructing for these types of exams.

Algebra 1

Algebra is my bread and butter when it comes to math. This subject always came most easily to me in school and I was consistently at the top of my class in this subject. Furthermore, my prowess in this area can be seen in my high SAT math section and subject test scores of 780 and 760, respectively.

Algebra 2

As a math tutor since graduating college, I have frequently run into students needing help in Algebra.

Geometry

I excelled at geometry in high school where I received top marks. Additionally, my geometry knowledge can be shown through my high score on the SAT math section (780).

Physical Science

As an environmental engineer I studied many of the physical sciences including, geology, oceanography, meteorology, and more. Additionally, I have tutored physical sciences fairly regularly over the past year.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is one of my strongest subjects. I scored well on my SATs in this area and as a school subject. I feel most comfortable working with students in this age range as well.

Precalculus

I frequently tutor precalculus. Additionally, I excelled in precalculus during high school and throughout college while studying for my Engineering degree from Lehigh University.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring SAT math most predominantly over the past couple of months. When I took the test as a high schooler, I scored a 780. I am very comfortable teaching this subject.

Statistics

I took AP statistics in high school then continued in college by taking a statistics course in the math department (not business or engineering) where we weren't allowed to use any computer aid. Now I help tutor a few students in high school statistics.

Lehigh University
Environment Engineer

Education

Lehigh University (Environment Engineer)

Very knowledgeable of both of Sebastian's needs (geometry and biology)

My son is very standoffish regarding new people. However, he left his first session with Alex yesterday and sang his praises. He said he was cool and went with the flow. I couldn't stop laughing. He said Alex broke it down in a way he could understand and he wants to continue working with him. This is the first time I've used a one-on-one tutor and I am very pleased.

— Tamika, Odenton, MD on 10/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Group Rates: 2 students: $35/hr per student 3-4 students: $30/hr per student 5+ students: $25/hr per student

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 15 miles of Severna Park, MD 21146.