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Alexis G.

Upper Marlboro, MD

$45/hour

(Nearly) All-Subject Tutor, Specializing in Language Instruction

Background check passed as of 11/3/15
4.9 average from 325 ratings
Awesome tutor!!
— Avis, Upper Marlboro, MD on 12/10/15

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Macalester College
Russian and French
University of Oregon
Master's

Education

Macalester College (Russian and French)

University of Oregon (Master's)

About Alexis

As your child's private tutor, I believe that my role is to provide both support and challenge in a positive learning environment. One-on-one tuition allows a student room to breathe and test their skills and understanding not without fear of failure, but without fear of the negative consequences that failure in a classroom setting can entail.

My tutoring philosophy is Socratic—I believe in asking students questions to let them find their way to the correct and logical answer, and in them asking ME questions to further their own understanding of a concept. I am studied in patience, and will not fill out your child's homework or feed them material they are struggling with just because it takes a long time for them to grasp it. My goal is for a student to learn not just the material from any given school day, but also the confidence in their own ability to comprehend new subjects when working without a tutor's support.

My tutoring experience is broad, both in subject and student age.

Beyond my experience through WyzAnt, I have:

- volunteered as a reading and math tutor in kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms;

- worked with older elementary and middle school kids on math, English, science, and foreign languages;

- worked with high schoolers on French and English, as well as on SAT, ACT, and IB skills;

- taught violin to students ages 6-60;

- tutored adult foreign Humphrey Fellowship professionals in English through the American English Institute at the University of Oregon;

- been an undergrad writing assistant for literature courses, as well as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in literature, Sociology, history, Humanities, and Russian language courses;

- worked with kids ages 7-18 in French, Russian, and English language immersion programs through the Concordia Language Villages organization.

As far as my language instruction training, I not only love languages, but thoroughly understand how to go about learning them most efficiently. Language is an inherently social endeavor, and I believe in conversation and immersion as the foremost tools in acquiring proficiency in a new language. I am a native English speaker, and am fluent in both Russian and French, with years of experience teaching all three languages through both the Concordia Language Villages program as well as privately. I hold a master's degree in Russian Studies and an undergraduate degree in both Russian and French, and also have a background with Japanese and Portuguese; I am more than comfortable tutoring in Russian, French and English, but Japanese and Portuguese would have to be at a very introductory level.

I am comfortable working with individuals or groups, providing support for classroom curriculum or teaching from scratch.
As your child's private tutor, I believe that my role is to provide both support and challenge in a positive learning environment. One-on-one tuition allows a student room to breathe and test their skills and understanding not without fear of failure, but without fear of the negative consequences that failure in a classroom setting can entail. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I’m happy to negotiate lower rates for group/long sessions! Cancellation policy means notice must be made by the evening before a scheduled lesson, or a fee of 75% the lesson rate will be assessed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Avis, Upper Marlboro, MD on 12/10/15

"Great Teacher!"

- Lakisha, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/8/16

"Kind & encouraging"

- Angela, Owings, MD on 5/9/16

"My girls appreciate Alexis' patience."

- Scott, Davidsonville, MD on 4/19/16

"Friendly and Diligent"

- Alphria, Mount Laurel, NJ on 3/2/16

"Great tutor"

- Teressa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 12/1/15

"Very Patient"

- Danit, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/12/15

"Quite knowledgeable"

- Kristina, Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/26/15

"We love Alexis!!!! She worked with both my 6 year old & 11 year old and she was GREAT."

- Jacque, Chesapeake Beach, MD on 7/20/15

"Great tutor"

- Carmen, Bowie, MD on 3/15/15

"Very influencing!"

- Erika, Churchton, MD on 1/27/15

"Awesome and Extremely Patient!"

- Abenaa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Raquel, Bowie, MD on 6/9/14

"Wonderful at writing and literature support"

- JoAnn, Bowie, MD on 3/12/14

"Absolutely Great Tutor"

- Tarey, Temple Hills, MD on 1/29/14

"Great tutor for my 2nd and 5th grader!"

- Andrea, Bowie, MD on 8/6/13

"Simply Amazing"

- Angela, Welcome, MD on 3/18/13

"Alexis is wonderful!"

- Deesha, Bowie, MD on 3/5/13

"Very helpful"

- Antionette, Upper Marlboro, MD on 1/18/13

"Great tutor"

- MYISHA, Suitland, MD on 9/8/12

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Tia, Accokeek, MD on 8/27/12

"Our New Great Tutor"

- AVA, Fort Washington, MD on 1/25/12

"Great tutor for young ones"

- Ty, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/19/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anthropology
Music:
Violin
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Russian
History:
Anthropology, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I was a math, writing, and reading tutor for all elementary age groups throughout all four years of undergrad, with support training from my campus' volunteer center. In addition, I have worked with ages 5-13 in foreign language acquisition in several formats, including summer camp immersion, one-on-one lessons, and freelance beginner courses. I am also a certified substitute teacher for all grade levels in the state of Wyoming.

Russian

I have over ten years of experience speaking Russian, and several years' experience teaching it, at both a college and a primary/secondary level (with Concordia Language Villages). My MA and BA are both in Russian Studies, and I began learning the language in high school through the International Baccalaureate program, for which I also had to pass an AP-equivalent language exam to graduate. I have been a freelance tutor and translator, and continue, even out of school, to read, write, and communicate in Russian.

Study Skills

In addition to maintaining a 4.0 average throughout k-12 and making valedictorian—all of which depended on a mastery of study skills and test taking strategies—I was a writing assistant as an undergraduate, a Graduate Teaching Fellow as a graduate, and have tutored students ages 7 to undergraduate level in languages, math, reading, and history, focusing particularly on the mechanics behind how to learn a concept, not just individual tasks.

Violin

I have two decades of experience playing violin, both as a student, as well as professionally in pit orchestras and chamber groups. I began playing with the Suzuki method when I was five years old, and continued with private lessons through high school. I was principal second violin in our high school's touring honors orchestra for two years, as well as in my college's symphony orchestra for three, where I also participated in Collegium Musicum. I have had private students of my own since late high school.

Macalester College
Russian and French
University of Oregon
Master's

Education

Macalester College (Russian and French)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Awesome tutor!! — Alexis is a creative and engaging math tutor for my 8 year old son! She is able to keep his attention and teach him concepts to help him succeed in his classes. She is exactly the type of tutor I needed for my son. ...

— Avis, Upper Marlboro, MD on 12/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I’m happy to negotiate lower rates for group/long sessions! Cancellation policy means notice must be made by the evening before a scheduled lesson, or a fee of 75% the lesson rate will be assessed.

Travel policy

Alexis will travel within 11 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.