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Alexis G.

All-Subject/Test Prep Tutor, Specializing in Language Instruction

All-Subject/Test Prep Tutor, Specializing in Language Instruction

$45/hour

  • 2,824 hours tutoring

  • Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

About Alexis


Bio

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...

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;

- 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.


Education

Macalester College
Russian and French
University of Oregon
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: 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.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/3/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Russian,

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.
General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

European History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Russian

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.

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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,

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.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (410 ratings)
5 star
(374)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Great tutor

Great tutor with a lot of patience. Her teaching style made her feel more at ease about taking her SAT’s. She also made sure to give her some material and feedback that she could use at home. We really look forward to working with her again in the near future.

TIMIKA, 1 lesson with Alexis

Alexis is the BEST!!!!

There are no other words to describe her. Alexis has been my son's tutor off and on since 6th grade and he is now in the 11th grade. She is consistent, reliable and I trust her with my kid. She always gives him that push that he needs to stay motivated and over the years, as the work has become more and more complex, she has been able to continue tutoring him, because she's a wiz...just all around smart and knows her stuff. I don't know the old or the new math (LOL), and am often unable to assist my son when he is confused or about to have a melt down, because he desperately needs help. At any time, I can reach out to Alexis and she is there to the rescue. From the moment she first step foot into our home, she and my son connected and his grades instantly began to increase. Quite frankly, I don't know what I would do without her. I wholeheartedly believe she is a huge part of the reason my son does as well as he does in school.

Monique, 143 lessons with Alexis

Great Tutor

My daughter really despises math, but really enjoyed her 1st session with Alexis. I feel like I have finally found hope for my daughter and she will finally be on track to more confidence in math.

Danna, 16 lessons with Alexis

My daughter was very excited

My daughter loved her first session with Ms. Alexis! She is looking forward to the next session! Great tutor so far!

Tonja, 24 lessons with Alexis

Great First Session!

Jalen said he learned new words and he thought his lesson with Alexis was very helpful. We look forward to working with Alexis again this week. Thank you!

Genesis, 5 lessons with Alexis

Very knowledgeable SAT Reading tutor

Alexis has been tutoring my daughter in preparation for the reading portion of the SAT. My daughter and I are very pleased with Alexis tutoring style. She is patient and very knowledgeable. Alexis is also very professional.

Kimberly, 6 lessons with Alexis

Very Knowledgeable

Very happy with Ms. Alexis G. skills, Always have a great brainstorm idea to think about in the lesson for my 5yr old - 15yr old. Very Knowledgeable. Thanks!

WENDY, 42 lessons with Alexis

Incredibly enjoyable and enlightening experience.

Thank you Alexis for such a wonderful and knowledgeable tutor session. You were extremely professional and very easy to converse with. Your teaching tactics worked very well with me and those two hours flew by. You helped me gain a firm grasp on basic fundamentals of Russian and suggested excellent choices in texts to help me further my studies. I would certainly suggest Alexis to other individuals looking for more structured help in reference to learning a language. Sincerely, Alex.

Alexander, 1 lesson with Alexis

Great Teacher!

Alexis G. is awesome! I have noticed tremendous improvement with my son test/quiz scores and overall confidence in his subject matter.

Lakisha, 13 lessons with Alexis
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