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Alexandra G.

Personal, Professional, and Passionate Tutor

Personal, Professional, and Passionate Tutor

$40/hour

  • 1,079 hours tutoring

  • Benton Harbor, MI 49022

About Alexandra


Bio

Hello!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you'll find I'm a great fit for you or your student. Over the last eight years, I've been in classrooms, dorms, libraries, coffee shops, and homes, working with students to draw out their strengths and build up their academic confidence. I've enjoyed my time with each and every scholar, and the progress made by each one has made this position so richly rewarding!

Please take a look at my subject qualifications and feel free to...

Hello!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you'll find I'm a great fit for you or your student. Over the last eight years, I've been in classrooms, dorms, libraries, coffee shops, and homes, working with students to draw out their strengths and build up their academic confidence. I've enjoyed my time with each and every scholar, and the progress made by each one has made this position so richly rewarding!

Please take a look at my subject qualifications and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Sincerely,

~Alexandra


Education

Michigan State University
Deaf Ed. and LA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Tardy: 15 min. w/o penalty; 15+ a cancellation fee applied dependent upon circumstance. Cancellation: 24 hr notice acceptable. W/o notice, charge will be equal to 3/4 the cost of the planned session.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/28/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have experience with teaching major coursework with a concentration of Language Arts through Michigan State University. I also have experience as an English/Verbal instructor of ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My first experience with a red pen was as early as fifth grade - a friend was writing fantasy novels in his spare time, and asked me to look over them... and thus began a love affair with those between-line squiggles and notes in the margins! As an English teacher, a test prep instructor of the Verbal and English sections for college admissions exams, and an avid reader and language enthusiast, I greatly enjoy proofreading and editing; my students have found themselves quite pleased with their own work as they see the imperfections fall away like so many pieces of irrelevant marble chiseled from a masterpiece.
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am able to tutor elementary students in math, science, language arts, history and social studies. I have had experience tutoring via Michigan State University's Read to Succeed program in Lansing area schools in addition to my work through Wyzant, and have spent over 400 hours in the classroom setting working with children of various ages and grade levels to enhance social and academic growth and to promote success. Moreover, I have recently been hired in as the 3rd and 4th grade elementary teacher for the students of an inner city private school, and am looking forward to extensive professional development!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

One of the biggest problems students face in elementary mathematics is that they never conquer the basic principles of mathematics: the value of numbers, place value, and grouping. These concepts are absolutely crucial to the building of math knowledge, understanding, and skill. Teaching these core concepts is my primary goal. I do this using material examples (such as using Cuisenaire rods or dice or other manipulatives, or even objects in a room or items in nature), as well as via practice problems and repetition of mathematical facts with flashcards. Once those concepts are in hand, I am able to move forward with students into any other elementary mathematics and help them to succeed.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have experience with teaching major coursework with a concentration of Language Arts through Michigan State University. I also have experience as an English/Verbal instructor of ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL.
Phonics,

Phonics

My teaching major at MSU was Language Arts. I took two courses in Linguistics and also took a literacy course that focused primarily on phonics. I have used and will continue to use age and grade appropriate testing materials to find student strengths and weakness in phonics and proceed accordingly.
Reading,

Reading

Michigan State University's College of Education places a strong emphasis on student literacy. One of my 300 level courses focused very intensively on that tenet, and included instruction in the development of the following: student motivation, followed by the foundational necessity of understanding concepts of print (concept of a word, letter placement, graphics, print symbolization, usage of print, processes of reading, etc.), phonological awareness (the alphabetic principle, which stipulates that a letter is a representation of some sound, along with letter-sound knowledge), the word decoding process, morphology, fluency and it's counterpart, comprehension, etc. All of these components are crucial to a student's reading and writing enjoyment and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a language buff and a word girl, I tend to see my words in my head as I say and even think them. I read at a twelfth grade reading level in fourth grade, and won second place in a regional spelling bee as a kid. my love for language, words, and particularly English spelling and grammar has only grown as I have.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I started teaching the ACT English portion six years ago, and also spent two years teaching it in foreign countries! It is a complex section, but can be easily broken down and made "beatable" through the use of targeted techniques and strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

From 2011 - 2017, I worked with a number of students from various countries around the world to prepare for the ACT. I specialized in the English portion, due to my passion for the English language and degree in Language Arts.
English,

English

I began to read at a very young age and found passion and thrill in the writing process; thus words have often seemed to me more like friends than objects of study. I find it a pleasure to engage students in their pursuit of excellence in these areas, and am enthusiastic about unearthing confidence in each of my pupils so that they may comprehend, create, and critique all manner of text.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have experience with teaching major coursework with a concentration of Language Arts through Michigan State University. I also have experience as an English/Verbal instructor of ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My first experience with a red pen was as early as fifth grade - a friend was writing fantasy novels in his spare time, and asked me to look over them... and thus began a love affair with those between-line squiggles and notes in the margins! As an English teacher, a test prep instructor of the Verbal and English sections for college admissions exams, and an avid reader and language enthusiast, I greatly enjoy proofreading and editing; my students have found themselves quite pleased with their own work as they see the imperfections fall away like so many pieces of irrelevant marble chiseled from a masterpiece.
Reading,

Reading

Michigan State University's College of Education places a strong emphasis on student literacy. One of my 300 level courses focused very intensively on that tenet, and included instruction in the development of the following: student motivation, followed by the foundational necessity of understanding concepts of print (concept of a word, letter placement, graphics, print symbolization, usage of print, processes of reading, etc.), phonological awareness (the alphabetic principle, which stipulates that a letter is a representation of some sound, along with letter-sound knowledge), the word decoding process, morphology, fluency and it's counterpart, comprehension, etc. All of these components are crucial to a student's reading and writing enjoyment and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a language buff and a word girl, I tend to see my words in my head as I say and even think them. I read at a twelfth grade reading level in fourth grade, and won second place in a regional spelling bee as a kid. my love for language, words, and particularly English spelling and grammar has only grown as I have.
Writing,

Writing

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I find helping others to write well just as engaging and perhaps even more exciting than writing for myself. Over the last seven years, several high school, undergraduate, and aspiring graduate students have found themselves surprised by the depth and beauty of their own writing. I simply provide the outlet and aid in the process of showcasing each writer's unique talents, demonstrating and teaching students how to minimize (if not eliminate) spelling and grammar errors and maximize both the readability and magnetism of their work.
Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Bible studies have been part of my education since early childhood. From Genesis to Revelation, I can help you to gain a general knowledge of the text or dig deeper with you. We can discuss specific people from the prophets like Elijah and Jeremiah, or pore over the Wisdom Literature, with writings from such men as Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. Or we can dive into Paul's letters to the New Testament churches in Galatia, Ephesus, and Philippi, or simply read his story as he voyaged across the Roman Empire to share Christ crucified. If you want to study it, I may have insight, and if I don't, I will do my best to answer your questions with you by searching through Hebrew and Greek parallel texts and commentaries by those more learned than myself.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am able to tutor elementary students in math, science, language arts, history and social studies. I have had experience tutoring via Michigan State University's Read to Succeed program in Lansing area schools in addition to my work through Wyzant, and have spent over 400 hours in the classroom setting working with children of various ages and grade levels to enhance social and academic growth and to promote success. Moreover, I have recently been hired in as the 3rd and 4th grade elementary teacher for the students of an inner city private school, and am looking forward to extensive professional development!
English,

English

I began to read at a very young age and found passion and thrill in the writing process; thus words have often seemed to me more like friends than objects of study. I find it a pleasure to engage students in their pursuit of excellence in these areas, and am enthusiastic about unearthing confidence in each of my pupils so that they may comprehend, create, and critique all manner of text.
Piano,

Piano

I was trained in Classical piano for 10 years. I spent up to 2 hours of practice a day at the end of my lessons and would happily work with beginner pianists.
Reading,

Reading

Michigan State University's College of Education places a strong emphasis on student literacy. One of my 300 level courses focused very intensively on that tenet, and included instruction in the development of the following: student motivation, followed by the foundational necessity of understanding concepts of print (concept of a word, letter placement, graphics, print symbolization, usage of print, processes of reading, etc.), phonological awareness (the alphabetic principle, which stipulates that a letter is a representation of some sound, along with letter-sound knowledge), the word decoding process, morphology, fluency and it's counterpart, comprehension, etc. All of these components are crucial to a student's reading and writing enjoyment and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a language buff and a word girl, I tend to see my words in my head as I say and even think them. I read at a twelfth grade reading level in fourth grade, and won second place in a regional spelling bee as a kid. my love for language, words, and particularly English spelling and grammar has only grown as I have.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.
Writing,

Writing

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I find helping others to write well just as engaging and perhaps even more exciting than writing for myself. Over the last seven years, several high school, undergraduate, and aspiring graduate students have found themselves surprised by the depth and beauty of their own writing. I simply provide the outlet and aid in the process of showcasing each writer's unique talents, demonstrating and teaching students how to minimize (if not eliminate) spelling and grammar errors and maximize both the readability and magnetism of their work.
Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra

Language

Sign Language

Sign Language

I am a Deaf Education major in MSU's Special Education/Deaf Education program. It was a requirement for graduation that I be proficient in ASL. While I do not currently hold an interpreter's license, I have a large vocabulary and can carry on a somewhat advanced conversation.

Math

Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am able to tutor elementary students in math, science, language arts, history and social studies. I have had experience tutoring via Michigan State University's Read to Succeed program in Lansing area schools in addition to my work through Wyzant, and have spent over 400 hours in the classroom setting working with children of various ages and grade levels to enhance social and academic growth and to promote success. Moreover, I have recently been hired in as the 3rd and 4th grade elementary teacher for the students of an inner city private school, and am looking forward to extensive professional development!
English,

English

I began to read at a very young age and found passion and thrill in the writing process; thus words have often seemed to me more like friends than objects of study. I find it a pleasure to engage students in their pursuit of excellence in these areas, and am enthusiastic about unearthing confidence in each of my pupils so that they may comprehend, create, and critique all manner of text.
Piano,

Piano

I was trained in Classical piano for 10 years. I spent up to 2 hours of practice a day at the end of my lessons and would happily work with beginner pianists.
Reading,

Reading

Michigan State University's College of Education places a strong emphasis on student literacy. One of my 300 level courses focused very intensively on that tenet, and included instruction in the development of the following: student motivation, followed by the foundational necessity of understanding concepts of print (concept of a word, letter placement, graphics, print symbolization, usage of print, processes of reading, etc.), phonological awareness (the alphabetic principle, which stipulates that a letter is a representation of some sound, along with letter-sound knowledge), the word decoding process, morphology, fluency and it's counterpart, comprehension, etc. All of these components are crucial to a student's reading and writing enjoyment and ability.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.
Writing,

Writing

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I find helping others to write well just as engaging and perhaps even more exciting than writing for myself. Over the last seven years, several high school, undergraduate, and aspiring graduate students have found themselves surprised by the depth and beauty of their own writing. I simply provide the outlet and aid in the process of showcasing each writer's unique talents, demonstrating and teaching students how to minimize (if not eliminate) spelling and grammar errors and maximize both the readability and magnetism of their work.
Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra

Music

Piano

Piano

I was trained in Classical piano for 10 years. I spent up to 2 hours of practice a day at the end of my lessons and would happily work with beginner pianists.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Bible studies have been part of my education since early childhood. From Genesis to Revelation, I can help you to gain a general knowledge of the text or dig deeper with you. We can discuss specific people from the prophets like Elijah and Jeremiah, or pore over the Wisdom Literature, with writings from such men as Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. Or we can dive into Paul's letters to the New Testament churches in Galatia, Ephesus, and Philippi, or simply read his story as he voyaged across the Roman Empire to share Christ crucified. If you want to study it, I may have insight, and if I don't, I will do my best to answer your questions with you by searching through Hebrew and Greek parallel texts and commentaries by those more learned than myself.
Sign Language,

Sign Language

I am a Deaf Education major in MSU's Special Education/Deaf Education program. It was a requirement for graduation that I be proficient in ASL. While I do not currently hold an interpreter's license, I have a large vocabulary and can carry on a somewhat advanced conversation.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.
Geography

Science

Biology, Geology, Psychology

Special Needs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

My student placement at one school required that I work particularly with one student, who was both deaf and autistic. He was on a number of medications and may have also been partially blind. This summer, while in a position as Day Camp Counselor at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO, I worked with another child with autism. Both my student and my camper made tremendous gains by the end of the semester in direct relation to my work with them. Watching their progress unfold before me was incredibly rewarding, and I know that while no two autistic children are alike in everything, there *are* a number of characteristics that are similar and I am entirely comfortable accommodating and challenging both myself and my students in regard to these while helping my students to gain proficiency in academic subjects.
Hard of Hearing,

Hard of Hearing

Throughout my training at Michigan State University for the BA in Special Education/Deaf Education I currently hold, I spent time working in classroom settings with deaf/Deaf children. I specifically spent a large amount of time with a deaf and autistic student, who provided me with challenge but his progress was rewarding.
Phonics,

Phonics

My teaching major at MSU was Language Arts. I took two courses in Linguistics and also took a literacy course that focused primarily on phonics. I have used and will continue to use age and grade appropriate testing materials to find student strengths and weakness in phonics and proceed accordingly.
Sign Language,

Sign Language

I am a Deaf Education major in MSU's Special Education/Deaf Education program. It was a requirement for graduation that I be proficient in ASL. While I do not currently hold an interpreter's license, I have a large vocabulary and can carry on a somewhat advanced conversation.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

My degree in Special Education denotes the training that I received for teaching the Deaf, particularly. However, I enjoy working with all kids and am generally able to pick up on each child's specific needs over time. Due to working with a number of other individuals with a variety of special needs (Asperger's, autism spectrum, multiply impaired, ADHD, seizure disorder, etc.) and seeing their resultant progress (i.e.: communication instead of throwing a tantrum), I believe that I am qualified to handle more than one specific sub-group of 'special needs.'
Study Skills

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am able to tutor elementary students in math, science, language arts, history and social studies. I have had experience tutoring via Michigan State University's Read to Succeed program in Lansing area schools in addition to my work through Wyzant, and have spent over 400 hours in the classroom setting working with children of various ages and grade levels to enhance social and academic growth and to promote success. Moreover, I have recently been hired in as the 3rd and 4th grade elementary teacher for the students of an inner city private school, and am looking forward to extensive professional development!
Piano,

Piano

I was trained in Classical piano for 10 years. I spent up to 2 hours of practice a day at the end of my lessons and would happily work with beginner pianists.
Reading,

Reading

Michigan State University's College of Education places a strong emphasis on student literacy. One of my 300 level courses focused very intensively on that tenet, and included instruction in the development of the following: student motivation, followed by the foundational necessity of understanding concepts of print (concept of a word, letter placement, graphics, print symbolization, usage of print, processes of reading, etc.), phonological awareness (the alphabetic principle, which stipulates that a letter is a representation of some sound, along with letter-sound knowledge), the word decoding process, morphology, fluency and it's counterpart, comprehension, etc. All of these components are crucial to a student's reading and writing enjoyment and ability.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A vast number of techniques - including trivia games, creating a study guide, drawing picture cues, making flash cards, circling/highlighting important words, and more - are useful for studying and retaining academic information. These techniques are implemented as applicable to each individual subject and topic, and have proven helpful in my own academic career; I have seen wonderful results with my students as well.
Writing,

Writing

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I find helping others to write well just as engaging and perhaps even more exciting than writing for myself. Over the last seven years, several high school, undergraduate, and aspiring graduate students have found themselves surprised by the depth and beauty of their own writing. I simply provide the outlet and aid in the process of showcasing each writer's unique talents, demonstrating and teaching students how to minimize (if not eliminate) spelling and grammar errors and maximize both the readability and magnetism of their work.
Algebra 2, Biology, GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I started teaching the ACT English portion six years ago, and also spent two years teaching it in foreign countries! It is a complex section, but can be easily broken down and made "beatable" through the use of targeted techniques and strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

From 2011 - 2017, I worked with a number of students from various countries around the world to prepare for the ACT. I specialized in the English portion, due to my passion for the English language and degree in Language Arts.
GED, GMAT, GRE

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient and Brilliant

I am not a native speaker. I suffered from doing the GMAT Verbal part. I am very thankful to Alexandra. She taught me the grammar that I need to know for the GMAT. She also gave me very useful tips. I thought Sentence Correction was the most difficult part for me but after having lessons with her, it became a lot easier to find the correct answer choices. I believe with her brilliant teaching method, she will be able to help me cultivate the skills I need.

Aasama, 22 lessons with Alexandra

Patient and detailed instructor!

I appreciated her professionalism and tenacity that helped keep me on track. I would recommend her for anyone who may need additional instruction. In addition I would not hesitate hiring her back in the future for myself or anyone in my family. Alexandra’s was also prompt am timely for all my lessons. She communicated changes effectively and was also open and accommodating to my crazy schedule.

Eriks, 13 lessons with Alexandra

Great tutor

First session with Alexandra was great. Alexandra explained my assignment very well and helped me with better note taking. Thank you.

Adair , 1 lesson with Alexandra

5 Star

She is a really good tutor and she is very patient and funny and she makes you understand a lot of things

Michael, 13 lessons with Alexandra

Just What My Middle Schooler Needed

Alexandra G works with my middle school aged son to plan and complete his summer assignment workload which included English and Math. She seems to have just the right balance of kindness and firmness to keep him focused. We thought he might pushback on having a summer tutor but, after the first session, he said he thought it would be a stress reducer for him and he wanted to work with her twice a week.

Lisa, 18 lessons with Alexandra

Super patient indeed!

Alexandra is simply wonderful! She is what anyone looking for a tutor would be lucky to find. She is extremely patient and encouraging. She adjusts the lesson to your needs and that’s a rarity. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BH., 16 lessons with Alexandra

super job!

Alex comes prepared to each session. We are very pleased with her level of professionalism and admire how seriously she takes her job.

Scott, 31 lessons with Alexandra

Very knowledgeable and great at explaining.

Alexandra provided my daughter a fantastic overview of spelling mechanics and the complexity of the English language. It was a dense session that covered a lot; my daughter liked it.

lorraine, 2 lessons with Alexandra

Phenomenal, Educated, and Fun

Thoroughly enjoyed my session with Alexandra. She answered all of my questions, switched up her teaching style, and had many jokes that made me lol. I would absolutely recommend Alexandra if you are a looking to learn grammar, style, or add a little flair to your writing!

Mitul, 2 lessons with Alexandra
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