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Alexandra H.

Ph.D. & Trained Tutor--Hist, Writing, Gov't, Art Hist, Classics, +

Ph.D. & Trained Tutor--Hist, Writing, Gov't, Art Hist, Classics, +

$59/hour

  • 3,000 hours tutoring

About Alexandra


Bio

My name is Alexandra. I am a former college professor and formally trained writing tutor. I have over a decade of experience teaching or tutoring: 1. Political Science/American Government/Public Policy; 2. Writing; 3. Political Theory/History of Western Philosophy; 4. US and European History; 5. American and European Literature; 6. Greek and Roman History (incl. mythology); 7. European Art History.

I have experience tutoring international students and graduate students. When it comes to high...

My name is Alexandra. I am a former college professor and formally trained writing tutor. I have over a decade of experience teaching or tutoring: 1. Political Science/American Government/Public Policy; 2. Writing; 3. Political Theory/History of Western Philosophy; 4. US and European History; 5. American and European Literature; 6. Greek and Roman History (incl. mythology); 7. European Art History.

I have experience tutoring international students and graduate students. When it comes to high school students, my teaching skill set makes me a good choice for AP/IB students who are at least in their sophomore year. My high school students have received top marks in AP Government, US History, European History, English Language, and English Literature.

I have always received strong teaching evaluations. After one of my teaching reviews, a senior professor said he had never seen a teacher receive as much universal praise from students and fellow professors. My former students inducted me as an honorary faculty member of a campus leadership group in recognition of my exceptional teaching and mentoring.

I am flexible, humorous, and approachable. I don't care how behind you are, how much you are struggling, or how unprepared you might feel. If you are willing to work with me, I WILL be able to help you. I am extremely patient with students who are trying, but still struggling with the material. I also know how to push elite students--my former students have been admitted to the country's best law schools and have won some of the most prestigious postgraduate awards in the world.

Some of the most common things I help students with are literature reviews, reading strategies, research skills, paper organization, and textual analysis.


Education

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Public Policy
Rutgers, The State University (New Brunswick)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $59
  • Rate details: I reserve the right to charge my full fee if students: 1. Fail to cancel/change a lesson time fewer than 3 hours in advance 2. Are late/no-shows (30+ mins late)
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/5/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Art History

I have given professional talks and written multiple research papers examining the politics of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern European art and architecture. While I am comfortable helping students with the general history of Ancient Mediterranean and European art through WW1, my areas of specialization are Roman art, French Medieval art and architecture, and Medieval and Renaissance Italian art/architecture.

English

English,

English

If you have used "English" to search for a Literature tutor--I have taught a number of important American novels (Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, etc.) in classes on American politics and history. I also took multiple classes on politics and literature in graduate school and have given multiple professional conference presentations in this subfield For anyone who has used "English" to search for a Writing tutor--I have over a decade of experience working with writers at both the remedial and advanced level, both as a tutor and a college instructor. I have a proven record of helping students improve their writing (and grades).
Literature,

Literature

I taught literature texts in various types of politics, history, and Humanities classes for over a decade.
Writing

Writing

I was formally trained as a writing tutor in graduate school and, as a professor, taught undergraduates how to write proper papers. I have successfully worked with remedial students, advanced high school and undergraduate students, and graduate students. Over the course of 1-3 months, I can turn struggling students into independent writers who are able to identify and correct their most common patterns of error. I can help advanced students or graduate students with thesis construction, literature reviews, organizing a large paper, conducting proper research, and more.

History

American History,

American History

I taught multiple upper-level college seminars in American political and legal history. I have taught topics across the entire chronological scope of US History, including things like the politics of the American Founders and the rhetorical strategies of interest groups in the Civil Rights Movement. In my Ph.D. program, I was given specialized training in the methodology of history and am prepared to help students develop the document analysis skills required to succeed in college courses and advanced high school courses like AP US History.
Art History,

Art History

I have given professional talks and written multiple research papers examining the politics of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern European art and architecture. While I am comfortable helping students with the general history of Ancient Mediterranean and European art through WW1, my areas of specialization are Roman art, French Medieval art and architecture, and Medieval and Renaissance Italian art/architecture.
Classics,

Classics

I am not a Classics language expert, but I have taught Plato and Aristotle; an entire course on Roman political thought (including reviews of history and literature); and wrote a chapter on Classical Rhetoric for my dissertation. I have also taught the great classical authors and classical mythology as part of Great Books survey courses.
European History,

European History

For my Ph.D. I studied the history of European political theory. This required me to learn general European history, European literary and art history, and history of European philosophy. My own research on the history of European architecture drew significantly on history/historiography scholarship, and I taught multiple seminars that were cross-listed as European History classes.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a Ph.D. in Political Science and have taught Introduction to American Politics and Government multiple times. My background makes me a great choice for students who need help with the new AP Government exam, which now has greater emphasis on quantitative reasoning and primary sources. I am conversant in Congress, Presidency, Supreme Court decisions, political parties, public opinion, political psychology, interest groups and lobbying, and public policy, among other subfields.
Political Science

Political Science

My Ph.D. is in Political Science with a first field in Political Theory and a second field in American Politics. I have published in a leading book review journal and given many conference papers and invited talks in the field. I have taught the subject for 10 years as a graduate instructor and professor.

Homeschool

English,

English

If you have used "English" to search for a Literature tutor--I have taught a number of important American novels (Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, etc.) in classes on American politics and history. I also took multiple classes on politics and literature in graduate school and have given multiple professional conference presentations in this subfield For anyone who has used "English" to search for a Writing tutor--I have over a decade of experience working with writers at both the remedial and advanced level, both as a tutor and a college instructor. I have a proven record of helping students improve their writing (and grades).
Writing

Writing

I was formally trained as a writing tutor in graduate school and, as a professor, taught undergraduates how to write proper papers. I have successfully worked with remedial students, advanced high school and undergraduate students, and graduate students. Over the course of 1-3 months, I can turn struggling students into independent writers who are able to identify and correct their most common patterns of error. I can help advanced students or graduate students with thesis construction, literature reviews, organizing a large paper, conducting proper research, and more.

Most Popular

English,

English

If you have used "English" to search for a Literature tutor--I have taught a number of important American novels (Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, etc.) in classes on American politics and history. I also took multiple classes on politics and literature in graduate school and have given multiple professional conference presentations in this subfield For anyone who has used "English" to search for a Writing tutor--I have over a decade of experience working with writers at both the remedial and advanced level, both as a tutor and a college instructor. I have a proven record of helping students improve their writing (and grades).
Writing

Writing

I was formally trained as a writing tutor in graduate school and, as a professor, taught undergraduates how to write proper papers. I have successfully worked with remedial students, advanced high school and undergraduate students, and graduate students. Over the course of 1-3 months, I can turn struggling students into independent writers who are able to identify and correct their most common patterns of error. I can help advanced students or graduate students with thesis construction, literature reviews, organizing a large paper, conducting proper research, and more.

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I have a Ph.D. in Political Science and have taught Introduction to American Politics and Government multiple times. My background makes me a great choice for students who need help with the new AP Government exam, which now has greater emphasis on quantitative reasoning and primary sources. I am conversant in Congress, Presidency, Supreme Court decisions, political parties, public opinion, political psychology, interest groups and lobbying, and public policy, among other subfields.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I was formally trained as a writing tutor in graduate school and, as a professor, taught undergraduates how to write proper papers. I have successfully worked with remedial students, advanced high school and undergraduate students, and graduate students. Over the course of 1-3 months, I can turn struggling students into independent writers who are able to identify and correct their most common patterns of error. I can help advanced students or graduate students with thesis construction, literature reviews, organizing a large paper, conducting proper research, and more.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great teacher! Also is very helpful with all styles of learning.

Alexandra H. has helped me tremendously as I go through my senior year A.P government class. She explains everything very thoroughly and is very helpful in regards to making you understand the different perspectives associated with every lesson. With her help she has made me want to take the A.P test for the subject which I previously never thought I would do. Would definitely recommend her for any student.

Luma, 24 lessons with Alexandra

Excellent Writing Tutor for Junior Paper!

Alexandra assisted my daughter with her Junior Paper. This is a big research paper that is graded by an outside panel of teachers and not the teacher of the AP Lang class. It is a very demanding assignment that takes months to complete and is very stressful because it is a big part of the student’s grade and also a topic that they carry over into their Senior year to present in front of another panel of teachers, administrators, and professionals. It took almost 4 months for the grade to be posted for the Junior Paper. I am happy to report, thanks to Alexandra’s excellent assistance, my daughter earned an “A” on one the most important assignments of her high school career. I am so glad that we chose Alexandra to guide her through this process. Alexandra’s insight and direction were invaluable.

Tonia, 8 lessons with Alexandra

Motivated with ideas and direction

Alexandra was very prepared for our first session, which made our time together very proficient. Her input within my ideas of the research project rejuvenated and centered the research. Alexandra was very thorough in regards to keeping track of our collaboration. I would recommend her expertise to any other scholar. Thank you, Alexandra.

Ada, 5 lessons with Alexandra

Knowledgeable with methodical, purpose driven approach

Alexandria takes time to understand my daughter's goals for the session and works to achieve them. While teaching, Alexandra challenges my daughter to think and develop her own solution to build self sufficiency and confidence. Alexandria is also highly in English grammar and writing to communicate with a purpose. A great added bonus for my daughter!

Michael, 6 lessons with Alexandra

great tutor

Alexandra has helped me with my first graduate class which I wouldn’t have been able to pass without her. She’s been a lifesaver when it comes to helping me construct my writing and editing my papers. She’s amazing, patient and all around the best writing tutor I’ve ever had. Thank you for making me get through this semester, couldn’t have done it without you! :)

Cienna, 14 lessons with Alexandra

Very knowledgeable and informative

Not sure if I have successfully submitted my review or not. I will try again. Alex's tutor is very helpful and instructive. This lesson is an amazing one. (From my son). Thank you. Very importantly, she clearly see through the problems and provided her tutoring very specifically for resolving my son's problem. Very good lesson.

Taoyun, 1 lesson with Alexandra

She is an very effective and thorough teacher.

Alexandra teaches my daughter AP US Government. She is really a very effective and thorough teacher. I never expected we can meet such an excellent teacher. My daughter highly appreciated her and will have more class from her.

Xinggang, 6 lessons with Alexandra

Great teacher! Also is very helpful with all styles of learning.

Alexandra H. has helped me tremendously as I go through my senior year A.P government class. She explains everything very thoroughly and is very helpful in regards to making you understand the different perspectives associated with every lesson. With her help she has made me want to take the A.P test for the subject which I previously never thought I would do. Would definitely recommend her for any student.

Luma, 24 lessons with Alexandra

Exceeded expectations-knowledgeable and professional tutor

Alexandra has been an incredible help in my daughters writing journey. She really dives in and gives excellent suggestions to improve upon my daughter’s written work. She brings smart perspectives and goes above and beyond with her support. She is professional and dependable. An A+++ tutor. Happy we found her!

Dawn, 9 lessons with Alexandra

Exceeded expectations-knowledgeable and professional tutor

Alexandra has been an incredible help in my daughters writing journey. She really dives in and gives excellent suggestions to improve upon my daughter’s written work. She brings smart perspectives and goes above and beyond with her support. She is professional and dependable. An A+++ tutor. Happy we found her!

Dawn, 9 lessons with Alexandra
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