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Alexander K.

Trenton, NJ


Knowledgeable Mathematician Who Loves to Teach

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Background check passed as of 6/14/11
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9hrs Response Time
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Muhlenberg College
Math and Chemistry


Muhlenberg College (Math and Chemistry)

About Alexander

Hello! I graduated from Muhlenberg College in May 2011 with a double major in math and chemistry, and I have been tutoring with WyzAnt since November 2011.

I have loved math since I was little, but there were numerous times where I would get upset or frustrated when a math concept did not make sense. I was also notorious for making careless mistakes in high school and middle school. The only remedy I could find to these ailments was by repeatedly asking myself how I knew my answer was correct. With this clear purpose in mind, I found myself understanding more concepts in less time as I did my homework each night. I continued studying and preparing with this clear purpose in mind, and I found myself doing better on tests. After challenging myself to come up with procedures and methods for doing any and all problems, I now attach significant importance to the ability to check an answer. I hope to share as many good habits, tips, and strategies as possible with students so they can have the confidence to enable them too to succeed on tests, homework, quizzes, and organization.

I would occasionally get in front of the class in high school and teach concepts, and my love of learning continued throughout college, especially when I was exposed to organic chemistry. I hosted workshops, and I still love and enjoy organic chemistry immensely. I am now concentrated on being the best tutor and teacher possible. It is crucial that I be efficient and effective, and I truly enjoy being responsible and making adequate preparations before each session.

WyzAnt has connected me with countless families, and I am grateful for the opportunities presented to me. I have enjoyed teaching, challenging students, sharing test-taking strategies, and seeing my students succeed.

Good luck with your learning, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Hello! I graduated from Muhlenberg College in May 2011 with a double major in math and chemistry, and I have been tutoring with WyzAnt since November 2011.

I have loved math since I was little, but there were numerous times
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Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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Algebra 1

I teach Algebra 1 with care because it is highly relevant to future endeavors in both math and science courses. I focus on teaching about variables, which often deal with a linear slope. Being able to solve algebraic problems that deal with these two issues is important, and I am and have been able to teach students how to navigate these problems successfully.
Graphs of lines and inequalities, variables, and slope are ideas that each carry weight as one progresses through higher level math courses.
Unfortunately, algebra is often seen as problematic due to the massive amount of symbols used. I combat this by helping my students see what the algebraic notation is describing (on a graph for example) so that it makes sense to them. In this way, graphing an inequality makes sense.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 students are tasked with putting their previous knowledge to the test. This is where we first see conic sections, the unit circle, and roots of real and complex functions. Inverse functions are introduced as well.
I really enjoy teaching algebra 2, which is just as important a course as algebra 1. I have recent experience tutoring advanced algebra 2 courses successfully, and I enjoy the challenge of bridging algebra 2 with geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus.


I give Calculus significant respect, mostly because of how demanding and stressful it can be to those who choose to learn or teach it. I remember needing a tutor when I first took Calculus as a senior in high school. Frankly, the subject was frustrating. We are constantly tested with connecting ideas from a variety of previous courses, as graphs, real numbers, and functions remain important at all levels of Calculus.

It took me years to finally get comfortable with Calculus, but I hope to retain the information forever. I focused primarily on Calculus as an undergraduate in college, and I am always happy to help someone who takes on this challenging course.

It is important to mention that a good Calculus student is a busy Calculus student. Attention to detail is essential, and a successful Calc student should expect to work through countless practice problems.

Organic Chemistry

I have a B.S. in Chemistry with prior work experience dealing with organic chemistry research. The majority of my lab experience deals with organic chemistry and all relevant techniques.

Organic chemistry was my favorite subject out of all the chemistry topics. I took the course as a sophomore in college, but prepared the summer prior to organic chemistry I. I tutored organic chemistry for multiple years while in college and would be more than happy to assist if possible. I still read the textbook to keep the information fresh.

Muhlenberg College
Math and Chemistry


Muhlenberg College (Math and Chemistry)

Excellent Tutor — Alex has been tutoring our daughter this summer in Algebra 1. For three months he worked with her on graphing, factoring, linear equations and all of the fundamentals of Algebra 1 twice a week. Alex is always on time, he is extremely patient and very smart. He would make practice tests after an hour lesson and give our daughter extra work before her next session. He was always thinking ahead, he ...

— Joanne, Stockton, NJ on 9/11/12

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Alexander will travel within 10 miles of Trenton, NJ 08628.

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