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Alexander K.

Trenton, NJ

$45/hour

Knowledgeable Mathematician Who Loves to Teach

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/14/11
4.9 average from 226 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Joanne, Stockton, NJ on 9/11/12

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Muhlenberg College
Math and Chemistry

Education

Muhlenberg College (Math and Chemistry)

About Alexander

Hello! My name is Alex K., and I hope to be of assistance to whoever needs extra help with Math. I currently work at Mathnasium, and have been tutoring with WyzAnt since May 2011. I will be a graduate student soon (working towards a masters in education), so I am only available to help until July. My schedule at the moment is somewhat flexible, in that I am only working part-time. I work some weeknights at Mathnasium, so my work schedule changes each week, which is why I have left my hours of availability blank. If you should have any questions, feel free to message me! I would love to help.

Graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2011 with degrees in Math, Chemistry.
Hello! My name is Alex K., and I hope to be of assistance to whoever needs extra help with Math. I currently work at Mathnasium, and have been tutoring with WyzAnt since May 2011. I will be a graduate student soon (working towards a masters in education), so I am only available to help until July. My schedule at the moment is somewhat flexible, in Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Trenton, NJ 08628
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Joanne, Stockton, NJ on 9/11/12

"Gifted tutor!"

- Laura, Pennington, NJ on 10/15/16

"Great tutor"

- ELISABETTA, Princeton, NJ on 2/12/13

"Great tutor"

- Gabriela, Princeton, NJ on 2/6/13

"We couldn't be more lucky!"

- Laura, Pennington, NJ on 10/16/12

"Alex review"

- Joseph, Morrisville, PA on 10/11/12

"Very thorough, explains material well"

- Yesenia, Hightstown, NJ on 5/25/12

"Great tutor"

- MaryAnn, Bordentown, NJ on 5/17/12

"Enthusiastic and engaging"

- Tom, Pennington, NJ on 5/3/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, SAT Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I have planned strategies to tackle the ACT Math exam, which deals primarily with pre-algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, three extremely important mathematical topics.

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.

Calculus

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

Education

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

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

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