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Alex V.

Brooklyn, NY

$45/hour

Linguistic and Educational Support

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BA, New York University
Linguistics

Education

BA, New York University (Linguistics)

About Alex

I've worked for the past decade as a translator, interpreter, intelligence analyst, research assistant, and language instructor. I have a bachelors degree in philosophy and linguistics and have studied extensively the foundations of mathematics, logic and argumentation, and the Spanish language. In preparation to being certified as a teacher in the state of New York, I have taken and passed the Educating all Students test (EAS), the Academic Literacy Skills test (ALST), and all three content specialty tests (English language arts, math, and science) for childhood education grades 1-6.

I have dealt with many types of learners, including visual learners, aural learners, spatial learners, and even kinesthetic learners, and combinations of all. In working with students, I try to draw upon their existing knowledge of principles in other areas of study in which they excel and connect those ideas to the subjects they want to improve. There's no better motivation to learn than to realize you already know something about the material. It's a very effective boost to learning.

I am ready to help you in the educational you've set up for yourself, whether you are a fifth grade student studying how to manipulate fractions, or an adult student enhancing your command of English or Spanish in order to expand your employment and business opportunities.
I've worked for the past decade as a translator, interpreter, intelligence analyst, research assistant, and language instructor. I have a bachelors degree in philosophy and linguistics and have studied extensively the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11223
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Logic
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Logic

I have extensive experience studying formal logic systems. I can use sentential and first order logic. I can also use extended devices in first order logic such as quantifiers, functors, and identity. I have experience with tense and modal logic, along with second order logic systems. I'm also acquainted with logic used in the foundations of math (mathematical induction, proofs, etc.).

Philosophy

I have a B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College with a 3.9 gpa within the major. My coursework covered history of philosophy (ancient greek to 19th century), Indian philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and ethics.

Spanish

-Native speaker of Spanish.
-Over 10 years of experience as a translator.
-8 years of experience teaching Spanish to all ages.
-Extensive experience teaching all levels of Spanish.

BA, New York University
Linguistics

Education

BA, New York University (Linguistics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11223.