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Alex S.

Ivy League Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep

Ivy League Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep

$60/hour

  • 29 hours tutoring

About Alex


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I'm a graduate of Columbia University, where I majored in English and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Throughout the past few years, I've tutored students of all ages, focusing specifically on writing, homework help, study skills, and standardized test preparation (ACT, SAT, SAT IIs, APs).

Much of my reason for tutoring comes from my love of education and my hopes of passing my knowledge forward. My philosophy is to help students learn in a fun, accessible, and approachable method. Learning and...

I'm a graduate of Columbia University, where I majored in English and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Throughout the past few years, I've tutored students of all ages, focusing specifically on writing, homework help, study skills, and standardized test preparation (ACT, SAT, SAT IIs, APs).

Much of my reason for tutoring comes from my love of education and my hopes of passing my knowledge forward. My philosophy is to help students learn in a fun, accessible, and approachable method. Learning and test prep should not be like pulling teeth; it should be enjoyable. I've been successful in the past and hope to continue in the future!

My hours are flexible. I'm available on both weekdays and weekends. If interested, I teach creative writing (playwriting, screenwriting, criticism) as well!


Education

Columbia University
English

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English Literature at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar. I have also done editorial internships, which heavily involve proofreading skills.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taken up to AP Spanish Language in high school and was deemed fluent by Columbia University's language requirement. I scored a 5 on the AP exam. I have likewise tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of Spanish.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT Reading section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
English,

English

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English and Reading sections. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
Literature,

Literature

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English Literature at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English Literature at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar. I have also done editorial internships, which heavily involve proofreading skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

At Columbia, I am majoring in English, requiring heavy loads of readings. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT Reading and Writing sections. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT Reading section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of reading analytically.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a current senior at Columbia University, majoring in English. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT writing section. I have also tutored students in writing, helping in editing essays and teaching correct grammar and usage.
Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

In high school, I took up to AP Us History, scoring a 5 on the exam. At Columbia, I have taken various American History courses, specifically in early American and native histories. In high school, I prepped for the History Subject Test but decided did not require it. Nevertheless, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of American History, especially preparing students for the AP and SAT2 exams.
Anthropology,

Anthropology

At Columbia, I studied Anthropology. I'm trained in both the classic canon of anthropological literature as well as basic field work procedures. I have written thesis-length works especially in ethnomusicology and performative studies. I have likewise performed theatrical works authorized by the Columbia Anthropology Department. I am aiming to publish works within Anthropology (and working with profs to make that happen). I am also working on an auto-ethnography regarding pop music/drag culture.
Music History,

Music History

At Columbia, I study Anthropology with a concentration in ethnomusicology. Likewise, at Columbia, they have a course called Music Humanities, which teaches the music history of the Western Canon from classical to jazz. I'm also autodidactic on the subject and am knowledgable of the history of pop music from Elvis to Lil Yachty.
Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math, including algebra.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken up to AP Chemistry in high school. I scored 5 on the AP Exam. I have tutored high school students in varying difficulties of chemistry.
English,

English

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English and Reading sections. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT math section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

At Columbia, I am majoring in English, requiring heavy loads of readings. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT Reading and Writing sections. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT Reading section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of reading analytically.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taken up to AP Spanish Language in high school and was deemed fluent by Columbia University's language requirement. I scored a 5 on the AP exam. I have likewise tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of Spanish.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a current senior at Columbia University, majoring in English. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT writing section. I have also tutored students in writing, helping in editing essays and teaching correct grammar and usage.
Geometry, Reading, Spelling

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have taken up to AP Spanish Language in high school and was deemed fluent by Columbia University's language requirement. I scored a 5 on the AP exam. I have likewise tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of Spanish.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math, including algebra.
Logic,

Logic

At Columbia, I have taken Symbolic Logic. The syllabus included a thorough instruction of first order and predicate logic. I have my transcript for further documentation.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT math section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Geometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math, including algebra.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken up to AP Chemistry in high school. I scored 5 on the AP Exam. I have tutored high school students in varying difficulties of chemistry.
English,

English

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English and Reading sections. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taken up to AP Spanish Language in high school and was deemed fluent by Columbia University's language requirement. I scored a 5 on the AP exam. I have likewise tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of Spanish.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a current senior at Columbia University, majoring in English. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT writing section. I have also tutored students in writing, helping in editing essays and teaching correct grammar and usage.
Geometry, Reading

Music

Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for over six years. I've been tutored for two of those years. I myself have tutored other beginning and intermediate students. I begin with scales and chords and usually design my teaching by letting students direct me on their goals.
Music History

Music History

At Columbia, I study Anthropology with a concentration in ethnomusicology. Likewise, at Columbia, they have a course called Music Humanities, which teaches the music history of the Western Canon from classical to jazz. I'm also autodidactic on the subject and am knowledgable of the history of pop music from Elvis to Lil Yachty.

Other

Philosophy

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I scored a 35 on the ACT Science section. In high school, I took AP Chemistry and AP Biology. Likewise, I have tutored students in both ACT Science as well as other sciences.
Anthropology,

Anthropology

At Columbia, I studied Anthropology. I'm trained in both the classic canon of anthropological literature as well as basic field work procedures. I have written thesis-length works especially in ethnomusicology and performative studies. I have likewise performed theatrical works authorized by the Columbia Anthropology Department. I am aiming to publish works within Anthropology (and working with profs to make that happen). I am also working on an auto-ethnography regarding pop music/drag culture.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken up to AP Chemistry in high school. I scored 5 on the AP Exam. I have tutored high school students in varying difficulties of chemistry.
Philosophy

Sports/Recreation

Chess,

Chess

I was a nationally travelled chess player to the age of twelve. I have experience tutoring beginning and intermediate players. I was the second highest ranked player in the state of Florida.
Tennis

Tennis

In juniors, I was the highest ranked player in Florida from the ages of 8-14. I was one of the highest ranked national players until I was 18. For a semester, I played on Columbia's Varsity Team, which is ranked in the top 20 NCAA. I have also taught tennis to players of varying levels.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section and a 5 on AP Calculus AB. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math, including algebra.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken up to AP Chemistry in high school. I scored 5 on the AP Exam. I have tutored high school students in varying difficulties of chemistry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT math section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have taken up to AP Spanish Language in high school and was deemed fluent by Columbia University's language requirement. I scored a 5 on the AP exam. I have likewise tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of Spanish.
Tennis,

Tennis

In juniors, I was the highest ranked player in Florida from the ages of 8-14. I was one of the highest ranked national players until I was 18. For a semester, I played on Columbia's Varsity Team, which is ranked in the top 20 NCAA. I have also taught tennis to players of varying levels.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a current senior at Columbia University, majoring in English. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT writing section. I have also tutored students in writing, helping in editing essays and teaching correct grammar and usage.
Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT English section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taken both AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature in high school and am a current major in English at Columbia. I scored a 36 on the ACT Reading section. I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of English, including in: reading, writing, and grammar.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I scored a 35 on the ACT Science section. In high school, I took AP Chemistry and AP Biology. Likewise, I have tutored students in both ACT Science as well as other sciences.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have taken up to calculus three (multivariable) in high school and college. I scored a 35 on the ACT Math section. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT math section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

At Columbia, I am majoring in English, requiring heavy loads of readings. In high school, I scored a 36 on the ACT Reading and Writing sections. I was tutored myself and prepped for the SAT Reading section for several years, so I have a particularly good handle on its tricks and subject matters. Likewise, I am prepping myself now to acquaint myself with the new format. Moreover, I have tutored middle and high school students in varying difficulties of reading analytically.
PSAT, SAT Writing

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Alex has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 16 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Explained well

He taught me the ways to go about answering the ACT english portion. He explained the correct answers and why they were right. I would recommend him for test prep

Brayden, 3 lessons with Alex

Exceptional Philosophy Tutor

Alex was fantastic. He was very well prepared for my daughter's session and helped her understand the deeper issues at play. He was an excellent sounding board and now she can confidently write her paper.

Eve, 1 lesson with Alex
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