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Alexandra G.

Merrick, NY

$50/hour

Friend, Mentor, Tutor, HW helper

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/5/13
4.5 average from 48 ratings
Highly Recommended!
— Shanty, Queens Village, NY on 4/18/16

$50/Hour


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Hunter College, CUNY, New York

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York

About Alexandra

I have a dual degree in philosophy and psychology with a ‘special honors curriculum’, as well as a minor in human rights with a concentration in anthropology.

I have academic expertise in Philosophy, Psychology, Physical Anthropology, English, homework helper for elementary-middle school and Study Skills (including time management and enhanced efficiency). I also can help you with standardized tests including ESL, ACT, SAT, and the GRE.

My desire to help people is the strongest motivator of the work I have done during the course of my professional career. This was the reason I joined Peer Health Exchange (PHE); a national organization that trains college students to teach health workshops in low-income schools. Specifically, I discussed how to speak and listen effectively and gave students the resources to take care of their mental health. This has given me incredible interpersonal and communication skills. Shortly after this I joined Lab Advocacy; an organization which gives low-income students the skills to advocate for their own rights and the rights of others. I experienced first-hand, the degree to which people can flourish when given the correct resources.

Currently, I am a private SAT, ACT, creative writing, ELA, and English tutor. In addition I am a member of MADSCIENCE, and work for them as a science instructor. I also lead a monthly creative writing workshop in order to help kids express themselves through the written word.

It is my honor to embark on a journey of knowledge with any student. If you want someone who is dedicated, has an individual approach, is upbeat and loves what she does, you should select me to be your tutor.
I have a dual degree in philosophy and psychology with a ‘special honors curriculum’, as well as a minor in human rights with a concentration in anthropology.

I have academic expertise in Philosophy, Psychology, Physical Anthropology, English, homework helper for elementary-middle school and Study Skills (including time management and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Negotiable sliding rates

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Merrick, NY 11566
Background Check: Passed

"Highly Recommended!"

- Shanty, Queens Village, NY on 4/18/16

"Great tutor"

- Denise, Bellmore, NY on 6/4/15

"Very Creative and loving!"

- Sophie, Merrick, NY on 1/25/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology,
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Voice (Music)
Art:
Theatre, Video Production
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Networking (Computer), SPSS, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a degree in Psychology from CUNY Hunter with much of my course work done in child development. I have over five, successful years' experience working for children with ADHD.

American History

A great history tutor is a great story teller. I have the knowledge base and enthusiasm to make history jump from the pages of a textbook into the imagination of young students. Through a discussion of the events that unfolded and emotional reflections on such events I get students to learn and LOVE history.

Anthropology

I am an anthropology minor in a CUNY school and have received A's in all my course work. I have been a TA for several cultural anthropology classes, and so I have worked side by side with professors who have dedicated their lives to the subject of anthro. I have had much sucess in improving the grades of students.

Elementary Science

I am a member of MADSCIENCE. It is my job to help spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is, and how it affects their world.

English

I am an active English tutor; including SAT/ACT prep, ELA prep, and high school English. I also lead a creative writing workshop to help kids discover the power in the English language. I can work with specific assignments or I can orchestrate lessons when I see what problems a student is struggling with. The goal is not just to learn it is to engage on a wonderful journey of English appreciating that I hope will follow my students out of the classroom.

ESL/ESOL

I have my students keep journals everyday so we can improve the way they string ideas together and also note what grammar lessons must be planned.

I also have them bring in an interesting video, newspaper article, ect so we can begin to discuss themes in America culture and start a discussion on our different cultures.

I can test your ESL level if you do not know it so I always have solid sense of what I am starting with. Depending on the level and personality type of my students informs the way our lessons will progress. My approach is ALWAYS individual and always dedicated to making your English learning experience fun and interesting.

SAT Reading

*5 years of satisfactory experience tutoring the SAT
*Have worked with children solo and in groups
*Access student's weaknesses and strengths and develop personalized lesson plans in math, english, and writing subjects
*Patient and encouraging
*Incredible communication skills: able to understand what the student needs

Study Skills

I don't treat students as a general formula to be calculated. Instead I take the time to understand the specific strengths and weaknesses of my students learning.

I can provide good study skills for all types of learners; auditory, visual, or tactile. I provide a trial run; during which I observe how the student studies.

Through my observations I am then able to develop a student specific approach on enhancing study skills.

Hunter College, CUNY, New York

Education

Hunter College, CUNY, New York

Highly Recommended!

Alexandra worked with our daughter on English and Math. Alexandra identified her strengths and weaknesses, clarified concepts when it was needed, and challenged her as soon as a topic was mastered. I highly reccomend Alexandra, her commitment to our daughter's education has been an incredible resource.

— Shanty, Queens Village, NY on 4/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Negotiable sliding rates

Travel policy

Alexandra will travel within 30 miles of Merrick, NY 11566.