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Alex S.

Harvard Grad, Physicist, Author: SAT/ACT/GRE/Math/Science/Writing

Harvard Grad, Physicist, Author: SAT/ACT/GRE/Math/Science/Writing

$350/hour

  • 147 hours tutoring

  • New York, NY 10021

About Alex


Bio

***My Experience***

In my 10+ years as an educator and tutor I've worked one-on-one with dozens of students on test prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, GRE, and Regents), academic subject support (math, physics, chemistry, and Spanish), writing, and college application coaching. My students range in age from 10 to 50 and come from diverse educational backgrounds.

I graduated magna cum laude in English from Harvard University, and I have a master's degree from Columbia University, where I...

***My Experience***

In my 10+ years as an educator and tutor I've worked one-on-one with dozens of students on test prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, GRE, and Regents), academic subject support (math, physics, chemistry, and Spanish), writing, and college application coaching. My students range in age from 10 to 50 and come from diverse educational backgrounds.

I graduated magna cum laude in English from Harvard University, and I have a master's degree from Columbia University, where I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of Physics.

I'm also an internationally-published writer: I contribute to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and elsewhere, and I've written an award-winning book. I love helping people with their writing and used to teach it at a top Upper East Side private high school.

***My Philosophy***

You're smarter than you think you are — and I'm here to prove it. Research has shown that there are 7 different types of intelligence, and that the most effective educators are those who customize their approach to the unique strengths and learning styles of each student. Informed by modern developmental psychology and the latest research in the science of learning, my tutoring is designed to unleash your unique inner genius. I believe that with the right tools and the proper guidance, anyone can achieve — and exceed — their goals. I'm here to help you unlock the powers of your own mind — because when you do, anything is possible.

***My Results***

My students regularly gain admittance to the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. They routinely improve their SAT scores by 200+ points and their ACT by 5+ points. Students who are struggling in school boost their academic performance by one or more letter grades. Many of the writers I've coached have gone on to publish professionally. Seeing the people I mentor make such great strides is, for me, the ultimate reward.


Education

Harvard University
English
Columbia University, Physics
Masters

Policies


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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

My goal is to help you do what I did: get a perfect score on the GRE.

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I'm a native speaker of Spanish. My mother was born in Barcelona, where much of my family lives, and I've been going to Spain regularly all my life. I have taught Spanish to many students at all levels, from middle school to advanced AP. I love teaching people about the language and the wonderful cultures associated with it.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a degree in English from Harvard University. Let me help you take your verbal skills to the next level.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author and journalist, and a professional editor. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, and elsewhere. I regularly edit professional authors and love the process of helping other people hone their work.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With the right coaching, anyone can become an Algebra 2 wizard. Let me help you unlock your inner math genius.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Columbia-trained physicist and former physics instructor, I LOVE teaching calculus. (After all, calculus was invented to solve physics problems.) Let me show you the beauty and magic of this subject and — most importantly — how to MASTER it like nobody's business.
English,

English

I have a degree in English from Harvard University. Let me help you take your verbal skills to the next level.
Physics,

Physics

I am an Ivy League trained astrophysicist.
Spanish,

Spanish

I'm a native speaker of Spanish. My mother was born in Barcelona, where much of my family lives, and I've been going to Spain regularly all my life. I have taught Spanish to many students at all levels, from middle school to advanced AP. I love teaching people about the language and the wonderful cultures associated with it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author and journalist, and a professional editor. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, and elsewhere. I regularly edit professional authors and love the process of helping other people hone their work.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I'm a native speaker of Spanish. My mother was born in Barcelona, where much of my family lives, and I've been going to Spain regularly all my life. I have taught Spanish to many students at all levels, from middle school to advanced AP. I love teaching people about the language and the wonderful cultures associated with it.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With the right coaching, anyone can become an Algebra 2 wizard. Let me help you unlock your inner math genius.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Columbia-trained physicist and former physics instructor, I LOVE teaching calculus. (After all, calculus was invented to solve physics problems.) Let me show you the beauty and magic of this subject and — most importantly — how to MASTER it like nobody's business.
Physics,

Physics

I am an Ivy League trained astrophysicist.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With the right coaching, anyone can become an Algebra 2 wizard. Let me help you unlock your inner math genius.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Columbia-trained physicist and former physics instructor, I LOVE teaching calculus. (After all, calculus was invented to solve physics problems.) Let me show you the beauty and magic of this subject and — most importantly — how to MASTER it like nobody's business.
English,

English

I have a degree in English from Harvard University. Let me help you take your verbal skills to the next level.
Physics,

Physics

I am an Ivy League trained astrophysicist.
Spanish,

Spanish

I'm a native speaker of Spanish. My mother was born in Barcelona, where much of my family lives, and I've been going to Spain regularly all my life. I have taught Spanish to many students at all levels, from middle school to advanced AP. I love teaching people about the language and the wonderful cultures associated with it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author and journalist, and a professional editor. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, and elsewhere. I regularly edit professional authors and love the process of helping other people hone their work.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.

Science

Physics,

Physics

I am an Ivy League trained astrophysicist.
ACT Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With the right coaching, anyone can become an Algebra 2 wizard. Let me help you unlock your inner math genius.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a Columbia-trained physicist and former physics instructor, I LOVE teaching calculus. (After all, calculus was invented to solve physics problems.) Let me show you the beauty and magic of this subject and — most importantly — how to MASTER it like nobody's business.
Physics,

Physics

I am an Ivy League trained astrophysicist.
Spanish,

Spanish

I'm a native speaker of Spanish. My mother was born in Barcelona, where much of my family lives, and I've been going to Spain regularly all my life. I have taught Spanish to many students at all levels, from middle school to advanced AP. I love teaching people about the language and the wonderful cultures associated with it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

A key component to success on any exam and in any academic subject is having the right study skills. This will save you a great deal of time and energy. When I taught physics at Columbia University, I helped students with their study strategies in a class setting as well as in "help room" sessions. And I have extensive experience tutoring students in academic subjects such as physics and mathematics, which require a rigorous set of study skills that go hand-in-hand with knowledge acquisition and problem-solving techniques.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author and journalist, and a professional editor. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, and elsewhere. I regularly edit professional authors and love the process of helping other people hone their work.
Algebra 1, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

My goal is to help you do what I did: get a perfect score on the GRE.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Great tutor!

Alex has a profound understanding of not only math but of simplifying it in ways in order to make the student comprehend well. He keeps you involved and goes out of his way to make sure you improve. He is clear and sincerely hopes for the success of his students. What was distinguishing about Alex is his ability to personalize his sessions to the needs of the the student and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Charles, 13 lessons with Alex

Consistent, people person, and knowledgeable

Alex is a very consistent tutor he responds almost instantly to every message I sent him and he is very flexible with meeting times and meets exactly when he tells you he can. Alex is definitely a people person and is someone that I was very comfortable tutoring with. Alex is a very knowledgeable person. Alex helped me get accepted to into the D.C internship International Business and Government Affairs program. He asked questions that made me think critically about myself, which made me explore certain aspects about myself that I’ve never even considered before. This helped me answer specific questions that the internship application was asking for successfully. Alex’s writing and editing skills are phenomenal he is extremely skilled in this and put in a lot of time outside our meeting sessions editing. Overall Alex is a great guy and I would recommend him to anyone!

Michael, 3 lessons with Alex

The best college essay tutor!!

I have worked with many tutors to help me with my college essays, but Alex is by far the best. Unlike many other tutors, he really cares about the final product that is put out. Alex will spend extra time and go the extra mile to be sure that the essay is perfect. Alex will go through the essay with you to make sure that it is grammatically correct and as powerful as possible. So far, I have worked with Alex for two of my college essays. Alex helped both turn out better than I expected. I will definitely be using him in the future!!!

Mark, 23 lessons with Alex

Incredible GRE Tutor

Alex was the perfect tutor for me as I looked to boost my math GRE score. He provided me with high-quality practice problems, a clear plan of attack for each area I was struggling with, and the confidence to do well on test day. Because he is such a whiz with these exams, he is able to explain any problem in three or four different ways, meaning he can really explain it to anyone. He was also exceptionally personable and accommodating of my schedule, very flexible and fair with pricing. I was actually quite skeptical of finding a tutor online like this, but my experience with Alex was a slam dunk, and I think significantly better and more affordable than the private companies. If you're really focusing on math for the GRE (or anything really), hire Alex!

Gavriel, 4 lessons with Alex

Great GRE Tutor

Alex was very thorough with the math topic we covered. I learned a lot from him. I'm looking forward to our next session. I would certainly recommend Alex to anyone needing tutoring.

Joe, 2 lessons with Alex

Knowledgeable and experienced tutor

Alex has been teaching my son difficult Physics concepts for the SAT subject test. This requires teaching complex concepts. Alex has a great way of explaining them by using analogies well. He's a great teacher and a nice person!

Tamar, 6 lessons with Alex

Really great in every way.

Alex was exactly what I hoped for. He arrived on time, totally prepared with extra study materials for me to take home as part of my homework! He was focused, detailed, and easy to understand while reviewing GRE math principles and problem solving techniques. Warm, professional nature. Easy to talk to. As someone who has taught and tutored before I am especially impressed by his high level of organization and his focus on student needs. Great experience. Will work with him again.

Worth, 1 lesson with Alex

Knowledgeable and awesome tutor

Alex is amazing, extremely patient and knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. He made our session super productive and fun.

Carol, 5 lessons with Alex

Highly recommended!

The best mentor I have ever had. Spent 1 hour with him on my GRE reading comprehension, very friendly and patient teaching style, important and productive test-hacking tracks. Outstanding skills on how to read the article smart in a limited time. He is the one who really cares about helping students to ace their goal. Definitely recommended!

Vivien, 3 lessons with Alex
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Vivien! GRE reading comprehension is a challenge even for native speakers, let alone someone whose first language isn't English, so your rapid progress is all the more impressive. MIT will be lucky to have you!

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$350/hour

Alex S.

$350/hour

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Response time: 45 minutes