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5-Star Ivy League Tutor: SAT/ACT/GRE/Math/Physics/Writing
Alex S.

212 hours tutoring

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5-Star Ivy League Tutor: SAT/ACT/GRE/Math/Physics/Writing
5-Star Ivy League Tutor: SAT/ACT/GRE/Math/Physics/Writing
Alex S.

212 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

212 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Alex


Bio

*Currently accepting new students*

Hello and welcome! In my 20+ years as an tutor I've worked with countless students on test prep, academic support, writing, and college application coaching. My students range in age from 10 to 60 and come from diverse backgrounds. And thanks to modern technology, I can work with students around the world.

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH ME:

My students regularly gain admittance to the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. They routinely improve...

*Currently accepting new students*

Hello and welcome! In my 20+ years as an tutor I've worked with countless students on test prep, academic support, writing, and college application coaching. My students range in age from 10 to 60 and come from diverse backgrounds. And thanks to modern technology, I can work with students around the world.

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH ME:

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. As a result, they gain confidence in their abilities, which helps them in other areas of life. Seeing the people I teach make such great strides is, for me, the ultimate reward.

MY APPROACH:

My approach is highly individualized. No two students are alike, so I customize every lesson to your unique strengths and learning styles. For every hour I spend in session, I spend 2-3 hours preparing lessons plans and assignments designed just for you. I also provide FREE offline support over email and text, something very few tutors offer. The way I see it, I only succeed if you succeed.

ABOUT ME:

I have a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard and a master's in physics from Columbia, where I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I also taught at an elite private high school in Manhattan for several years. In addition to being a teacher, I'm a bestselling author who frequently coaches other writers. When not teaching or writing, I like to play music and cook.

MY TEST SCORES:

SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 800
ACT: 35
GRE: Quantitative Reasoning: 170
GRE Verbal Reasoning: 170
GRE Writing: 6
AP Calculus BC, AP Physics B, AP Spanish, and AP Literature: 5
Physics GRE: 840

Scroll down to see what students are saying about me, and feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation.

I look forward to speaking with you!


Education

Harvard University
English
Columbia University, Physics
Masters

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Business

GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT can be tricky and intimidating. I'll show you how to get a score that puts you among the leading applicants.
GRE

GRE

I was able to get a perfect score on the GRE because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their GRE scores by 60+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream grad school or your backup.

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT can be tricky and intimidating. I'll show you how to get a score that puts you among the leading applicants.
Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
English,

English

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

SAT Reading

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. That goes for all sections -- even the writing section. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author, seasoned editor, and professional writing coach. For more than 20 years I've been helping writers of all ages and experience express themselves on the page. Whether it's a research paper, college admissions essay, or book manuscript, I can help you craft the perfect piece of writing, all while enjoying the process.
Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching calculus for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
English,

English

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

Geometry

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained astrophysicist who has been teaching physics for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author, seasoned editor, and professional writing coach. For more than 20 years I've been helping writers of all ages and experience express themselves on the page. Whether it's a research paper, college admissions essay, or book manuscript, I can help you craft the perfect piece of writing, all while enjoying the process.
Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics

Language

TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching calculus for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Geometry,

Geometry

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained astrophysicist who has been teaching physics for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Prealgebra, Probability, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching calculus for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
English,

English

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

Geometry

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained astrophysicist who has been teaching physics for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author, seasoned editor, and professional writing coach. For more than 20 years I've been helping writers of all ages and experience express themselves on the page. Whether it's a research paper, college admissions essay, or book manuscript, I can help you craft the perfect piece of writing, all while enjoying the process.
Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Physics

Physics

Physics is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained astrophysicist who has been teaching physics for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching calculus for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Geometry,

Geometry

Math is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained physicist who has been teaching math for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is hard! Trust me, everyone struggles with it. But I firmly believe that with the right teacher EVERYONE can learn it. I'm an Ivy League trained astrophysicist who has been teaching physics for over 20 years. I've taught high school students, college students, and grad students alike. I promise I can help you understand this challenging subject — and I can even make it fun.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
Writing,

Writing

I'm an internationally-published author, seasoned editor, and professional writing coach. For more than 20 years I've been helping writers of all ages and experience express themselves on the page. Whether it's a research paper, college admissions essay, or book manuscript, I can help you craft the perfect piece of writing, all while enjoying the process.
GED, Reading, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I was able to get a perfect score on the ACT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their ACT scores by 5+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
GMAT,

GMAT

The GMAT can be tricky and intimidating. I'll show you how to get a score that puts you among the leading applicants.
GRE,

GRE

I was able to get a perfect score on the GRE because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their GRE scores by 60+ points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream grad school or your backup.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I was able to get a perfect score on the SAT because I figured out how to study for it. It's not just about understand the material—though that is certainly important. But just as important is understanding the test itself and how you can game it. That goes for all sections -- even the writing section. Using my unique approach, students regularly increase their SAT scores by 200-300 points, which can make the difference between getting into your dream school or your backup.
GED, PSAT, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Alex is incredible

Alex’s scope of knowledge is nothing short of incredible. Not only did he do a fabulous job of explaining the problems (Full disclosure- I’m not great at math!) but he was incredibly patient and supportive and actually made studying fun. I was a little intimidated to tackle this material at first, but Alex’s explanations and methods of problem solving were intuitive and thorough. I am way more confident after these three lessons and will probably book more with him for next week. I’m no longer scared of the GRE.

Kate, 6 lessons with Alex

Engaging and extremely knowledgeable tutor

As someone who has not tackled math since high school Alex was the absolute perfect fit. An engaging teacher, Alex is extremely well prepared for each lesson and able to pivot and quickly adapt based on my learning style and needs. He is patient and never makes you feel as though you aren't comprehending the concept; instead he helps you find a way to discover the trick to figuring it out. I would have never thought I could reopen this part of my brain but Alex made it approachable and, honestly, fun. I wish I had had a teacher like him at some point during high school - I truly believe my confidence and entire approach to math would have been entirely different. Additionally, Alex was always very quick to respond in terms of questions about the material but also logistics for setting up sessions etc. I couldn't recommend him more. 

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Alex

Flexible and patient tutor

Alex was really flexible with class time schedule. He also explained the concepts very clearly and was very encouraging. He’s very experienced with having taught other students in Physics at Columbia.

Joanna, 1 lesson with Alex

Wonderful & Patient GRE Tutor

Alex has been wonderful in helping me prepare for the math section of the GRE. Very patient, and is available outside of our standard meeting time to answer any questions I have.

Olivia, 2 lessons with Alex

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, 19 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
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