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Alana D.

Johns Hopkins Dual Degree Graduate Tutor

Johns Hopkins Dual Degree Graduate Tutor

$75/hour

  • 290 hours tutoring

  • Upper East Side New York, NY 10065

About Alana


Bio

Hi, my name is Alana. I am a dual degree graduate from Johns Hopkins University with degrees earned in Cognitive Neuroscience/computer science and Psychology and a minor in photography. I graduated as member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society as well as with university and departmental honors. I have 8 years of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from elementary math to university level neuroscience to writing to study skills and everything in between. I also worked as a...

Hi, my name is Alana. I am a dual degree graduate from Johns Hopkins University with degrees earned in Cognitive Neuroscience/computer science and Psychology and a minor in photography. I graduated as member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society as well as with university and departmental honors. I have 8 years of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from elementary math to university level neuroscience to writing to study skills and everything in between. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant in upper level psychology, brain science and photography classes while at Johns Hopkins. I spent three years researching memory and learning about the best ways to help students learn, which helps me best target my tutoring towards YOU!

I love tutoring. I love working with students ranging from elementary school age to adults! I have a strong belief that with the right skill set and approach, anybody can learn anything they’d like, and I’d like to help you do that. My specialties are especially in study skills, writing/grammar, psychology and science, but I am very versatile and able/willing to help you in whichever area you need it. I am personable and patient, and I will work with you until we find a system that “clicks” for you. Most importantly, I want to make sure YOU are comfortable and help you learn and have fun.

I have a Psychology degree from Johns Hopkins University, have researched in the Psychology field for over three years, have taken graduate course work, and have taught multiple psychology classes. I love learning about the mind and psychology, and I love teaching about the mind and psychology.

As a performer of over 18 years, I have learned what skills are needed to get up in front of people and connect with them, and I want to teach you to do the same! Public speaking doesn't have to be as daunting a task as it appears! Before you know it, you'll LOVE speaking in front of others! When it comes to writing and grammar, I have experience in writing for literary essays, creative writing, scientific writing and historical writing. I have years of editing experience, so I am always able and willing to help you find/learn from grammar errors, and I am more than happy to help you make stylistic changes to improve the overall structure/readability of your work.

As a multiple degree holder, I have learned what study skills work for me. However, that does not mean that those same skills will work for you. My degrees in the mind/brain and research of memory/learning are what I can use to help you approach ANY subject and find a system that works for you! Further, as a teaching assistant and tutor, I have learned different tips and tricks to help you most easily/quickly master your material.

Absolutely do not hesitate to reach out to me! I love learning, and I love helping others do the same. I understand how it feels to be confused or behind, but you are not stuck there! We can work together and get you exactly where you want to be :)


Education

Johns Hopkins University
Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $90 for in-person / $75 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New York, NY 10065
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Photography,

Photography

I received a minor in photography from college + worked as a TA for college students as well as a teacher of high school students in photography. I am happy to help with photo composition, editing, and overall visual art philosophy.
Theater

Theater

I have been performing for over 18 years, and I have received theater training/studied theater philosophies for over 10 years. I have studied all of the major methods of theater and am well read and versed in plays/musicals/etc. I can help students study classical or contemporary theater - anything from reading and understanding Shakespeare to script analysis to line learning. I am currently an actor in Manhattan.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have over 18 years of theatrical performing as well as public speaking experience. I have studied psychology and taught classes, helping me theoretically and practically understand how to engage others. I have helped students prepare for speaking engagements ranging from a presentation for class to giving a speech for an electing in front of their school. I have the skills to help YOU feel comfortable and ready to speak to/in front of anyone.

Computer

Photography

Photography

I received a minor in photography from college + worked as a TA for college students as well as a teacher of high school students in photography. I am happy to help with photo composition, editing, and overall visual art philosophy.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I've always had a love for words - both written and spoken. Style and finesse are important, but they're nothing without knowledge of correct grammar. I have helped students with their writing, speaking, and overall grammar skills for over 8 years, and I have assisted doctors in editing their publications in medical, scientific, legal and historical fields. I'd love to help you/your student master your grammar skills!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have tutored for years, and in my work as a TA, I worked with students on papers and helped grade them. I have experience with editing papers, working through style/structure with students, and finding/fixing errors in papers.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have over 18 years of theatrical performing as well as public speaking experience. I have studied psychology and taught classes, helping me theoretically and practically understand how to engage others. I have helped students prepare for speaking engagements ranging from a presentation for class to giving a speech for an electing in front of their school. I have the skills to help YOU feel comfortable and ready to speak to/in front of anyone.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am educated in math through upper level calculus, and I have experience tutoring elementary math all the way through college level math.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've always had a love for words - both written and spoken. Style and finesse are important, but they're nothing without knowledge of correct grammar. I have helped students with their writing, speaking, and overall grammar skills for over 8 years, and I have assisted doctors in editing their publications in medical, scientific, legal and historical fields. I'd love to help you/your student master your grammar skills!
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with students ranging from learning to read or improving elementary reading skills to students preparing for the SAT/ACT or working on college level reading material. I am happy to work on improving reading/comprehension skills as well as literature analysis.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I've always had a love for words - both written and spoken. Style and finesse are important, but they're nothing without knowledge of correct grammar. I have helped students with their writing, speaking, and overall grammar skills for over 8 years, and I have assisted doctors in editing their publications in medical, scientific, legal and historical fields. I'd love to help you/your student master your grammar skills!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have tutored for years, and in my work as a TA, I worked with students on papers and helped grade them. I have experience with editing papers, working through style/structure with students, and finding/fixing errors in papers.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have over 18 years of theatrical performing as well as public speaking experience. I have studied psychology and taught classes, helping me theoretically and practically understand how to engage others. I have helped students prepare for speaking engagements ranging from a presentation for class to giving a speech for an electing in front of their school. I have the skills to help YOU feel comfortable and ready to speak to/in front of anyone.
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with students ranging from learning to read or improving elementary reading skills to students preparing for the SAT/ACT or working on college level reading material. I am happy to work on improving reading/comprehension skills as well as literature analysis.
Writing

Writing

I have been working with students on their writing for over 8 years in the brainstorming, development, production, editing and proofreading phases. I have experience writing/editing in creative, scientific, literature, historical, and analytical fields. I can work with you/your student on creating a piece of writing from start to finish, or I can help you polish something that you've already written.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I have been working with students ranging from learning to read or improving elementary reading skills to students preparing for the SAT/ACT or working on college level reading material. I am happy to work on improving reading/comprehension skills as well as literature analysis.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.
Writing

Writing

I have been working with students on their writing for over 8 years in the brainstorming, development, production, editing and proofreading phases. I have experience writing/editing in creative, scientific, literature, historical, and analytical fields. I can work with you/your student on creating a piece of writing from start to finish, or I can help you polish something that you've already written.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I have been working with students ranging from learning to read or improving elementary reading skills to students preparing for the SAT/ACT or working on college level reading material. I am happy to work on improving reading/comprehension skills as well as literature analysis.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.
Writing

Writing

I have been working with students on their writing for over 8 years in the brainstorming, development, production, editing and proofreading phases. I have experience writing/editing in creative, scientific, literature, historical, and analytical fields. I can work with you/your student on creating a piece of writing from start to finish, or I can help you polish something that you've already written.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.

Science

Psychology

Psychology

I have a degree with honors in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University along with three years of researching and assistant teaching Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. I have an extensive background in behavioral, developmental, abnormal and forensic psychology, and I have practical experience with learning/educational psychology and clinical psychology.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have been working with students ranging from learning to read or improving elementary reading skills to students preparing for the SAT/ACT or working on college level reading material. I am happy to work on improving reading/comprehension skills as well as literature analysis.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have 8 years of tutoring experience and 3 years of class teaching experience at the collegiate level. I have studied psychology + learning, and, between that and my teaching experience, have figured out many ways to approach teaching students that helps them not only learn the material but also feel more confident in themselves and their skills.
Writing

Writing

I have been working with students on their writing for over 8 years in the brainstorming, development, production, editing and proofreading phases. I have experience writing/editing in creative, scientific, literature, historical, and analytical fields. I can work with you/your student on creating a piece of writing from start to finish, or I can help you polish something that you've already written.

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Very Knowledgeable Tutor

Alana has helped me study cognitive science. This is my first semester taking a class on this subject and she has been a tremendous help. She is extremely knowledgeable in the subject and simplifies many complex topics so I can better understand them. So far I'm doing very well in class and have a great understanding of the material. She also has a flexible schedule so if I have a busy week, we always are able to find time to work. I would recommend her to everyone.

Sumeer , 21 lessons with Alana

Amazing Tutor! Helped me a ton!

Excellent explanations of concepts in Neurobiology, review questions and more. Explained things that previously made no sense until they felt trivial! Great tutor, cannot recommend enough!

Shafi, 13 lessons with Alana

Great tutor!

Alana really help me during my job hunt. I had so many barriers to applying and we worked together to get rid of them. She helped with cover letters and interview- both of which was very helpful. I had a good experience and recommend Alana to others for career development.

Prathima, 8 lessons with Alana

Knowledgeable, patient, professional and focused on results!

Alana has been awesome. We came to her after my son performed poorly on two college level psychology tests. She was able to assess his abilities and develop a plan forward after just one session. With only a week to prepare for a third and critical test, she got my son up to speed fast by simplifying complex concepts and providing excellent study tips. She was also very easy to work with and my son had nothing but positive things to say about her approach. We were ecstatic when he received a B on the test!!!

Tracey, 25 lessons with Alana

Knowledgable and down to business

I am in a masters program in psychology and I needed help with a research proposal. I had asked my instructor, but there was still something I was missing. Alana cleared it all up for me and added better understanding of research on top of my original issue as well. I learned more in our hour together than I had so far in this class. She gets right down to business and is conscious of the students time while still giving a thorough explanation and needed help. I am looking forward to working with her again on the next part of the proposal.

Judy, 6 lessons with Alana
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Alana D.

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