Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Graduate Coursework)
Hello! My name is Alex, and I specialize in mathematics tutoring. I am based out of Cincinnati, OH, providing expert in-home and online tutoring to students from high school through college as well as adult learners.
I take a student-focused approach to teaching, creating custom educational materials and lessons that suit the student’s needs best. The reason why is simple: there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to education. Students benefit tremendously from personalized instruction, whether it is to catch up in class, accelerate ahead to new material or learn something completely new and different.
Contact me today to learn more about how we can work together to help you achieve your educational goals.
A bit about my background:
I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. I have over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience in a variety of subjects across many grade levels, from one-on-one tutoring to large formal college-level classes. Students learn in a variety of methods, and I always tailor the tutoring to my students' needs. Part of my teaching style involves working with my students to strengthen their study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking skills. Hello! My name is Alex, and I specialize in mathematics tutoring. I am based out of Cincinnati, OH, providing expert in-home and online tutoring to students from high school through college as well as adult learners.
I take a student-focused approach to teaching, creating custom educational materials and lessons that suit the student’s
Alex has been great with helping my daughter in her Pre-Calculus class. He patiently explains concepts to her in a way for her to grasp and understand. He has a knowledge of math on many different levels and knows how to present it in a style and terms easier to comprehend. He is always courteous and professional and also flexible if we have needed to cancel or change a lesson. I highly recommend him.
Alex and I went over Calculus 1 concepts in preparation for my final exam. He was not only able to help me through understanding the material but was also more than happy to slow down and really explain the process to me. If I could rate him higher than 5 stars I would.
Alex is so patient when working with both of my children. They really appreciate that he notices a quizzical look on their face and tries to explain the work in a different way so they will understand. We will work with Alex before school starts and throughout next school year, he's wonderful.
Alex is helping my son gain confidence in geometry. He has been a great help and is a patient steady teacher.
Alexander was a big help for my son with his 11th grade math. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing extra help . He was very punctual and willing to come to our house.
Alexander has been invaluable helping my daughter keep up with her AP Calculus class. He is extremely knowledgeable and thoroughly explains difficult concepts to her. Not only has he promptly arrived for her near weekly sessions but he has also been very accommodating when we called for a last minute booster or review session. I would highly recommend!
Alexander is a soft spoken and extremely knowledgeable teacher. He arranges his schedules when required for the benefit of his student.
I showed Alex some material for an entrance exam I had to take and he wrote up a 6 day crash course on a moment's notice. Alex also doesn't just meet for lessons and then call it a day, he keeps an organized list of notes and a folder of practice material specific to the individual all online. I would highly recommend him to someone looking to review old topics or to get ahead on new ones.
I am in college and went to Alex for help with Differential Equations, which is a very difficult math subject. I went in not understanding anything about differential equations, and in less than a week, Alex was able to teach me what I needed to know for my test and give me the confidence to do well on the test. I really enjoyed his system of writing notes on his iPad and then emailing those notes to me so that I can view them. Alex does well with making sure that his students understand what he is doing, but also doesn't show steps if the student makes it clear that they already understand those particular steps. Overall, I would highly recommend Alex as a tutor!
Alexander has helped my daughter gain her confidence in geometry and his tutoring has improved her grades and decreased her stress level. She can count on him for explanations and assistance. We are so happy we have him!!!
Alex has been great for my daughter. Before Alex my daughter was struggling with AP calc and any help she tried to get from her teacher was useless. She has gone from low C to a mid B from just 2 lessons. He is a tremendous tutor, he really knows how to get the concepts across to the student. After taking her recent test she has had other students asking her for help. I would recommend him to and student struggling with Calculus.
Alexander is great at taking a problem, breaking it down and explaining it in a way that makes sense for a math layman.
My daughter is a freshman in high school and is in an honors geometry class. It was a no brainer to select Alex after reading through the reviews. After just one session with him my daughter stated that she felt more confident in that one tutoring session than she did all year in her geometry class. Alex did a great job of explaining things in detail, showing her examples, allowing her to solve problems, etc.. My daughter learns best this way so the session was a huge success! Her exact words when we left were, "I feel like I can teach someone what I just learned because it was explained to me so well and now I get it." I highly recommend Alex!
Alexander is a great tutor and he helped my son with debugging a very complicated program for college level Computer Programming II.
Alex is perhaps one of the brightest people I have ever met. Not only does Alex know his stuff, he also knows how to convey it in a way that is understandable to even the most math illiterate person. He is a great, great tutor.
Alexander helped me with linear algebra, specifically vector spaces and sub spaces. Alexander was very prepared for our session and we moved as fast or as slow as I felt comfortable during the lesson. I also liked that instead of just giving me solutions he would guide me through the problem to prove the answer using the given operations.
I can't recommend Alexander highly enough. Our son is leaping ahead in his understanding of math concepts, and will be well prepared for the SATs.
Alex is perfect in every way. He is easy to get a hold of. He is easy to work out a schedule with and very flexible. He is always on time. He comes directly to my home, but was also willing to meet outside the home. He is very well mannered. He is great with my son!!! My son actually looks forward to his meetings with Alex. We have only worked with him for a week now and my son's grades on quizzes have gone from below 60% to a 90% on my son's first quiz after hiring Alex!!! Not to give the wrong impression, it was a really intensive week with many long meetings and my son worked hard on his own as well. Don't want anyone to think my son's grade improved that much without hard work and much time with Alex. I also believe that Alex's tutoring has helped my son with his other classes as well, as a quiz grade in another class he was struggling in improved greatly also, due to just learning better studying skills. If you are thinking about hiring Alex, don't hesitate, he is worth every penny. Although, I may want to keep him all to myself... Maybe I should have said he was really bad!
My overall computer skills are mediocre along with my general knowledge of the newest and most useful technology. My tutor has been extremely helpful so far in helping me find the right laptop for my personal and business needs. I have many basic questions pertaining to terminology, the basic inner workings of computers and what applications are going to be useful. While a class setting may make sense in the future, should I wish to improve my skills with Word or Excel, I am happy at this time to be able to bring up any question that comes to mind with my tutor while maintaining focus on the bigger issues.
Alex is doing an excellent job keeping my son engaged throughout the math lessons/reviews with real life examples that he finds interesting.
Alexander is the most helpful math tutor to my son. He has tutored my son in Algebra II this year. We like his friendly and relaxed approach to teaching which makes the lessons stress-free and enjoyable. My son is looking forward to more lessons this summer (Pre-Calculus, SATs). THANK YOU ALEXANDER!
My daughter has so much confidence in Alex, she has asked to have time on a weekly basis. He is tutoring her in Honors Algebra 2, and after a few lessons with Alex, she took her midterm and got a 100%. Alex is wonderful.
Alex has become a Monday night fixture at our house. He always arrives promptly at 7 PM, is prepared, and has been a lifesaver. My daughter is taking Honors Algebra 2 online (never again!) and I honestly do not think she would have gotten through this without Alex. Two days ago, we highly recommended Alex to a friend who is also looking for a math tutor. He is the best.
Our son didn't have much to work on this week (with Alex) in his scheduled appointment because he had a test at the end of last week that he had not received back and also didn't know what they'd be working on next in class. Alex was very flexible and switched gears last minute and started an SAT review with our son that we had talked briefly about the week before. Alex even picked up a few review books for him during the week in anticipation and the lesson went well. We're grateful we found Alex. Our son received a wonderful review from his teacher/advisor in trigonometry and said the tutoring was really helping. He ended his semester with a B+ and we're all very pleased.
Alexander is a great tutor. He has a really nice personality, and my son feels comfortable with him. He finds out what my son needs to study/ go over and helps him prep for tests. Totally customizes the sessions. Has really helped with my son's understanding of his math & grades. Would highly recommend Alexander.
Terrific. Just so smart, wise, helpful and VERY kind. Alexander B has a ready sense of humor and no judgement. He knows his computers, cell phones and has suggestions that truly work. Don't hesitate to turn to him for assistance and answers. I did and I am glad I did.
Update (4/25/2014): Alexander is great. On time, hugely helpful and has a good sense of humor. He is most excellent. You'll find the help you need and ti will be a pleasant experience.
Alex is an excellent Calculus tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable, focused, patient and very thorough in his coverage of the material. Alex also makes himself available for questions during the week, which is a great asset, and is excellent about communicating for appointments, follow up, etc. My son, a high school junior, is very comfortable working with Alex and really enjoys him. I feel fortunate that we found Alex and that he will be working with my son throughout the school year. If you are looking for a really nice, smart, young man to spend time tutoring your child, this is your guy.
Alex is patient, attentive and understanding while teaching me at a pace which helps me firmly grasp concepts and principles needed in preparation for my ASVAB. Very happy with our weekly sessions.
Alex B. was an excellent calculus tutor for 16 yo daughter this summer. She made great progress in pre calc and AP calculus.
Alex was on time and came with material prepared for me to review. He really knows his stuff, and is able to explain math concepts easily. It was a pleasure to meet him, and I think he will be a great help in my Calculus course!
I hired Alex as a differential equations tutor and was extremely satisfied with his services. He came to my first appointment prepared with all of the problems I sent him already worked out. Because of this we were able to cover a lot of material in a very short period of time. Alex was extremely knowledgeable, and effectively able to phrase the complex concepts of differential equations in a easy to understand manner.
I would definitely hire him again. If you are having difficultly with anything involving math, you won't find a better tutor than Alex. He will help you more in one lesson than most could in three. Best money I ever spent!
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I am familiar with the ACT math test and the math topics which form the basis of the test. I have many years of experience tutoring these subjects, and I have a Master's in Applied Mathematics. I am familiar with test preparation techniques and study skills, all of which are very important when preparing for the ACT math test.
I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, and I have tutored Algebra 1 for over 10 years. I find connecting Algebra 1 topics with real world applications is one of the best ways to teach this subject. I take topics that may seem overwhelming and break them down into manageable pieces.
I have tutored algebra 2 for about 7 years, and I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. Algebra 2 can be a very difficult subject, often requiring significant symbol manipulation and abstract thought. Through practice, real world concepts and careful teaching, I teach students algebraic rules and reasoning.
Calculus is one of my favorite subjects. I have taught and tutored calculus for about 8 years, and I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. I tutor both differential and integral calculus, which are usually listed as calculus 1 and 2, respectively, at most high schools and colleges.
Calculus has many applications in the real world; I use these applications as part of my teaching methods. Symbol manipulation (e.g. computing derivatives or antiderivatives) is a common theme throughout calculus, and I am familiar with many tricks and methods for helping solve the variety of problems that arise in calculus. I also tutor multivariable calculus, sometimes called advanced calculus. This is sometimes also listed as calculus 3 (or higher) at the college level.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Many of the courses I completed for the degree were solely about programming languages. A couple examples include Java and Perl. The programming language C++ was used throughout the 4-year degree program in many classes. Part of the degree program also required studying the fundamentals of how to create a programming language; studying assembly language; and debugging code.
I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. My area of expertise is partial differential equations. I taught Differential Equations courses at my university in the capacity of a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
I am familiar with a wide range of differential equations topics, including various solution methods, Laplace transforms, eigenvalue problems, initial value problems and mass-spring systems among many other topics. I particularly enjoy boundary value problems, such as the heat, wave and Laplace equations. Having been a Teaching Assistant in differential equations, I have detailed knowledge of the material that most differential equations courses cover.
Computers have been my passion for a long time. I have worked with Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix operating systems. I have experience with various software suites such as MS Office, Macintosh iLife and iWork and OpenOffice. I am familiar with many antivirus applications and backup software solutions. I have significant experience with many different types of computer-related hardware such as printers, mice, webcams, routers and networked drives. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Geometry can be one of the most difficult areas of mathematics for students to understand. Besides the multitude of definitions and theorems involved with this subject, we also introduce the notion of proofs. I understand the difficulties involved with learning this material. I have tutored geometry for over 10 years, and I know which methods work and which ones do not.
I am familiar with the GRE math test and the math topics which form the basis of the test. I have extensive experience tutoring these subjects, and I have a master's in applied mathematics. I was required to take the GRE in order to attend graduate school. I am familiar with many test preparation techniques and study skills, all of which are very important when preparing for the GRE math test.
In many of the technologies we use daily, from phones to computers, Java is ubiquitous. I have used Java academically and for my own projects. Java is a great first programming language for beginners, and also has plenty to offer veteran programmers. By breaking down the larger concepts of Java into smaller, manageable pieces, I can help you learn how to program in Java both effectively and efficiently.
I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. I taught Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra (combined course) courses at my university in the capacity of a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I have a working knowledge of many linear algebra topics, including eigenvalue problems, vector spaces and matrix properties.
Real world examples lend themselves very well to this particular subject. Many scenarios in real life are described by linear equations and thus fall under the category of linear algebra. I like to use these examples as teaching tools. Connecting the mathematics to real life can help students understand what is really happening behind the mathematics.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and am very familiar with multiple operating systems and hardware configurations. I've been using the Macintosh operating system for over 7 years now. I'm extremely familiar with the ins and outs of the Mac OS X software (starting with version 10.6), as well as the hardware. I routinely diagnose and fix family and friends' Mac devices when they are having problems. I also teach them how to use specific functions on their devices when needed.
I am also very familiar with the family of iOS devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad). I can provide tech support when issues arise, and advice on how to use certain functions.
I have tutored prealgebra for about 7 years. Prealgebra is a collection of fundamental concepts, so it is important that students have a strong foundation in this material. I use real world applications to teach this subject, since many daily tasks can be formulated as prealgebra problems.
I have tutored precalculus for about 7 years, and I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. Precalculus topics typically tend to be more abstract, so relating them to real world concepts can be difficult. When possible, I do use concrete examples to make precalculus topics simpler. Practice and careful, thorough examination of precalculus topics are my traditional methods for teaching this subject.
I studied many programming languages while earning my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I have continued studying languages since then and among them is Python. A simple yet powerful language, this particular programming language is a great choice for both beginner and veteran programmers. I am well versed in the syntax and builtin functionally of Python 2.7 and up.
I have tutored SAT math for about 4 years. I believe teaching how to take the SAT exam is just as important as the subject material on the exam. I like to start by reviewing concepts in mathematics, specifically ones that are typically found on the SAT. Then I introduce the method of taking the SAT exam, and I go through many tips and tricks that can be used to navigate the SAT exam successfully. If one knows the subject material and how to navigate through the exam, the results are significantly better than just knowing the material alone. Besides my experience tutoring the SAT math exam, I also have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics.
I have tutored trigonometry for about 6 years, with even more experience tutoring trig concepts in courses such as algebra 2, precalculus and calculus. I also have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. Trigonometry is found throughout mathematics, especially higher level math, thus a strong foundation in the subject is very important. Since trigonometry is the study of triangles, it has a very real application to the physical world. Relating abstract concepts to real world concepts is a great method for teaching trig and one that I use often.