Teaching Students to Teach Themselves

Alina K.
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Teaching Students to Teach Themselves

Alina K.
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## Alina is definitely the cream of the crop!

Jeanne, 25 lessons with AlinaAlina is SO worth her weight in Gold for those parents that need someone to take the ball and run with it! She is not someone who just sits with your child for an hour and helps him with whatever the student says he needs help with. She digs deeper! She makes sure the student is looking at the Big Picture along with the small details of the next homework assignment due. She helps them longer if they need the time to ‘get it' and cuts the session short if they can do it independently. She...

I have more than 20 years of tutoring and teaching experience. Cultural and demographic diversity of my clients helped me develop teaching styles suitable to very diverse needs of my students. I tutor both, children and adults. My main focus is in Test Preparation, Mathematics, and Statistics. However, I also worked with students studying Russian, Piano, also beginning Economics and Accounting.

Most of the problems that my students have, result from a failure to install in them the thinking...

Mathematics

Alina hasn’t set a schedule.

GRE

Russian
#### Russian

Born and raised in Russia, I had some of the best Russian Language and literature teaches, a student may wish for. I was often selected for literary competitions and won high prizes.
When I came to US, I was teaching Russian individual students as part of our family company Russian Language Tours. I also worked as a Russian tutor for Pacific Language Institute.
Most of my Russian students were military taking Russian classes.

SAT Writing

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I tutored and taught Algebra in Hawaii for a number of years. I worked with both: middle schoolers and college students.
Algebra 1 is a transition from working with numbers to applying abstract mathematical concepts. Many students begin to have problems in pre-algebra. In my experience, those who do, have many gaps from previous years. My job is to fill in those gaps, while building their understanding of the current material. The goal is to get students to make connections between numerical operations and application of that to abstract concepts.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 was one of the subjects I taught working in the high school system in Hawaii. I know the pains that many students had to go through making a challenging transition from dealing with numbers to more abstract mathematical concepts.
Unfortunately, the school system is set up in such a manner that teachers do not always have the time to explain why mathematics works the way it does and many students get lost and confused. This is the main reason why math is one of the most disliked subjects for some.
As a tutor I have developed many specific techniques to help my students to better understand why and how these abstract concepts work in the world of mathematics. I use examples that are easy to remember and apply. I use hands-on visual helpers. I also have many interesting books at home that talk about the history of some of those concepts.
I strive to make mathematics come to life for my students, so they can see and understand not only how to solve one particular problem, but also how to see a much bigger picture for how math works in the world.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a B.S. in Mathematics form University of Hawaii and Manoa. I have tutored Calculus for many years. My first job, while still a student at UH was to tutor college students in the math lab, where I always had crowds of people coming for assistance with their assignments.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry was my favorite subject in school. I believe that I had one of the best math teachers a teen can ever have. She is my inspiration when it comes to teaching Geometry as well as any subjects.
Geometry was also the first math subject I taught at my first job. It was a summer class. My students told me that I was one of the best Geometry teachers they had and also I heard many positive comments from the parents.
Throughout the years I had a number of Geometry student to tutor privately. The biggest problem my students face in Geometry is writing up proofs. I have my own approach to proofs requiring developing analytical thinking, useful in every day life.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have tutored and taught middle school math in public schools. I managed to raise my students standardized scores for 7th and 8th grade math in just one semester by 50% in one of the schools, where I taught long term.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Precalculus for many years. In my experience, many students, who struggle with this subject lack a strong Algebra foundation. Let me help you fill in the gaps, so you confidently can take on greater challenges in Math.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

Teaching SAT is a big chunk of of my 15 years for tutoring and teaching experience. I have taught SAT math classes while working with College Connections Hawaii, where I received a formal training for teaching the subject. I tutored many individual students on my own time as well, applying the knowledge I got from teaching the classes and fitting my style to the various needs of my clients.
So whether you need a crash course on SAT and learn some strategies to earn you those extra points you need, or you really need to brush up on your math skills, I am more than qualified to help you.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I tutored and taught Algebra in Hawaii for a number of years. I worked with both: middle schoolers and college students.
Algebra 1 is a transition from working with numbers to applying abstract mathematical concepts. Many students begin to have problems in pre-algebra. In my experience, those who do, have many gaps from previous years. My job is to fill in those gaps, while building their understanding of the current material. The goal is to get students to make connections between numerical operations and application of that to abstract concepts.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 was one of the subjects I taught working in the high school system in Hawaii. I know the pains that many students had to go through making a challenging transition from dealing with numbers to more abstract mathematical concepts.
Unfortunately, the school system is set up in such a manner that teachers do not always have the time to explain why mathematics works the way it does and many students get lost and confused. This is the main reason why math is one of the most disliked subjects for some.
As a tutor I have developed many specific techniques to help my students to better understand why and how these abstract concepts work in the world of mathematics. I use examples that are easy to remember and apply. I use hands-on visual helpers. I also have many interesting books at home that talk about the history of some of those concepts.
I strive to make mathematics come to life for my students, so they can see and understand not only how to solve one particular problem, but also how to see a much bigger picture for how math works in the world.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a B.S. in Mathematics form University of Hawaii and Manoa. I have tutored Calculus for many years. My first job, while still a student at UH was to tutor college students in the math lab, where I always had crowds of people coming for assistance with their assignments.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry was my favorite subject in school. I believe that I had one of the best math teachers a teen can ever have. She is my inspiration when it comes to teaching Geometry as well as any subjects.
Geometry was also the first math subject I taught at my first job. It was a summer class. My students told me that I was one of the best Geometry teachers they had and also I heard many positive comments from the parents.
Throughout the years I had a number of Geometry student to tutor privately. The biggest problem my students face in Geometry is writing up proofs. I have my own approach to proofs requiring developing analytical thinking, useful in every day life.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have tutored and taught middle school math in public schools. I managed to raise my students standardized scores for 7th and 8th grade math in just one semester by 50% in one of the schools, where I taught long term.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Precalculus for many years. In my experience, many students, who struggle with this subject lack a strong Algebra foundation. Let me help you fill in the gaps, so you confidently can take on greater challenges in Math.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

Teaching SAT is a big chunk of of my 15 years for tutoring and teaching experience. I have taught SAT math classes while working with College Connections Hawaii, where I received a formal training for teaching the subject. I tutored many individual students on my own time as well, applying the knowledge I got from teaching the classes and fitting my style to the various needs of my clients.
So whether you need a crash course on SAT and learn some strategies to earn you those extra points you need, or you really need to brush up on your math skills, I am more than qualified to help you.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

Trig was one of my favorite subjects at school. Now it is one of my favorite subjects to teach. During my teaching carer, I have developed a number of techniques to help my students grasp trigonometric functions and their wonderful properties better and easier. Let me help you make sense of Trigonometry and may be even have some fun during the process.

ACT Math
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I tutored and taught Algebra in Hawaii for a number of years. I worked with both: middle schoolers and college students.
Algebra 1 is a transition from working with numbers to applying abstract mathematical concepts. Many students begin to have problems in pre-algebra. In my experience, those who do, have many gaps from previous years. My job is to fill in those gaps, while building their understanding of the current material. The goal is to get students to make connections between numerical operations and application of that to abstract concepts.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra 2 was one of the subjects I taught working in the high school system in Hawaii. I know the pains that many students had to go through making a challenging transition from dealing with numbers to more abstract mathematical concepts.
Unfortunately, the school system is set up in such a manner that teachers do not always have the time to explain why mathematics works the way it does and many students get lost and confused. This is the main reason why math is one of the most disliked subjects for some.
As a tutor I have developed many specific techniques to help my students to better understand why and how these abstract concepts work in the world of mathematics. I use examples that are easy to remember and apply. I use hands-on visual helpers. I also have many interesting books at home that talk about the history of some of those concepts.
I strive to make mathematics come to life for my students, so they can see and understand not only how to solve one particular problem, but also how to see a much bigger picture for how math works in the world.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a B.S. in Mathematics form University of Hawaii and Manoa. I have tutored Calculus for many years. My first job, while still a student at UH was to tutor college students in the math lab, where I always had crowds of people coming for assistance with their assignments.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry was my favorite subject in school. I believe that I had one of the best math teachers a teen can ever have. She is my inspiration when it comes to teaching Geometry as well as any subjects.
Geometry was also the first math subject I taught at my first job. It was a summer class. My students told me that I was one of the best Geometry teachers they had and also I heard many positive comments from the parents.
Throughout the years I had a number of Geometry student to tutor privately. The biggest problem my students face in Geometry is writing up proofs. I have my own approach to proofs requiring developing analytical thinking, useful in every day life.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have tutored and taught middle school math in public schools. I managed to raise my students standardized scores for 7th and 8th grade math in just one semester by 50% in one of the schools, where I taught long term.

Precalculus
#### Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Precalculus for many years. In my experience, many students, who struggle with this subject lack a strong Algebra foundation. Let me help you fill in the gaps, so you confidently can take on greater challenges in Math.

Russian,
#### Russian

Born and raised in Russia, I had some of the best Russian Language and literature teaches, a student may wish for. I was often selected for literary competitions and won high prizes.
When I came to US, I was teaching Russian individual students as part of our family company Russian Language Tours. I also worked as a Russian tutor for Pacific Language Institute.
Most of my Russian students were military taking Russian classes.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

Teaching SAT is a big chunk of of my 15 years for tutoring and teaching experience. I have taught SAT math classes while working with College Connections Hawaii, where I received a formal training for teaching the subject. I tutored many individual students on my own time as well, applying the knowledge I got from teaching the classes and fitting my style to the various needs of my clients.
So whether you need a crash course on SAT and learn some strategies to earn you those extra points you need, or you really need to brush up on your math skills, I am more than qualified to help you.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

Teaching SAT is a big chunk of of my 15 years for tutoring and teaching experience. I have taught SAT math classes while working with College Connections Hawaii, where I received a formal training for teaching the subject. I tutored many individual students on my own time as well, applying the knowledge I got from teaching the classes and fitting my style to the various needs of my clients.
So whether you need a crash course on SAT and learn some strategies to earn you those extra points you need, or you really need to brush up on your math skills, I am more than qualified to help you.

ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Writing
Alina has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **1 question** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## great teacher

Alina was great to work with. She Explained things well. She was also very patient with questions and taking time needed.

Amelia , 7 lessons with Alina

## Great teacher!

My son said Alina has a method of teaching and explaining things that is different from any teacher/professor/tutor he has had and it is so much more effective! He says he understands things easily with her that he struggled with previously. He also does not respond well to online tutoring and very much prefers in person, but somehow she has mastered this as well and he is completely fine using her for online lessons. So thankful to have found her!

Lisa, 15 lessons with Alina

## Excellent Tutor for Mathematics

Alina is very thorough, effective and engaging in the subject! She knows how to help the student with their problem areas and is quick to uncover their weaknesses. She is efficient with her time. My daughter is excited to attend her tutoring sessions and seems to be gaining confidence and strength in the subject.

Marlo, 15 lessons with Alina

## Great geometry tutor!

Alina did a FANTASTIC job of not only helping my daughter with her geometry problems but of taking it to the next level! She made my daughter think beyond the problems to the bigger concepts! My daughter said she was fantastic!

Jean, 16 lessons with Alina

## Great geometry tutor!

Alina did a FANTASTIC job of not only helping my daughter with her geometry problems but of taking it to the next level! She made my daughter think beyond the problems to the bigger concepts! My daughter said she was fantastic!

Jean, 16 lessons with Alina

## Grades Are Up!

Since meeting with Alina twice a week for Algebra tutoring for my 8th grader, my sons Math grade has gone from a D+ to a B+ in one semester! He used to skip his assignments because he didn’t know how to do them- no missing assignments since last October. His confidence in Math has increased and he doesn’t dread his homework anymore. Alina makes him feel comfortable asking her questions he doesn’t know the answers to and she reviews concepts he might not have gotten the hang of, yet. Alina has a kind and gentle sense of humor with my son and I enjoy listening in on their interactions. I will refer all of my friends and family members to Alina if any of their children are having trouble with Algebra!

Tracy, 65 lessons with Alina

## Amazing teacher!

She did an amazing job with tutoring my daughter! It was unbelievable how she jumped in and taught her everything she needed to know.

Michelle, 3 lessons with Alina

## Great Teacher, Very Patient, and Makes learning fun

Mrs. Alina is very patient and challenges me every lesson, feel confident that I’ll get my ideal score come my next SAT

Nia, 12 lessons with Alina

## Great Teacher, Very Patient, and Makes learning fun

She challenges me, and keeps me engaged while also making it fun and not a drag, I’d strongly recommend Alina for she is one of the Best Tutors Ive ever had she’s really patient and I’ll definitely have another lesson

Nia, 12 lessons with Alina