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Alexis J.

Nashville, TN

$45/hour

Patient, Engaging Chemistry, Biology, Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/26/14
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Very patient teacher and explains the subject in a way that I can understand.
— Alyssa, Murfreesboro, TN on 10/29/15

$45/Hour


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Vanderbilt University
Neuroscience

Education

Vanderbilt University (Neuroscience)

About Alexis

Hi, I'm Alexis J., a 21-year-old with a true passion for science and math. I am currently an undergraduate student studying at Vanderbilt University to receive a B.A. in Neuroscience as well as a B.A. in Psychology and hope to continue my education in research. I love applying the knowledge I gain, and am a research assistant at the Vanderbilt Medical Center as well as the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center.

I specialize in teaching a variety of sciences at many levels. I am experienced with helping students improve their study skills, and have dramatically increased performance in my students just by teaching them how to study more effectively.

As a tutor, I like to take a very engaging approach. I believe that a full understanding of concepts in any subject is crucial to success, and I love to help students make the distinction between true understanding and rote memorization. Thinking out of the box and fully engaging with students by keeping things fun and interesting is so important to me and my student's learning experience. I work to solidify and strengthen what the student brings to the table, and help them to realize they are capable of what may seem impossible. One-on-one tutoring is preferred, but I am open to group tutoring, as some students may benefit from this environment.
Hi, I'm Alexis J., a 21-year-old with a true passion for science and math. I am currently an undergraduate student studying at Vanderbilt University to receive a B.A. in Neuroscience as well as a B.A. in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy: a cancellation fee will be assessed if a cancellation OR rescheduling occurs within 24 hours of the meeting (this includes arriving 30 mins or more late to a meeting)

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Nashville, TN 37212
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient teacher and explains the subject in a way that I can understand."

- Alyssa, Murfreesboro, TN on 10/29/15
Alexis replied on 10/29/2015

Thanks so much Alyssa, you were a pleasure to tutor. Very awesome student!

"Great Tutor!"

- Cindy, Brentwood, TN on 11/4/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Music:
Violin
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Japanese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Study Skills

I emphasize true understanding over rote memorization. In order to achieve this, I help students with organization skills, effective note-taking/class participation, and identifying key concepts. Working with students to find their best way to study is also crucial, as not all students study the same way. I have helped students from the elementary school to collegiate levels better their study strategies.

Violin

I have played the violin for 15 years (private lessons for 10 years), was part of my school's orchestra for 7 years, played in a chamber group for 5 years, was concert master for 1 year, was a part of the concertino for my high school's performance of Handel's Messiah, and continue to play in college. I have taught violin to several children in my neighborhood who could not afford private lessons elsewhere.

Vanderbilt University
Neuroscience

Education

Vanderbilt University (Neuroscience)

Very patient teacher and explains the subject in a way that I can understand. — Such an amazing tutor. I felt very comfortable and welcomed as soon as we met. She would use analogies to help me understand the concept which helped out a whole lot. Considering that learning chemistry is like learning a whole new language. I 100% recommend her to anyone who needs help in chemistry. Very knowledgeable tutor. It takes someone really smart to understand the subject enough to be abl ...

— Alyssa, Murfreesboro, TN on 10/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy: a cancellation fee will be assessed if a cancellation OR rescheduling occurs within 24 hours of the meeting (this includes arriving 30 mins or more late to a meeting)

Travel policy

Alexis will travel within 2 miles of Nashville, TN 37212.