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Alex T.

Certified, Experienced Math Teacher

Certified, Experienced Math Teacher

$60/hour

  • 136 hours tutoring

  • Montrose Houston, TX 77006

About Alex


Bio

- 13 years of classroom experience (in the public school systems of Philadelphia, Cambridge and Houston)
- over 15 years tutoring experience
- Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania
- Currently a grad student in Applied Mathematics at Rice University

My specialty is high school math, but I have experience teaching all ages and all levels of math, from the most elementary concepts to university courses. Feel free to reach out to me if you're studying a math topic that isn't...

- 13 years of classroom experience (in the public school systems of Philadelphia, Cambridge and Houston)
- over 15 years tutoring experience
- Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania
- Currently a grad student in Applied Mathematics at Rice University

My specialty is high school math, but I have experience teaching all ages and all levels of math, from the most elementary concepts to university courses. Feel free to reach out to me if you're studying a math topic that isn't listed; it's likely that I can help.

My tutorials are designed around the needs of the client. Some students simply need clear explanations to get them going; others may have developed bad habits I can identify and help them with, or may struggle with low confidence in math or many other issues.

Once we're past the first or second session, I usually begin each session with a quick quiz to see what the student remembers and what needs more work. This helps my primary goal as a tutor, which is always to focus our study and use the time to your greatest advantage.

With my experience on your side, we can together improve your success in math. (It also helps that I love math and I love teaching it!)


Education

New York University
Film and Mathematics
University of Pennsylvania
MEd
Rice University
Enrolled

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77006
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/27/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Alex hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the course in which (among other things): -equations with unknowns are written and solved formally. -systems of two equations are written and solved. -the coordinate plane is explored, and used to plot data and lines. -slope is introduced, and explained as a rate of change and a characteristic of a line. -the concept of a function is explored. -variable expressions are manipulated in increasingly sophisticated ways. The meat of Algebra 1 is its body of skills, which require lots of practice: solving for an unknown, writing the equation for a line, and so on. The list of essential concepts in Algebra 1 is shorter, yet no less essential, than those of Geometry and Algebra 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In Algebra 2, students take the skills they've mastered in Algebra 1 (representing unknowns with variables, manipulating variable expressions and equations, etc.) and go on a function safari, visiting the various kinds of functions they'll use in all future pursuits in continuous math: -Quadratic Functions -Cubic Functions -Higher-order Polynomial Functions -Exponential and Logarithmic Functions -Rational Functions -Radical Functions -Trigonometric Functions Whew! With possible forays into conic sections, the binomial theorem, sequences and series, finance, etc. There often isn't time in the year for the teacher to get through the whole textbook.
Calculus,

Calculus

In my 15 years of experience as a teacher, I've taught Calculus in the classroom and tutored many students preparing for Calculus exams. I also actually use Calculus regularly in my studies at Rice University.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the first subject I taught as a certified teacher, and I've run many Geometry courses throughout my teaching career. Central to the course is the idea of proof. I've spent a great deal of time making this idea accessible, and I've seen for myself that anyone can learn to understand and write proofs.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus, in some ways, is a recapitulation of Algebra 2. But don't be fooled- you may be covering the same ground, but you're digging much deeper this time. In particular, the subject of trigonometry is made into a huge meal in this course. Vectors and conic sections are investigated in greater detail. Proof by induction often appears here. Also, concepts that lead into the study of Calculus- limits, in particular- are usually covered near the end of the course.
Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the course in which (among other things): -equations with unknowns are written and solved formally. -systems of two equations are written and solved. -the coordinate plane is explored, and used to plot data and lines. -slope is introduced, and explained as a rate of change and a characteristic of a line. -the concept of a function is explored. -variable expressions are manipulated in increasingly sophisticated ways. The meat of Algebra 1 is its body of skills, which require lots of practice: solving for an unknown, writing the equation for a line, and so on. The list of essential concepts in Algebra 1 is shorter, yet no less essential, than those of Geometry and Algebra 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In Algebra 2, students take the skills they've mastered in Algebra 1 (representing unknowns with variables, manipulating variable expressions and equations, etc.) and go on a function safari, visiting the various kinds of functions they'll use in all future pursuits in continuous math: -Quadratic Functions -Cubic Functions -Higher-order Polynomial Functions -Exponential and Logarithmic Functions -Rational Functions -Radical Functions -Trigonometric Functions Whew! With possible forays into conic sections, the binomial theorem, sequences and series, finance, etc. There often isn't time in the year for the teacher to get through the whole textbook.
Calculus,

Calculus

In my 15 years of experience as a teacher, I've taught Calculus in the classroom and tutored many students preparing for Calculus exams. I also actually use Calculus regularly in my studies at Rice University.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

In my Masters program at Rice, I've had extensive studies in discrete optimization and graph theory. I'm also the co-author of a graph theory paper (currently submitting for publication).
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the first subject I taught as a certified teacher, and I've run many Geometry courses throughout my teaching career. Central to the course is the idea of proof. I've spent a great deal of time making this idea accessible, and I've seen for myself that anyone can learn to understand and write proofs.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra is absolutely essential to all branches of Applied Mathematics, and I have learned and internalized its ideas many times over. I also have many years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor, and I can explain math to anyone.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus, in some ways, is a recapitulation of Algebra 2. But don't be fooled- you may be covering the same ground, but you're digging much deeper this time. In particular, the subject of trigonometry is made into a huge meal in this course. Vectors and conic sections are investigated in greater detail. Proof by induction often appears here. Also, concepts that lead into the study of Calculus- limits, in particular- are usually covered near the end of the course.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

The one course I've taught the most times in Precalculus, and the centerpiece of that course is Trigonometry. I've thought about how to teach trig and refined my approach over many years.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the course in which (among other things): -equations with unknowns are written and solved formally. -systems of two equations are written and solved. -the coordinate plane is explored, and used to plot data and lines. -slope is introduced, and explained as a rate of change and a characteristic of a line. -the concept of a function is explored. -variable expressions are manipulated in increasingly sophisticated ways. The meat of Algebra 1 is its body of skills, which require lots of practice: solving for an unknown, writing the equation for a line, and so on. The list of essential concepts in Algebra 1 is shorter, yet no less essential, than those of Geometry and Algebra 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In Algebra 2, students take the skills they've mastered in Algebra 1 (representing unknowns with variables, manipulating variable expressions and equations, etc.) and go on a function safari, visiting the various kinds of functions they'll use in all future pursuits in continuous math: -Quadratic Functions -Cubic Functions -Higher-order Polynomial Functions -Exponential and Logarithmic Functions -Rational Functions -Radical Functions -Trigonometric Functions Whew! With possible forays into conic sections, the binomial theorem, sequences and series, finance, etc. There often isn't time in the year for the teacher to get through the whole textbook.
Calculus,

Calculus

In my 15 years of experience as a teacher, I've taught Calculus in the classroom and tutored many students preparing for Calculus exams. I also actually use Calculus regularly in my studies at Rice University.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the first subject I taught as a certified teacher, and I've run many Geometry courses throughout my teaching career. Central to the course is the idea of proof. I've spent a great deal of time making this idea accessible, and I've seen for myself that anyone can learn to understand and write proofs.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus, in some ways, is a recapitulation of Algebra 2. But don't be fooled- you may be covering the same ground, but you're digging much deeper this time. In particular, the subject of trigonometry is made into a huge meal in this course. Vectors and conic sections are investigated in greater detail. Proof by induction often appears here. Also, concepts that lead into the study of Calculus- limits, in particular- are usually covered near the end of the course.
Prealgebra, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the course in which (among other things): -equations with unknowns are written and solved formally. -systems of two equations are written and solved. -the coordinate plane is explored, and used to plot data and lines. -slope is introduced, and explained as a rate of change and a characteristic of a line. -the concept of a function is explored. -variable expressions are manipulated in increasingly sophisticated ways. The meat of Algebra 1 is its body of skills, which require lots of practice: solving for an unknown, writing the equation for a line, and so on. The list of essential concepts in Algebra 1 is shorter, yet no less essential, than those of Geometry and Algebra 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In Algebra 2, students take the skills they've mastered in Algebra 1 (representing unknowns with variables, manipulating variable expressions and equations, etc.) and go on a function safari, visiting the various kinds of functions they'll use in all future pursuits in continuous math: -Quadratic Functions -Cubic Functions -Higher-order Polynomial Functions -Exponential and Logarithmic Functions -Rational Functions -Radical Functions -Trigonometric Functions Whew! With possible forays into conic sections, the binomial theorem, sequences and series, finance, etc. There often isn't time in the year for the teacher to get through the whole textbook.
Calculus,

Calculus

In my 15 years of experience as a teacher, I've taught Calculus in the classroom and tutored many students preparing for Calculus exams. I also actually use Calculus regularly in my studies at Rice University.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the first subject I taught as a certified teacher, and I've run many Geometry courses throughout my teaching career. Central to the course is the idea of proof. I've spent a great deal of time making this idea accessible, and I've seen for myself that anyone can learn to understand and write proofs.
SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very Patient and responsive

Alex is great! He really "gets" my son and knows what he needs to say to get him to understand and think on his own. He is very responsive to my phone calls and is a life-saver to me since I am a little out of my element when trying to help him with his math. I would recommend him highly!

Wendy, 22 lessons with Alex
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