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Alex C.

Houston, TX

$45/hour

Literature-Writing Instructor, Editing/revision/research, AP certified

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/29/14
4.2 average from 10 ratings
Patient, dedicated tutor
— Jozi, Houston, TX on 2/13/16

$45/Hour


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University of Texas
Plan II Honors Program
Rice Univerisity MAT (English 8-12)
Graduate Coursework
The University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Texas (Plan II Honors Program)

Rice Univerisity MAT (English 8-12) (Graduate Coursework)

The University of Houston (Master's)

About Alex

I love and enjoy working with all aspects of the English language. Working with individual students provides me with the opportunity to examine the unique writing styles of each and address the variety of difficulties an English student may face. Regarding my experience, I taught English Mechanics and Composition at a Christian high school during the 2010-11 school year. Last year I enrolled as a full-time graduate student in Rice University's Masters in Teaching Program. (My curriculum focused upon Language Arts, grades 8-12.) In addition, I have always had a talent for standardized tests, scoring an 800 on both the verbal and writing portions of the SAT. I am an approachable and patient person, and I believe I am adept at finding the most appropriate teaching method for each student I meet. In Summer 2014 I earned my English AP certification. I earned my Masters Degree in English in May, 2016 from the University of Houston. I have two years of full-time teaching experience, and I currently work as a substitute teacher for Spring Branch I.S.D. I love and enjoy working with all aspects of the English language. Working with individual students provides me with the opportunity to examine the unique writing styles of each and address the variety of difficulties an English student may face. Regarding my experience, I taught English Mechanics and Composition at a Christian high school during Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

I'm more than willing to lower my rate for individual tutoring when working with 2-3 students at the same time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77056
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient, dedicated tutor"

- Jozi, Houston, TX on 2/13/16

"Very patient and knowledgeable!"

- Betsy, Houston, TX on 9/21/16
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
Writing

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Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have tutored several high schoolers in essay writing, sentence improvement, essay comprehension and vocabulary skills required for standardized tests. I have a knack for doing well on my own standardized tests. On my SAT, I scored an 800 on the verbal portion and an 800 on what was then called the "Writing SAT II." More recently, I scored in the top 92% of the Graduate Records Exam, a test required for entry into graduate school.

ACT Reading

I currently tutor several high school students in essay writing, sentence improvement, essay comprehension and vocabulary. Such skills are vital for success on standardized tests. On my SAT, I scored an 800 on both the verbal and writing portions of the test.

English

I have taught high school English literature and courses in writing skills. I received a Master's degree in American/British Literature from the University of Houston in 2015.

Grammar

I taught high school English Mechanics and Composition during the 2010-2011 school year. The class centered on improving writing skills; consequently, I covered plenty of grammar topics in depth. Last year I attended Rice University's Masters in Teaching program, in which I focused on English for grades 8-12.

Literature

Literature is my first love. I have written innumerable papers analyzing literary themes, the writing styles of varied authors, the context in which the work was written as well as many other aspects vital to the study of literature. I wrote such papers for undergraduate as well graduate literature courses, including my year-long thesis required by the honors program from which I graduated.

Proofreading

I graded many a student paper as a grammar and composition teacher, enabling me to quickly spot errors and suggest solutions. When writing my own papers, I enjoy editing and improving sentences more than any other aspect of the composition process. Additionally, I worked as a proofreader and copy-editor for a Houston publishing firm after graduating from college.

SAT Reading

I currently tutor several high school students in essay writing, sentence improvement, essay comprehension and vocabulary. Such skills are vital for success on the SAT. On my own SAT, I scored an 800 on both the verbal and writing portions of the test.

SAT Writing

I received perfect 800s on the verbal as well as writing portions of my SAT. I enjoy helping students improve in the variety of English skills necessary to perform well on the SAT.

Vocabulary

I received an 800 on the verbal/vocabulary portion of my SAT. I have taught high school English classes in which we discussed a new vocabulary word each day. I still love expanding my own vocabulary when I come across obscure words. I am talented in helping students use their vocabulary words the most appropriate context.

Writing

I received an 800 on the writing portion of my SAT. I have written hundreds of papers in my undergraduate and graduate career. In addition, I taught high school English Grammar and Composition. The "composition" portion of the class focused on the most effective means to convey one's thoughts and opinions through the written word.

University of Texas
Plan II Honors Program
Rice Univerisity MAT (English 8-12)
Graduate Coursework
The University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Texas (Plan II Honors Program)

Rice Univerisity MAT (English 8-12) (Graduate Coursework)

The University of Houston (Master's)

Patient, dedicated tutor

Alex has done a wonderful job of connecting with my son. His patience and dedication helped him raise his vocabulary grade from a pitiful 32 to an acceptable 80.

— Jozi, Houston, TX on 2/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

I'm more than willing to lower my rate for individual tutoring when working with 2-3 students at the same time.

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77056.