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Alex C.

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

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

$45/hour

  • 31 hours tutoring

  • Memorial Houston, TX 77056

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About Alex


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: I'm more than willing to lower my rate for individual tutoring when working with 2-3 students at the same time.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77056
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/29/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Proofreading

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Vocabulary,

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.
Reading

English

ACT English,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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.
Reading

Homeschool

English,

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.
SAT Reading,

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.
Writing,

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.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

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.
Writing,

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.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

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.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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.
SAT Reading,

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Alex helped my daughter for the first time today with Pre AP English. His passion in regards to helping his students is obvious. Alex cares about improving the process and approach and not just the end result. Excellent tutor and my daughter looks forward to him helping her going forward.

Monica, 1 lesson with Alex

Very patient and knowledgeable!

Alex brought study materials to the session and is working with my son to improve his writing skills. He is genuinely concerned in helping students succeed!

Betsy, 1 lesson with Alex

$45/hour

Alex C.

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