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Alex S.

Fairfax Station, VA

$30/hour

Retired, Looking to Share My Love of Mathematics and Computers

100+ Hours
4.8 average from 74 ratings
Wonderful Tutor - Algebra 1
— Kim, Fairfax Station, VA on 11/6/15

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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Chemical Engineering
New York University
Master's

Education

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Chemical Engineering)

New York University (Master's)

About Alex

Thanks for looking at my profile, I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and work together!

I am a recently retired Federal government employee, who worked in Information Technology for over 35 years. I am currently working as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, for secondary school and high school math and computer/information technology; and, as a tutor for mathematics in the Adult Learning Program. I have also tutored in the Huntington Learning Center program, with major emphasis on math and SAT.

My education, from high school all the way through college and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, was at highly selective schools. I tutored math, physics and chemistry while I was in high school and college; with my recent retirement from the government, I am "returning" to my love for solving problems and sharing my passion for sharing knowledge and helping others to succeed.

I have always felt that Mathematics is interesting and can be fun. I can break down difficult concepts, thereby helping students understand the concepts in all types and aspects of math problems and the step-by-step process of solving them. My primary focus is building the student’s confidence, through thorough explanation of the basic concepts involved, by interactive practice and feedback.
Thanks for looking at my profile, I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and work together!

I am a recently retired Federal government employee, who worked in Information Technology for over 35 years. I am currently working as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, for secondary school and high school math and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Default rate applies to sessions within 5 miles from home. Rate for travel to more distant sites, up to 15 miles, can be negotiated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderful Tutor - Algebra 1"

- Kim, Fairfax Station, VA on 11/6/15
Alex replied on 11/8/2015

Thank you so very much! I hope I continue to live up to your expectations.

"Patient and well prepared tutor"

- Willie, Springfield, VA on 1/20/16
Alex replied on 1/20/2016

Thank you very much! Love working with your daughter, she listens and works hard at absorbing information.

"Great!"

- Ashley, Woodbridge, VA on 1/20/16
Alex replied on 1/20/2016

Thanks ever so much! Enjoyed our session yesterday and look forward to next time.

"Good, patient tutor, flexible to schedule"

- Quyen, Annandale, VA on 11/3/15
Alex replied on 11/4/2015

Thank you very much, your feedback is very much appreciated!

"Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Aparna, Fairfax Station, VA on 4/25/14
Alex replied on 4/26/2014

Thank you very, very much! I endeavor to continue meeting your expectations.

"Very flexible!"

- Kristen, Woodbridge, VA on 3/28/14

"Great Tutor for Geometry"

- Yan, Centreville, VA on 2/26/14
Alex replied on 2/26/2014

Thank you very much, I truly appreciate your confidence in me!

"Proactive and good."

- Sapna, Springfield, VA on 12/3/13
Alex replied on 12/5/2013

Thank you very much, your feedback is very much appreciated!!

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I have taken mathematics courses throughout my education in high school, college, and Master's. My training, ending with a Master's in Chemical Engineering, was at highly selective schools and required a high proficiency in advanced mathematics. While in high school, I regularly tutored others in math.

Algebra 2

I have taken mathematics courses throughout my education in high school, college, and Master's. My training, ending with a Master's in Chemical Engineering, was at highly selective schools and required a high proficiency in advanced mathematics. While in high school, I regularly tutored others in math.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Chemical Engineering
New York University
Master's

Education

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Chemical Engineering)

New York University (Master's)

Wonderful Tutor - Algebra 1

Alex is a wonderful tutor. He has been tutoring my son for about a month and I have been very impressed with him. Alex is always prompt, prepared, and is very responsive to our requests. Since my son has been working with Alex, he has increased his knowledge and confidence. But the most important outcome is my son loves working with Alex and looks forward to his tutoring sessions. I would hig

— Kim, Fairfax Station, VA on 11/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Default rate applies to sessions within 5 miles from home. Rate for travel to more distant sites, up to 15 miles, can be negotiated.

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 5 miles of Fairfax Station, VA 22039.