Alex Yang

Alex Yang

5.0 (7)

About this tutor

I tutor general chemistry and equational math up to calculus II. I can help simplify confusing chemistry topics and help students memorize with methods and techniques in chemistry (so many tricks up my sleeves. ;) ).

I've tutored students since 11th grade, so probably about a year now. I've helped over 25 high school students to pass community college level chemistry with a B or higher. I've aced all my college level calculus classes: calc 1 and 2 in 11th grade, and calc 3 and differential equations in 12th grade. During my undergrad freshmen year, I was awarded first place and titled Integration Bee Champion 2019 in Reedley College.

I love teaching and engaging students in chemistry because I love to entertain and reveal how easy and cool chemistry can be. I joke around a lot and use lots of memes and stuff to create these funny or unforgettable moments for students so that it's more helpful and easier for them to memorize the main concepts of the lessson. Not only that, it entertains me as well and I find it very fun to pretend or develop as a professor who can make so many students smile while learning; that's true education to me.

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Fresno, CA 93710
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Yessica Ayala

    He's goes in depth about concepts and always tries different ways to explain in the concept if you still dont understand

  • Haroutiun Kglyan

    He would put in as much time as needed for me to understand the topic thoroughly. Plus, he made me feel welcome to ask questions and he would answer them without a sense of judgment.

  • Andrei Wong

    I asked, Alex if he can help with some of my pre-cal homework. He worked through the steps of understanding the problem and also put the extra effort into how to remember some concepts. There was time he went out of his way to create a video for me of additional concepts that I didn't understand. That just shows how much he cares and also if you're willing to put the work, he would do the same.

  • Lalitta Rathsasombath

    Alex was always very patient with me even though I was having a hard time understanding the material. He will take the time to explain everything step by step while being clear and precise.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I do a little bit of an introduction just to get the new student to feel comfortable. Then handle the problem the student needs. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a high school diploma. I'm currently about to begin my undergrad sophomore year in August 2020, so I don't have any degrees yet. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring chemistry in 11th grade (middle college high school). Most of my schoolmates, who were at the same grade as I am, were taking a chemistry class at a community college. I volunteered to help tutor and make study guides, practice problems, and simulation exams to help them grasp the concepts and lessons better. I started having fun lecturing and playing around with my peers to help memorize certain formulas and terms. That's where I started to gain a passion in teaching chemistry.


What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with students who were at my grade and higher. Then I mainly work with students who were in 12th grade, undergrad freshman level, and higher for general chemistry. I've worked with students who had some to no knowledge of chemistry and math.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Because chemistry is very hard to memorize and understand, I'd say find a teacher who actually loves teaching to see a student's confidence grow and a student's engagement in chemistry. I've seen so many teachers who can't teach chemistry properly, which is why chemistry is commonly a difficult subject. A perfect teacher would never assign excessive work, make students study very hard, and fail them to learn their mistakes. A perfect teacher would show commitment to serve and make sure that a student can earn every possible help he or she needs; including to fully inspire and encourage students to keep moving forward.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The only thing I can think of is plan what questions you need to ask or write down every single question you need help understanding with so that when you're done meeting with your teacher, you won't forget questions you forgot to ask and all your problems are answered.


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