Alex's Tutoring

Alex's Tutoring

5.0 (1)
4 years in business

About this tutor

My service stands out for many reasons. First, I'm currently in school myself so I understand the difficulties. I've earned my BA with a double major in Sociology & Psychology, and am currently working on my masters in sociology. I also teach at a collegiate level as an adjunct professor, so I'm able to understand both perspectives. One of my main priorities is connecting what we're learning to our real life as this is incredibly important for retention. I'll explain things as many times & in as many ways as you need until you feel confident with the subject matter. I'm young and engergetic yet also very patient and caring so I promise that learning will never be intimidating!

I recently became a professor at a local community college and it makes me so beyond happy. I love that we can all learn from eachother by engaging in dialogue and open communication. My goal is to be able to explain things in a way that makes sense - having something "click" is just as rewarding to me as it is to you! I want to help students beyond the classroom because I know that for many (including myself) learning can sometimes require one-on-one explanations and quality time. 

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Mt Rainier, MD 20712
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1 Review

5.0

  • Isabella Arseneau

    Alex is such an amazing tutor. She helped me study for my statistics and psychology midterm and the way she explained it was perfect. I understood all the material right away and she helped me in a way that worked for how i learned best. I got really good grades on my exams because of her. 10/10 recommend!!!



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

My typical process for working with a new student includes a few steps. First of all, I like to get to know my students. I like to ask what their strengths and weaknesses are, which subjects they enjoy and why, and their favorite ways to study and get motivated.

Second, I like to set goals with my students. What are some goals for this week, for the end of the month, for the end of the semester/quarter/trimester? Establishing awards for each accomplishment is important.

Third, I like to work with the student on the material until they feel assured with their work and the steps. I help them develop studying skills for when I am not around so that they can be productive and confident when I am not around; although I will always be a phone call away with questions. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing system for my lessons is case by case. It may depend on how long the sessions are, how far away the student is, and other factors. I am open for negotionation, and I am confident that together we can come up with a number that works for everyone. 


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching through babysitting. I have babysat children of many ages. Typically for the teens my primary job is to pick them up from school, help them with their homework, help them study, and help them with time management. I also have a younger cousins and a younger sister (ages 13-19) that I constantly work with on studying. My ability to come up with silly mnemonics helps people of all ages remember material for exams. I absolutly love watch other people finally starting to understand new material, so I am searching for more tutoring positions. 


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

Look for a teacher that will interest you, support you, and use your strengths to learn new material.


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

1. Will this teacher work with my personality?

2. Is this teacher motivated and passionate about helping me learn new material?

3. Is this teacher reliable, kind, supportive... but also able to push me to reach my full potential?


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