ACT/SAT Tutoring

ACT/SAT Tutoring

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About this tutor

I am a Princeton University grad with over 10 years of tutoring experience in Algebra I & II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and all subjects of the SAT and ACT tests. 

I have also worked with students on ISEE, HSPT, and SSAT prep. 

I love watching my students develop ownership of their material. When a student finally has that "Ah-ha" moment, I can see their confidence and self-assuredness skyrocket. It is extremely rewarding to watch students become more and more indepenedent in their work. 

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Atlanta, GA 30307
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1 Review

5.0

  • Leslie Collins

    Alex is really nice and easy to work with. She is very focused on my son's individual learning and has been a pleasure.



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FAQs


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

Typically I start my checking in with the student about their learning style, interests, and areas for improvement. This helps me tailor my lessons to fit their needs later on. 

I then work through problems with a student. I like using real-world examples and pictures to keep things interesting. 

I believe it is important for students to build their confidence, so I always give students the opprotunity to answer questions unassisted. If they do need help, I guide them by asking questions, to show them what work they can do with the knowlege they know. If I discover gaps, we will go over those areas first, do some practice problems in an identified gap, and then return to the original problem once the fundamentals are understood. 


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

I graduated from Princeton University, where I studied Politics. While in college, I took a significant amount of math and science courses, including Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Thermodynamics and Modern Solid Mechanics.

I trained with a tutoring company in Chicago on best practices for the SAT/ACT, and have been tutoring those test for over 5 years. 


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

Typically it is $75/hr for academic subjects and $100/hr for SAT/ACT prep. Discounted prices available for online learning.

It is important for me to give back and serve students of all backgrounds, so I do offer sliding scale pricing for families in need. Money shouldn't get in the way of your student finding the help they need. Feel free to reach out with your budget, and we will see if we can work something out. 


How did you get started teaching?

I first became a tutor in high school, when I was selected by the Geometry tteacher to be the designate tutor on the subject. I then continued tutoring in college, and even did an internship teaching and tutoring at a Harlem Charter School. 

After graduating, I began tutoring the SAT and ACT in addition to scademic subjects, and did an intensive 2-week training on best practices, strategies, and structure for taking the SAT and ACT exams. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Middle and high school students of all different races, socio-economic classes, proficiencies, and interests. 

I've worked with high-achieving student aiming to go to ivy-leage schools, as well as stuggling students who are trying to test well enough to get into any college. 

Achievement is based on opprotunity, and wherever you are on your academic journey, I'm here to help you reach your goals. 


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

Tutoring comes in many forms. It is important for a student to find a tutor that is a good for them in terms of personality, skill set and teaching methods. Once you find the right combo, it will make your lessons more effective for your needs. 


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

What can I do on my own to prepare? 

What questions do I have? 

What questions can I answer from research or my materials? 

What am I still struggling with? 

Which part of this problem am I stuck on? 

Why am I getting stuck? 


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