Alex has been a blessing for my family. I love that she offers 30 or 60 minute sessions so that you can pick the best fit for different ages and learners. Alex is punctual and maximizes each session. She explains difficult math concepts in easy to follow steps so that my boys feel capable and successful with their math. Her interactive technology is also a big hit. Alex is the real deal. My kids are reluctant learners but enjoy their sessions with Alex. The cherry on top for me are the session notes that Alex provides after each session to break down learning goals, achievement and next steps; they are extremely helpful.
I provide a free initial phone consultation. During the initial consultation, I introduce myself and I ask questions that help determine expectations and goals for future tutoring sessions. After I gather this information, I ask both the student and his or her guardian if they have any questions or concerns that I have not addressed. After the initial consultation, I either refer the student to another tutor or accept the tutoring position myself. Every tutor has a different, evidence-based protocol they follow. If I am the tutor, then I administer the appropriate benchmark assessments to the student so that I can determine his or her current level. I also use the results of each assessment to identify the student's educational strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results of these benchmark assessments, I develop a baseline that I can use to track individual student progress towards specific learning goals.
2020 - Present: Owner & President of AG Tutoring LLC
2019 - 2020: Special Educator
2018 - 2020: Private Tutor
2017 - 2019: Student-Teacher & Practicum Student
2016 - 2018: Substitute Teacher
2013 - 2014: Tutor for Children's Rehabilitation Network
2011 - 2013: Grader, Primary Instructor, & Junior Kumon at Kumon Tutoring Center
2019: Bachelor of Science, Major in Special Education
2019: TN Teaching License & Endorsement As Certified K-8 Reading & Math Interventionist
ACT Score: 34 - This was before superscoring was a thing (FYI I am still 'salty' about that) and I took it once.
SAT II (Spanish): 750
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Psychology: 5
I have been tutoring since 2011. The jobs listed above reference the larger organizations that I worked for throughout the years. I did not list any private clients. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 2019. While attending Vanderbilt University, I majored in special education. Specifically, I focused on the K-8 high incidence interventionist track. Each semester, I would work with students in schools across Tennessee as part of my course requirements. After graduation, I accepted a job as a special education teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). After working for MNPS, I began working for Rutherford County Public Schools. I worked as a special education teacher in a structured setting. My class was made up of students in each of the elementary grade levels. At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, I resigned to start my own tutoring company called AG Tutoring LLC.
Pricing varies between $9-$50 per hour of online tutoring.
Pricing varies between $70-$125 per hour of in-person tutoring.
Pricing is usually $75 per hour of consulting services. The price can increase depending on the specific request.
*We also offer half-hour options.
I'm autistic and my special interest is teaching! I also love making outlines, finding patterns, and analyzing data. Test prep is 'my jam'!
I have worked with various student populations. I have worked with students across all grade levels (Pre-K to 12th). I have also worked with students in a general education setting and students in a special education setting.
I just had a student increase their ACT score by 5 points after only about a month of tutoring.
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