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Alec

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I have been tutoring other students since I was a high school senior in 2006-2007. I worked for a local tutoring company with students K-12 in various levels of mathematics. I also independently tutored my classmates in American history as well as biology, drafting a detailed study guide that I sold to help my peers prepare for finals.

I proceeded to attend University of California, San Diego for the next four years. During the summers of 2008 and 2009, I worked as a teaching assistant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program in two science courses.

I developed an interest in journalism as the Editor-in-Chief for an on-campus student newspaper, which I ran for three years. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UCSD in 2011, I worked for three years doing foreign policy analysis for Newsmax Media. During this time, I managed to cover the domestic affairs and international relations of every country in the world and dozens of disputed territories.

While I still love to write, I want to help students discover their potential. I know that learning comes in many forms, although teaching requires creativity and passion to cultivate knowledge and promote critical thinking. Bringing together two ideas in a new way and finding connections between unrelated concepts can bring a sense of excitement and wonder to learning that can lead to success in academia and a lifelong curiosity for understanding the world.

Alec’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution

Test Scores

ACT Math: 35

ACT Reading: 32

GRE Quantitative: 770

Hobbies

Dancing, photography, reading, journalism

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US Government

AP US History

College Geography

College Level American History

Geography

Government

High School Geography

High School Level American History

Human Geography

Math

Political Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

US History