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I'm getting my Master's in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center after spending the last few years traveling the world and teaching English. As a teacher in South Korea and in India, I've had the privilege of teaching students of all ages (from early childhood to adult professionals) and ability levels. I tutor a variety of subjects in humanities and language arts; with a BA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University, it's no surprise that my passion is helping students improve their writing skills. In my experience, everyone has a writer within, and unlocking that potential is one of my favorite experiences. Working in the rigorous educational environment of South Korea gave me experience helping students prepare for standardized tests of all kinds--and I know how students feel, because I recently took the GRE.

I love to teach and I love to learn--and I want all my students to feel the same way. When students have a good time learning, they learn better and achieve more. In my experience, helping students explore their own creativity and build their critical thinking skills can help them excel in all subjects. Every student has their own learning style, and every learning style can be successful. I get to know what my students enjoy and what drives them, and help them align their education with their style and their goals.

I grew up in a small Oregon town where I thought I would never do anything exciting--but my education has led me all around the world. I've studied drama in South Africa and Shakespeare in Oxford. I love going new places, encountering other cultures, and--yes--trying new foods. I'm a huge baseball fan and I love games of all kinds--Settlers of Catan is a favorite. I love novels and movies; sci-fi and fantasy are my favorites.

Alexander’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Seattle Pacific University - Bachelor in Arts, English: Creative Writing

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1420

SAT Verbal: 790

GRE Verbal: 170


Baseball, Philosophy, Travel, Board/Card Games, Reading, History, Writing, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Strategy Games, Reptiles, Legos, Cooking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP European History

British Literature

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing


Expository Writing

Fiction Writing


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry



Medieval Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing


Persuasive Writing


PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking


SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language


Short Novel

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep


World Literature