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Recent UMass Amherst graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Russian. I worked as a tutor in college for mostly college-aged students, but have also worked with younger students in the past. Currently tutoring in SAT preparation, AP English Lit, Geometry, English, Russian, and others listed. I understand that every students works best at their own pace and in their own way, and try to incorporate that philosophy into my tutoring sessions.

Favorite course to tutor would most likely be Russian. I'm very interested in the language and culture, and enjoy sharing that with students. Outside interests include Russian literature, biking, traveling, Game of Thrones and Siberian Huskies.

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Alexander’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bachelors, Political Science and Government


Reading, playing piano, being outside, biking, playing Game of Thrones

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

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2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

Adult Literacy

College English

Elementary School



High School

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School


SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Everyone learns in their own way/at their own pace. The job of a tutor is not to think for you, but to guide you.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

It is important to first get acclimated. I'd like to learn some things about the student that will help me get a better sense of which methods will work best; this includes trying out different learning methods and seeing which ones receive the best responses.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Allow the student to think for themselves and work out problems on their own. The tutor is meant to guide and explain, not to dole out answers.

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