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It has been said that, If you can't explain something simply, you don't know it well enough. In my experience as a longtime student, I have found this quote to be accurate. My strength as a tutor is that I have the ability to break down complex ideas and language into as simple a package as possible. Both as a successful student and in teaching I have found myself to be adept at using this particular skill.

I graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in English and a minor in Economics. I have always enjoyed learning and have a passion for sharing my knowledge with others.

As an tutor, my favorite subjects to teach are Algebra and English. I consider those skills to be the building blocks of a solid academic foundation for High School and beyond. Outside of tutoring, I enjoy reading whenever possible, especially fantasy and science fiction novels. I also am an avid board game player, from Chess to Settlers of Catan.

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Alex’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Allegheny College - Bachelors, English


Reading, writing fiction and playing board games

Tutoring Subjects

ACT and SAT All-In-One Classes Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading


Algebra 2


American Literature

British Literature



College Algebra

College Application Essays

College Business

College Economics

College English

College Level American History

College Level American Literature

College Math

College Political Science

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing


Elementary School Math


Essay Editing

Fiction Writing

Grade 10 Math

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Political Science

High School World History

High School Writing


Introduction to Fiction

K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep



Medieval Literature

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Writing



Political Science


Public Speaking


SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Reading


Social Sciences

Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World Civilization

World History

World Literature


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that students learn best when they are able to develop a rapport with their teacher. I strive to create that personal connection with every student I tutor.

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

Get to know the student as best I can. Ask them questions about both their academic and non-academic interests to make them feel comfortable. I would then want to see them work through some practice work to judge their abilities firsthand.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would try to break down the concept into more basic components. Once those topics have been covered, only then return back to the originally difficult concept. Going at the student's pace is particularly important, as the goal is to provide permanent retention of the skill, not just surface level knowledge.

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