EducationI graduated with honors from the Courant Institute of Mathematics at NYU in 2012 with a major in mathematics and minor in economics. Prior to NYU, I was enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University's Computational Finance program, where I had earned a 3.9 GPA in advanced mathematics and finance courses.
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Five years ago, as a student at NYU, I committed myself to tutoring professionally. I have since helped over one hundred students achieve success in a variety of subjects and disciplines.
I am an expert at helping students master:
AP Calculus and Calculus I, II, III
The SAT and ACT (all sections)
Statistics (AP, undergrad and graduate level)
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus
Micro-, Macro- and other Economics courses
Higher level math
I provide a diverse offering of services, including, but not limited to: exam preparation, standardized test prep, homework help, concept reinforcement, projects and essays.
The reason I have found great success as a tutor is because I know how to explain difficult concepts to struggling students. In math, my deep understanding of the field allows me to shed new light on topics and show students how to tackle problems in a way they can comprehend. In other areas, my long and varied teaching experience and familiarity with standardized tests like the SAT enable me to design a unique approach specifically suited to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses. My students enjoy working with me because I think of creative ways to explain complex concepts, keep tutoring sessions fun and stress-free, and always go the extra mile to make sure all of their needs are met. Most of all, I push students to challenge their own standards of success and equip them with the confidence and skills that allow them to exceed their own expectations.
The following is a summary of my qualifications and past achievements:
In 2008, I spent ten weeks in Seoul, South Korea, teaching SAT & ACT prep at an elite private academy. I focused on teaching my students how to think like the test makers and gave them test-taking strategies to help them maximize their scores. Over the course of the ten weeks, my students saw increases in their SAT scores of 250-500 points.
SAT I: 2340
-Math: 800 (Perfect Score)
SAT II (subject tests)
-Math Level 2: 800 (Perfect Score)
-Calculus BC: 5 (Perfect Score)
-Calculus AB: 5 (Perfect Score)
-Statistics: 5 (Perfect Score)
I was a distinguished math scholar in my high school, receiving both the underclassman and senior math awards in consecutive years (Newly added: check me out receiving the senior award! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYdqwp67ME). In addition, I set the record (twice) for the highest score in my school's history on the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination). I finished my school's math curriculum in 10th grade, so the following summer I took Linear Algebra at the College of William & Mary. For the remaining two years of high school, I enrolled as a visiting student at Columbia University where I took advanced undergraduate and graduate level math courses. I spent the summer after 11th grade alongside an elite group of undergraduate and graduate students doing intensive mathematics research funded by the NSF. At the conclusion of the program, I presented my research at several colloquia and my results made it to a national mathematics journal.
I have helped students of all ages, from elementary school to graduate school level. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or are in need of additional services. I have also established an extensive network with other tutors and will try to connect you with the right tutor in the event that I cannot accommodate you.
You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 757-871-5888.
References and resume are available upon request. My rates vary depending on subject and location.
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Profile last updated 4 April 2015
HobbiesSince I was young I have always been intrigued by puzzles, and so naturally I like anything having to do with puzzles or problem solving such as chess, crosswords, logic problems, riddles, etc. My interest in puzzles led me to a year-long apprenticeship with New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz. Sports play an integral part in my life as well -- I love tennis, basketball, baseball, swimming, billiards and golf. I am also a competitive table tennis player and participate in tournaments regularly. One of my proudest achievements was being named junior state champion in table tennis at the age of 15. I recently picked up playing squash and am in love with the sport. Additionally, I am nearly fluent in Korean, have traveled to Asia five times, and have a great passion for learning other cultures. In my free time, I enjoy working on my start-up website (related to tutoring), volunteering as a table tennis coach for middle school students, brushing up on my Korean, playing the piano, exploring the city, dining out, reading and learning as many new things as I can.
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Alex is fantastic. He is the perfect tutor. When I was looking for a tutor for my college level Statistics class I needed someone who was both smart enough to answer my questions in many different ways (IQ) and also personable and patient, someone who knew when to slow down and speed up (EQ). I started the course without even the basic understanding of Statistics and with Alex’s help ended up with an A+ in the class (97 overall). He has the ability to break down the material in multiple ways and from many angles until a clear picture is painted in my head. Often we would spend a half hour on a problem type going over the same concept. Whereas, other tutors I’ve had in the past often showed signs of frustration after a few minutes of me not understanding their explanations Alex cared more that I got it right before moving on. Just as important, his is knowledge base is very deep. He would pull obscure formulas off the top of his head when working on problems. If you are going to pick a tutor, you will not find one any better then Alex.
Alex was my Calculus I tutor and honestly I could not say a bad thing about him. He is a great guy, is more than fully able to teach and allow you to comprehend the material, and he somehow is able to make you interested in a subject that for most people is a complete drag. I have recommended him to a bunch of my friends taking the course and you would be a fool not to use him...hands down best tutor on the site.
Alex invested himself in my success. He truly cared about how I did on my exams and alleviated the stress involved with Calc I and Statistics. I got an A in both (with lots of hard work!) Alex was able to understand what was the root of why I could not understand something. He had simple and salient examples to get important points across. Aside from that, he is extremely friendly and caring. Two thumbs up :)
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Three cheers for Alex! A few months ago I felt completely lost and had almost given up hope on ever understanding Calculus. I contacted Alex and he was very friendly and helpful over the phone. During the first session, Alex explained some of the core concepts to me that had been going over my head the entire semester. After the session, for the first time I was actually able to go home and do practice problems on my own without any assistance! Alex's continued teaching and guidance led me to an A on the final exam, a feat that I never would have imagined possible. Alex has an amazing talent for explaining concepts and he really is a math genius. I owe my success to him! Thank you Alex!
Alex is a terrific math tutor. He helped my son with AP calculus which resulted in a 5 on the exam. He came in on time,prepared and incredibly well versed in the subject. My son really enjoyed working with him. They were able to move quickly and thoroughly through the material. I would highly recommend him!
Although his schedule did not allow for the opportunity to work together, he was responsive, caring and assisted in trying to find another tutor.
I came to Alex a month ago in desperate need of help boosting my grade in calculus. Since Alex started tutoring me, I received a 94 on my midterm and A's on my weekly quizzes. Not only does Alex prepare me well for tests, but he is very passionate about teaching math and does an amazing job of explaining difficult concepts to me. I wish Alex were at the front of my class instead of my professor! Alex is truly a rare find!
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The Best Tutor For Statistic I Must Say. He Help Me Review For An Exam In Statistics In Which I didnt Know Nothing Base On The Subject. At First I was Nervous Because I Was A Beginner But He Help Me Through The Basics. He Is Very Patient With His Students And You WILL Learn A Lot In A Hour. When I Recieve My Grade, I was Very Surprise In Which I Got a 94 Due To His Wonderful Help Of Tutoring Me. I Really Appreciate The Help He Gave Me. Thank You Soooo Vey Much Alex. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM FOR A TUTOR.
The tutoring sessions have been very helpful. Alex is patient and knowledgeable. He makes calculus much more understandable.
the best tutor you can find.any aspect is covered professionally without getting boring.Alex sets an example for anyone who wants to learn and to love math.Alex was tutoring my son in algebra,trigs,calculus. We have really high standards in those subjects .Alex not only matched those, but exceeded.Thank you Alex.
My daughter was surprised to see me at the end of the tutoring session. She said "Has it been two hours already?" I took that as a sign that Alex had done a really good job and was able to keep her engaged in math for two straight hours.
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