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Alex tutors in New York, NY

Alex P.

Private tutor in New York, NY

5Alex P.

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Education

I 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. Contact Info: You can reach me by email at aporush@gmail.com or by phone at 757-871-5888.

Experience

I made a website to organize all the below information and make it more visually pleasing. Check it out or keep reading below! alexporush.wix.com/tutor 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 And beyond... 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. Personal Scores SAT I: 2340 -Math: 800 (Perfect Score) SAT II (subject tests) -Math Level 2: 800 (Perfect Score) -Physics: 760 -Chemistry: 740 AP Exams -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 aporush@gmail.com or by phone at 757-871-5888. References and resume are available upon request. My rates vary depending on subject and location. 안녕하세요. 도움이 필요하시면 언제든지 연락주세요. Profile last updated 4 April 2015

Availability

Any day at any time

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

Since 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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