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Alexandra tutors in New York, NY

Alexandra C.

Private tutor in New York, NY

Alexandra C.31

Education

Rising Senior at New York University studying Media and Communications Major with a double minor in the Business of Tech and Law where I have a 3.7/4.0 and regularly maintain an honors status. Due to me being a huge tech nerd, I also focus much of my time on Tech and Entrepreneurship by being the VP of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association and on the executive board of the NYU Tech Review.

Experience

I was a civics education teacher with the nonprofit Generation Citizen here in NYC, I have taught in Kunming, China, and I scored a 2160 on the SAT. Teaching is something I have kept an active part of my life since I was 16, and since then, I've tailored a style that keeps people engaged and curious about the content they're learning about- not just so they do well on an exam, but are excited to learn more beyond their textbook. My personal curiosity for tech and design has led me first and foremost to explore the world of social entrepreneurship by coding, designing, and launching my own startup Live To Give, a crowdfunding platform that helps users write and share compelling personal stories to raise money for charities that they love. Not only did I challenge myself to think beyond each step of the technical development of the website and the mobile app, but I prioritized helping my team of 8 to consider design, development, and performance all as a process of improvement as opposed to a final end goal, resulting in our users raising over $20,000 for charities and receiving nearly $50,000 in grants and investment from excited angel investors. Through my startup, I became comfortable in all aspects of design- from using mockup tools like Balsalmiq and Adobe Fireworks- to understanding the hard coded technical component that let the website support our users- which ranged from HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript, and later opened up the possibility of exploring other languages in an academic setting such as Ruby on Rails, Java, and even visual languages like Processing for art and for hardware like Arduino. Most recently, I’ve dived into the world of tech as a community by engaging in leadership activities like becoming the Vice-President of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association at NYU, becoming an executive member of the journal, NYU Tech Review, and for fun, engaging in hackathons like that at Buzzfeed, where my team and I attained third place for our sentiment analysis, API and music product. Whether your child would like to learn how to make mobile apps for iOS with Swift or for Android with Java or C++, I firmly believe I have the foundational knowledge academically, in practice, and most importantly, know-how of explaining complicated topics in an engaging way to a young student, so that I could teach him the most effective languages he’ll need to explore the developer world further down the road independently. Most importantly, I seek to further his understanding of the tech world, not just by explaining how to execute on projects, but to help him understand the drivers of why people create what the do, who the players are in that space, and how that is all made possible in the business tech world.

Availability

Weekends at any time, Weekdays after 6PM

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

I've learned two lessons in life. First, I'm both a visual and an audio learner. Second, through my work at TEDxNYU and with my startup Live To Give, I have discovered that teaching is done best when it's done like a TED talk- that is, through stories. I am at heart a nerd. A nerd about everything. And that's why I love teaching. Because when done right, there's an electric connection between teacher and student, so that the relationship evolves into two curious people learning alongside each other- whether that be my own passions- tech, business, creative writing, debate- or someone else's.

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