Alexander Tutoring now offers math, physics and chemistry tutoring services in New York City, offering a full spectrum of online mathematics, chemistry and physics tutors throughout Manhattan. Students and adults in the Big Apple can now receive one-on-one online tutoring. Not tutorial videos – actual math tutoring with a real-life human!
MATH TUTORING IN NYC
Our mathematics tutors are experts in their chosen fields, and many are currently working scientists at some of the nation’s leading research universities. At Alexander Tutoring, we select the best of the best. Our tutors not only have extensive knowledge, but they’re good at teaching it, too. Our focus is to give students the tools to realize their full academic potential.
Alexander Mathematics has math tutoring courses in metropolitan New York City for students of all ages. You or your child can learn algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, physics and astronomy at junior high, high school and college level, or as professional growth. Our instruction builds confidence and ability so you can learn and have fun.
Tutoring for all ages
Elemetary School Tutoring in NYC
We understand that younger students can get frustrated with math. Many times, we simply hear, “I suck at math.” We’ve found that this attitude usually stems from an event that occurred in which they were embarrassed in front of a class by a teach or something along those lines. From that incident, a narrative begins that creates doubt in a student’s mind. Eventually, a frustrated student shuts down when it comes to learning math. They simply decide it’s not going to happen.
What we do is change the narrative. We can usually turn a student’s attitude around quickly by matching them with a real physicist or an actual mathematician who has professional research experience and can explain more complex skills on a basic level to younger students. When your student is relaxed and confident is when the real education begins.
At the elementary level, we aim for complete confidence and understanding or addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Our goal is to provide a solid foundation in mathematics on which to build. Sessions include mini tests, quizzes and other useful drills to enhance confidence, knowledge and retention.
Middle School Tutoring in NYC
At the middle school level, it’s important to establish the skills and tools to prepare for high school. Grades 6, 7 and 8 introduce a whole new layer of math: equations, integers, order of operations, proportions, percent, decimals, substitutions and measures of central tendency and variability. It’s vital for students to master these skills before heading to high school to tackle algebra, geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus courses.
Students who have a solid foundation on computation skills and basic facts the ones who can firmly grasp these middle school concepts needed for high school. Too many kids are taught strategies for how to get around not knowing basic skills. They don’t develop the number sense necessary for the more abstract concepts in which they need to apply to calculation skills as part of another process. Many times, too much time is spent fuddling through the memorization process, and they miss the bigger picture of the new concept they are trying to acquire. Our tutors can explain the big picture fully, so your student understands the process step by step. We understand a comprehensive understanding at this level is critical for the important academic years to come in high school.
High School Tutoring in NYC
Mathematics expands to a whole new level in high school. High school students first must master algebra before delving into more advanced math like geometry, trigonometry, calculus and physics. Tutors focus on core concepts like complex numbers, functions, understanding slope, isosceles and equilateral triangles, unit conversions, solving inequalities, parabolas, laws of logic and conditional statements.
We also have courses to prepare for the SAT and ACT tests that can increase your score and get you into the college or university of your dreams.
Mathematics is the language of the natural universe that you live in. We strive to teach math in that way to each student. Why? Because it’s awesome! A lot of schools teach math by simply going through the motions. This makes students resentful because they just don’t understand why. “Why am I doing this?” And that’s a good question.
We show the why behind it. We show where the formulas come from. It’s not enough to just write down the Pythagorean theorem; we show you where it comes from. It doesn’t come from outer space! When students understand the origin and concept, we’ve found they respond well and have a deeper learning and understanding that you don’t get through simple memorization. We don’t want you to learn it for a test and forget it. We aim to give you math tools for life.
College and University Tutoring in NYC
Math courses at a college or university can be tough. Many times, classes are oversized, and it can be difficult to get one-on-one time with the professor or teaching assistant. Courses can also move at a breakneck speed, so it’s critical to stay on top of things from class to class and week to week. If you fall off course, it can be difficult to get back on track.
While college math courses can be difficult for many, our tutors are experts in college algebra, geometry, trigonometry, finite math, statistics, calculus and physics. (Remember, our tutors are all real-world scientists and mathematicians who have mastered their craft and earned several high-ranking degrees and other professional accolades.
At Alexander Tutoring, we recognize that some students might be timid to admit that he or she is having difficulties. Our tutors slow things down and encourage students to take it one step at a time. We believe a more methodical and organized approach to thinking can enhance their overall learning and understanding. This system allows students to give answers a careful once-over and avoid turning in mistakes. The result is a better course grade and an improved understanding moving forward.
Adult Tutoring in NYC
Adults and non-traditional students in New York City that haven’t taken a mathematics course in many years can easily be intimidated. Don’t worry! We’ve heard “it’s been years” many, many times, and our tutors know how to get you back in the game.
For adults returning to college or university, our tutors tailor a study program based on each student’s individual needs. Our objective is to ensure the student understand the course material and achieves a better grade. From basic algebra to thermodynamics and nuclear physics, our skilled instructors can help older students get back on the cutting edge and feel confident about math.
A strong part of our teaching attitude is about honesty – answering your questions without deception or stonewalling – filling your valuable time with the best and most effective learning. We treat all students, regardless of age, in the same way we treat each other and other adults. Nurturing teaching environments and student-tutor relationships translates to accomplishment.
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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING...
I actually had a few conversation with Sean before I enrolled my son into their programs. Sean was very patient and understood my concern. He assigned my son with Jonathan to do a one on one Geometry session in summer. My son usually gets bored easily and it's hard to capture his full attention. Jonathan did a fantastic job to attract his attention and able to challenge him plus boosting his confidence. My son was very happy with Jonathan. Our goal is to help him to get a solid foundation in summer so that he can master his honor class in fall plus the upcoming pre-cal class. The amount of homework was just right so that he spends reasonable amount of time in playing and working in summer. I strongly recommend Sean and Jonathan for Maths advancement.
We were looking for something to supplement our child's math over the summer, especially with school closing prematurely. Alexander Mathematics was recommended and when we reached out they called back promptly and helped us pick out a good option to help finish out the year. They quickly worked out that our child needed something more challenging and moved him to a more advanced course (pre-Calculus) that kept him busy. He felt the tutors did a great job explaining math and helping him work at his own pace. Overall it was a great experience and they were easy to work with. Would highly recommend and use them again. Everything was via zoom given the pandemic and it worked well. It prepared our child well for more summer math at an online college that will help him skip a class when school resumes.
My son worked with Gerald this past school year on Calculus and AP Statistics. After every meeting, he remarked on how valuable the sessions were, and how Gerald could explain everything so clearly. My son has worked with a couple of tutors in the past, and this was by far the most effect experience. Everyone at Alexander Tutoring was really easy to work with and flexible with our schedule. I highly recommend Gerald and Alexander Tutoring!
We have lived in San Francisco for 14 years and my 3 children have attended public school. MOST of the time they have enjoyed great or fine teachers. When my daughter got to high school, the math teacher she had for Algebra 1 was not good. My daughter is curious and works hard. Math is not her favorite subject but she worked hard and still could not understand and got D & grades. As a parent, I'm not as concerned about grades. I want to know my children are making the effort they are capable of most of the time, showing up and trying. I also want them to learn and understand. Much of my high school math career was a total waste and I learned very little. If you don't learn Algebra 1, it's a hot mess as you don't have the necessary foundation and once in calculus, if you make it that far, most mistakes are algebraic according to a principal we had with a PHD in Math. My daughter got another terrible teacher for Geometry. Even the school counselors would speak openly about this teacher being one of the worst in the School's history. My daughter was trying hard and yet not understanding and getting terrible grades. After studying really hard for a test and feeling confident she understood, I remember watching her face fall one Saturday night as she checked her test grade and got a D. As a parent I didn't know what to do Because we were watching Khan Academy videos and she was studying and still not understanding. My friend Laura told me about Sean Alexander tutoring and my daughter started with Olivia a few years ago. Immediate improvement in understanding and therefore grades. We had such a good experience with Olivia and Sean that we signed both of our teens up for the math intensive program in the summer of 2018. My kids went once a week with a tutor named Charlie to learn about algebra one and really focus on algebra basics. My daughter ended up getting a 700 on the Math portion of the SAT. She did take practice test and she did the tutoring with Alexander tutoring. She did not do any other test prep. She couldn't believe she did better on the math portion than the language portion as she loves History and English.
Our son was starting high school last fall and after his sisters experience with the math teachers, we wanted to get ahead of the issue and so he took the math intensive program just like his sister. Our son, like many do, struggles with focus and impulse control and I told this to Sean. Doing the summer intensive program relieved so much stress to the entire school year. We didn't even do the tutoring during the school year. We tried to save money by doing online tutoring from Growing Stars (I think that is the name) and my kids thought it was boring and dreaded it and told me they really didn't need the tutoring because what they had learned in the summer was caring them through in their classes. They both did fine all year. If you do you want to do the tutoring in the school year , I would sign up now and early because it does fill up. We took a risk and didn't sign up because my kids felt confident they were going to be OK and they were.
This summer my son, who will be a sophomore fall 2019, is meeting twice weekly with Felix. On Tuesday they meet at the library for physics and Thursday at the library for Geometry. I have learned that engaging your kids in the summer a little bit pays off a huge amount during the school year. My children do really well with the one on one tutoring and we have found it is a great investment. It's not cheap because these are knowledgeable tutors and they have to pay SF rent too! We haven't done any other test prep (because the free one at the high school for a day) and my daughter is doing really well on her ACT and SAT math scores but more importantly to me, she understands math! She is willing to sit and do all the practice tests on her own because math doesn't intimidate her anymore. Like all of the tutors, Felix is exceptionally organized and communicates constantly. He is easy to reach, responsive and uses the books we provided him from the school as well as provides some homework each week. Sean asks the teenagers at the beginning of the summer how much homework they are willing to do realistically each week and makes them commit to that. This is very wise because he doesn't want the children to feel burned out or resentful but to have some control over this whole process.
Honestly, my children have been very happy about being able to go to the tutoring because they realize how much they have benefited from it. Summer tutoring or school year tutoring reduces stress during the school year and has made all of the difference in my children actually UNDERSTANDING. Alexander tutoring has made all the difference for my children and their relationship with math. Look up YouCubed as well for extra Algebra support. Stanford professor Jo Boaler's site to try and help students have a better view of and relationship with Math.
Fantastic program and wonderful tutors. Felix was instrumental in helping my son through all of his high school required math courses . He broke down the complex information in a way that my son was able to understand and because of him passed his classes with flying colors. I would recommend Alexander Tutoring to anyone who needs the help.
Set your kids up for success...the best advice one of my friends gave me was to start my son with Alexander Tutoring before he started his freshman year at an independent high school. My son was a progressive middle school and I was not really sure how he would fare with Physics and Algebra. Alexander tutoring was amazing in that Sean assured me that my timing was just right at the beginning of the school year and we engaged with Felix (my son's tutor) right away. My son and Felix meet on a weekly basis and even though..or more accurately because my son is getting As in both Physics and Math, we are keeping the tutoring going!
We have been very happy with the tutoring our daughter has received from Felix who is one of their tutors. He is patient, smart and caring. Our daughter enjoys seeing him and always comes out of the sessions feeling upbeat. Felix takes the time to send us detailed emails about her progress and what they have been working on. Sean has been wonderful to work with, helpful with scheduling and increasing number of sessions when needed. Our daughter was struggling in Geometry and ended the semester with a B.
Over the years now, we've had three different tutors provided by Sean who have all been excellent. Currently, Angelique is great. One of the things I really have liked is that they work not only to catch your kid up to where they need to be, but they also work ahead. That way, when the kids do it in class there's some familiarity. Communication and scheduling is great as well!
My son struggled with organization and a few concepts before entering 7th grade. After a hiccup with another tutor, Sean really connected with him and helped get him back on track. So far, his grades are great and my son regained his love for the science and confidence when doing math.
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We help students in metropolitan New York City excel to new heights in the world of mathematics. Contact us today to schedule your free phone consultation and see how Alexander Tutoring can help you or your student excel.
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