Alexander D.


Alexander D.

Tutor

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Will travel 40 miles

$35 per hour.

4.8 186 ratings

Learning Specialist Who Makes Things *Click!*

My name is Alexander D. I am a jack-of-all-trades entrepreneur, published scholar, technology professional, and learning specialist. What immediately distinguishes me from other tutors is my extensive background in the learning process, and how it can be targeted for improved performance across all subject domains. There are no natural-born geniuses; students who are able to better comprehend, retain, and execute what they've learned with fewer resources, time, and effort merely have acquired... [more]


Algebra 1

I took Algebra I when I was in 7th grade, and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take higher mathematics courses in college.


Algebra 2

I took Algebra 2 during summer school between 8th and 9th grade and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take Calculus in high school and higher mathematics courses throughout college.


American History


Biology


Calculus

I first took AP Calculus in the 10th grade, and passed with flying colors. I later when on to take Calculus II and other higher mathematics courses in college, and aced them as well.


General Computer

I am an A+/Network+/Security+ Certified IT Technician with an extensive background in both Enterprise and Small Office and Home Office environments. My clients appreciate how I break things down to make them easy to understand and apply. I cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to Windows, Microsoft Office, Unix/Linux, Building and Upgrading PCs, Networking and Security, Programming, and more!


Geometry

I took Geometry in 8th grade, and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take Calculus in high school and higher mathematics courses throughout college.


Prealgebra

I took Prealgebra in 6th grade, and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take Calculus in high school and higher mathematics courses throughout college.


Precalculus

I took Precalculus in 9th grade, and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take Calculus in high school and higher mathematics courses throughout college.


Reading


Spanish


Trigonometry

I took Trigonometry in 9th grade, and passed it with flying colors. Why wouldn't I? It was my favorite subject! I've since gone on to take Calculus in high school and higher mathematics courses throughout college.


Writing

I have expensive experience writing, editing, and designing technical/non-fiction documents and publications. I also have a knack for creative writing, especially short stories and poems.


Java

I've been programming and tutoring in Java since 2004. I've used it extensively throughout college and in my career.


English


HTML


SAT Math


World History

I help break History down into two parts: recall and relationships. There is an immense amount of information that must be memorized, and I teach students strategies for memorizing them effectively. Once the details are memorized, I help students understand the relationships between them: causes and effects, time sequences, reasons why certain events occurs, and analyzing the consequences of those events. I also help students identify which details are more important than others in relation to the thematic questions that must be understood and responded to.


Proofreading


GED


SAT Reading


SAT Writing


Physical Science


PSAT


Spelling


ACT Reading


ACT English


ACT Math


Elementary Math

Students enjoy and appreciate my explanations and illustrations, and feel inspired to do better. I am well acquainted with Common Core and ensure students satisfy their grade-level objectives.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary students of all ages and abilities in all subject areas (math, science, art, music, computers, geography, anatomy, etc.) for several years. Of particular note is my experience as a full time volunteer at a nearby Children's Hospital in which I devoted part of my time to tutoring students behind in their classes. Students I've worked with become proficient by making the designated subject areas feel tangible, relevant, and interesting. Students that I've worked with in developing intuition and appreciation for learning has holistically improved academic performance across all subject areas. I also teach students study skills to help them achieve better comprehension, retention, and application of what they've learned.


Study Skills

I have spent the past several years studying the learning process, and study skills that best accommodate the learning process. Skills I employ include but are not limited to: mnemonics, mind mapping, speed reading, note taking, note making, time management, concept graphing, etc. I am fluent in employing The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, and use it to both identify learning deficiencies in addition to optimizing the acquisition of knowledge by identifying designated learning objectives. (I am also developing educational software to facilitate the application of The New Taxonomy towards creating an independent learning syllabus.) I have tutored students of all ages how to become a better learner, thus improving their performance on a holistic basis across multiple subject areas.


Web Design

I have been doing professional web design and development for several years. I have employed technologies including but not limited to (X)HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, JSP, Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat, Wordpress, and Mediawiki.


Networking (Computer)

I am a Network+ Certified IT Technician. I have extensive experience setting up, configuring, and securing networks in home and small office settings. I also have experience configuring firewalls to limit access of essential protocols to prevent unauthorized access while ensuring applications work as intended. I also know how to diagnose network-related problems and determine if the issue is local or with the Internet Service Provider.


Discrete Math

I have used discrete mathematics extensively in my career as a professional software developer - it's hard to come by a data structure or algorithm that doesn't leverage discrete mathematics to some degree. As a published researcher in the math-savvy field of computer visions, I found discrete mathematics to be the heart of the algorithms I was developed to detect and identify businesses in images. I am fluent in numerous topics embodied by discrete mathematics, including but not limited to logic, set theory, probability, combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, and matrix algebra. I also have experience tutoring introductory discrete mathematics and other more specialized discrete mathematics courses.


Business

I earned an 'A' in Technological Entrepreneurship course at the University of Central Florida. I am currently involved in three different start-ups, so I have intimate experience with finances, legalities, publications, fundraising, etc.


C++

I am fluent in C++11, which is currently the latest version of the language implemented widespread in the industry. I've learned the more intimate details of the language from the standards specification directly. My programming experience has utilized just about every facet of the language. I am well aware of the subtle but very important differences between C++11 and older versions of the language. I also make sure to teach students the difference between coding in C vs coding in C++: just because C is a subset of C++ doesn't mean that it should be used under most circumstances.


C

I have been programming in C for more than 10 years. I am a professional software developer, with a large arsenal of technologies and skills under my belt.


Computer Programming

I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. I have been programming for more than 10 years. I have a wide arsenal of programming skills and technologies.


Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Received 'A' in all Computer Science courses (both theory and practice), including Computer Science II Honors. Published researcher in Computer Vision. Been tutoring computer science for many years (data structures, algorithms, computational and complexity, OOP, functional programming, theory of programming languages, etc). Also partook in a 4-year Computer Science program in high school, so I am very familiar with the expectations of computer science courses at the high school level.


Linux

I am an experienced IT Professional. I am CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ certified. I have worked with and developed software on various Linux distributions.


Logic

I have a degree in Computer Science, which is all about the logic of analyzing problems and designing solutions to those problems. I can teach students to apply logic in solving word problems, approaching computations, and finding optimal solutions. I can teach the proper study of logic and their applications to fields such as Set Theory and Enumerative Combinatorics.


Microsoft Windows

I am fluent in Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. I have employed Windows for purposeful use and in business environments, including technical assistance and administration in Enterprise settings.


UNIX

I help students understand the thousands of incarnations of Unix (and Linux) and what they all have in common. I explain to them the standards that they implement and how interoperability is achieved with different versions of similar software. I help them identify suitable distributions for them to use and help them better understand their distribution of choice. I help them understand the difference between "plain vanilla" software and configurations vs highly customized distribution-specific versions, and when to use one over the other. I help them understand package management and dependency resolution and how to manually install software for which no package exists.


Computer Engineering

I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. I earned an 'A' in Computer Organization and Computer Architecture, which involves the construction of digital circuits. I have experience tutoring these courses.


Finite Math

Finite Mathematics combines many topics from both continuous and discrete mathematics. I have a strong foundation both continuous and discrete mathematics, developed in pursuit of my BS Computer Science and honed in every day use. I help make these topics relevant and approachable to non-math majors, such as focusing on financial applications for business students.