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Crystal
« Alex was extremely helpful with editing my personal essay. He... More »
C
Crystal
« Alex was extremely helpful with editing my personal essay. He patiently explained his edits and how to cohesively organize thoughts within paragraphs. I am so happy I decided to reach out ! My only regret is that I didn’t contact him sooner. »
$50/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 8h
Lessons offered by Alex Hartman
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Academic coaching
  • Methodology
Levels
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Cégep

Professional academic tutor since 2004: study skills, student organization, time management, test preparation, degree planning, career and life planning

Methodology

I'm a professional tutor who has been helping students since 2004.

My technical training is in linguistics and the English language, but the foundation of student success is in general study skills.

I help students build their skills in the following areas:

- General study skills
- Student organization
- Time management
- Research methods
- Reading strategies
- Writing process
- Test preparation
- Degree planning
- Career and life planning

I offer:
- Comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammar, vocabulary, and etymology
- Ability to help to students understand difficult technical concepts through clear examples and plain language
- A helpful teacher attitude, supporting clients in achieving their goals
- A love of learning and sharing a wide general knowledge of history, culture, and science

Background

As a professional tutor, I have been helping students become better students since 2004.

- M.A. Linguistics, University of Toronto
- B.A. Linguistics, University of Toronto, with minors in classical history and music history
- TESL/TEFL certification for English education
- 17 years of tutoring experience
- Teaching English (ESL) since 2004
- Professional proofreader since 2008

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $240
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $450
Lessons offered by Alex Hartman
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Academic coaching
  • Methodology
Levels
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Cégep

Alex Hartman's Resume

2014-now
Linguistics and English Language Consultant
I’m a linguistics and English language consultant who has been supporting students, businesses, and lifelong learners since 2014. I provide teaching, support, and consultation in all areas of linguistics and the English language.

2010-2019
Educational Transcriber
I supported deaf hard-of-hearing students at George Brown, Seneca, Humber and Centennial Colleges, transcribing lectures and class discussions in a wide range of subjects.

2010-2011
English Teacher
I taught students of all ages and levels in English grammar, vocabulary, and literature.

2008-2014
Proofreader/Copywriter
I proofread and rewrote English documents for Japanese corporate clients, delivering consistent and correct business English and improving overall flow and style.

2008-2009
English Teacher
I taught all aspects of spoken and written English to Japanese and international students ages 2 to 80 at several Tokyo schools.

2006-2008
Editor/Proofreader
I assisted psychologist Dr. Justin Thomas in writing and revising his autobiography and the story of the Label Liberation "I am a person first" project.

2005-2006
Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto
I taught tutorial sections, assisted students, and graded exams for linguistics courses.

2004
English Teacher, Volunteers for Thailand
I participated in and later directed English camps for all ages at several rural schools in the Isan region of Thailand, and taught English at Srisawatwittayakarn High School in Nan, Thailand.

2003
Experimental Language Developer, Gen-X Sports, Toronto
I worked with a team of linguists in the Experimental Products Division to develop a “secret language for teenagers” using colours and shapes.

The 10 reviews on Alex Hartman
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

10 recommendations

C
Crystal

Alex was extremely helpful with editing my personal essay. He patiently explained his edits and how to cohesively organize thoughts within paragraphs. I am so happy I decided to reach out ! My only regret is that I didn’t contact him sooner.

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Julia

Alex was a great teacher! I was struggling in my LING 100 class and he helped me break down all the areas I was struggling with and answered all the questions I had. He was very patient which was good since I can be a bit slow to understand certain topics

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Samantha



Alex is an amazing tutor!
He displays a great wealth of knowledge in the field of Linguistics.
Friendly, patient, skillful and passionate about what he does. He explains concepts in a concise, effective manner.
I would definitely recommend!

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Chloe

I needed some help in studying for phonology and Alex met all of the qualifications. He has extremely deep knowledge on phonology and linguistics.

Alex's tutoring sessions were timely, relevant, robust and extremely thorough. He broke down problems in a very concise and efficient manner. He is patient and makes sure that you have a plan to attack problems.

I definitely recommend Alex if you need a high quality tutor.

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Artem

Alex goes above and beyond meeting your learning expectations as a student. Each lesson is comprehensive, thorough and calculated to meet the needs of his students. Highly recommend for anyone interested in any aspect of linguistics at the highest level.

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Kassia

He is a very nice and wise person. He have helped me a lot in my development of writing and learning. You will not only learn knowledge of your learning field, but also other useful skills for being success in university from him!

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Nicole

Alex has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to student success! We have worked together for many years at George Brown College assisting deaf and hard of hearing students, and I have found him to be punctual and highly skilled, with superior knowledge of phonetics, grammar and sentence structure. He also has a vast wealth of knowledge on many subjects of interest to students of all ages. His teaching style is Socratic and he engages students with interesting anecdotes and supplementary materials.

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Lyndsey

Alex is highly professional and friendly at the same time. He is a super engaging and patient tutor with a wealth of knowledge the field of linguistics. I have been tutored by Alex for the last six months and I am so grateful for all his advise and direction. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who is looking for a high quality tutor.

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Ana

I worked with Alexander for many years and have been a witness to his outstanding work ethic and mastery of a wide array of skills. Alexander is highly intelligent, with a wealth of knowledge that would benefit any student. He has an uncanny ability to communicate complex concepts in an easily digestible manner. He holds himself to very high standards and always delivers work of superior quality. It was a pleasure to work with him. It is rare to find an individual that is not only brilliant, but is also a compassionate and inspirational human being.

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Nicholas

Alex is a really good teacher, he is open to teach you everything, and he is very organized. Always on time and he is really passionate about teaching

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