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
- 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
One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Alex Hartman will plan your first lesson with care.
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
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.
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.
I taught students of all ages and levels in English grammar, vocabulary, and literature.
I proofread and rewrote English documents for Japanese corporate clients, delivering consistent and correct business English and improving overall flow and style.
I taught all aspects of spoken and written English to Japanese and international students ages 2 to 80 at several Tokyo schools.
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.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto
I taught tutorial sections, assisted students, and graded exams for linguistics courses.
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.
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.
Alex is very kind and attentive to a student's needs. He want's to know the exact way to help and is very thorough and insightful. I would highly recommend Alex.
Alex is a fantastic linguistics tutor, he's knowledgeable about many facets of linguistics (morphology, phonology, phonetics, syntax etc) and is super patient!! Super helpful when working through problem sets and developing learning tactics! 10/10
Alex is an outstanding tutor - he really takes the time to ensure that I understand a concept before he moves on to the next - nothing is too much for him and boy have I challenged him with some very complex phonological problem sets. He is very patient and has a friendly but very professional demeanour. After wasting money on other tutors I am so pleased to have found Alex who I will be working with long term. Highly highly recommend him!!
Alex is a very knowledgeable tutor and knows what he's talking about. Do book a lesson with him if you're majoring in English Language and Linguistics like me and is struggling. Thanks to him, I passed my 1st semester of uni!
My name is Gordon, one of Alex’s many students.
Alex is one of the best teachers I have ever met. His passion to teach is overwhelming. I attributed that to his core belief of wanting students to learn and grow. Alex is the kind of teacher who will make you feel like spending time with your best friend, or your beloved up. Thumbs up. Emoji Happy Face with teeth.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
closeby? Here's a selection of tutoring ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest homework help lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, academic coaching lessons for all!
Taking methodology lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.
|at their home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||$50|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||$250|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||$500|