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Wided
« Perfect! I’m very happy to having Alex for my teenage son.he is very... More »
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Wided
« Perfect! I’m very happy to having Alex for my teenage son.he is very competent and patient teacher »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 10h
Lessons offered by Alex Hartman
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Writing
  • Linguistics
Levels
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School

Professional linguistics and English language consultant since 2004: linguistics, phonetics, phonology, syntax, English, grammar, writing, pronunciation, language learning (MA, University of Toronto)

Methodology

- Advanced knowledge of linguistics
- Comprehensive knowledge of the English language
- Deep understanding of spelling, grammar, word usage, and etymology
- Skilled at student organization and time management
- Wide general knowledge of history, culture, and science
- Able to explain difficult concepts in plain language
- Helpful teacher attitude

Background

- MA Linguistics, University of Toronto (focus: phonology)
- Trained in all major fields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, field linguistics, historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition
- BA Linguistics, University of Toronto, with minors in classical history and music history
- TESL/TEFL certification for English education
- Teaching English (ESL) since 2004
- Professional proofreader since 2008
- Online linguistics and English language consultant since 2014

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $195
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $385

Details

CAD$40/hour for all lessons
First hour free

Lessons offered by Alex Hartman
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Writing
  • Linguistics
Levels
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School

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 9 reviews on Alex Hartman
  • 5/5

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

Perfect! I’m very happy to having Alex for my teenage son.he is very competent and patient teacher

Alex Hartman's response

Wided was a very respectful, professional and positive client to work with.

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Caileigh

Perfect! Alex is an excellent tutor! Extremely knowledgeable and patient. He can explain concepts very well and provide multiple examples. I highly recommend him!

Alex Hartman's response

Good student. Focused and dedicated.

7 recommendations

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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

Alex Hartman's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field
Alex Hartman — I've always been interested in exploring mysteries, and languages are like puzzles and secret codes. And it mixes well with my interest in travelling the world.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Alex Hartman — Linguistics is at the intersection between art and science. Languages are windows into whole new perspectives on the world.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Alex Hartman — I enjoy talking about interesting subjects, hearing new perspectives from students, and seeing that "Now I get it!" reaction that every teacher loves.
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Alex Hartman — My high school music teacher showed me what a great teacher can really do in inspiring, guiding, and supporting his students.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Alex Hartman — Form a vision of the life and world I want, and connect each of the small steps I need to take to this bigger picture. Conduct myself with integrity, sincerity, and courage.

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