- 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
- 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
- Has been teaching English (ESL) since 2004
- Has been a professional proofreader since 2008
Linguistics and English Tutor
I independently tutor university students, language learners, and curious people in all aspects of Linguistics and English.
I supported deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Toronto colleges, live-transcribing each lecture and class discussion.
I tutored 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 a psychologist in writing and revising his autobiography and the story of the Label Liberation 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 schools in the rural Isaan region of Thailand.
Language Developer, YSpeak project at 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.
Perfect! Alex is an excellent tutor! Extremely knowledgeable and patient. He can explain concepts very well and provide multiple examples. I highly recommend him!
Good student. Focused and dedicated.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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