Alex Karpf

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Alex Karpf

Stanford Math Major

  • ACT, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, College English, College Essay, Elementary English, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, High School English, Math, Middle School English, Phonics, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, SAT, Trigonometry
  • New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA
  • Updated 6 months ago
  • September 2017-present
    Tutor at Varsity Tutors
  • September 2017-June 2021
    Math Major, History Minor at Stanford University

Description

I am currently a student at Stanford University studying math and political science and I am a Math tutor in New York. I participated in debate throughout my time in high school and college, and my experience taught me how to effectively communicate tricky concepts in a simple way. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with younger students. I have helped students of different ages and from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and so I am very conscious of the needs and prior knowledge my students and tailor my tutoring method and style individually. I tutor students in a wide range of subjects. In subjects related to reading and writing, I focus first on the students comprehension of the material at hand and then help the student construct an analytical argument. In subjects related to math, I review the foundational concepts in a certain topic before proceeding to assist the student with specific example problems. I am also very knowledgeable about standardized tests, particularly the ACT and many of the SAT subject tests, and so I am always excited to help students reach their full potential on these tests.