Alex Yoken, M.P.S.
Alex Yoken is a patient and dynamic educator with 13 years of experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages. Alex grew up in Westchester County and graduated with honors from The Hackley School in Tarrytown. Alex went on to study a variety of disciplines within the liberal arts and graduated from Purchase College with a B.A. in Art History and a 3.7 GPA. Alex found her passion for education while working as a peer tutor and American Red Cross swimming instructor throughout college. Alex then pursued her Master’s degree in Childhood and Special Education at Manhattanville College where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
While at Manhattanville and after, Alex gained invaluable experience as a classroom teacher in Westchester public schools and as a professional tutor. Alex works with students in middle school through doctoral programs, and specializes in writing and literacy, social studies, and executive functioning and study skills. She has extensive experience helping students complete upper-level and clinical research, with several students publishing this work in scholarly journals. Alex has also successfully advocated for students with disabilities and medical conditions in order to secure classroom accommodations, curriculum modifications, and alternative school placements. Alex’s wide-ranging experiences have provided her the flexibility, creativity, and expertise to address and solve all types of educational needs and problems.
As all students have unique goals, abilities, and needs, Alex individualizes each session accordingly. Her background as a special educator allows her to differentiate lessons and come up with the most useful learning strategies for each student. While catering to each student’s specific goals, Alex focuses on teaching critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-advocacy skills so that students of all ages can become resourceful and successful learners capable of solving complex and nuanced problems.
As a passionate and lifelong learner, Alex strives to make learning fun and practical for all students! When she is not helping students and families achieve their goals, Alex can be found cooking, taking yoga and kickboxing classes, hiking, and volunteering with Feeding Westchester and The Pleasantville Cottage School. Check out Alex’s blog at https://thesavvytutor.com/blog/.
Online learning is an effective and increasingly utilized method for teaching and coaching students of all levels. During the coronavirus outbreak, it is essential for students to receive the academic and skills support they need while maintaining a safe physical distance from those outside of their household. Alex/The Savvy Tutor provides effective tutoring, coaching, editing, and advocacy services remotely via platforms such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc… Using applications and features such as Google Docs, Adobe, screen sharing, and more, Alex is able to work with students and clients as successfully as she is in-person while maintaining the health and wellbeing of everyone.
Executive Functioning Coaching
Many students of all ages struggle with executive functioning, which are skills that enable us to plan, prioritize, and successfully execute tasks, make goal-oriented decisions, and think in a flexible way to achieve… Executive functioning coaching consists of helping students learn to identify
College and Adult Students
Alex can help students in college and graduate school who need assistance with organization, study skills, and test preparation. Additionally, she is an expert in academic writing and research, and can help students completing papers and research projects in many disciplines including the social sciences, history, education, medicine and healthcare, the arts and humanities, and more. Whether you are working on a short essay or a doctoral dissertation, Alex can make the writing process efficient and minimally stressful while ensuring that all final work meets the highest scholarly standards.