Geometric Shape


Academic, Executive Functioning, and Advocacy Services

The Savvy Tutor provides a wide range of academic and related services, including subject tutoring, test prep, college admissions, general academic support, and special education advocacy services. Students may seek out these services for a wide variety of reasons; whether a student is struggling in school or an academic program, looking to boost their academic or professional skills, or needs general support in multiple subject areas and study skills, Alex can provide the individualized service or set of services that each student needs to succeed.

Online Learning

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 in elementary through graduate school struggle with executive functioning, which are skills that enable us to plan, prioritize, and successfully execute tasks. Executive functioning skills help us make goal-oriented decisions, regulate our feelings and reactions, maintain focus, and think in flexible ways to solve problems. Executive functioning coaching consists of helping students implement the most effective strategies for organization, time-management, decision-making, and study skills. Executive functioning coaching can also include improving verbal and nonverbal communication, emotional regulation, and organizational skills.

Alex can help students identify their aims and goals, and create pragmatic plans to achieve those goals in a SMART way. Alex can help students perform a task analysis in which we turn larger tasks, such as writing a research paper, into a series of small, manageable “micro tasks” with appropriate timelines and explicit strategies for successful completion. Alex helps students tap into their metacognition so they can better learn to understand their brains, and tap into the most productive thought patterns. Students of all ages can benefit from in person or online executive functioning coaching.

College, Graduate, and Adult Students

The Savvy Tutor can support Westchester County college and graduate students, and those around the country, with organization, study skills, and test preparation. Alex 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, psychology, 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. Students who are seeking to get their work published in a scholarly journal can rely on Alex’s skills as a master editor, who can assist with all aspects of the writing and submission process.

Research, Writing, & Proofreading

Many students from high school through graduate school and doctoral programs have difficulty with completing scholarly research and writing assignments and find the process to be overwhelming and stressful. Alex can help with any and all aspects of the research and writing process, from finding appropriate literature to citing sources in the correct format and style.

Alex is an expert in APA, MLA, and AMA style writing and citations, and will ensure that all students’ final work meets the highest academic and professional standards. Alex has helped students completing clinical research publish their findings in professional journals, and can work collaboratively with students to complete revisions or can do editing and revisions on her own.

Regardless of where students may be in the research and writing process, Alex can jump into students’ work and make the writing process efficient and minimally stressful while ensuring that students receive a high grade, get their work published, or reach whatever goal they have set out to achieve.

Types of Writing Services

  • College Research Paper
  • Research Proposals
  • Literature Reviews
  • Dissertations and Theses
  • PICOT Questions
  • Scholarly Journal Articles

Academic Support

It is common for students to struggle with some or many aspects of school, including mastery of the content, studying for exams, completing projects and essays, and managing their time and resources for success.

All students have unique learning needs that intersect with program requirements, and Alex provides students from middle school through graduate school with individually-tailored support that takes into consideration each student’s unique abilities, goals, and academic program.

From homework help to test prep, self-advocacy, time management, and scheduling, Alex teaches students the most effective strategies for all-around academic success and ensures that communication with teachers and submitted work meets the highest standards and sets students up for optimal outcomes.

Academic Advising

The Savvy Tutor provides academic and advising services, both in person and online. Alex can help your child choose the most appropriate AP classes, colleges or tech programs to apply to, and extracurriculars to engage in.

For students with disabilities receiving Special Education services (or intending to), Alex can help families choose the most appropriate services, settings, schools, and interventions. With a dual Master’s Degree in Special Education, Alex can also provide guidance on IEP development, implementation, and non-compliance if it becomes an issue. Alex can advocate for you and your child, attending IEP and 504 meetings, and ensuring your child’s needs are met. Adults with disabilities may face barriers to testing and other educational accommodations, and Alex can and will ensure your rights are upheld and you gain access to important testing and educational accommodations.


Succeed in High School, College, & Grad School

The Savvy Tutor provides help with time management, organization, executive functioning, and support writing admissions essays and academic research papers.

Get in touch today!