Alex Pelaez

Alex P.

Merrick, NY

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Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:
January 1997

I have been teaching private lessons since 2001 and I am currently available to teach lessons online or in my office. As a professor , I have helped students in a number of computer science and math oriented areas including standardizes tests, as well as helping them have the confidence to overcome struggles with difficult subjects.

I believe that learning should be fun and engaging, and that no one perfect method exists to teach all students. During our lessons I try to take note of whats working and whats not, and when I find types of examples that work, I keep using them to help you accelerate your learning


Adjunct / Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Sep 1997 - Present
Hofstra University

Teaching at Zarb School of Business Information Technology since Feb 2000. Prior to 2000, was teaching at Computer Science Department.

In addition, I have been teaching in Continuing Education department since 1997.


Ph.D. Information Systems
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
M.B.A. Marketing
Sep 1997 - May 2001
Hofstra University, Zarb School of Business
M.S. Computer Science
Sep 1993 - May 1997
New York University
B.A. Mathematics & Computer Science
Sep 1989 - Dec 1992
New York University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


May 2001
Hofstra University

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Introduction to statistical concepts.
Introduction to Statistical Terms Qualitative and Quantitative Data
Introduction to Web Development
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John S. Nov 24, 2017
Statistics · Online

Alex, being well seasoned in academia and founding an analytics company has provided him a broad knowledge in statistical software (E.g. R, Minitab, etc.). His approach to learning is simply holistic. With all seriousness, it can only be said that Alex walks on water. Alex can vividly describe the story behind the data, giving you the frame of reference needed to retain what you had learned. Discussing his abilities and his willingness help, it would be more accurate to compare him to Yoda, than anything else. He is one with statistical software. Having an hour session with him is like three days of studying on my own.

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Gabriel Sep 11, 2017
Java · Online

I have been having a hard time with my Java coding projects for my Master's program. Alex has been very helpful with my logic and debugging my code.

Diane Dec 29, 2016
Microsoft Excel · Online

Stellar Instructor --- Very knowledgeable and able to provide clear instructions. Makes learning an ease!

John Nov 8, 2016
GMAT · In studio

Where to start. Alex is a just a great all around person. He makes learning fun. As long as you put in the time and effort he will guide you through to where you need to be. Never a dull moment, as his lessons bring out the best in you. I would highly recommend going to him, as his style is very different than other tutors or professors. He encourages you to engage in what you are studying; to be proactive and animated, which ultimately leads to results, while having fun in the process. His style is the way learning in general should be. His techniques will train you to remain calm in the face of adversity. You will not regret going to Alex. Again, as long as you put in the time, he will help you get the results you want.

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Michael Sep 1, 2016
Java · Online

Alex is a very good teacher. He managed to make things simple and was fun. He was even understanding when the Takelessons website made things difficult.

Olusegun J. Jul 30, 2016
Java · Online

Very intelligent and patient. A natural instructor. Go above and beyond to explain difficult concepts and make them easy to understand.

Greg Jun 5, 2016
Java · Online

knowledgeable and very interested in your success. Easy to understand and clear explanations

Fernando May 1, 2016
Microsoft Excel · Online

While seeking guidance on excel and troubleshooting issues, Alex was able to provide a clear explanation on the theory of formulas and how they are conditioned for specialized reporting. Not only will I continue to seek Alex's expertise in the future, but I highly recommend him to anyone who needs any guidance with Excel.

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Jim Beemer Jan 13, 2016
Microsoft Excel · Online

I was able to learn some good short cuts!

Brian Dec 11, 2015
Java · In home

Great teacher! Alex stepped in to help my teenage son at the last minute, worked well with him, and helped him get through road blocks he was encountering. I wish I'd found Alex early in the semester! I will definitely ask for his help again and would highly recommend him to others.

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Carlos Ariel G. Dec 1, 2015
PHP · In studio

Alex is a great instructor. He helped me understand certain areas of php that I really needed help in. He did so, in an easy to understand way and I now know and understand the material.

Jay Oct 2, 2015
SQL · Online

Alex is amazing. Alex is very knowledgeable in SQL and Java . He definitely understands how to teach and get his point across. He his very flexible with scheduling. Alex picks up for me where my professors have missed or didn't explain well.

Stanley Stephenson Sep 30, 2015
Microsoft Excel · Online

Alex was friendly and well organized. To make sure I got what he showed me, I too needed to do a couple exercises. That was good. For a first lesson, with my prior knowledge uncertain, the session went pretty well. Also liked his ability to 'tailor' the excel functions to things of my concern.

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moayad almarzook Sep 23, 2015
Java · Online

Alex is really knowledgeable in multiple areas. He is really nice and always prepared. Recommend!

Lauren M. Jan 20, 2015
Linux · Online

Alex is flexible with my schedule and always squeezes me in whenever I need some help. He is patient and approaches teaching in multiple different ways if I am still confused.

Lauren M. Nov 9, 2014
Linux · Online

Alex is so helpful. He is patient and has clarified so much for me. I really appreciate all the hard work he puts into our lessons and the accommodations he makes to Skype with me.

Beverley B. Sep 11, 2014
Microsoft Excel · In studio

I have found Alex to be a true professional. He makes learning such an enjoyable experience. I would fully recommend Alex.

Keith E. Aug 2, 2014
Statistics · In studio

Professor Alex is plainly the best instructor I have ever encountered. Alex does not read the textbook aloud to students in a monotone and boring way. He plucks out the most important material and starts an engaging discussion/debate regardless of the topic. He can make anything seem interesting and easy to understand. What makes Alex different than most teachers is his commitment to his students. If you want to learn, he will go out of his way to teach you. If you don't understand something, he will slow it down for you and spend the necessary effort in order for you to understand. You can actually tell that he cares about what you think as well as your success in life. No other teacher has remotely been as helpful as he has.

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Gregg S. Jul 22, 2014
Statistics · In studio

Professor Alex is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful instructors that I have ever had. Regardless of the subject matter, Alex presents the subject matter to students in a way that is much easier to understand as compared to the generic cookie cutter or "straight from the textbook" explanation. In doing this, learning from Alex is not the typical memorization of information but rather the actual understanding of concepts and how they can be applied to a variety of situations.

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Gaurav G. Jul 17, 2014
Statistics · In studio

Professor Alex is a wonderful teacher. He knows what he is teaching and makes sure that his students learn as much as they can. He can go to any length to explain the most complex problems in the simplest possible way. He also teaches me programming. I highly recommend him.

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