Alex B


Alex is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He went to UNC Chapel Hill for undergrad where the beautiful Southern weather occasionally brought him away from his classwork and research. During his tenure there, he was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for outstanding research, the chancellor's award for most talented physicist, became a finalist for the Winston Churchill fellowship, was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated UNC with a 3.95/4.00 GPA and a BS in both mathematics and physics. Continuing his research interests, Alex is currently pursing a PhD in physics from MIT.

Alex has been tutoring for 7 years, having significant experience with both high school and college students. His core strengths are the physical sciences, mathematics, the SAT (2290), as well as the GRE (166/170 Verbal, 166/170 Quantitative, 5.5/6 Writing), and the physics GRE (970/990). In addition, he has mentored students both informally through Society of Physics Students, as well as serving as a formal research mentor. Alex would love to help you reach your goals, no matter what they may be.

Outside of his research and classwork, Alex enjoys dancing, going to the beach with friends, buying overpriced clothing, listening to trashy pop music, exploring the various coffee shops.

Education & Qualifications
  • MIT, PhD candidate Physics
  • UNC Chapel Hill, BS Mathematics, Physics (Phi Beta Kappa) 
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • GRE
  • SAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Alex was great at teaching me tricks to improve my score on the GRE. We did a number of problems together, 20 to 30 a session, which definitely helped to improve my quant score.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Andrew Bader, GRE, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Alex was great. He was always very patient, wanting and willing to help, and enthusiastic about helping me by providing structure. I had not done academic math for some time and he helped me 'get it together'.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (William, GRE, Boston)